The Hamlet Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., has just completed a $10 million renovation to prepare the facility for its current members and “a whole new generation of baby boomers.”
The restoration includes the exterior and interior of the 38,000-sq. ft clubhouse. The remodel created a variety of banquet rooms and added a new ballroom that can seat up to 300. “Green” aspects that can now be found throughout the interior include bamboo cabinetry, sisal and cypress wood ceilings, cork wall treatments, bamboo tiles, and a lighted, recycled Coca-Cola bottle glass bar.
Along with the extensive renovations to its clubhouse, Hamlet CC also renovated its golf course, which opened in 1973, and this part of the project included “Green” attributes as well. After researching several varieties of grass, the club elected to convert the tee areas to a very heat-tolerant grass that allows for lower mowing heights and requires less fertilization and fewer chemicals, which also equates to reduced water usage. Hamlet converted to a reclaimed water system two years ago.
“It has been very rewarding to see the transformation of the property from what it was almost two years ago to now,” notes Alan Goldstein, the club’s President. “The members are very complimentary of the changes, and they take pride in what The Hamlet has become.”