A new 18-hole course needed a new pro shop, restaurant and bar to complete the facility. These were critical adjuncts to the course itself. They required quality and customer-attractive facilities to meet growing demands as one of the top ten public golf courses in Wisconsin. Their challenge, and ours, was to accomplish all this on a limited budget.
A restrained vocabulary of simple yet elegant wood frame structures ranging from laminated wood to concrete and gang nailed trussed buildings are utilized. The design of these buildings was based on economy and creative adaptation of vernacular building techniques. This approach is a viable alternative to other types of modular and metal structures.
Along with economy, integration of the buildings with the landscape of the course and surrounding woods was foremost to the conceptual and experiential intent of the design. The parking lot was carefully laid out by the architect on-site in order to save existing vegetation and minimize the visual impact of the hardscape.