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Spring Creek finishing 2-story clubhouse Friday
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RIPON - The new Spring Creek Golf and Country Club featuring a banquet room that will accommodate 240 guests is set to be completed this Friday.

The banquet room is on the second floor overlooking the plush green of the course. On the lower level is the golf cart barn and pro shop, according to general manager and Director of Golf Jim Toal.

The private membership opening of the clubhouse is set for May and a general opening for the public will be slated sometime later, he added. The landscaping and final painting touches are underway this week.

Toal, who has been a golf professional at the Ripon course for the past 11 years, said the banquet facility has been a focus of conversation of many in surrounding communities during its construction. He noted there have not been a lot of locations to hold special events, saying he envisions its use by Manteca residents as well – only some 10 minutes away.

“There is no venue like this close by,” he noted, saying that the facility is the product of a lot of effort by many of the country club’s 362 members who have worked together to see the vision develop over a long period of time.

The second floor banquet room is framed by a giant oak tree with a wide railed balcony that faces onto the course.

Toal said he is expecting the new facility will bring in new members and increase the course’s business activities in the months and years to come.

The Country Club is located at 1580 Spring Creek Drive in Ripon. The current clubhouse that included offices, banquet room and lounge will be torn down, he added.