New Blythewood Country Club Open House set for Aug. 23

New Owner Aims To Bring Former Windermere Club Back To Glory Days

BLYTHEWOOD – The Windermere Club is being purchased by a Snellville GA company, L&J Acquisitions, and is now called Blythewood Country Club. Under the new ownership, the Club will be managed by Fred Layman who said the name change is the tip of the iceberg of what’s new at the Club.

“We’re renovating not only the facilities but its services as well,” Layman said. “We have a new 3,000 square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center that overlooks a breathtaking view of the lake. There will also be new events for members such as sunset socials on Friday and Saturday nights,” he said.

The golf course has also undergone extensive renovations.

“We’re bringing this Pete Dye course back to its former glory,” Layman said. “We’ve converted our greens to a top Bermuda grass – Champion G-12,” The newly converted front nine green will be available starting Friday morning at reduced rates.

“We have also initiated an outstanding junior program for young golfers, tennis players and swimmers. We have other offerings as well, including a semi-private atmosphere for members that includes an open-to-the-public golf course and dining area, but members will have first rights to tee times,” Layman said.

Layman said the Fitness center, pool, indoor and outdoor tennis center and overall amenities are still for members only, but members may bring a guest.

 “I don’t know if people in the community realize that this club offers more amenities than any other club in the area. Plus, we offer significantly lower rates than other clubs in the area,” he said. ”Current Windermere Club memberships are being grandfathered in.”

The Club’s new owner, management and other principles will be on hand at an open house at the Club on Friday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary beer, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.  Those planning to attend are asked to phone in reservations to allow for sufficient food preparation. Layman said special membership discounts will also be available at the open house.

The Blythewood Country Club is located at 1101 Longtown Road East in Blythewood.  For more information or to make a reservation for the open house, call 786-6088.

“We have a great new future here,” Layman said. “Our goal is to bring the club back up to its glory days.”

L&J Acquisitions also owns The Country Club of Gwinnett (GA) and is looking to purchase two others. Jorge Martinez is President and Principal Partner of the Blythewood Country Club. David Biscan is the COO of L&J Acquisitions.