New Suntree clubhouse set to open at beginning of the year

A worker sprigs Bermuda grass on the new putting green adjacent to Suntree Country Club’s new clubhouse.

 

The 7.5-million-dollar clubhouse project at Suntree Country Club is nearing its completion.

“We’re anticipating it will open at the beginning of the year,” General Manager Steve Lamontagne said.

A rolling brook trimmed by a stone wall borders the back of the new clubhouse, mirroring its predecessor in architecture and style, while featuring a paved outdoor veranda with views of a new Bermuda grass putting green as well as the 18th hole of the club’s Classic Course.

The new structure is nearly 14,000 square feet and features a private dining room, a banquet room, indoor and outdoor bars, an expo kitchen with a pizza oven, a pro shop, and men’s and women’s locker rooms.

“The new clubhouse is a fantastic addition to Suntree County Club,” said Doug Hyde, the Country Club president.

“It will serve all members, whether they be golf, tennis or social members, with expanded opportunities for private dining or main dining or just socializing with friends. The nice new pro shop (is) where our golf pros can display more products in the way of golf and tennis apparel and golf clubs.”

“I think it will be a great atmosphere for members to come and dine,” Hyde said.

The existing 25,000-square-foot clubhouse is also being renovated to host various food and beverage functions, including nonmember events and weddings.

The main ballroom, the Magnolia Room, got a total refresh, according to Lamontagne, including new carpets, window fixtures, ceilings, paint, and chandeliers, in addition to renovated bathrooms.

The building of futuristic fitness rooms is currently in the planning stages.

On Oct. 3, the second phase of the irrigation project on the Challenge course’s remaining 11 holes and the expansion of the tee boxes was completed.

There is currently a waiting list for both golfers and tennis players. However, there are still openings for those joining as social members, which includes use of the pool, bars and dining facilities, as well as golf and tennis play once per month.

“A lot of things at the club are really going well,” Lamontagne said. “We are thankful for it.”

For more information, go to suntree.com.