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INVERNESS GOLF CLUB CUTS RIBBON ON NEW CENTRE COURT FACILITY
 
September 30, 2022 – After several years of planning and construction, more than 200 members of Inverness Golf Club and guests were on hand September 9 as club leadership cut the ribbon on their new Centre Court facility.
 
The ceremony was held in the newly constructed building which features a sports bar, ultra-casual dining room featuring a wood burning grill and rotisserie oven, and golf simulators. Along with the new structure, in recent months the club also added 4 new courts dedicated to pickleball and 4 new heated courts to introduce paddleball this fall and winter. The courts have been smartly tiered to fit into the rolling hills that are synonymous with the IGC grounds.
 
“It was a pleasure to reach the culmination of the Centre Court project and welcome our members into the new facility,” said General Manager and COO, William Skelnik, CCM. “As part of this significant makeover we also redesigned our main dining room and bar, added a wi-fi lounge, and upgraded our main locker rooms, features our members have already been enjoying. This modernization enhances the resort-like atmosphere at IGC and positions us as the club of the future in the northwest suburbs.”
 
Current club president Kerry Lavelle who cut the ribbon on the new facility along with Inverness Mayor Jack Tatooles, likened the new facilities to a rebirth of the club.
 
“It is certainly a transformational revitalization of Inverness Golf Club. We have already seen a significant impact on membership as we have welcomed a number of new families throughout 2022.”
 
Attendees arrived via red carpet while searchlights lit up the sky over the club. In addressing those in attendance, Lavelle noted how it is easy to focus on the immediate impact of the new Centre Court facility, but encouraged all to look ahead and envision how these changes will impact future generations of members and their families.
 
“From the initial discussions through the ribbon cutting, everyone involved has put great thought and care into making Inverness Golf Club a premiere destination for families of all ages,” Skelnik said. “We have neatly bound our great tradition with a forward-looking approach that redefines what a club like ours can be.”
 
The new pickleball courts have seen extensive use since opening in May, according to Skelnik and the paddle season is just kicking off with great demand for court time among members. At the ribbon cutting, Director of Racquet Sports Andrew Buchholz and 3 other paddle professionals provided a quick exhibition to demonstrate how the sport is played.
 
The golf season will be extended even when the club’s much-heralded course closes for the winter through the introduction of golf simulators.
 
New chef Jack Delby has updated the menu for the main dining room, holding on to established favorites while introducing some new concepts. He will be even more creative in Centre Court where the rotisserie grill will allow for a wide range of family-pleasing options. Both dining rooms will be open year-round.