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Shoal Bay Country Club's $7M face lift and live music plan

Updated: Feb 7, 2018

A venue the bay could be proud of with live music, summer atmosphere and a diverse interior.

That was the goal of a $7 million overhaul of Shoal Bay Country Club, according to licensee Peter Trenaman.

“The bay has been crying out for a venue like this for decades,” he said.

“The renovation has seen the entire hotel gutted and rebuilt. We now have a chill out area, a sports bar, a beach bar and a restaurant upstairs.

“There’s a lot of different areas, providing a range of choice for where people want to go and together it culminates into the perfect venue.”

Mr Trenaman described the new style and interior design as being ‘sympathetic to the 50s and 60s’ with a touch of modern chic.

“Owner Andrew Lazarus wanted to encapsulate the 50s and 60s style of the original Shoal Bay Country Club, so there are features resemblant of the original timber and tiling. There are also collections of old black and white photos on the walls that were taken back in that era.”

While the style of the venue pays homage to its origins, there is also an unmistakable Hamptons elegance to the interior design, providing an eclectic mix of the old and the new in a way that just works.

Cane furniture mixed and lush planters, together with ‘that view’, transport patrons into what feels a lot like the iconic endless summer.

And as a result, business is booming.

“We exceeded our expectations over the holiday period,” Mr Trenaman said.

“We had a massive summer.