An artist’s impression of how the new clubhouse will look when it opens early in 2017.
The ten month project to transform the Troon Golf Clubhouse is now underway. The work involves the refurbishment of the existing building alongside the introduction of an extension, both of which will help to guarantee the building remains an important part of South Ayrshire Council's sporting portfolio.
The £1.5 million project has been designed by Fleming Muir Architects, with the construction work being undertaken by Ayrshire firm, James Frew Limited. Work on the main phase of construction got underway on Monday 11 April, with the new facility due to open early in 2017.
The refurbishment programme involves the alteration, refurbishment, and extension of the existing clubhouse to provide updated facilities and includes: re-roofing, rot removal, replacement plumbing, glazed extensions, replacement glazing, a new kitchen, new floor finishes, and redecorating. External works include new steps, ramps and alterations to existing paving.
Donald Gillies, South Ayrshire Council's Head of Property and Risk, said the project would provide golfers with a facility to be proud of, "This work will safeguard the long term future of this historic clubhouse and provide first-class facilities for the public.
"The contractors have been busy in recent weeks, with asbestos removed from the site meaning the existing building is now ready for the main phase of works to start.
"I'd like to thank people that use the course for their patience, and I'm sure that when the work is completed early next year they'll agree that the short term inconvenience will be well worth the wait."
A fully accessible temporary clubhouse was opened in January 2016. This provides facilities including a starter's office, kitchen, café, golf professional shop, club rooms, as well as male, female and disabled toilets. An external patio area has also been formed. A large external storage unit has also been provided which contains an electrical supply. The golf buggies are stored and charged in this unit when not in use.