News Ticker

Tampa Yacht & Country Club by J. Banks Design Group

The Tampa Yacht & Country Club has been a pillar in the South Tampa community since 1904. In 2012, management and governance recognized that in order to remain relevant to its membership and compete with the many local restaurants and golf clubs, there needed to be improvements made to the dining areas and facility overall. The membership soon approved an aggressive program to fund $16 million in improvements. These improvements included a brand-new marina, enlarged poolside pavilion, new maintenance building and 3,000 square foot kitchen addition, as well as a complete overhaul of the formal and family dining spaces. J. Banks Design Group was engaged to execute the dining spaces which include casual dining, formal dining and a new bar for the Commodore’s Cove.

Commodore’s Cove is the casual dining space of the Club. We wanted to transform their once traditional, dark dining room into an area that exudes casual elegance while providing an intimate and enjoyable dining experience. To achieve this, J. Banks Design Group incorporated rich textures and mixed finishes in a light filled space. An eclectic mix of past and present, this design blends shiplap walls, blue-hued striped carpeting, Member burgee flags, and contemporary lighting fixtures to create an aesthetic that is both nautical and sophisticated.

The Bar was an addition to the dining area to better serve the members of the club while creating a focal point in the space. Comfortable seating invites members to linger, whether to watch television (which is hidden behind a bronzed mirror) or to socialize. Nautical elements were the basis of the design. The bar front was designed to replicate the back of a traditional yacht, showcasing an authentic sense of place. Every detail was thought through, from the Riva decking on the tables and the menus to the salt and pepper shakers in the form of brass-finished fishing reels.

The Pilot House is the formal dining room of Tampa Yacht & County Club. Rich, deep finishes create feelings of warmth and comfort, while the detailed millwork preserves the formal elegance of the space. Bespoke carpet was installed for acoustic control, durability and safety. The design combines both old and new, from the traditional chandeliers to the contemporary buffets.

Photos compliments of Tampa Yacht & Country Club