Construction Updates

New Clubhouse – Coming 2022

2021 Construction Updates –

October 2021 – Shaping Up! 

With the additions up and the new roof, things are really starting to shape up! The new footprint is complete, adding an indoor outdoor bar, additional offices and storage, as well as extended outdoor seating area. The outdoor seating area patio received its new stamped and colored concrete flooring as well as the pole that will support the string lighting. Important work inside the walls was also completed, to include the remaining duct work and spray foam insulation. 

September 2021 – Progress, Progress, Progress! 

September showed steady progress, the most notable being the bar expansion framing and a new roof! Inside items like exhaust ducts and electrical work were busy at work also. The pressure of the changing seasons was present when there was consistent rain for week, but that’s the midwest in the fall for you! The work on the exterior maintained the focus with additional outdoor items like masonry on the plaza walls and curbs were completed.

August 2021 – A Sturdy Foundation

A sturdy foundation is the beginning to many great things. The footings for the new additions were completed and slabs were poured, giving our new footprint a great start! At this stage, the new bar and offices/storage didn’t look like much, but these are crucial steps to the process. During this stage the openings in the existing building were also made for the two additions. The vision that has been in the works for almost a year is turning tangible.

July 2021 – Move to Temporary Structures and Indoor Demolition

Our indoor operations have officially moved over to the temporary structures located to the East and West of the building. This includes our Golf Shop, offices, and food operation. With all operations moving out of the building, it was time for the indoor demolition to begin! Now that the walls are down and the ceiling opened up, the space is starting to take on a new life and foreshadow what the future holds!

June 2021 – Club House Construction Begins!

Construction is starting at the club house! At the time, we were still operating out of the Golf Shop while we got our temporary structures ready. The entire back of the building was closed off with fencing to begin exterior demolition so patrons were advised to use the front entrance at that time. Concrete, trees, and brick work were all removed from the back of the existing structure to make way for what’s to come! 

May 2021 – Cart Paths

The first project to break ground on this renovation was our Cart Path Project! Up until now, the paths had been original to the course, and although they were good to us over the years, it really showed! We were pleased to be able to host golfers throughout the duration of this project. This is the only project we foresee disrupting the play of the course, and look forward to many seasons to come on this updated path!

January 2021 – Design

The design process has begun at The Bluffs! With the mission of bringing people together in mind, the design is centered around moments and the experience. Weather that moment is a round of golf and lunch on a Tuesday or a special occasion, the hope is that everyone will leave the Bluffs anticipating their return.

There are several notable features in the design, but the most noteworthy would be the addition of an indoor-outdoor bar! This will increase our indoor seating capacity and allow a fluid transition from the course to the clubhouse! 

Bar View

Dining Room View

Dining Room View

Patio View

Channahon Park District Board of Commissioners approved the clubhouse designs at the January 2021 board meeting.

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