CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – In conjunction with the Travelers Championship team, TPC River Highlands announces the completion of its brand-new, built-from-the-ground-up clubhouse. Designed to enhance all facets of membership and tournament experiences, the recently unveiled clubhouse features a new restaurant, Grille 58, outdoor patio area, a large banquet hall with an adjacent event lawn and advanced men’s and women’s locker facilities.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the new clubhouse and its state-of-the-art offerings for our members and guests,” said TPC River Highlands General Manager David Corrado. “This has been a highly anticipated project and we truly thank everyone involved to successfully bring the vision to a reality.”
“The players are going to be so excited to see the new facility,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “It will not only enhance what we can offer them, but it will also allow us to do things with the tournament that we have never done before.”
Completing the project slightly one year after initial groundbreaking, TPC River Highland’s new eye-catching restaurant, Grille 58, will be the hub of the club activity off the course. A beautiful combination of modern simplicity and metal accents, Grille 58 is named after Jim Furyk famously shooting the PGA TOUR’s first career record 58 during the Travelers Championship in 2016. In addition to inside seating, Grille 58 offers covered and uncovered outdoor seating on the expansive 2,400-square-feet wrap-around balcony with sweeping views of Holes 15, 16, 17 and 18. The inviting atmosphere at Grille 58 features a blend of modern décor with farmhouse-inspired detailing and picturesque scenery, creating a beautiful space for members to entertain their guests.
TPC River Highlands will continue to specialize in creating memorable events by offering two banquet spaces, Highlands View Event Hall and Highlands View Event Lawn. The Highlands View Event Hall encompasses nearly 4,600-square-feet that can host weddings, large banquet functions and corporate events. With over 35,000-sqaure-feet available, the Highlands Event Lawn provides entertainers with a lounge seating area while overlooking the golf course.
Additionally, the clubhouse offers new men and women’s locker rooms with larger sitting areas, complete with card tables in the women’s and a pool table in the men’s.
The clubhouse expansion project comes on the heels of the extensive course enhancement project that concluded in the spring of 2016, encompassing renovation and repositioning of the bunkers, greens and tee boxes. Following the announcement of a 10-year sponsorship extension with Travelers in December 2014, special considerations were also given to improving the spectator experiences at the tournament, resulting in enhanced viewing areas and improvements to the existing Fan Zone.
Located in Cromwell, Conn., just minutes outside Hartford on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River, TPC River Highlands has served as the host of the PGA TOUR’s Travelers Championship since 1984, the largest professional sporting event in the state that has generated more than $33 million to charities in surrounding communities. The course has been named by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 10 Golf Courses in the State” and the “Best Private Course in the State” by Connecticut Golfer Online over a number of years.
About the TPC Network
Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 32 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
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About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the “Players Choice” award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.