Golf Caves at South Lykken Trail
TEAM: Sarah Sherter, American, Sherter Interiors – Palm Desert, California USA
The Golf Caves at South Lykken Trail – Palm Springs, California
The Golf Caves at South Lykken Trail; a new concept for rethinking how golfers play and train in extreme climates. Typically a golfers experience is 18 holes, a short game practice area and driving range located outdoors.
In the Coachella Valley, Southern California, summer temperatures rise to 115 Fahrenheit, 4 months continuously; golf courses are desolate. Golfers escaping to cooler climates to play or finding other activities to do in air conditioned indoor environments.
The first prototype will be located in the mountain making resourceful use of the natural rocky terrain. Constructed by boring into the mountain with 3’-0” remaining thick slate rock walls to keep the inside cool year round. Eliminating air conditioning or a sprinkler system. The outdoor part of the driving range would have synthetic grass. One can enjoy the outdoor natural beauty and experience golf culture will all the amenities proposed.
The membership at the Golf Caves would include; virtual golf rooms, training bays/lessons and a driving range. For security and preventing wildlife from entering; the range/bays would be closed with pull-down metal doors. Amenities include a pro-shop, club house bar/café; other spaces pertinent to running a golf club.