Founded in 1926, Hope Valley Country Club, located in Durham, North Carolina, is a historical club facility overlooking a Donald Ross designed golf course. Over the years, this Tudor style gem, originally designed by Avnar Embury II, has seen numerous additions in a variety of architectural styles. The Club sought a design solution which would improve the Club’s image, address the membership’s desire for outdoor dining and provide much needed expanded swimming and lounging facilities.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Addison Misner inspired Sea Island Beach Club serves as the recreational home for the adjacent Cloister Hotel. The Club offers guests a vast array of amenities, including 3 distinct pools, cabanas and lounge areas, indoor and outdoor dining and bar facilities, and meeting and ballroom facilities.
Completed in 2006, the 65,000 sf compound, adjacent to the Cloister Hotel, provides guests with extensive spa, fitness, pool, squash and tennis amenities. This Forbes 5 star facility is designed around a theme of the rejuvenating power of water, emanating from a central fountain and meandering to coy ponds, relaxation gardens, roaring therapeutic waterfalls and the indoor natatorium.
In 2006, ADG served as the design architects on a replacement for the much beloved but deteriorated original Cloister hotel designed in the early 20’s by Addison Misner. With a painstaking effort by the development team, the new hotel preserves and respects the best of the old, including the reconstruction of the original Spanish Lounge, while creating spectacular new amenities which now take better advantage of the setting on the Black Banks River.
The colonial style Lodge of Kauri Cliffs resort is set on the North Eastern Shore of New Zealand’s North Island, over looking Matauri Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Named “Best new international golf course of 2001” by Golf Digest, and Conde’ Nast Traveler “2002 Hot List; The year’s 52 top new hotels”, and also “The #1 International Golf Hotel by Golf Digest 2009-2010”.