DULUTH, Ga. – TPC Sugarloaf, host of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic, celebrates the completion of its major clubhouse expansion as part of an overall renovation project that includes updated greens, fairways and bunkers on the Pines Course and Lifestyle Center upgrades featuring state-of-the-art amenities designed to enrich the member experience. The recently renovated clubhouse pays homage to the property’s history featuring an upgraded restaurant, RYE KITCHEN & BAR, extended outdoor patio area, wine cellar and full-service bar as well as a new, state of the art, banquet kitchen.
“It is really an exciting time to be a Member of TPC Sugarloaf,” said TPC Sugarloaf General Manager Mike Maloney. “The enhancements that were made to both of the clubhouses, coupled with the renovation on the golf courses, really positions the club for success well into the future.”
Completing renovations of the main clubhouse ahead of schedule, TPC Sugarloaf’s new eye-catching restaurant is a beautiful combination of hardwood and metal accents. Increasing the amount of seating from 56 to 110, guests can enjoy a stunning view overlooking the recently renovated golf course, specifically the 18th hole and across the lake to the 12th fairway from the newly remodeled 32-foot covered patio.
The inviting atmosphere at RYE KITCHEN & BAR features a blend of modern décor with farmhouse detailing and picturesque scenery creating a beautiful space for members to entertain their guests.
The showpieces of the restaurant are the wine cellar and the architectural design of the bar. The wine cellar can be seen at the restaurant entrance holding 2,200 bottles of wine, of which 92 blocks will be member-designated lockers to reserve their private selections. The horseshoe-shaped bar will serve 8 to 12 local beers on tap and a robust collection of more than 20 rye whiskeys. The high-top tables and bar top are dark sleek cedar timbers, creating a rustic aesthetic against the blend of hardwood floor and shiplap ceiling.
In addition to the transformative changes at the clubhouse, TPC Sugarloaf welcomes Michael Dobias as the new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Dobias is an award-winning and progressive culinary professional with over 26 years of experience in world-class resorts and several upscale restaurants. Chef specializes in creating enthusiastic and productive working environments while possessing an exceptional blend of innovative flair and passion for the culinary industry. He is responsible for food preparation at RYE KITCHEN & BAR, along with streamlining operations and developing unsurpassed restaurant service.
The property that is now known as TPC Sugarloaf was once home to the family estate of O. Wayne Rollins, CEO of the Rollins Company, owner and operator of Orkin, in the mid-late 1900’s. The Rollins family considered the land where TPC Sugarloaf sits as a sanctuary for them and their award-winning Tennessee walking horses. In the turn-of-the-century farmhouses, sugar was a prized commodity. Large quantities of sugar were made in Florida and the Caribbean, and then shipped to farms around the country in the form of a “Sugarloaf”. The loaf was then cut into more manageable pieces with the help of a tool called a “Sugar Snip”. The “Sugar Snip” serves as the new membership logo to pay homage to the Rollins family legacy of creating fond family memories that last a lifetime.
About TPC Sugarloaf
Located within the gated community of Sugarloaf Country Club in the beautiful Georgia countryside, TPC Sugarloaf is a brilliantly crafted championship golf course that offers a wide array of amenities and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.
The par-72, 7,259-yard course contains three 9-hole courses known as The Stables, The Meadows and The Pines. TPC Sugarloaf has had an exceptional reputation from the start, as it was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” when it first debuted in 1997. Since then, it has been listed among the “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses by Golfweek, “Environmental Leader in Golf” by Golf Digest and “Top 100 Golf Shop” for six years in a row by Golf World.
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.