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Owned since 2014 by the Chinese Reignwood Group, the castellated 19th-century clubhouse has undergone a £13m top-to-toe revamp, unveiled in time for this summer’s BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event on the European golf tour. So, Discover the New Redesigned Wentworth Club!
The 19th-century clubhouse, which is the former home of the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, has undergone extensive renovation following a further £7 million investment and redesign of the club’s West Course, which reopened in May 2017.
Stephen Gibson, Chief Executive at Wentworth Club said: ‘The last two years have seen the most significant changes in Wentworth Club’s history. Following the transformation of our famous West Course last year, we are now delighted to unveil the newly renovated Clubhouse.
Of the house’s renovation, project manager Steve Inwood says, “It’s a complete makeover. Every surface – floors, ceilings, walls – is different. The clubhouse has an iconic exterior and we have retained the building’s historic features while renovating its interior to provide members with the epitome of luxury and functionality.”
The reception area is decorated in cool pastels, Italian marble, and carpets woven in China.
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Philippa Thorp of Thorp Design in Sloane Street managed the architectural direction and interior design of the project, decorating it in cool pastels, beiges, and heritage tones, with Italian marble on the bars and in the bathrooms, and carpets woven in China. The men’s and ladies’ locker rooms have had a complete overhaul, there are new steam rooms, a state-of-the-art gym and a wellness spa featuring products and treatments by Bamford and Natura Bissé.
Over in the Wentworth Club lounge, where morning coffee, afternoon tea, and post-dinner drinks are served, the atmosphere is of a country-house drawing room and, along with the club bar, Burma bar, brasserie conservatory, and two private dining rooms is catered for by a team of 25 chefs.
The new pro shop is a world away from the functional sport’s shop-like space of old, with a boutique vibe more akin to something you’d find on Bond Street.
Members of Wentworth Club can also enjoy the facilities at its “in town” property Ten Trinity Square, by Tower Bridge, with its Château Latour private club (this Surrey golf club lays on Rollers to ferry members between the two properties).