EWING, N.J. -Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, County officials, and members of the Mercer County Park Commission officially opened the new, state-of-the-art clubhouse at Mountain View Golf Course last night.
The 9,000-square-foot facility was recently completed after about 10 months of construction, creating one of the finest clubhouses and pro shops at any public golf course in the state.
"This is a great building that can be used by golfers and the general public for years to come," Hughes said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility June 19. "This is another gem for the Mercer County park system that is the envy of other places around the state."
The building, constructed by contracting firm Waters & Bugbee and designed by architects The Spiezle Group, replaces the original clubhouse at the course that was nearly 50 years old.
The $2.9 million project has enabled the County to provide a modern, expanded venue for the use of the golfing community and other groups. The amenities of the new clubhouse include a fully outfitted, professional kitchen, a larger and more diverse pro shop, all new seating and furniture, and a modern, airy décor.
Kevin Bannon, Executive Director of the Park Commission, said although there were difficulties constructing the clubhouse without disturbing the course, the building exceeded expectations.
"I can't say enough about the success of this project and the cooperation we received from the County Executive and the Mercer County Improvement Authority," Bannon said. "Everything came together to make this clubhouse an astounding success."
Hughes also praised the collaboration between the County, the Park Commission, and the nearby residents, who largely supported the idea of creating a new clubhouse. Hughes said the facility will be able to host fundraisers, private parties, and other functions.
Park Commission President Drew Worek said compliments have been pouring in from golfers praising both the clubhouse and the improved landscaping and condition of the 18-hole Mountain View golf course.