'New' MVC Clubhouse Unveiled After Major Renovation

A new era has dawned at Maggie Valley Club in Maggie Valley, N.C., with the unveiling of a multi-million-dollar clubhouse renovation. The project, which spanned two years, involved expanding the clubhouse at a cost of $6 million. The goal was to create a community center for the revitalized Maggie Valley Club, a master-planned golf and residential community and resort.

Much attention to detail was paid in the 18,000-square-foot structure. "We're building on the great heritage of this property and its history of hospitality," said Mike Toohey, director of development. "This renovation is a marvel. It's so complete and total, you almost don't recognize it."

The new clubhouse contains several dining options, men's and women's locker rooms, a fitness center, meeting rooms with audio/visual components, balconies and decks overlooking the golf course, gathering rooms with stone fireplaces, and a golf shop.

"The design is both casually elegant and practical. When you're in the building for a function or just hanging out, there is a very good flow," Toohey said. "It's people-friendly and lends itself to the types of uses you want in a clubhouse."

"The return of dining options has added new life to the club," said general manager Richard Brucki. "We encourage folks to come taste the delicacies of our chef, Brian Broderick."

"Our owners did their homework. They didn't cut corners," said golf superintendent Mike Stamey, who has been at the club 17 years. "Everything is right there. It provides total service and is user-friendly. I've been in some clubhouses where you wind around and get lost. You don't have that here."

Architectural services were provided by Foxhollow Goodson Architecture of Knoxville, Tenn., while Tutwiler Design of Montgomery, Ala., handled interior design. General contractor was Clark & Leatherwood of Waynesville, N.C.

"We're thrilled with how the building turned out," Toohey said. "It reflects a craftsman style of architecture with tapered stone columns, rough-hewn siding and tin-accent roofing that captures the style of the southern Appalachians."

For information about the new Maggie Valley Club, call 800/438-3861 or visit www.maggievalleyclub.com.