Wycliffe Golf & Country Club Completes $18.2 Million Clubhouse Renovation

Flavours is Wycliffe’s new formal restaurant space.

The Wycliffe Golf & Country Club recently unveiled its $18.2 million renovation project to its membership just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The club served more than 1,000 meals that day and showcased the new contemporary spaces like “The Cliffe” (bar and lobby lounge) and “Flavours” (formal restaurant), receiving rave reviews from both members and their guests. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget with engagement from the membership along the way.

Not only was the club’s food and beverage programming improved, but with a phased approach, a refreshed spa and fitness center, ballroom, driving range and short game area, as well as an outdoor event pavilion, were all revealed earlier in the year.

“We embarked on this construction journey in May 2018 with a rolling renovation style project,” explained Rob Martin, general manager and COO of Wycliffe. “The phasing and construction schedule was extremely complex, but well-executed by our operational team to deliver high-quality member service. In a time where most clubs would have limited services and cut back, we experienced a five percent growth in utilization, which is not the norm while completing a project this size. We can really attribute this to the logistical planning and execution that limited the inconvenience factor for our members during the heavy construction periods.”

The improvements were well-timed to take advantage of market conditions.

“This improvement plan was a win-win for everyone. With financing at historical lows, we were able to provide a financing plan for our members that will have little to no impact on current payments,” said Doug Lipman, past president and current treasurer of the board of directors.

Because of the health of the project and a prudent approach to project management expenses, there was a great deal of added value included in the finished product.

“The value add to this project was tremendous,” Martin said. “We added a new roof to the almost 100,000-square-foot building, major HVAC upgrades and the beautiful water feature in the lobby — all of which were not in the original plan.”

But that’s not all that was completed throughout the construction journey. While under construction for those 18 months, Wycliffe successfully merged with its homeowners’ association, resulting in $1 million in efficiencies annually, as well as a streamlined and simplified governance structure. They were also able to complete a thorough branding study to differentiate themselves in the market and highlight who they are, with new contemporary facilities and programming.

“Our great team of community volunteers partnered with professionals to give us a new look that exceeded our expectations. We’re celebrating 30 years with a fresh contemporary club that fits our vibrant lifestyle,” said Susan Brenner, president of Wycliffe’s board of directors.

Design partners for this project included Mouw Construction. Glidden Spina + Partners, Larson/Nichols Design, WGI and CBRE.

The Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is a slice of paradise that offers luxury resort-style living in a private golf community. Members enjoy the amenities of two championship golf courses, 15 Har-Tru tennis courts, five pools, pickleball and bocce courts, a newly renovated full-service spa, fitness and wellness center, personal trainers, exceptional casual and fine dining, plus expansive social events and programs. For more information, call (561) 964-9200 or visit www.wycliffecc.com.