Construction Contract Approved for Clubhouse at Keth Memorial Golf Course
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (March 23, 2011) – The University of Central Missouri today moved one step closer to building a new clubhouse at the Pertle Springs Keth Memorial Golf Course. In a special meeting, the Board of Governors approved a $1,405,596 contract with Reasbeck Construction, Inc., Warrensburg.
Keth Memorial Golf Course Club House
Bids for construction were initially received in November 2010, but a decision was tabled until value engineering was completed to review areas which could reduce the overall cost of the building without compromising aesthetics, energy efficiency, and functional design of the building. The initial bid from Reasbeck was approximately $1.7 million.
Jerry Hughes, director of intercollegiate athletics, told the board that through the value engineering process, there was a net cost savings of $339,108. This is after adding to the project men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and covering material costs for copper wiring, plumbing, and metal wall studs.
Some “soft” costs of about $337,610 will be added to the expense of the project overall making the total cost $1,779,206. This covers will cover contingency funds, surveying, advertising, architectural and engineering fees, redesign fees, soil testing and inspections, telecommunications/network connections, and utilities.
Work on the 5,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin in April. Clubhouse amenities include a pro shop, dining facilities with seating capacity up to 150 people, a snack bar kitchen, and a covered patio that will overlook the 18th green and seat about 60 people.
The university will fund the project with a $1.5 million donation from Audrey J. Walton, Versailles. The remaining cost will be paid from an internal loan using funds from the UCM Debt Service Reserve. This debt will be paid over the next five years from revenues generated by the new clubhouse.