Wentworth opens new clubhouse ahead of BMW PGA Championship

The Wentworth Club has opened the doors to its new luxury clubhouse, the result of a significant £13m investment by the club’s owners, Reignwood Group, over the past 12 months.

The renovation of the 19th-century clubhouse building, which was the former home of the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, has been completed in time for the start of the European Tour’s flagship event and Rolex Series opener, the BMW PGA Championship, which gets underway on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Golf.

The clubhouse “sets new standards for luxury in the UK sports and leisure industry” and its completion is another step towards the club achieving its ambition of “becoming the world’s premier private golf and country club”.

The new-look clubhouse builds on £7m already invested by Reignwood to redesign the famous West Course which has been praised by the players since it re-opened in May 2017.

Steve Inwood, an architect and the project manager who has been overseeing the renovation, said: “It’s a complete makeover. Every surface – floors, ceilings, walls – will be different. From top to bottom, everything is new.

“The clubhouse has an iconic exterior and we have managed to retain the building’s historic features, whilst renovating its interior to provide members with the epitome of luxury and functionality. The clubhouse retains the Wentworth feel for which the Club is known but brings new modern twists.”

Stephen Gibson, chief executive at Wentworth Club, added: “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.

“The team has worked tirelessly over the past eight months on a complete refit of the clubhouse, from the front door to the back.

“It is now ready to host this year’s BMW PGA Championship and I am certain that our members, the pros and the Tour will be suitably impressed by the changes.”

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