Inverness Golf Club held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday August 31st for its new Family Activity Center.
Construction is expected to begin soon on the new resort-style facility that will add paddle and pickleball courts, indoor golf simulators, a sports bar, ultra-casual dining and business lounge.
A complete overhaul of the existing pavilion and dining rooms will be included in the overall club transformation.
The Managing Director and Managing Director of Inverness Golf Club, William Skelnik, welcomed around 20 members and guests, including Inverness Mayor Jack Tatooles and Village Manager Sam Trakas.
Current club president Kerry Lavelle added some brief remarks ahead of the first dig ceremony.
“It has been an amazing year, but our Board of Directors and members have remained committed to this project. We are excited about the future of Inverness Golf Club and what this new facility will add,” said Lavelle.
Lavelle noted that the final membership vote to approve the construction plan for the new facility was tabulated on March 17, 2020 and was immediately followed by the statewide shutdown due to COVID.
He announced that membership requests have increased in recent months and that while the new activities are appealing to younger potential members, it is the family atmosphere at Inverness Golf Club that has touched him the most since joining. 11 years ago.
“Inverness Golf Club has always been welcoming to everyone, with a real family atmosphere,” said Lavelle. “This new establishment with its ultra-casual dining room will be another way for families to enjoy Inverness Golf Club.”
He and Skelnik also noted that the new sports options and golf simulators will make the club a destination 12 months a year, creating a resort atmosphere for the whole family, dramatically improving the value of memberships.
The club plan to open the new facility in early 2022.