Chatham, NJ – July 8, 2019 – Fairmount Country Club’s aging pool facility was in need of replacement. Club leadership and management used this as an opportunity to create a pool and racquets destination to serve their changing member demographic. With membership becoming younger and more family-oriented, a new pool was a top priority. In addition, four new paddle courts were added to expand other season activities at the club. Working alongside Studio JBD and Jefferson Group Architecture, the club developed a master plan to design and build a brand new, two-story, ten thousand sqaure foot building to support a variety of multi seasonal club sports and programs.
Strategically built between the member pool complex and paddle courts, the buildings main floor supports both operations with a variety of new dining options including a casual bar, indoor dining, and outdoor dining with the option to sit on a raised two thousand five hundred square foot patio overlooking the pool. The main floor also hosts new member locker rooms.
Head upstairs and you’ll find the new fitness center, community space, and cutting-edge golf simulators. By having food and beverage support in the same building as the fitness center and golf simulators, members can enjoy a full complement of services, a crucial feature when creating the ultimate multi seasonal sports support building.
The completed and approved master plan also called for a new pool entrance kiosk. Now standing at the pool entrance is a resort style structure that welcomes members and provides security for the area. Improvements to the pool and surrounding areas have enhanced the experience for family members of all ages. Complete with a kids splash pad and an oversized gradual zero entry pool entrance, all members have multiple options for summer enjoyment.
“Our team is honored to have been given the opportunity to listen and create a design plan to adapt and meet the young, vibrant, and diverse membership’s needs and expectations. Fairmount Country Club’s transformative project is a testimate to the club and the entire membership and will help pave the way for clubs that follow their winning model” – Mark Palazio, Senior Project Manager