Golden Fork Awards 2022: Best New F&B Facility


Here are the winners of the Best New F&B Facility award from the 2022 Golden Fork competition.

FIRST PLACE F&B New Facility

Bayside Resort Golf Club
Selbyville, Del.

Architect: Ford Architecture

Interior design : white orchid

Completed project: October 2020

Being in a seasonal beach market, the Bayside Resort Golf Club needed a dining space with a laid back beach atmosphere. The club now includes a second-floor terrace for private family dining, an outdoor dining area and a separate outdoor bar.

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

On the events side, the club recently held more weddings in a month than ever before. With an online push, 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 that the restaurant industry has faced challenges over the past 24 months, but the support of our most valued and loyal customers has kept us going through it stronger than ever” , said Brian Rashley, Managing Director. “A successful restaurant is only as good as its team, from the design phase to the interior decoration, including the chefs and the talented staff.”

What the judges said:

“Excellent use of open floor plan with casual elegance.

Lake Reynolds Oconee

New SECOND PLACE F&B facility

Reynolds Lake Oconee – Richland Point
Greensboro, Ga.

Architect: Kuo Diedrich Chi Architects

Interior design : ai3

Service provider: Brasfield and Gorrie

Completed project: July 2021

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

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

A number of huge boulders were discovered during work on the site. Many were excavated and used in the yard to create spectacular rock outcrops 10 feet high.

“The dining experience at Richland Pointe reflects our dedication to creating first-class dining opportunities for our members,” said Tim Hong, COO of Reynolds Lake Oconee.

Sleep Club


Sleep Club
West End, North Carolina

Architect: Sinclair Hille Architects

Interior design : ai3

Completed project: September 2021

The Dormie Club clubhouse is designed for intimate dining and offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space to suit groups of different sizes.

“The variety of small spaces provides members with a special opportunity to experience the club in different ways,” said Tony Chapman, General Manager. “We can entertain a few groups of 12 or a group of 60 for bourbon tastings, live entertainment or private dining.”

The spacious dining room has a large two-sided fireplace and vaulted ceilings. For occasions when more privacy is desired, members can utilize the private dining room with its adjacent outdoor patio, or they can opt for private tastings and parties in the circular wine room. The living room and dining room offer a view of the 18th green, with a seating capacity of 150.


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