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Interlachen Country Club undergoes renovation

Interlachen Country Club's pool was modernized as part of the club's revitalization.
Interlachen Country Club's pool was modernized as part of the club's revitalization. (Interlachen Country Club)

Venerable Interlachen Country Club of Winter Park has been undergoing a make-over, with its pool and dining area the focal points.

The 32-year-old private golf club's pool was rehabbed, locker rooms were added, and outdoor dining was expanded, said Reinardo Malave of Dewberry, the project's civil engineer.

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The club's kitchen is being upgraded and painting is going on as well, said Malave of the $500,000 project.

The goal is to bring the facility "up to date" by summer, Malave said.

Interlachen Country Club was incorporated in 1983, when Selby Sullivan and Bob Gardner, after extensive searching, found a location that was made up of various amounts of acreage owned by several landowners, the club's website says. Some 270 acres was assembled, purchased and became the club.

The inaugural round of golf was played on Nov. 23, 1985. Modular trailers were in place, but no buildings were constructed at this point. The first clubhouse was the tennis/swim building and the current fitness facility served as the dining room. The main clubhouse and locker rooms were available to the membership in November 1988.

As far as the project goes, work has involved site preparation, earthwork, excavation, sewerage, site utilities, storm drains, paving, fences and gates, landscaping, asphalt roofing, vinyl siding and sheet metal.

Finishes have included gypsum board drywall, tile, resilient floor and wall base, carpet and wall covering.

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