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Burlington Country Club

Burlington Country club, founded in 1924, is the oldest golf course in Chittenden County.


“In the early 1920’s a group of members of the Waubanakee Golf Club formed the Burlington Country Club and purchased 150 acres from the Fairholt Estate for the course location.




They hired the most famous golf architect of the day, Donald J. Ross, whose previous commissions included Pinehurst and Southern Pines. 

His original design, with the prospectus and bond offering, hangs in the clubhouse.

The golf course underwent an extensive restoration under the careful guidance of the renowned golf architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan in 1998, who managed the restoration to maintain and preserve the character of the original Donald J. Ross design. 

In 2014 the club celebrated its 90th season of offering the highest level of golfing experience in northern New England.” -Courtesy of BCC

Client Need

BCC's event coordinator contacted Gordon's because their main event rooms needed a *POP* of color and sophistication on their numerous modern windows.


Existing sleek, roller shades are just too contemporary for this classic traditional space.

Our Solution

The two event rooms share French doors, which made our designer, Jen leaned towards designing the treatments in the same fabric, to create cohesiveness.

Valances would have been too soft, and wouldn't providing the right design structure the architecture.

Jen suggested cornices for the decorative accent at the top of the windows.

She advised 8 inches in height, creating just enough to make a statement, but not 'too heavy' aesthetically.

Because the windows are so close together, drapery would be more bother, especially with the existing rollers shades. And possibly problematic for catered events.

The idea of cornices was a design HIT! Once they fell head-over-heals in love with the fabric, the event coordinator decided to continue the design into a separate entertaining space.

Selecting the perfect fabric was tricky, because they didn't want a 'manly golf' print and it needed to coordinate with the busy carpet & chair fabric.



The event coordinator chose:


It's simple, classic geometric design, compliments the existing roller shades buttercream color. The rich wall color, gives the illusion that the entire room, was designed at the same time.

The hint of sage green in the carpeting & upholstered chairs, was a challenge to find fabric that coordinated.

Notice how the linear design of the ceiling and the embroidered geometric design of the fabric selection, harmonizes, beautifully.

BCC were a joy to work with.


They shared some wonderful words to say about their experience:

 "Jen was extremely helpful in recommending cornices that were modern however, still blended with our traditionally designed Clubhouse. She was also patient and continuously provided books of linen swatches for us to choose from until we found the perfect design. The installation process was even easier with the team being very accommodating to our limited windows of opportunity and they were completely done and cleaned up within 2 ½ hours. We’re very happy with the outcome of this project." -Brittany Melvin; Event & Membership Sales Coordinator

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