The golf course at Carlton Woods Country Club serves as the centerpiece for The Woodland’s premier location for outdoor relaxation, fine dining, and eclectic private events. Nestled in the heart of a beautiful Texas forest, Carlton Woods Country Club attracts a membership that takes “getting away from the city” beyond escape into the realm of superior living experience. The golf course at Carlton Woods Country Club not only distinguishes itself as the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the region, but also blends and compliments the natural environment, conscientiously integrating its rolling terrain with natural lakes, ponds, forests, and areas of natural vegetation. Keeping the theme of the landscaping design and the community culture of Woodlands members foremost in mind, Illuminations Lighting and Design embarked on a mission to highlight architectural and outdoor keynotes to better showcase the exclusivity and natural distinctiveness that make Carlton Woods Country Club one of Texas’s most unique and truly aesthetic indoor and outdoor experiences.
Our first task was to highlight the preeminence of the Carlton Woods Country Club front edifice. Its synthesis of geometric angles and soft arching curves speaks of a blend of architectural styles that convey both Old and New World building styles. As such, the building itself is a series if interrelated geometric patterns and structures that coalesce into a dominant, but not overpowering, elevated extension of the landscape. Our architectural lighting team installed a variety of specialized lighting fixtures that now cast precise quantities of light onto each defining feature of the building without diminishing the structure’s overall sense of unity. We also placed appropriate accent on the rear of the building by lighting the ballistrade and interior patio of the Carlton Woods Country Club. This accomplished skill in architectural lighting results from many years of cross training and partnership with architectural firms so we can better synthesize building design with building lighting. Carlton Woods Country Club members and guests can now approach the clubhouse from any direction and experience the full power of its design regardless of time of day or natural light levels. The accent lighting deployed around the Carlton Woods Country Club sign and flagpoles reflect the architectural lighting theme of the building and serve as an aesthetic introduction to those entering the gates.
At the same time, the magnitude of beauty indigenous to the natural landscape itself and masterful, complimentary design of the Carton Woods Country Club golf course required an equal level of our attention and dedication to superior results. Our purpose in this venture was to visually connect the exceptional features of the landscape with the aesthetic of the clubhouse interior and Carlton Woods Country Club culture. Our team accomplished this goal by deploying a series of tree canopy lights that lit the Golf Course Vista, making it now clearly visible even on the darkest nights. These tree lights are hidden from view; being lodged in the branches themselves using proprietary, environmentally conscious methods developed exclusively by Illuminations Lighting and Design. These fixtures shine pools of light downward onto the Carlton Woods Country Club golf, which we then linked to the perimeter of architectural lighting surrounding the building. By blending these two layers of light together, we eliminated the reflection on the clubhouse windows created by intense interior lighting and united the interior dining experience with the external, natural environment. The green space of the Carton Woods Country Club now extends right to the edge of the dining room, just on the other side of the glass. Members and guests now dine on the very edge of Nature itself, enjoying both the pinnacle of human engineering and the diversity of natural selection—a synthesis that reflects the lifestyle values of the surrounding Woodlands populace.
Country Club Lighting projects such as those completed for Carlton Woods Country Club consist of multiple layers of lighting blended together with proprietary lighting strategies, unique and creative designing skills, superior manufacture of product, and a knowledge of parallel industries to deliver a truly high end lighting experience that elevates our industry’s standards in the same way that a clubhouse elevates the landscape. Illuminations Lighting and Design offers these services to country clubs, five-star hotels, and resorts throughout the United States and will fully deploy its many credentials and years of experienced accomplishments to develop an illuminated experience that complements property, architecture, Nature, and community culture. Call us now for a complimentary consultation to begin this process today.