Plans released for new Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse

(June 13, 2019) Floor plans, roof plans and building elevations for the new Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse were delivered this week by Salisbury architectural firm Davis, Bowen and Friedel, Inc.  

Plans for the roughly 7,200 single-story building include a large meeting room and space for the Tern’s Grille restaurant, along with an outdoor deck, pro shop and club-fitting area. Construction on the new building is scheduled to start later this year.  

The former, two-story golf clubhouse was demolished in May. Absolute Demolition, which had recently finished work for the Town of Ocean City, oversaw the demolition.  

The Ocean Pines Board of Directors in April approved construction of the new building at a guaranteed maximum cost of $1.6 million. The Whayland Company, based in Laurel, Delaware, will oversee construction.  

Aadvisory team that includes General Manager John Viola, Association Vice President Steve Tuttle, builder Marvin Steen and contractor Frank Brown also contributed to plans for the new building. 

Despite the current lack of a golf clubhouse, operations continue at the course. More than $12,000 was raised for local students during the annual Ravens Roost tournament last month, and the 35th annual Ocean Pines-Taylor Bank Golf Scramble is set for July 17 at the Ocean Pines Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting junior golf programs and scholarships for local students. 

Golf operations have moved to a trailer and will remain there until the new clubhouse is completed. Food and beverage service and restroom facilities will be available during the interim. 

“The project remains on track and it’s been a real team effort to get us this far,” Viola said. “We’re excited for the new building and thrilled with the work Golf Director John Malinowski has done to keep the course running with only minimal disruption.” 

Opened in 1972, the Ocean Pines Golf Course is one of the earliest courses in the Ocean City area. It is open to the public year-round, and is the only Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed course on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

The Ocean Pines Golf Course features 18 holes of championship golf, practice facilities, instructional clinics, summer junior golf camps, private lessons and club sales, and fittings and repair services. Golf memberships are available for families, individuals and juniors 

For more information on the course, call 410-641-6057 or visit www.oceanpinesgolf.org. 

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