Golf Club House & Golf Course, Steyn City Properties, Dainfern

The Steyn City Golf Clubhouse, with its environmentally friendly ‘green’ roof that blends into the topography, is a triumph of modern architecture, with classic touches such as Roman arches and acres of Italian marble.

Steyn City promises the consumer a lifestyle that is in tune with nature, and so when it came to the Steyn City Clubhouse, the owner gave the Architects the daunting challenge of hiding the building and reducing its scale. Previously an abandoned quarry that was left vacant, the brief was to have as little impact on the site as possible. The aim was to integrate the building with its surroundings and the indigenous landscape, as well as to create architecture that is responsive and sensitive while still being functional and sustainable. The goal was to explore the boundaries of what is currently perceived as clubhouse architecture and re-establish the benchmark.

The Clubhouse is also home to the new XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant. A fully stocked boutique Pro Shop complements the clubhouse and with its panoramic views of the course, also promises to be one of the most impressive anywhere. The underground parking – two floors of it – has enough room to accommodate a full field’s vehicles as well as the fleet of golf carts.

The Steyn City Clubhouse won the Emirates Glass LEAF Award in the Hospitality Building category in 2014. The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards is an annual international architectural prize. It recognises innovative architectural design that sets the benchmark for the international architectural community of the next generation.