Project Spotlight: Great Hills Country Club

We are overcoming multiple logistical and engineering challenges to construct a Great Hills Country Club (GHCC) in northwest Austin.

This project will replace the current clubhouse and administration building, which was built in the mid-1970s. Those two existing structures cover roughly 11,000 sq. ft.

When completed, the new GHCC will consist of a new two-story 27,000-sq. ft. clubhouse; a single- story 4,500-sq. ft., community recreation building; and a new pool pavilion, as well as new parking lots and other improvements. (McKinney-York are the architects for the new facility, and the construction project will be managed by Club Design Associates, who will act as General Contractor.)

The major problem Garrett-Ihnen’s plans had to overcome was how to build the new structures and parking lots, and make other improvements, all while allowing the country club to stay open for the enjoyment of its members during construction.

“There hasn’t been a golf course renovation and clubhouse reconstruction of this magnitude in Austin in the past several decades, or maybe ever, because most sites are completely closed during construction. But we’ve developed a multi-stage plan that will allow the current facility to remain operational with minimal interruption while we do our work,” said Steve Ihnen, president of Garrett-Ihnen.

Click here to download our press release about this project. Or click the links below to check out the news coverage about this project:

“https://www.statesman.com/business/20180220/12-million-renovation-project-set-for-great-hills-country-club” Austin American Statesman, Feb. 19, 2018

"Engineers concoct plan to keep Great Hills Country Club open during $12M facelift"
Austin Business Journal, Feb. 20, 2018



Rendering of the future Great Hills Country Club. Credit: McKinney-York.


The areas shaded in blue show where the future club facilities will be located. 


This aerial photo shows the current Great Hills Country Club.