Canby's country club adds pool, fitness facility
Canby's Willamette Valley Country Club, with all its amenities, is about to get even better. Construction of a new fitness facility and outdoor pool is underway and set to be complete by June 2019.
The 5,000 square-foot fitness facility will include a fitness room with vaulted ceilings, filled with cardio equipment and weights. The facility will also boast studio space for classes and group training, locker rooms, a living room and a kitchen to serve pool guests.
The new fitness space will butt up to a 25-yard outdoor pool fit for lap-swimming and play and a more than 5,000 square-foot patio area for lounging and other family activities.
"When completed, we will have the most desired private golf/practice/pool/fitness complex in the Portland metro area, maybe the state," said Steve Lippincott, WVCC past board president and longtime Canby resident, in a press release.
"It's really, really going to be nice," he said.
Part of the motivation behind this project, according to General Manager Alison Cruden, is to cater to the entire person—the whole golfer. Golfers are currently able to practice, to utilize a machine to analyze their golf game, see a golf professional for a lesson, and then work with a personal trainer. But now, the club will offer the space and equipment to support those sessions with a personal trainer.
The club does not expect to add a pool and fitness-only membership, according to Cruden, but does offer a low-cost Social Club membership that will include access to the pool and fitness facilities. That membership is $150 per month plus a minimum food and beverage purchase of $135 per quarter.
From there, membership fees jump up to as high as $550 per month with memberships such as Player's Club, Intermediate Membership and Proprietary Membership.
"While having the newest and best facilities, our goal is to keep club monthly dues lower than all competing area private clubs, creating tremendous value for our members," Lippincott said.
The club, which currently has more than 400 golf members and more than 140 social members, offers a limited number of memberships. With the new amenities, the club could max out quickly.
To inquire about memberships, visit willamettevalleycc.com, walk in to the club or call Cruden at 503-266-0100.
The new facilities will also provide new jobs at the country club, including at least one full-time fitness-related employee, plus summer jobs such as lifeguards and kitchen staff. To apply, visit the club.
A structure is up at this point, with crews finishing the roof decking this week.
Anderson Poolworks of Wilsonville broke ground on the pool after Christmas, and Lippincott is confident they'll complete that on time.
"The pool people specifically…they said if we didn't know how to build pools in the middle of winter and we're in Oregon, we'd never get a pool in," Lippincott said.
Per Lippincott, everything is running on schedule for a June completion.
"We're on schedule for early June to have everything up and running and the pool full, and we're excited about that," Lippincott said.