La Trobe Golf Club

La Trobe Golf Club

Architect
SGKS Architects
Location
Alphington Victoria, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Golf Courses
Emily Bartlett

La Trobe Golf Club

SGKS Architects as Architects

Golf has always been a passion of the practice’s founder, Peter Sgourakis. Every Friday – rain, hail or shine – he makes his weekly visit to Latrobe Golf Club in Alphington. This 20-year connection was the starting point for our latest project for the club – a dramatic renovation of the member’s bar.

photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett
photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett

Inspired by a gentleman’s lounge from days gone by, we reimagined the member’s bar as a low-key but luxurious space for club members and their guests. Fusing modern design and a keen sense of the classic, our design concept brings together stone panelling, timber battens and brass detailing. Underfoot, a custom tartan carpet in crisp grey and white gives a heritage feel. New furniture was specified too, themed around classic forms and timeless finishes.

photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett
photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett

While the structure has remained largely the same, the bar now occupies a larger footprint. Partition walls allow the interior to be reconfigured as four separate event spaces. In the foyer, new trophy cabinets were arranged under the existing honour boards, retaining the new bar’s connection to the club’s history.

photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett
photo_credit Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett
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