Building work is in full swing at Innis Arden in Old Greenwich for a new clubhouse and modified holes

GREENWICH – A major rebuild of the facilities at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich is in full swing.

Approvals have been granted in 2020 for the club to demolish its old clubhouse and build a new one that measures just under 48,000 square feet.

The new structure is rising on the course, with construction work well underway on the new building.

As part of the work at 120 Tomac Ave., the club is also modifying its first and 18th holes, building a warming hut and reconfiguring the parking lot. The reconstruction of the padel court facilities is also part of the project. Golf construction and demolition work began at the end of 2021.

When the project was proposed in 2020, the club’s bid stated that the new kitchen facilities would enable better and more efficient operation for entertainment and events at Innis Arden.

The Innis Arden Golf Club was part of the estate of J. Kennedy Tod, a financier and avid golfer born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1899, Tod built a nine-hole golf course on approximately 75 acres on the east side of Greenwich Point. In 1925, the club purchased additional land and expanded the golf course from nine to 18 holes.

The club has added new fitness and leisure facilities over the years, as part of a modernization plan organized in 2012 and 2013. Management has rebuilt the pool house and the club has a bowling alley, a fitness center, new locker rooms and a lounge area with fireplace. The golf course underwent a major reconstruction between 2004 and 2008, according to the club’s historical overview on its website.

There was no immediate comment from club management.

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