“I consider the site as the Trophy site in Thunder Bay”


Port Arthur Country ClubTHUNDER BAY – Construction will start as the demolition is completed. As the bulldozer moved in this morning it marked the start of new development. There will be a whole new look to the Thunder Bay Country Club soon. Starting this morning demolition of the curling club facilities at the club started.

The Thunder Bay Country Club will have residences at the Club as a condominium project will start which is scheduled for completion in 2013. Bob Swan, Club president, shares, “We are extremely pleased to be part of this day. Today we see the hours and hours of planning culminate in the beginning of the actual construction starting with the demolition of the old curling club section.”

Thunder Bay Country Club members had given overwhelming support to enter in to an agreement with Robert Zanette to build a new Club House and Condominium Complex to replace the existing facility at the Thunder Bay Country Club. Today demolition began of the curling club building to begin construction of the 8 level condominium project Residences at the Club with 6 stories of residences and 2 levels of underground parking.

Robert Zanette shared, “I consider the site as the Trophy site in Thunder Bay and the project will reflect its preeminent location. With steel and concrete construction Residences at the Club is designed to be the highest quality condominiums in Thunder Bay. Our vision has been overwhelmingly accepted by the market with 50% of the units reserved. We were extremely pleased to be chosen as the developer for this project. Our company has experience developing similar golf projects. We have built over 15 condo projects in Thunder Bay and believe we understand what people are looking for in this market. To have the ability to build on the actual grounds and have access to a golf course with such an outstanding tradition is a wonderful opportunity for us.”

Club President Swan adds “The club had very specific terms in its request for re-development. The development couldn’t infringe on the existing golf course itself but would provide a new clubhouse, restaurant and banquet
facilities, proshop and course maintenance facility. As we celebrate our one hundred and second anniversary, the tradition of the course itself and the ability to play uninterrupted during the construction phases was key.
As well as the residences the project includes a new 10,000 square foot Clubhouse, Dining facility, Proshop and Exercise room.

Robert Zanette, based in Thunder Bay has done similar country club projects in Arizona at Superstition Mountain, and Gold Canyon and in British Columbia at Eagle Terrace near Kelowna.

Swan concludes, “As president I am extremely proud of our membership for their loyalty to The Club during our upcoming year of construction and to our partners in development who have respected the needs of the Club to
play golf this year with minimal disturbance to the actual course itself.”

Are you interested in living on the golf course? Information on the units is available from the Sales Manager, Dennis Leblanc at 630-8400.

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