Location: Gold Coast, Barbados
The 55,000 square foot Country Club at Sandy Lane sits majestically perched on the hillside of the tranquil West Coast of Barbados. The main entrance to the clubhouse is flanked by a natural cave which was exposed during grading. This feature has been embellished with lushly landscaped pond with lilies and papyrus. Nearly the entire exterior is dressed on varying scale bands of coral containing plaster interrupted by hand cleft courses of Portuguese limestone of varying height. The plaza is engaged by a modern porte-cochere offering protected entry to the clubhouse via a modern interpretation of an old sugar mill and dramatic views through the clubhouse and beyond to golf fairways, a lake and the great blue ocean beyond. The semi-formal plan is oriented along a North-South axis allowing flow through East-West breezes and focusing public spaces to the West overlooking 36 holes of Tom Fazio golf.
Linking administrative and sales spaces to the south and public spaces to the North is a lofty circulation arcade. The trabeated structure of the space is lined entirely with mahogany paneling and louvered clerestories allowing natural light to permeate. Louvered doors fully line the East façade which open on to richly/lushly planted landscaping and promoting the interaction of interior and exterior space. All administrative offices are elegantly appointed with travertine floors, coral plaster walls, and tray ceilings with low-voltage lighting throughout. For effect, the sales/board room floor is paved with an interwoven parquet of rich African mahogany and ebony. Located adjacent to the administrative offices is the private and luxuriously appointed Member’s Lounge. This space is ocular with curved glass doors and windows framing again, panoramic views of golf and natural beauty to the West.