A brand new clubhouse will open its doors next week at Reservoir Creek Golf Course at Naples. Housing pro shop, restaurant, bar, outdoor deck and other amenities, the new digs replace the original building — a former farmhouse turned clubhouse where a kitchen fire last fall shot through the roof. The damage went well beyond the kitchen, said Tony Deusenbery, Reservoir Creek co-owner with his wife, Holly.
The Deusenberys wasted no time after the Oct. 9 early morning blaze that left no one hurt but left a big mess and a lot of decisions to make. This past Monday, as golfers and construction workers crossed paths in the sunshine outside the nearly completed clubhouse, Tony rattled off a timeline of events that got them back on course. Settling with insurance in November and deciding to build new, they began demolition on Jan. 4.
“We started that afternoon, took 200 loads of spoil from the demolition out of the basement,” Tony recalled. Preliminary design plans for the new structure, which fits the original building’s footprint, had to be altered to meet building code.
From there, the project got into full swing.