Work has begun on the construction of the luxury clubhouse and health club at Machynys Peninsula Golf Club near Llanelli.
The state-of-the-art facility, which will include a spa, gymnasium and first-class 75-seater restaurant and bar, is set to open in late September – just prior to the championship golf course – and will be available for use by golfers and members of the public alike.
Developer Nicklaus Joint Venture Group has continued its policy of employing local labour by awarding the £2m contract to Llanelli-based WRW Construction, with Cardiff architects Powell Dobson Partnership responsible for the design.
WRW was also appointed the main contractor to construct Pentre Nicklaus Village, a £22m housing development adjoining the golf course, and more than 100 of the company’s workforce are currently employed on both projects. The Village will be built in six phases over the next three to four years and will provide 173 new homes ranging in size from one-bedroom apartments to five bedroom detached family homes.
Situated in the Millennium Coastal Park, both the village and £3.5m 7,000 yard, par-72 golf course have spectacular views across Carmarthen Bay and Gower coastline.
Along with superior changing facilities and a pro shop, the clubhouse and spa will also feature a sauna, jacuzzi, ice room, and six treatment rooms including a hydrotherapy pool. Its signature treatment will be the ‘rasul‘ – an oriental exfoliation ‘ceremony‘ using medicinal earths, which are washed off with a tropical rain shower
The original plans for the clubhouse were expanded following a significant cash injection from Nicklaus Joint Venture Group after Wales Tourist Board announced it was making a £525,000 grant towards the building.
Nicklaus Joint Venture Group chairman and managing director Jim Anderson said: “We are delighted to be constructing what will be a truly first class golf and health club facility commensurate with the now completed Nicklaus golf course at Machynys. And we‘re also delighted that the local company – WRW – with the proven ability, experience and expertise to meet our high standards will be constructing it.”
Three companies, Sawtrees Ltd, Nicklaus Design – which was established in 1973 by golf legend Jack Nicklaus – and Southern Golf Ltd make up the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group. The relationship was forged in 1986 when Jack Nicklaus II was asked by Jim Anderson to design the championship golf course surrounding Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire.
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Southern Golf www.southerngolf.co.uk