DuPont family heir changing his golf club into a family friendly athletic club.

Ben DuPont and Don Wirth, longtime members of the DuPont Country Club, plan to increase the club’s membership, currently 1,750 members down from 5,000 in 2004, by investing $18 Million in more family friendly facilities.   Plans include construction of a 15,000 sf fitness facility and indoor golf driving range, three all-season swimming pools along with associated site improvements within the 525 acre property.  See project details.

DuPont and Wirth expect their venture to be profitable by catering to today’s families, who look to spend more time together.  One of the options they are considering – reducing the par 3 course from 18 holes to 12. According to WHYY News

Construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed by 2020.

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