As golf fans turn their attention to this week’s President’s Cup golf match in South Korea, they may want to pay special attention to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Clubhouse – a space designed by Los Angeles-based Mehrdad Yazdani of the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign.
The clubhouse is embedded amidst the 18-hole championship course on which the world’s best golfers – like Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – will compete to help their respective teams win the cup. The event is arguably the most notable international golf event in the South Korea’s history.
It’s an honor to have designed the clubhouse for such a remarkable destination, said Yazdani. The selection of this venue to host the President’s Cup is a testament to the high level of excellence that defines the clubhouse, course and surrounding golf community.
The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club is setting a new standard for golf and lifestyle across Asia. The 50,000 sf clubhouse is uniquely designed to reveal itself over time – as sunlight passes through certain openings at different times of day, community members are greeted by freshly revealed details and vistas.
The building also takes cues from Asian architecture and feng shui, creating visual connections with the surrounding natural environment. Key design features like undulating roofs that echo rolling greens strengthen the connection to the golf course. The clubhouse and the community at large offer striking views of the surrounding nature preserve and nearby sea – creating an elegant, restful atmosphere for visitors.
The high level of programmatic needs for the clubhouse would have typically resulted in a large, imposing structure. However, the design strategy distributes public and program spaces across several connected, yet discrete pavilions. This strategy enables a remarkably elegant facility capable of highly efficient service.
The President’s Cup is a biennial event that pits the United States’ best golfers against an International team comprised of players from everywhere outside of Europe. This year’s event will take place this week – Thursday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 11.