The Avalon at Buhl Park, Country Club

The Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park, located in Hermitage Township, Pennsylvania, included an expansion and renovation of the former clubhouse for the Sharon Country Club. The design integrated existing spaces and materials with new areas that included a pool, outdoor bar, banquet center, and expanded club dining. The facility was expanded to create a resort atmosphere with a new fitness center, salon, and pro-shop.


The Avalon at Buhl Park, Country Club


The owner was interested in expanding the existing stone clubhouse to include a larger banquet and entertainment area.  This new addition would more than double the existing square footage. Due to the small room configurations and the existing stone and masonry bearing walls, design of an addition required the redefinition of the entire stone clubhouse building area.  Site topography was a key concern due to multiple events planned for the facility, including formal dining, weddings, and golf outings.


Phillips|Sekanick Architects turned the existing stone clubhouse into an entry feature and added other functions to the east side of the existing building.  A refreshed and unified look was created for the expanded clubhouse complex by carrying design elements from the existing clubhouse into the new addition. Careful coordination with the owner and Civil Engineer allowed traffic flow for both cars and pedestrians around the site.