A smaller clubhouse at the Clemmons, N.C. property would have a warming kitchen for the snack bar, meeting space for 150 people, a pro shop and a wrap-around porch allowing customers to watch players finish on the Championship Course. A golf cart storage area will be under the clubhouse. The existing split-level facility was built for the 1974 PGA Championship.
Plans for a new clubhouse at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C. should be ready in the next few months to take to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for final approval, the Triad Business Journal reported.
Damon Sanders-Pratt, Forsyth County’s Deputy Manager, told the Business Journal the county was working with contractor Samet Corp. of Greensboro and Stitch Design Shop of Winston-Salem on the construction manager-at risk project. Stitch brought in Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects, a golf clubhouse design specialist from Atlanta, for assistance.
Johnny Sigers, a construction project manager at Samet, told the Business Journal that the county is now considering a new submitted plan and estimate. Though once expected to start this month, the demolition of the existing clubhouse facility and construction on the same site won’t begin until the project is approved by the commissioners, he said.
After a successful 2016 bond referendum included plans for a new clubhouse, a tentative budget was set at $7.5 million, the Business Journal reported. Sanders-Pratt said due to increased labor and materials costs, especially in the past 18 months, the plan presented to the board will be higher.
Sanders-Pratt said the plan given to commissioners would be “the most reasonable,” though there is no official budget limit, the Business Journal reported. He said the board could determine between three outcomes: move forward, scrap the project, or wait.
The existing split-level facility was built for the 1974 PGA Championship at Tanglewood’s Championship Course won by Lee Trevino, who beat Jack Nicklaus by one stroke, the Business Journal reported. Another legend, Sam Snead, tied for third at age 62.
Renovated in 2018, also as part of the bond referendum, the Championship Course played host to the PGA Senior (Champions) Tour’s Vantage and RJR Championship from 1987 through 2002, the Business Journal reported. C+RB reported on the renovation in October 2018.
A second project from the referendum, new greens for the park’s 18-hole par-3 course was completed in 2020, the Business Journal reported.
Over the past few decades, the current clubhouse had become faded and experienced some structural issues, the Business Journal reported. A mezzanine, multiple meeting spaces, a catering-size kitchen and a locker room with enough individual lockers for a major pro event, are no longer needed, according to Anderson.
Forsyth Parks and Recreation took over management of the course in 2008, the Business Journal reported. The park borders Clemmons to the east and the Yadkin River and Bermuda Run on the west.
“The existing golf clubhouse has really run its course,” Anderson said. “A new clubhouse will be a more practical, efficient building.”
Instead, Anderson said the new, but smaller clubhouse would have a warming kitchen for the snack bar, meeting space for perhaps 150, a pro shop and a wrap-around porch allowing customers to watch players finish on the Championship Course, the Business Journal reported. A golf cart storage area will be under the clubhouse.
Anderson said that if the Championship Course were to hold a large pro event in the future, portable locker rooms could be used for the players, the Business Journal reported.