Gleneagles Clubhouse Project

The clubhouse at the Gleneagles Golf Course is a well-loved community building that is available for public community use.

The Great Hall has been the centre of public and private celebrations in West Vancouver for many years. To the many residents who attended weddings, parties, and meetings at the Great Hall, the building evokes personal memories of an earlier period in West Vancouver’s history.

Since the renovation in 2008, the District has entered into agreements with restaurant operators to provide public restaurant and catering services for the facility. Experience has determined that the traffic to the location and local population are not enough to support a full-time restaurant business. Now that the operator has ceased to run a restaurant at the location, the District is determining options to program the facility in a way that gives it “back to the community”.

The District of West Vancouver is reaching out to the community to hear ideas on how this long-time West Vancouver landmark should be programmed.

Background

The Gleneagles golf course was developed as the Gleneagles Golf and Country Club in 1927, reflecting the growing popularity of golf as a recreational pastime in the Lower Mainland. It was built on the site of a former pioneer ranch, started by Peter Larson c.1900. The apple trees at the sixth hole, which can be seen from the Great Hall, are a remnant landscape of the Larson estate.

The Gleneagles Clubhouse Pan-Abode was built in 1954 and has a heritage value to the community reflecting both social evolution of West Vancouver and the growth of golfing as a recreational pastime.  The clubhouse has architectural value as an example of a wood building system that was developed in the Lower Mainland.

The District of West Vancouver’s purchase of Gleneagles Golf Course in 1959 was an important demonstration of the local government’s commitment to providing recreational and social facilities for the general public.

The Great Hall has been the centre of public and private celebrations in West Vancouver for many years. To the many residents who attended weddings, parties, and meetings at the Great Hall, the building evokes personal memories of an earlier period in West Vancouver’s history.

Since the renovation in 2008, the District has entered into agreements with restaurant operators to provide public restaurant and catering services for the facility. Experience has determined that the traffic to the location and local population are not enough to support a full-time restaurant business. Now that the operator has ceased to run a restaurant at the location, the District is determining options to program the facility in a way that gives it “back to the community”.

Amenities

The historic place is the present clubhouse of the Gleneagles Golf Course. It comprises the Fairway Room, built in 1952; the Great Hall, built in 1954, and later additions, which includes a sunroom and dance floor, the coffee shop and the link to the Fairway Room.

The wood buildings are constructed of Pan-Abode components.

Renovated in 2008, the clubhouse has up-to-date amenities to support a variety of uses.

  • washroom facility
  • large event space for weddings, corporate and private events
  • commercial grade kitchen to support  catering for events
  • meeting space for the various Golf Club
  • restaurant for public and golfers
  • storage space to house equipment (tables, chairs)

CONTACT

Sue Ketler
Senior Manager of Community Services

604-925-7128

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