The Arizona Country Club has a rich history among the Phoenix community. Its memberships are a prized possession and are passed down from generation to generation. The club is known for its superior service, its magnificent golf course and its casual and inviting, yet elegant atmosphere. This year the club decided to revamp their patio dining area and they wanted to reward their members with outdoor furniture that provided unparalleled comfort and was inline with their core values of uncompromising standards.
A Brief History Of A Storied Legacy
The Arizona Country Club has been a staple in Phoenix for over 100 years. It earned the distinction of being the first winter resort ever built in the Valley and over time it became Phoenix’s premier private club. The golf course is so highly regarded that from 1955 to 1973 it hosted the Phoenix Open and golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer made the course famous. Today the club features a remarkable dining room, an impressive bar and a 4,800 square foot state of the art fitness center.
Improving Upon Greatness
The club has a beautiful patio that stretches across the north side of the clubhouse and faces the iconic Camelback Mountains. Intricate stonework is used throughout the floor, the pillars and on the big round fire pit that is centered on the patio. Their previous outdoor furniture was purchased five years ago and was big and bulky and made of pinewood. The maintenance over time grew excessive and the furniture was hard to move for both the guest and the staff. As well the older club members had a hard time of getting up out of the chairs and were not satisfied with the overall comfort.
From Today’s Patio
Once the club contacted Today’s Patio, one of our design specialists Tracy Snyder began working with John Neill the club’s Food and Beverage Director and Rita Lee their interior designer. John and Rita expressed to Tracy that they wanted a new look, that provided greater comfort and it was important that it was lighter and more mobile. Tracy recommended furniture from manufacture OW Lee given that it was made of wrought iron, which would keep it looking great for a long period of time. They decided on the ultra comfortable Monterra collection because it had a large selection of dining chairs and deep seating options.
In the end they purchased 115 dining chairs, 34 side chairs, 2 large oval dining tables, 33 round and square dining tables, 10 occasional tables, 6 club chairs and 6 large cuddle chairs. Since the patio makeover the club’s members have provided outstanding feedback and are completely satisfied with the superior comfort of the deep seating cuddle chairs. Today’s Patio would like to say thank you to The Arizona Country Club for the privilege to be able to serve such a storied and well-respected member of our community and we hope some day soon we will be invited out for a meal and a chance to enjoy the beautiful patio.
To view more pictures of The Arizona Country Club’s beautiful patio furnished with OW Lee furniture click here.
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