Five years after the original clubhouse was struck by lightning and burned down, the Cranston, R.I., club is building a replacement that will incorporate historic and modern elements. The clubhouse is expected to be complete by May 2017, and will also be home to Brown University’s yacht club and sailing team.
Carefully selected (and sometimes custom-designed) indoor furniture can not only enhance a clubhouse’s aesthetic value, but also increase member usage.
The Bay Club at Mattapoisett (Mass.), Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., and Alpine Country Club in Cranston, R.I., top the list of golf-related businesses that have “found success once they were able to find their own distinct voice and style.”
The Cranston, R.I., property unveiled $750,000 in renovations earlier this year, and is waiving the rest of the year’s food minimum for new members who join as a stockholder before September 1, plus two nights and two rounds of golf at the Lake of Isles at Foxwoods in North Stonington, Conn.
The Cranston, R.I., property has invested $750,000 to renovate the dining rooms, locker rooms and pool, while adding a new pub and recreation room, set to be complete by June 1.
Troon will provide management services for the Cranston, R.I., private club, which now offers an 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop, bag room, private locker rooms, indoor and outdoor dining, and swimming pools.