Geneva National’s new on-course lodging targets May 2020 opening

Two 16-unit buildings to face Gary Player Course

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Rendering of one of the 16-suite buildings at Geneva National. Courtesy of Paloma Resort Properties
Geneva National Resort & Club has broken ground on a new luxury lodging development along its 18-hole Gary Player Course, Lake Geneva-based developer Paloma Resort Properties announced this week.

The project, set to open in May 2020, includes 32 custom-designed suites divided between two structures.

One 16-unit building will be built into the bluff adjacent to the clubhouse, overlooking the 18th fairway and green of the Gary Player course. The second 16-unit building will sit adjacent to the six-villa Inns at Geneva National, said Barbara Karabas, director of marketing at Paloma Resort Properties.

Ranging in size from 630 to 850 square feet, suites will feature what’s described as “luxurious residential-style interiors” with large windows, fireplaces, central lounge areas and private terraces.

San Diego-based Altevers Associates is heading the project’s design, which is intended to showcase golf course and lake views.

“A getaway to Geneva National Resort & Club conveys the ultimate in Lake Country hospitality and legendary golf,” said Garth Chambers, president of Paloma Resort Properties and owner of Geneva National Resort & Club. “Our goal in introducing these new accommodations is to elevate the overall experience with a five-star stay at our premier golf resort. We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy our interpretation of this new level of style, comfort and service.”

Work quietly began last week to clear trees, signage and shrubbery and to level the ground for construction, said Karabas. 

“We opted to forgo a groundbreaking ceremony as we were hosting the Wisconsin State Open last week,” she said. 

That Wisconsin PGA tournament took place Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, attracting about 200 of the state’s top professional and amateur golfers.

The Gary Player-designed course is one of three courses at the 54-hole Geneva National. Its other two are designed by and named after golf legends Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.