Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert recently broke ground on a state-of–the art facility that will include a full-service restaurant, private indoor and outdoor dining areas, a wine room, multiple fire pits and open spaces for receptions and live entertainment.
The expansive veranda will offer unobstructed 180-degree views of the stunning golf course and desert floor more than 1,000 feet below.
The outdoor dining area offers unobstructed 180-degree views of the golf course and desert floor below.
The new restaurant, designed by noted architect Guy Dreier, will remain on the existing site but will occupy a much larger footprint, doubling the current occupancy load and increasing square footage from 1,600 to 4,600. Overseeing the restaurant, The Aerie, is Executive Chef Jon Tice, formerly of The Saguaro and protégé of Iron Chef Jose Garces. The entire project is due to be completed by mid-November 2015, just in time for season.
“We’re extremely pleased to begin construction on this modest, yet truly spectacular, building,” says Rob Blackburn, Stone Eagle general manger and director of golf. “Our mission is to set a new standard for golf clubs in the Valley, a place where members engage both competitively and socially. The new restaurant will add to the unmatched appeal of Stone Eagle.”
Rendering of exterior dining at night.
Encompassed by thousands of acres of protected land within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Stone Eagle was founded in 2005, and since 2010, the Club has been owned by seven of its original members. Current membership is capped at 225 to ensure a more exclusive golf experience.
The Tom Doak-designed golf course has been praised for its unique playability, imaginative shot making and unmatched views, drawing comparisons to some of the game’s most lauded venues. However, unlike many of the Valley’s top courses, Stone Eagle isn’t a master plan with tees, fairways and holes routed through its streets.
Stone Eagle Golf Club, 72500 Stone Eagle Drive, Palm Desert, 760-250-1723; www.stoneeaglegolf.com