Wentworth’s iconic clubhouse gets a makeover

Founded in 1922, Wentworth Golf Club is best known globally for its associations with professional golf, being the headquarters of the PGA European Tour…

Wentworth Golf Club has three eighteen-hole courses: the famous Harry Colt-designed West Course from 1926, the earlier yet lesser played East Course, which was also designed by Colt in 1924 and the recent Edinburgh Course, designed by John Jacobs as well as a nine-hole par-3 executive course. It was the venue of the 1953 Ryder Cup and of the HSBC World Match Play Championship from 1964 until 2007. Each year it hosts the prestigious BMW PGA Championship.

In order to fulfil the continued requirements to be a world-class clubhouse facility, Wentworth has recently undergone a complete renovation of the interior of its clubhouse, bringing it intrinsically in line with the iconic nature of this golfing destination. Design commenced in 2015, with the on-site work starting in late 2017.

With an internal ground floor area of 3,500m2 and including a ballroom, kitchens, bar and lounge area, the works included a full strip-out and refurbishment, with new lighting, flooring, ventilation and extensive layout realignment. The rpa:group’s Project Management and architectural divisions were originally commissioned to develop and manage the design implementation on site, providing production information, construction detailing and on-site support.

Our responsibility on the scheme subsequently grew to cover full Project Management, including Quality Assurance, on-site construction management, supervision of the project teams (both consultants & contractors) and managing the snagging and completion process. In spite of significant time pressures, the project was successfully completed in time for the 2018 BMW Championship at the end of May.

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