Greenacres C.C. Reinvented As Cobblestone Creek Country Club
Greenacres Country Club, offering Princeton-area residents the finest amenities, dining and service since 1938, announces its reinvention as Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Lawrenceville. The result of a multi-million-dollar investment, the relaunched country club features a new golf course designed by legendary architect Bobby Weed, a fully renovated health and wellness-focused resort setting (beginning with the completely redecorated main floor), a revamped aquatic facility, and the addition of renowned Executive Chef Christopher Krail.
The transition from Greenacres to Cobblestone Creek Country Club represents an absolute conceptual shift from a traditional country club to a health- and wellness-centric destination. The club offers a complete lifestyle experience and family-friendly atmosphere with resort amenities including golf, tennis, swimming and fitness. The transformation features new programs that focus on health, fitness and nutrition and a “Town Center” providing culinary, cultural, educational and recreational programs which will be introduced to members throughout the season.
“Cobblestone Creek is a totally new country club,” said Howard Deutsch, President. “We completely reimagined and rebuilt it in response to our members’ casual, health-oriented lifestyles to provide an experience that goes far beyond the traditional country club.”
The new Cobblestone Creek 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Bobby Weed, one of America’s premier golf course architects. Weed, a long-time collaborator with famed architect Pete Dye, has created a magnificent course filled with intricate features, clusters of smaller bunkers, and rolling bent grass greens and surrounds. The course also features brand-new, state-of-the-art practice areas covering over seven acres of rolling terrain.
“I designed the Cobblestone Creek course to be challenging for the low handicap golfer and highly enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels,” said Weed. “And, it’s the best walking course I have ever seen. It is perfect for the growing number of golfers who more and more prefer to walk rather than ride.”
With a combined 30-plus years of experience, PGA Golf Professionals Michael LaBrutto and Chrissy Caramma are dedicated to improving each member’s golf game with private and group lessons, specialized golf schools, on-course playing lessons, short game clinics, video swing analysis and expert club fitting.
New dining and social facilities serve superb cuisine to suit all member needs. The entirely renovated and redecorated main clubhouse level, featuring a new casual dining area, bar and ballroom, provides members with modern fare and social facilities which complement the club’s long-standing reputation for exceptional cuisine and service.
Chef Krail has spent more than 30 years honing his craft in a variety of notable restaurants and resorts. Krail spent two decades at the prestigious Montclair Golf Club serving as executive chef for 10 years. Previously, he was chef poissonier at The Lodge at Ko’ele in Lana’I, Hawaii, and chef saucier at Top of the Hub Restaurant & Skywalk in Boston. A culinary prodigy, he began working as a prep cook at age 14 and cooking in professional kitchens at age 16. He then attended The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and The Culinary Institute of America.
“I’ve created the club menu to reflect the lifestyle and palette of our health-minded members,” said Krail. “My philosophy blends modern and traditional club fare while applying the artful use of fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch cooking.”
Cobblestone Creek also features one of the area’s premier outdoor tennis facilities. Surrounded by sprawling woods and Cobblestone’s championship golf course, the club offers comprehensive tennis programs which create a perfect blend of fun and competitive activities for all levels of players, from beginner to advanced.
The club also unveils a newly renovated resort-style aquatic facility consisting of an oversized, heated pool; shaded kiddie pool; and adjacent children’s activities center. The beautifully landscaped pool venue includes a gazebo with a Tiki Bar and outdoor grill just steps from the snack bar. Full-menu food service is available from the clubhouse dining facilities.
This fall, Cobblestone Creek Country Club will commence comprehensive renovations to the lower level of its clubhouse which will include new locker rooms, an enhanced fitness center, and the addition of new indoor and outdoor casual dining spaces, including a new pub-style bar. This final phase will be completed in time for the opening of the spring 2019 golf season.