Construction Begins on New Clubhouse at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, IL
- Oct 06, 2014
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
Construction on a brand new clubhouse has begun at the Mistwood Golf Club, one of the Best New Courses of 2013 and the host of the Illinois Women’s Open. The popular resort has undergone extensive renovation work over the last two seasons, the most notable development being the new Performance Center, placed among the country’s best by Golf Range magazine.
Work on the site began back in August when the previous building was demolished, and the new clubhouse, designed by Chicago-based Daniel Wohlfeil Design, is expected to open in the summer of 2015. Owner Jim McWethy, one of the original investors when the club opened in 1998, has not disclosed the cost of the project, but insists it will be worth it.
“It’s going to be spectacular,” says McWethy. “Almost nothing will be as innovative, creative and attractive as this will be.”
According to a news release, the new development will consist of two buildings that will share the architectural style of the Performance Center, also designed by Daniel Wohlfeil Design.
One of the new buildings will have two stories, the upper one used for staff offices and the lower one housing a pro shop and locker rooms for 80-100 players. The two buildings will also share an expansive underground basement area for storage and golf carts. Additionally, one of the two new structures will also house a restaurant and banquet facility.
“You need to build a great golf course, which I think we’ve done, and we have a Performance Center without peer,” McWethy says. “The clubhouse facility is the third piece of the puzzle and I believe we will have one of the finest golf facilities in the Chicago area.”
Originally designed by Michigan architect Ray Hearn, who also handled the renovations of 2012-2013, the Mistwood Golf Club has also hosted major events for the Chicago District Golf Association and Illinois PGA.
Renderings courtesy of the Mistwood Golf Club