The two-story, 56,000-sq. ft. clubhouse has been under construction for the past 21 months, and opened its doors on July 18. The facility, which can accommodate up to 900 members and guests concurrently, offers two dining venues, a 2,500-sq. ft. fitness center, and ballroom, with pool facilities scheduled to be complete this fall.
Kevin Martin and Todd Pickup, owners of the Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club, officially opened the new $44 million, 56,000-sq. ft. “contemporary and casual” clubhouse on July 18, the Laguna Beach, Calif., Newport Beach Independent reported.
Under construction for the past 21 months, the two-story facility replaces the well-worn clubhouse that had served the membership since the club’s founding in 1953. It now offers world-class dining, and state-of-the-art fitness, event and social facilities—all highlighted by 180-degree views of the Pacific and championship fairways, the Independent reported.
The clubhouse can accommodate up to 900 members and guests concurrently, using both kitchens on the first and second floors. The “Seahorse” indoor/outdoor restaurant can serve up to 150 people, while the private dining room offers seating for up to 120. Both feature what the club calls its “Quintessential California approach to fine dining” seven days a week. The 4,000-sq. ft. Clubhouse Ballroom can host up to 300 guests in spacious comfort, the Independent reported.
In a club first, NBCC is offering social memberships, whose non-golfing members can use the full-spectrum attributes of the club, including the brand new 2,500-sq. ft. fitness center. There are also three treatment rooms for massage, body wrap and facials. Personal trainers are on call, as is a chiropractor, whose focus at the club will be “golf specific,” Recreation Manager Natalie Bernal said.
Fitness doesn’t stop indoors: a six-lane competition pool with sundeck and cabanas, and a kids-only pool will complete the conditioning/recreation package this fall, the Independent reported.
Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon recognized NBCC as “the oldest private club in Newport, a fantastic contribution to the city, and a critically important presence. We are grateful to Pacific Hospitality Group for the iconic treasure to our community.” For the past 20 years, NBCC’s 6,600-yard, 18-hole, 71-par course has been a stop on the PGA Champions Tour, the Independent reported.