Expanded Clubhouse at Maggie Valley Club Now Underway

As part of its transformation to a private club, Maggie Valley Club is in the midst of a $6 million renovation of its clubhouse. When completed, the new building will provide 18,000 square feet of amenities for members and guests. The facility will include various dining options with patios overlooking the course, an expanded fitness center, full-service banquet space, men's and women's locker rooms, and a revamped golf shop.

The exterior of the clubhouse will have a rustic, southern Appalachian motif with shaker shingles framing the sides and roof. The interior will provide an upscale, casual feeling with modern furnishings and wood accents.

"Our clubhouse was functional in the past, but it wasn't very aesthetically pleasing or memorable," said head golf professional Mike Fox. "Now, we have an appealing clubhouse that offers all the things a country club should offer. It's larger and more user-friendly with outdoor seating to enjoy the picturesque views of the mountains and the golf course."

The project's first phase a 1,600-square-foot detached golf shop was finished in late April. This allowed golf operations to move from the bottom level of the old structure into a new building overlooking the first tee. The golf shop interior features custom-made cabinets, expanded merchandise and apparel lines, and large bay windows on three sides.

"We've gone from a basic front desk counter to beautiful customer counters and displays. There's more window space than wall space. You can look out one side and see the Valley Nine and look out the other and see the Mountain Nine," said Fox. "People are struck by the 'wow' factor when they walk in, which is also what we expect when they see the completed clubhouse."

The project began in April 2005 and will continue in phases through this summer and fall. The architect is John Templeton with Foxhollow Goodson Architecture in Knoxville, Tenn. Howard Tutwiler of Montgomery, Ala., is the interior designer, and the general contractor is Clark & Leatherwood of nearby Waynesville.

Maggie Valley Club is a master-planned upscale community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For more information, call 866/659-4725 or visit www.maggievalleyclub.com.