The new $5.85 million clubhouse approved for Hobbit's Glen golf course will begin construction in November, Columbia Association reported this week.
The current clubhouse will limit operations starting on Saturday, Oct. 26 and then close on Oct. 29. Limited services will continue in the pro shop and CoHo Grill as minor construction begins.
The course will remain open for play, said CA in a press release.
Construction on the new clubhouse in late November will move the pro shop and limited food and beverage services to a trailer on site, according to CA. The new clubhouse is expected to be completed in a year, by Nov. 2014, CA reported.
In the spring of 2012, CA's Board of Directors selected the new clubhouse option and earlier approved $6 million to build it. The new clubhouse plans include an expanded dining area, a new golf learning center, new locker rooms and a turn house.
At the time, CA's President Phil Nelson said, "I think this will be a great project for the community. The new clubhouse will not only serve the golfing community, but the preliminary designs that were presented by the H. Chambers architectural firm also presented a place for neighborhood and community functions."
Construction on the new clubhouse was delayed a month due to problems developing the site plan, according to a Howard County Timesreport.