The Friday groundbreaking ceremony for the clubhouse at The Rim Golf Club was the start of a project that will take a year of work.
The 29,000-square-foot building has been designed by James Cox Architects of Scottsdale. It will include dining facilities and a gourmet kitchen, fitness center and men's and women's locker rooms and lounges.
Wespac Construction Inc., Phoenix, will supervise the project, which is expected to be completed in the summer of 2003.
The clubhouse will be a signature building, befitting the overall atmosphere of The Rim Golf Club, with its nationally ranked golf course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Tome Morrish in their final collaboration.
The Rim Golf Club is 555-acre, gated community with 317 homesites, ranging from a half acre to 1.5 acres.
"Clubhouses are important in creating a sense of community. Clubs are critical to bringing the residents together," Tom Webb said at the ceremonies. Webb is senior vice president of Crescent Resources Residential of Crescent Resources, LLC real estate development group.
"Most of you have children and grandchildren who are expecting you to leave them your money. Leave your family great memories, not your money," Webb joked, then on a serious note he added, "This is the place where those memories will be made."