In January 2017 the Château Élan Golf Club was sold to an affiliate of Greenwich, Connecticut based real estate investment firm, Wheelock Street Capital. The new owner is investing now more than $20 million in a comprehensive renovation and refresh.
Troon has been selected to manage the golf operations and clubhouse food and beverage operations in addition to golf and club management.
The 45-hole club is located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta and is part of the beautiful Château Élan Winery & Resort.
Château Élan Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole par 3 Short Course – all three courses are open to resort and daily-fee play.
The Club’s Château Course (7,030-yard, par-71 course) opened in 1989 and was designed by Denis Griffiths. The Woodlands Course is also a Denis Griffith’s design, opened for play in 1996.
The recently renovated clubhouse was designed by Blur Workshop (team of Foreman Rogers), an Atlanta-based architectural firm, the golf clubhouse now includes a new front porch and players’ lounge, a newly redesigned golf shop, expanded locker rooms with new finishes and fixtures as well as a new roof, paint, and landscaping around the exterior.
The club’s restaurant has been rebranded as “The Sarazen Bar & Grille” and now includes a large central bar, an open dining room layout, an entirely new 1,053 square-foot back porch for outdoor dining and a new “backyard” area with lounge seating and fire pits for before or after dinner enjoyment.
Château Élan is now home also to a Dave Pelz Golf School, with one-day clinics as well as two and three-day schools available throughout the year.