May 23, 2017 – Champagne toasts and gold plated shovels heralded the Groundbreaking Ceremony at BallenIsles, Tuesday May 16, to celebrate the start of a $35 Million Clubhouse renovation inspired by the Club’s iconic heritage.
Attending VIP’s included Maria Marino, Palm Beach Gardens Mayor, John Easterbrook, Chief Membership Officer, PGA of America, Dana Garmany, Chairman and CEO of Troon Golf, Chris Card, BallenIsles General Manager/COO, Jack Cook, President, BallenIsles Board of Directors, Mark Marciano, Palm Beach Gardens Vice-Mayor, the BallenIsles Board of Directors and Palm Beach Gardens City Council members.
“Few country clubs offer members such an historic connection to golf and this will ensure that the Club House is up to par with our world class golf and tennis facilities,” said BallenIsles General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Card.
The project is the first major upgrade of the Clubhouse facility in more than a decade. “When we constructed our state-of-the-art sports complex it was the first of its kind and this new renovation will also set a new standard for club houses and keep us ahead of the curve,” said BallenIsles Board of Directors President, Jack Cook.
The 72,000 square-foot Clubhouse will be expanded by more than 30,000 square-feet to feature a grand redesigned 19th Hole on the Clubhouse Terrace offering breathtaking views of the East Golf Course, where Nicklaus and many other many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour.
From the Club’s iconic Harry’s Bar to a larger Main Dining Room, to a dedicated Fine Dining Room, and expansive kitchens, the architectural redesign and renovation will also add to members’ enjoyment of a wide variety of dining and social experiences. The expansive clubhouse renovation will also include a new lobby lounge with vaulted ceilings.
The entire project will be financed without an assessment to the membership and is expected to be completed in 14 months.
BallenIsles boasts 3 championship courses with 54 holes of golf, and a world class 22-court tennis complex, complete with an exhibition tennis court and stadium seating. BallenIsles has also heralded a new standard of wellness and fitness with its $26 millionstate-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club’s extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org