A 1920’s farmhouse served as Monroe’s main entrance and symbol for the life of the club up until the year 2000. There had been several small additions over the years, but the cramped rooms, creaky structure and low ceilings of the original farmhouse hampered the club’s ability to meet membership expectations. Ultimately, the decision was made to remove the farmhouse and create a new main clubhouse with expanded facilities. This new addition not only gave the Club a new look altogether, with a grand new porte cochere at the entrance, a classically designed main house and a wrap around covered patio viewing the course from the large banquet room, but it replaced their reception lounge, banquet rooms and meeting rooms with space to accommodate the membership now and in years to come.
The nuts and bolts part of the project included alterations to the kitchen and staff support areas. The expansion of the kitchen space and addition of a service elevator improved the staff’s ability to serve the membership. The addition of an enclosed lift at the main entrance improved accessibility to the west end of the clubhouse. With all of these changes and associated modifications to the mechanical systems, Monroe Golf Club now has a clubhouse that will take them into the next millennium in style and comfort.
As the liaison architect for Chris Consultants of Irving Texas, Mossien Associates secured the necessary local approvals, assisted in code analysis, and were in charge of construction administration. This included establishing regular progress meetings to keep things running smoothly and on schedule. Most important, alongside Christa Construction, we assisted the owner on a day-to-day basis, helping them to visualize the changes taking place before them and make the necessary decisions as questions were raised. Our involvement in the project has contributed to the success of Chris Consultant’s design, the timely completion of the construction process and the continued enjoyment of club members.