Tom Hoch Design selected by Tulsa Country Club to create master plan

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Tom Hoch Design  --  the club design-build firm with 45-plus years of creating award-winning, revenue-enhancing spaces worldwide -- has been selected by Tulsa Country Club to create a masterplan for the renovation of its 65,000-square foot clubhouse. With more than 250 projects to its credit in the golf industry and hundreds of others in recreation and hospitality, Tom Hoch Design was selected for its ability to create memorable, engaging spaces; its revenue-based design model, which bolsters both golf shop and food and beverage top lines; and its unique club survey that gathers data from subject and peer golf clubs to build a branding platform for future growth.  The Tom Hoch Design masterplan for Tulsa Country Club encompasses the clubhouse interior, exterior and site immediately surrounding the building footprint. The components will be tied together via a timeless Frank Lloyd Wright "Prairie School" architectural motif characterized by low, horizontal lines and hipped roofs that blend with the landscape.  "Tom Hoch Design brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the project," says Jason Fiscus, Tulsa Country Club general manager. "Tom and his staff have the ability to look at the entire picture, balancing historical sensitivities with existing and future needs. The firm has a proven track record of designing clubhouses that stand the test of time and enhance key revenue centers that are integral to the economic viability of the club."  "We are honored to help build on the 100-year legacy of this Tulsa landmark, and excited to begin the process of developing and implementing a masterplan that will more accurately reflect the changing lifestyles of members at Tulsa Country Club," says Tom Hoch, president of Tom Hoch Design. "The fully-integrated master plan will position Tulsa Country Club for its next century of growth and prosperity."  The masterplan calls for the clubhouse to be reconfigured into three functional sections connected by a pedestrian gallery and themed transitions. The dining section includes family dining areas with views of the golf course and Tulsa skyline in the distance, a full-service bar, men's lounge and grill, kitchen and finishing kitchen, and new "rotunda lounge" with views of the golf course and practice area.  The banquet section will house four banquet rooms, a board room, wait staff station, library lounge and reception area. The fitness section -- modeled after a "luxury resort spa experience" -- includes an exercise room with state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, an aerobics/yoga room, steam room, and men's and women's lounges and locker rooms. The golf shop will be relocated to a more central location in proximity to the clubhouse entrance to provide better access and visibility.  The Tulsa Country Club is located just west of downtown in the city's gently rolling hills. It opened in 1908, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and has hosted more USGA-sanctioned events than any other course in Oklahoma. The original, A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course is being remodeled by Rees Jones, the legendary golf course architect with a long history of working with U.S. Open venues.  For more information about Tom Hoch Design, visit www.tomhoch.com <http://www.tomhoch.com>  <http://www.tomhoch.com/>  or call 405.524.0505.  About Tom Hoch Design  Founded in 1963 in Oklahoma City by Tom (senior) and Joanne Hoch, Tom Hoch Design is a design-build firm specializing in club, resort, hotel, restaurant and recreational spaces, and a recognized worldwide leader for delivering exceptional results on schedule and within budget.  It has created many of the most memorable, engaging and functional spaces in the golf, hospitality and leisure industries, including award-winning, revenue-bolstering projects for leading luxury brands.   Tom Hoch Design has revolutionized the category via its "revenue-based design" model, a space planning, sizing and mapping process for retail-driven spaces such as golf shops and food- and-beverage operations.  The revenue-based design model can be applied to new construction, and is particularly effective with cost-sensitive remodeling projects. It is scalable and can be utilized with any size space in a wide variety of industries.  Superior views, balanced site lines, privacy, energy, operational efficiency with optimal staffing, exceptional luxury and increased profits are central to Tom Hoch Design's delivery of a signature, custom interior space that is the lifestyle centerpiece of clubs and communities.  These inviting, comfortable and stunning gathering places are powerful marketing tools for owners, developers, membership directors and real-estate agents. Styles range from classic and neo-classic to contemporary and progressive.  Contracted design work is completed onsite in Tom Hoch Design's 30,000 square-foot studio, a unique position in the category that leads to increased efficiencies and overall quality. An "American Craftsman" operation, projects are designed and built by highly skilled artisans, carpenters and designers, and installed by an in-house team with minimal outsourcing.  Tom Hoch Design employs "green building" techniques and practices to deliver spaces and products which are environmentally sensitive.  In the golf, resort and hotel industries, Tom Hoch Design is retained by leading brands such as The Ritz-Carlton Club, Marriott, Honours Golf, Landmark Land Company and Southworth Development to design and/or create amenities and revenue centers that complement exterior architecture and are fully-integrated into the site’s masterplan.  Recent U.S. and internationally-based projects include: The Members' Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota (Florida); Farm Links Golf Club (Alabama); Renaissance Golf Club (Massachusetts); TPC Valencia (California); and Tulsa Country Club (Oklahoma); several projects with Troon Golf; Apes Hill Club (Barbados); The Abaco Club (Bahamas); and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain (Arizona).  Unique to the club industry, the Tom Hoch team possesses top-of-the-line talent and expertise necessary to conceive, program, design, detail, budget and outfit a club in a successful manner. These comprehensive services enable Tom Hoch Design's clientele to have access to a seamlessly integrated design and build process that fulfills design visions and meets budgets

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