The ClubCorp property invited members and guests to attend its reopening on September 20, to show off the $1 million remodel of the clubhouse’s interior space, including the new dining and socializing area, a high-tech media lounge, and three cabana tables equipped with individual televisions. The club spent the other $1 million to refresh landscaping by adding trees and resurfacing golf paths.
The Tampa (Fla.) Palms Golf and Country Club is in full swing again after the completion of a $2 million cosmetic makeover, with its reopening on September 20, the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported.
Several hundred well-dressed club members and guests celebrated in grand style at the ClubCorp property, the Tribune reported.
“This is not only your dad’s country club anymore,” said David Kupstas, General Manager.
A major part of Kupstas’ mission is to lead the reinvention of the country club in its 26th year of existence, he said. The club aims to attract more young families new to the area. The renovation and remodeling project includes upgrading the experience, not just the atmosphere, the Tribune reported.
Upgrades began several months ago on the golf course and clubhouse grounds. The club spent more than $1 million to refresh landscaping, including adding trees and resurfacing the golf paths, the Tribune reported.
Construction began in the spring on a $1 million remodel of the clubhouse’s interior space. It culminated with the grand reopening of the member dining and socializing area, previously known as the Lakeview Grille. The space, which previously accommodated 60 people, now is large enough to seat 160, the Tribune reported.
The new dining hall, renamed Elements, is a lavishly furnished space with a large, new bar and expanded dining cafe. A part of the dining hall was converted to accommodate a high-tech media lounge to watch televised sports and current events on eight flat screen televisions. Three cabana tables are equipped with individual televisions. A game room area is in the works, the Tribune reported.
The club also added a new outdoor patio and dining area with fire pits overlooking the lake and 17th hole behind the clubhouse. Club members praised the club interior and exterior improvements, the Tribune reported.
“It’s really nice; it’s like a different club,” said member Lenda Naimoli, who attended the grand opening.
Golf course architect Arthur Hills designed the 18-hole golf course. This year, landscapers planted 28 new young palm trees along each side of the drive leading to the clubhouse, a sight reminiscent of when the golf and country club opened, the Tribune reported.
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