Steve Birdwell, president of Sea Pines Resort, made a presentation last week to the Association of Sea Pines Plantation Property Owners' board of directors.
Plans have not yet been approved by either the town or Sea Pines
' Architectural Review Board.
"It will be a new statement of quality for the Sea Pines
community with upscale furnishings," Birdwell
said after Tuesday's meeting.
"It will be a great, premier golf experience."
maintains common property within Sea Pines
and represents commercial and residential owners within the gated community.
The building would be about 16,000 square feet and house an expansive golf pro shop, larger locker rooms, 2,000-square-foot meeting and reception space, modern bar and grill with room for private dining, snack bar, and improved parking, Birdwell
Plans also call for a new golf learning center with two indoor hitting bays, equipped with digital cameras and software to help players analyze their swings.
The learning center will be run by PGA-trained instructors at the Golf Academy at Sea Pines
The two courses would remain open during construction, he
The current pro shop and cart-storage space would be left as is until the new building has been occupied.
Both would later be demolished to make way for overflow grass parking and may later be used to accommodate unspecified future development, Birdwell
"We hope to open the new clubhouse by the end of 2013," Birdwell