NEW GOLF CLUBHOUSE FOR MOUNT PLEASANT GOLF CLUB, LOWER STONDON, BEDFORDSHIRE
Mount Pleasant Golf Club is a popular golf course in a village setting established in 1992, formed from farm land. Originally the Clubhouse was converted from a small milking shed, but by 2008 the club had outgrown the building.
We were commissioned to design a new single storey clubhouse and pro-shop in a more picturesque overlooking the course.
Our approach was to focus on the perfect setting for the 19th hole, to allow golfers to relax after a game of golf be it in the bar lounge or outside under a full width covered verandah, all overlooking the last green. This focus also allowed us to dramatise the roof form with a large cantilevered prow. The building also acts as a perfect backdrop as golfers drive from the 18th tee, and make their way up the final fairway.
The Clients very much welcome non-golfers from the village and beyond, and the interior reflects this with a neutrality which is comfortable for all concerned. The clubhouse incorporates two function rooms with views down the fairway, and a full commercial kitchen, to service the restaurant and small events and functions for golfers and non-golfers alike.
The building is heated via an air source heat pump, and hot water supplied via solar heating panels.
The Clubhouse was completed in the summer of 2010, won two prizes at The Club Mirror Awards 2010, including Proprietary Club of the Year 2010.