Lost Dunes Golf Club

9300 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI

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The Ask

Lost Dunes Golf Club reached out to Chipman Design Architecture to design a private 18-hole golf club carved into a breathtaking setting of forests and spectacular dunes rising above the adjoining Lake Michigan Beach. The 191-acre site lies in the famed Harbor County resort area catering to an upscale Chicago market.

The Task

The team’s biggest project was the most prominent structure on the course –– a 20,000sf Clubhouse. The clerestory entrance lobby focuses upon a monumental two-sided stone fireplace, ushering guests into a host of facilities for its private membership. Amenities include the Mixed Grill Dining Room, Lounge and Dining Room, Locker Rooms offering spa, and fitness facilities, as well as a Pro Shop and Outdoor Deck Dining. The lower level of the structure has been set aside for heated cart storage and service facilities.

Ancillary structures include the Driving Range, Starter’s Station, state-of-the-art Maintenance Facilities as well as guest cottages for overnight lodging. A decade later, the firm collaborated with the client for new amenity offerings including refreshed Locker Rooms, two additional guest cottages, an outdoor pool and the creation of elevated decking off the Mixed Grill for all fresco dining.

Exterior of the golf club with its reflection in a body of waterThe golf club in a wooded areaExterior of the golf club and the surrounding lakeDetail of bar and barstools