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  McCabe Golf Course Clubhouse, Page 54McCabe Golf Course Clubhouse
Architect 
Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc. 
217 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
www.ghp1.com


Location: 
Nashville, Tennessee
Total Square Feet: 12,700
Construction Period: Nov 1999 to July 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: R.G. Anderson Company, Inc. - 1801 West End Ave., #1400, Nashville, TN 37203
Structural Engineer: Structural Integrity, Inc. - 179 Belle Forest Cr., #202, Nashville, TN 37221
Electrical Engineer: Ideal Design - 2005 Earlington Dr., Nashville, TN 37215
Mechanical Engineer: Utility Management Corp. - PO Box 87, Hartsville, TN 37074
Landscape Architect: Hawkins Partners, Inc. - 131 Second Ave. North, 3rd Floor, Nashville, TN 37201
Cost Estimator: Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc. - 217 Fifth Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37219


On the evening of Sunday, June 6, 1999, fire ravaged a structure that was a sentimental favorite among Nashville's golfing population. The building was a quaint clubhouse on the McCabe Golf Course, one of several golf courses owned by Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. This public golf course on the west side of the city is a popular gathering place for all ages. The building contained lounges for both women and men, where golf associations held their regular weekly meetings that culminated in a round of golf. It also contained a pro-shop/concessions area centered around a fireplace, which created a cozy living room type atmosphere.

Additions to the original building included a golf cart barn, attached to the rear of the building. The fire started in this barn. Due to lack of a sprinkler system, the entire structure was destroyed.

Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc. (GHP) was commissioned to create a new structure, which maintained the integrity and aesthetics of the original, but integrated completely new services designed to the latest standard area and code. Thirteen months later a grand opening was held to celebrate the completion of the new structure. The fast-track project exceeded all expectations.

The surrounding neighborhood is distinguished by its bungalow style homes of the 1920s through 1940s. To maintain a contextual consistency, GHP designed the club house utilizing the vocabulary of the neighboring structures with low horizontal massing, a large front porch, hip roofs, and details simulating those of that era. To the south of the main clubhouse, separated by a breezeway, is a new cart barn which is fully sprinklered and separated from the occupied structure by appropriate fire resistant construction. Due to the fact that the building is virtually an island on the site with all sides open to the public circulation, the breezeway entrance at the rear of the building, away from the fairways, acts as an entry and bag drop-off to the site and building. It also allows for gathering of golfers before and after sanctioned tournaments.

The clubhouse functions revolve around a central light well that is capped by clerestory windows and crossed gable roofs, which has as its central feature a grand stone fireplace rising through the light well and is lit at night by a wrought iron chandelier. Spaces dedicated to the women's and men's lounge functions, are adjacent to their respective locker rooms and toilet areas. In addition to the functions that were incorporated from the original building, the design incorporates a 100-seat dining room for public or private receptions.

Part of the success of this project can be attributed to a delivery system that was new for the city government in Metro Nashville - a modified turnkey approach. The architect-led form of design/build delivery structured the construction cost based on a Guaranteed Maximum Price with a contingency for owner-requested additions and unforeseen conditions. The project was completed well within the proposed budget and delivered on time with a product that far exceeds expectations for a public project of this nature.

Manufacturers/Suppliers
Exterior Walls - Brick Veneer: Richtex; Wood Aluminum Clad Windows: Pella.
Roof - Fiberglass Shingles: GAF.
Floors - Carpet: Lees Faculty IV; Special Flooring: Fuller.
Interior Walls - Gypsum Board: United States Gypsum; Toilet & Bath Accessories: American Specialties, Inc.; Partitions: Comtec Industries; Metal Doors & Frames: Metal Products, Inc.; Lockers & Metal Benches: Hollman.


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