Case Study: Old Design Versus New
The Glendora Country Club breathes new life into well-used areas, maximizing both available space and spectacular views for members and guests. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Glendora, Calif., the Glendora Country Club is one of the country’s premiere golfing communities. With a stunning 18-hole golf course, luxurious clubhouse amenities, and spacious outdoor areas, the club exudes a serene atmosphere. The club’s management works diligently to maintain an upscale setting that is in keeping with members’ expectations. For Eddie Arteaga, food and beverage director, the club’s exterior spaces are equally as important as its interior.
“An outdoor dining area, a viewing deck, and balcony above the putting green are all favorite areas for members to enjoy activities, dine, or just gather with friends,” he says.
Until recently, despite the beautiful scenery and relaxing ambience, the country club’s outdoor furnishings had seen better days. The furniture used in the outdoor spaces had become worn from use, and Arteaga found that members were less inclined to plan luncheons or relax at the clubhouse’s patio after a round of golf. He knew that a solution needed to be executed to rectify the issue.
Club management first planned to refinish the outside tables and chairs. The process would involve a costly, fresh layer of powder-coating, yet this did not solve the need to replace the seating cushions. Another problem was the fact that the pebble-tech patio flooring was becoming scratched by the older furniture’s rough feet.
Seeing an opportunity to assist Arteaga and his staff, two Glendora Country Club members, Terri Lee Rogers and Doug Sanicola, took initiative and presented a solution to the club’s board of directors. Sanicola is the owner of Outdoor Elegance Patio Design Center, a retail store that offers outdoor patio furniture and firepits, among other items. He worked closely with Rogers, co-owner of O.W. Lee, an upscale casual furniture and fire pit manufacturer, to provide the club with not only new outdoor furnishings, but also a cohesive design plan for
installation and placement.
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