16 APRIL 2004
2-2.3 Overall Area and Ancillary Uses
The size of the site needed for the Golf Clubhouse ranges from slightly over three acres to a
little over five. Four acres would be a good size for the medium Clubhouse (defined below as
containing 8,000 gross square feet) which serves an 18-hole course. These figures include
the space needed for Clubhouse service area, for an entry drive and drop-off loop, for
outdoor dining, and for the entry sequences and parking described above. The total does not
include space for other ancillary uses, such as the driving range, practice greens, golf cart
storage, or golf course maintenance complex.
The Golf Clubhouse site design should take into account the siting of these ancillary uses.
Several principles for siting the Clubhouse in relationship to them are as follows:
The driving range should be located as close to the Clubhouse as possible.
The golf cart storage should be as close as possible to the golf shop and starter so
that carts can be delivered to patrons close to the control point and first tee.
Practice greens should be located near the Clubhouse or first tee.
The golf course maintenance complex can be located at any distance from the
Clubhouse but should be screened from patrons view when possible. It should also
be placed where it can best serve the golf course.
Most of these uses will not be part of the Golf Clubhouse projects, except for four: namely,
the service court, golf cart staging area, golf cart storage facility, and outdoor patio. These
areas, usually external to the Clubhouse, are defined further below.
2-2.4 Service Court
Each Golf Clubhouse will require a service court in order to receive supplies and provide a
pick-up station for waste products.
The location of the court should be at a distance from the main entrance and adjacent to the
food preparation areas. If visible from the course or other public way, it should be screened
by fencing or planting. Its size should be sufficient to allow for the movement of the vehicles
of expected installation suppliers, which could range from 18-foot vans to 55-foot trailer
vehicles. The medium and large Clubhouses should have a loading dock.
The court should contain space for a dumpster or other form of holding equipment for waste
pick-up. The placement of such equipment should allow for appropriate access by pick-up
The court shall be designed to meet force protection standards. For example, the dumpster
shall be placed 82 feet (25 meters) from the facility with the court having a securable fence
2-2.5 Golf Cart Staging
The golf cart staging area will be used to park carts for access by golfers at the beginning of
their play and for returning their carts at the end of play (usually after dropping off their clubs
at their cars).
The golf cart staging area should be located near the control desk of the golf shop so that
golfers can locate their cart after paying fees. The paved area should be accessible from cart
paths, particularly those leading to the first tee. The pavement should be continuous with the
entry walkway, allowing accessibility to the parking area. At the entry points to this area
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