Sarasota's Development Review Committee gave partial sign-off on the site plan presented by contractor Jon F. Swift Construction and development consultant Kimley-Horn for a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse of Old Florida architecture.
If approved by the City Commission, in addition to a golf shop and offices the building will include an approximately 5,250-square-foot restaurant above a 4,500-square-foot cart barn.
Separated from the pro shop and offices area by a breezeway, the design shows a veranda wrapping around the restaurant for outdoor seating. Beneath will be cart barn for battery-powered cart charging and storage.
The rear of the clubhouse will provide the backdrop for golfers playing into the No. 9 green with the front facing the No. 10 tee boxes and No. 18 green. The restaurant and veranda will overlook practice chipping and putting greens and the No. 1 tees.
Presuming approval of the project on schedule, construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2024.
Andrew Warfield is the Sarasota Observer city reporter. He is a four-decade veteran of print media. A Florida native, he has spent most of his career in the Carolinas as a writer and editor, nearly a decade as co-founder and editor of a community newspaper in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.