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Fig. 3-2: Facility Space Relationship Option B
Each option has different emphasis. An objective met by Option A, which has the Clubhouse act as
a course gateway and dining destination, is that more patrons are exposed to the interior of the
Clubhouse and non-golf patrons experience the main entrance as being to the Clubhouse (rather
than the golf shop). The Clubhouse then becomes a gateway to the course for the majority of
patrons and is more of a center of activities.
The emphasis in Option B, which has patrons circulating outside past the pro-shop to the dining
activity, is that all patron access is from the golf course side, allowing the back-side of the facility to
be dedicated to staff and delivery functions. In cases where there is a desire to keep staff circulation
separate from patron circulation, this organization will permit such a separate arrangement.
Interior Organization and Character
The Clubhouse has two main patron spaces: golf shop and dining/function areas. It is important that
all patrons be exposed to both activities from the entry point. The golf shop will contain merchandise
for both golfers and non-golfers so that there are commercial advantages to exposing the golf
shop to non-golfing patrons. Therefore, the golf shop should be designed for maximum visibility.
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