Red Rocks’ clubhouse will double its size
By this time next year, the clubhouse at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison will enjoy more than twice its current square footage. The club recently approved $4.2 million in renovations that will bring the building to approximately 24,000 square feet. Work will begin near the end of the current golf season in order to make “the transition as seamless as possible for our members,” according to Owner Construction Manager Bernard Hockenberry.
The building will expand north and east, with the main level featuring a greatly amplified bar and grille space with a wraparound terrace, an additional 130 seats of dining space (including a private room), enlarged patio, a new pavilion for outdoor entertaining and an entry lounge gathering space with a fireplace. The kitchen will also double in size. The lower level will add 3,080 square feet of underground storage for up to 60 golf carts.
The clubhouse will also look better. Red Rocks partnered with Denver-based Hyder Construction, whose in-house designers engaged collaboratively with the membership on the interior millwork and finishes, as well on the exterior design. They employed principles of sustainable building—natural materials such as sand and stone, earth and wood—to create a visual analogue to the undulating peaks and valleys of the Front Range, with a graceful roofline that echoes the surrounding landscape.
Located two miles west of C-470 amid the worldfamous sandstone formations that give the club its name, Red Rocks boasts a 6,635-yard golf course revitalized by Phelps-Atkinson Course Design, a lively poolside social scene, member-tended community garden, lake fishing, and junior golf and swim programs. “We’ve always been a friendly natural setting to entertain family, friends and clients,” says General Manager Mark Condon. “And this expansion will allow us to accommodate our growing membership from across the Front Range and Denver.”