Golden Fork Awards 2022: Best New F&B Facility

  • Reynolds Lake Oconee - Richland Pointe

Here are the honorees for Best New F&B Facility in the 2022 Golden Fork competition.


Bayside Resort Golf Club

New F&B Facility FIRST PLACE

Bayside Resort Golf Club
Selbyville, Del.

Architect: Wade Architecture

Interior Design: White Orchid

Project completed: October 2020

Being in a seasonal beach market, Bayside Resort Golf Club needed dining space with a casual beach feel. The club now includes a second story terrace for private family dining, outdoor dining space and a separate outdoor bar area.

Overall, F&B operations have increased more than 41% and events have increased 55%, the club said. The clubhouse has now become a destination for dining, where previously it was more of a place to grab a drink after a round of golf.

On the events side, the club recently held more weddings in a month than it ever had before. With a push online, the club’s restaurant webpage, which includes menus and events, saw traffic increase by 700% — and no, that’s not a typo.

“It’s no secret the restaurant industry has had its challenges over the last 24 months, but the support of our most valued and loyal customers got us through stronger than ever,” said Brian Rashley, general manager. “A successful restaurant is only as good as its team, from the design phase to interior decoration and to the talented culinarians and staff.”

What the judges said:

“Excellent use of open floor plan with casual elegance.”


Reynolds Lake Oconee


Reynolds Lake Oconee - Richland Pointe
Greensboro, Ga.

Architect: Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects

Interior Design: ai3

Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie

Project completed: July 2021

The bar at the new waterfront restaurant in the 35-acre village at Reynolds Lake Oconee – Richland Pointe is nearly 90 feet in length when combining the indoor and outdoor areas.

The venue has a more contemporary feel than is found elsewhere in the private community.

A number of huge boulders were uncovered during site work. Many were excavated and used in the courtyard to create dramatic rock outcroppings standing 10 feet high.

“The culinary experience at Richland Pointe reflects our dedication to creating first class dining opportunities for our members,” said Tim Hong, chief operating officer at Reynolds Lake Oconee.


Dormie Club

New F&B Facility THIRD PLACE

Dormie Club
West End, N.C.

Architect: Sinclair Hille Architects

Interior Design: ai3

Project completed: September 2021

The Dormie Club’s clubhouse is built for intimate dining and offers numerous indoor and outdoor spaces to suit groups of varying sizes.

“The variety of small spaces provide a special opportunity for members to experience the club in different ways,” said Tony Chapman, general manager. “We can entertain a few groups of 12 or one group of 60 for bourbon tastings, live entertainment or private dinners.”

The spacious dining room features a large, two-sided fireplace and vaulted ceilings. For occasions when more privacy is desired, members can use the private dining room with its adjacent exterior patio, or they can opt for private tastings and parties in the circular wine room. Both the lounge and dining room offer views of the 18th green, with seating capacity of up to 150.

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