Le Maître’s clubhouse reborn
A 3.5-million-dollar investment
Construction Tremblant – the company responsible for Le Maître’s community of seasonal residences – and architect Louise Bourrée, who drew up the first version of this facility, have worked at top speed to plan the construction of the new Clubhouse.
Work is expected to begin in mid-April for completion in the fall. You may remember that in October 2017 a fire seriously damaged the central pavilion of this jewel of Mont Tremblant’s resort architecture.
While the new building will be strongly inspired by the former pavilion, its configuration has been revised. The ground floor will be enlarged by 1000 feet to accommodate the golf shop and offices.
This will also allow for enlargement of the reception area and the restaurant space where, in addition to the dining room, there will be a pub and adjoining bar. A new three-season gazebo with sliding window/doors will be erected and there will also be, between the pavilion and the pool, a renovated terrace with open fire pit.
Inspired by the former building
We already know that the new shop will be larger than its former version. We are also informed that the reception hall has been designed to provide a sense of grandeur through the use of glass, stone and wood, “which reflect the nobility of the site,” says Pascal De Bellefeuille, director of sales and marketing for the Maître
“For the design, we were inspired by the history of the place and will provide visual references to the era of the log drivers on the Diable (or Devil’s) River which encircles the golf course,” Pascal notes. “There’s a nod to Quebec’s railroad history and to the P’tit train du Nord linear park which crosses the golf course,” he continues.
“We also refer to our agricultural history with the presence of timeworn beams from old barns, and Laurentian rock, to evoke Gérard Émond’s farm. The new dining room and pub, which will look out onto the magnificent waterfalls on the 18th hole, will be done in a mountain-chic style with immense windows providing a backdrop of nature’s beauty for our members and visitors.”
The temporary facilities installed for the 2018 season will remain in place this year and the whole team will again do its utmost to provide club members with an excellent experience, with new restaurant and reception offerings.
As to golf…
Several maintenance projects for the course and the land are anticipated for this season. The health of the greens remains a priority. Agronomic procedures initiated last fall, as well as winterization measures such as the installation of tarpaulins on the greens, should get the season off to a smooth start.
Selective cutting of trees around some of the greens is needed and the work is underway. This will increase the sunshine and air circulation, ensuring optimal growth conditions.
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Rédacteur et journaliste de profession, Guillaume Vincent a fait ses armes au sein de l’agence QMI. Il s’est joint au Tremblant Express en 2014. Promu en 2017, il y assume depuis le rôle de rédacteur en chef et directeur de la publication. / A writer and photojournalist by profession, Guillaume Vincent won his stripes in the QMI agency. He joined Tremblant Express in 2014. Promoted in 2017, he has been editor-in-chief and co-publisher since then.