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Los Altos Golf & Country Club primps, expands with new $14 million facelift


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The new Sequoia Room at Los Altos Golf & Country Club accommodates up to 120 people.

Proving the adage that some things improve with age, Los Altos Golf & Country Club recently completed a $14.1 million addition and renovation on the heels of its 90th birthday.

Although the 155-acre facility has undergone numerous remodels since its establishment off Loyola Drive in the unincorporated area near Los Altos in 1923, the latest additions expand facilities and upgrade amenities for the club’s 425 proprietary members, social members and special-event guests.

According to Randall Bertao, Los Altos Golf & Country Club general manager, member requests for facility enhancements triggered the revamp.

After updating the swimming, golf and clubhouse facilities over the past several decades, the newest features at the club offer even more to members and guests. Although membership is at capacity, many nonmembers schedule private events at the facility.

“Although we don’t advertise, we want the community to know about us,” Bertao said.

In addition to adding kitchen space with grills that enable the club to increase its offering of California cuisine, a new event space – the Sequoia Room – with a capacity up to 120 people, was included in the new wing of the facility’s clubhouse. Framed by large wood beams, the room features a fireplace, built-in seating along the windows and a bar. Bertao added that the new kitchen and event room enable the club to host additional weddings, fund-raisers and other business and social gatherings.

The construction of a new building to house fitness facilities, women’s and men’s changing rooms and small meeting rooms for groups of 40 or fewer expanded the club’s footprint.

Spacious lounges in each of the new locker rooms overlook the golf course.

The club is equipped with weights, cardiovascular exercise gear, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. A 3,500-square-foot fitness room with rows of stationary equipment, weights and exercise mats greets members in the second-floor space of the new building. A yoga studio boasts bamboo wood flooring and floor-to-ceiling mirrors that reflect the scenic backdrop of the foothills, viewed through the large windows.

For more information, visit lagcc.com.


Los Altos Golf & Country Club adds to facilities - Photos by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

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