Evanston Golf Club

Skokie, Illinois

OKW was selected by Evanston Golf Club to provide master planning services for an aggressive capital campaign addressing the existing club facilities. After two years of planning, focus groups and schematic design, Evanston Golf Club embarked on a significant rehabilitation of the existing clubhouse facility. During the course of design and budgeting, Evanston Golf Club  members again began to question the appropriateness of a renovation project versus tear-down/new construction. Concern was expressed as to which was going to provide them with the best possible Clubhouse for their needs/program within the club’s budget.

In the end, the Club members voted to renovate their existing clubhouse at a cost that was significantly less than the estimate for new construction and almost twice the finished square footage than would have been possible with a new building. In doing this, they also maintained the Club’s history and the character of a handsome 100 year-old building.