A New Golf Clubhouse at the Yellowstone Club
Photos by Gibeon Photography
Golf Members of the Yellowstone Club, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the nation, expect the best, and why shouldn’t they? To become a member you must own real estate there—condominium prices start at around $5 million and custom residences range from $6.5 million to $19.5 million—with an initial $300,000 fee plus $37,500 annually. Boldface-name members include Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and former U.S. vice president Dan Quayle.
Lone Peak at 11,166 feet soars in the distance.
Located on 13,600 private acres 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park and an hour away from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, the club’s remote location poses no problem for the captains of industry; they access the airport by private jet service, then complete the journey via car or helicopter (arranged by the club’s travel staff).
The contemporary mountain rustic aesthetic was created by incorporating everything from reclaimed barnwood and full slabs of marble to stone walls in the clubhouse design.
Perks at this pinnacle of luxury include skiing the “private powder” at the club’s ski resort, which boasts 60 runs and 2,200 skiable acres—moguls for moguls—and playing 18 holes on the championship-caliber Tom Weiskopf-designed mountain course.
The interior spaces of the clubhouse were designed with natural fabrics in various textures to blend with the surrounding environment, pops of white to brighten up the space and custom-designed lighting
New to the club’s over-the-top amenities is a three-story, 24,000-square-foot clubhouse overlooking the 18th green, with stunning views of Eglise Mountain, the Gallatin Range and the Spanish Peaks. The building’s mountain contemporary aesthetic was designed by Reid Smith Architects and Denton House Design Studio, and built by Big-D Construction—providing members with a five-star experience after a day on the links.
According to Matt Dickamore, Denton House designer, “Almost every single thing in the club was custom made,” including leather handrails, hand-blown glass fixtures and rustic wooden stairs. Golf locker rooms and pro-shop/retail space with a state-of-the-art golf simulator room are on the lower level; six privately owned residential condominiums occupy the upper floor.
Hand-blown glass lighting in the bar on a dimmer creates a starry, starry night. NanaWalls slide completely out of the way to blend indoor/outdoor spaces.
The main level features restaurant and bar areas that seamlessly connect indoors and outdoors with NanaWall sliding glass walls. Completing the illusion of being outside even while indoors, light fixtures in the bar can be dimmed to look like a starry night, providing guests with a fabricated luminous experience—sans the annoyance of pesky mosquitoes.