Purgatory Country ClubNoblesville, Indiana

The log cabin-style clubhouse of Purgatory Golf Club is a 30,000-square-foot, two-level facility with exterior materials of native stone and logs that provide a rustic charm in a warm setting. The design of this new clubhouse was informed by the client’s request that the building take on a rustic log timber appearance to complement existing structures on the golf course. These considerations reinforced the overall lodge feel of the clubhouse, giving the architect freedom to design spaces with grand heights to balance the proportions of the logs and wood siding throughout. The main level of the clubhouse features a banquet facility space and a lounge that are both served by an adjacent kitchen. The banquet facility, with access to a large deck, is large enough to allow golf outings, large dinners, or wedding receptions. This area may also be subdivided to allow two different functions to take place simultaneously. The main level also includes a women and men’s locker room with restroom and shower facilities that adjoin a central massage area. A pro-shop and support spaces, including offices and storage areas, make up the remaining main level interior spaces. At the lower level the clubhouse includes cart storage for 80 carts, a snack area and restrooms for the turn at the ninth green and support spaces for the areas above. Along with the general finish materials, the vegetation and other landscape items are indigenous to this part of the country.