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Park Meadows Country Club gets a makeover

Dave Robinson, right, cuts the ribbon at the ceremony to mark the opening of the new Park Meadows Clubhouse. Robinson, a member of the country club's Board of Directors, and Greg Clark, left, president of the Board, are excited to see the work complete.

After a spike of growth in membership at the Park Meadows Country Club, Dave Robinson knew that the clubhouse was due for a remodel. A year later, the renovated clubhouse is open again.

The ribbon cutting for the new building took place on Dec. 6, and members gathered to see the completed work of something that they all contributed to. Some were members of the clubhouse planning committee, which Robinson chaired, and everyone contributed with money. Robinson personally volunteered hours of his time to work with the architects and contractor, but he said that the finished product was rewarding for all.

"The members are really pleased with the outcome," he said.

The new clubhouse, which cost about $9 million to remodel, has a modern infrastructure with a lounge, bar and a main dining room with views of the mountains. The locker rooms, fitness center and group classroom space were also updated. Plus, a TruGolf simulator room allows for year-round golf practice.

Construction is still scheduled to take place on the outside of the clubhouse. Construction on the pool, pickleball courts and Bocce courts will begin in the spring. When completed, the whole project will have taken about 20 months.

Greg Clark, president of the country club's board, said that not only was a remodel necessary – it had not had a renovation since 1994 and structural updates were needed – but the new clubhouse needed more family-friendly features.

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"The future of golf and of country clubs relies on being able to attract younger families," he said.

Robinson said that after taking a large hit in business after the economic recession of 2008, the club is finally experiencing growth. The club has about 280 golf members and 70 social members, who get access to everything at the country club, but have limited access to the golf course. The club renovated its golf course in 2009.

He and Clark are both excited to see the growth continue, especially with new facilities. Clark said that the facilities provide a structure for the social interactions that people seek when joining a club.

"It's really about the people, and creating an environment where we can interact with each other and meet and greet and get to know each other," he said.