Inverness Golf Club cuts the ribbon for its new center court facility
After many years of planning and construction, more than 200 Inverness Golf Club members and guests were on hand on September 9 as club management cut the ribbon for their new center court facility.
The ceremony took place in the newly constructed building, which includes a sports bar, an ultra-casual dining room with a wood-burning grill and rotisserie oven, and golf simulators.
In addition to the new structure, the club has also added in recent months four new dedicated pickleball courts and four new heated courts to introduce paddleball this fall and winter. The courts have been cleverly layered to blend into the rolling hills that are synonymous with the grounds of Inverness Golf Club.
“It was a pleasure to reach the culmination of the Center Court project and welcome our members to the new facility,” said General Manager and Chief Operating Officer William Skelnik, CCM.
“As part of this significant makeover, we also redesigned our main dining room and bar, added a Wi-Fi lounge and upgraded our main locker rooms, features our members are already enjoying. This upgrade enhances the resort atmosphere. to Inverness Golf Club and positions us as the club of the future in the North West suburbs.”
Current club chairman Kerry Lavelle, who cut the ribbon for the new facility with Inverness Mayor Jack Tatooles, likened the new facilities to a rebirth of the club.
“This is certainly a transformational revitalization of Inverness Golf Club. We have already seen a significant impact on membership as we welcomed a number of new families throughout 2022,” Lavelle said.
Attendees arrived via a red carpet as floodlights lit up the sky above the club. Addressing those in attendance, Lavelle noted how easy it is to focus on the immediate impact of the new center court setup, but encouraged all to look ahead and imagine how these changes will affect future generations of members and their families.
“From the initial discussions to the cutting of the ribbon, everyone involved put a lot of thought and care into making Inverness Golf Club a great destination for families of all ages,” Skelnik said.
“We have carefully linked our great tradition with a forward-looking approach that redefines what a club like ours can be.”
The new pickleball courts have seen heavy use since they opened in May, according to Skelnik, and the paddleboard season is just getting started with high demand for playing time among members.
During the ribbon cutting, director of racquet sports Andrew Buchholz and three other paddling professionals presented a brief exhibit to show how the sport is played.
The golf season will be extended even when the club’s much-heralded course closes for the winter thanks to the introduction of golf simulators.
New chef Jack Delby has updated the main dining room menu, retaining established favorites while introducing new concepts. It will be even more creative at Center Court, where the rotisserie grill will allow for a wide range of options for family enjoyment. The two dining rooms will be open year-round.
For more information on the new facilities, call the Inverness Golf Club at (847) 358-2340.