City to hold community meeting for Beaver Meadow clubhouse rebuild

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Monitor staff

Published: 08-12-2023 11:15 AM

Conceptual plans for a new clubhouse at Beaver Meadow Golf Course will be presented to the public during a community workshop on Wednesday, August 16 at 6 p.m.

Residents will have the chance to share their thoughts on the project, as the city hopes to rebuild the structure that holds the pro shop, bar and lounge at the city-owned golf course to allow for more diverse uses. The current clubhouse was built in 1966 and has fallen into disrepair.

Ideas for the complete rebuild of the clubhouse included improvements for golfers but also featured expanded offerings for non-golfers and ways to bring in more revenue for the city.

A preliminary floor plan from H.L. Turner Group published on the City’s website, lays out three levels to the building. The basement features 5,172 gross square feet of space, mostly for ski and skate storage, restrooms and “general facility storage.”

The main level, 10,144 gross square feet, lays out major additions from the space’s current use. The rebuild would allow for four golf simulators in a space separate from the pro shop, where one simulator is currently used in the winter. There would also be an expanded kitchen and two dining rooms in addition to the bar and grill room. The three dining areas could accommodate roughly 180 people per H.L. Turner’s estimates. There would also be a covered porch for outdoor dining and an open area for eating as well.

Finally, the second level would mainly serve as office space for the New Hampshire Golf Association with which the City hopes to lease out the space.

The City has not released updated budget estimates, however. The budget for the 2024 fiscal year lists a $60,000 bond for 2025 funded through the golf fund and a $4.5 million bond for the eventual construction. That figure is simply a placeholder, Deputy City Manager of Finance Brian LeBrun told the Monitor back in June.

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