Chambers Receives Golden Fork Award for Work at CFCC


Cape Fear Country Club — Casual Dining
Cape Fear Country Club — Casual Dining

Baltimore, MD | January 4, 2017

Golf Inc. Magazine has awarded Chambers with a 2017 Golden Fork Award for their work at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, North Carolina. Golf Inc.’s annual Golden Fork Awards honor the most improved dining facilities at both private and public golf and country clubs.

Chambers’ work at Cape Fear Country Club was based on the results of a comprehensive Membership Survey conducted during the Club’s master planning efforts. The plan rebalanced the Clubhouse’s dining spaces to incorporate a designated adult casual dining venue, family dining spaces, and a properly sized bar/lounge. This aspect of the plan responded to the Membership’s need for a spontaneous dining atmosphere at the Club. In fact, the new Wine Room has sparked substantial growth in the Club’s wine program, which currently has a waiting list for wine lockers. The plans also introduced an “ultra-casual dining” facility within the new, standalone Member Activity Center – a 20,000 SF facility that answered the growing needs of the Club’s family programs and recreational amenities.

“This was an ambitious project that really showcased our firm’s versatility,” said Chambers’ Director of Planning John Snellinger, who oversaw the project’s master planning efforts. “We created a whole new experience for Cape Fear Country Club’s Members that not only responded to their needs but also incorporated private club trends that we are finding throughout the country. We really valued the opportunity to be a part of this Club’s transformation and are honored to be acknowledged by Golf Inc.

This is not the first time that the firm has been honored with the publication’s esteemed award. Last year, Chambers also won the Golden Fork Award for most improved dining spaces at a private facility for renovating the dining spaces at St. Clair Country Club in Pittsburgh, PA. The full announcement of the 2017 Golden Fork Award winners will be published in the January/February issue of Golf Inc.

Chambers was established in Baltimore in 1899 and has been working in the private club industry since its first engagement with the Baltimore Country Club in the mid-1940s. Today, it stands as the largest hospitality planning and design firm in the nation with a singular purpose of working with private clubs. Chambers is also a Corporate Alliance Partner of the Club Managers Association of America, providing significant support to the continuing education and advancement of the private club industry.

Chambers takes a 360⁰ approach to club planning and design because they know that everything is connected. Everything matters.