In late 1999, Colonial Country Club commissioned the firm to provide a schematic design for a new building which would accommodate a tennis shop, locker facilities, a golf midway, and on the second floor, a golf patrons lounge for use during the club’s major event of the year, The Colonial National Invitational Golf Tournament, held in May. The patron’s lounge would accommodate up to 350 people for catered special events occurring during the golf tournament, or at any time of year. The schematic design for this building is part of a larger master plan for capital improvement projects at the club. It is expected that these projects will be implemented over a five to ten year period.
The building is to be located on the beautiful Colonial Country Club golf course between the 9th hole green and the 10th hole tee, adjacent to the tennis courts. The covered terraces on the second level are equipped with fans and vents on the roof to keep the area cool during the warm summer months. The terraces allow 270 degree views of the surrounding golf course, making this building a wonderful vantage point for watching the golf tournament.
The materials selected for this building are in keeping with the traditional palette in place currently at Colonial, red brick, painted wood trim, and slate roofing shingles. This building takes its design cues from the neo-classical clubhouse building, but is more informal in nature, with large roof overhangs and Tuscan columns.