Minnewasta Golf and Country Club
A new beginning, the clubhouse at Minnewasta Golf and Country Club epitomizes turning difficult circumstances into an exciting future. After the former clubhouse was lost to a fire in November 2021, the Club’s leadership began to plan for its next chapter. LM-ESP was secured to design a new, custom clubhouse for the membership to serve as a year-round community asset in the region.
Situated on the edge of the Pembina escarpment, the design accentuates the 180-degree views overlooking the course. Users can connect to the natural surroundings through fully glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows in interior spaces, or by spending time on the expansive outdoor patio steps away from the course. Exterior pathways encircle the facility, uniting activities on the course with the social atmosphere and amenities at the clubhouse.
As a major investment in the region, the design emphasizes diverse use. Operable wall systems allow the 160-person dining room to expand into the 40-person Members’ Lounge to add flexibility for tournaments, wedding or other large events. The added commercial kitchen supports a full-service restaurant to operate on-site and help further attract guests year-round. Amalgamating key amenities under one roof, the Pro Shop moves into the new clubhouse and two golf simulators are available to encourage fun, teaching and training during all four seasons.
Highlighted by a robust timber-frame structure, interior design elements balance nature-based materials with traditional accents to create a warm, relaxing and welcoming ambiance. Sustainable design priorities are integrated throughout, preparing Minnewasta for its next era as a state-of-art, leisure attraction in the region, set to open in spring 2024.
Completion date: In Progress
Size: 11,000 sq. ft.
Client: Minnewasta Golf and Country Club
Lobby, dining room, members lounge, Pro shop, commercial kitchen, golf simulators, outdoor patio, washrooms, storage and support spaces, staff offices, parking, and exterior pathways.
Architecture: LM Architectural Group
Interior Design: Environmental Space Planning