The new $18 million, 37,000 square foot clubhouse will include a community room/banquet facility, restaurant, pro shop, locker rooms and storage for golf carts. The new clubhouse will overlook the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, which was redesigned in 2006.
North Palm Beach Country Club’s new 37,000-square-foot clubhouse is beginning to take shape.
Work began August 3rd on the $18 million project, which is expected to be complete by the end of next summer, reported the Palm Beach Post.
Crews spent much of last week preparing the ground for the building’s floor and foundation, and will pour cement this week, village spokesman Ed Cunningham said.
When complete, the clubhouse will include a community room/banquet facility, restaurant, pro shop, locker rooms and storage for golf carts, the Post reported.
It will overlook the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, which was redesigned in 2006, reported the Post. The par-71 course was closed earlier this year to install sod but will reopen in December.
The previous clubhouse, built in 1963, was demolished in June, the Post reported. It had expensive maintenance problems because of its age, Cunningham said.
“There were problems with all systems, including electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and structure,” he said. “The council recognized the importance of the clubhouse to the village quality of life and history, and decided it is one of the major assets that make North Palm Beach a great community.”
The village took out a $15 million loan in 2017 to help pay for the clubhouse, Cunningham said. It will be repaid by tax revenues from the general fund and by income from the golf course and restaurant, reported the Post.
The village’s pool, which was built along with the original clubhouse for $400,000, will remain open during construction.
The new clubhouse is among a number of ongoing construction projects at the country club, the Post reported.
Like the golf course, the driving range also is closed for renovations and upgrades. New lighting and grass are being added, Cunningham said.
The driving range, which closed August 19th, is expected to reopen September 24th. It is being managed from a temporary structure until the clubhouse opens, reported the Post.
The tennis center remains open to the public. If brief closures are needed during construction, notices will be posted on the village’s website and through social media, Cunningham said.