Gant Brunnett Architects

Hayfield’s Golf and Country Club

Cockeysville, Maryland
Project type: Hospitality & Private Clubs
Tags: Historic Restoration Interiors

Now more than 200 years old, the Hayfield Farm is attributed with the unique distinction of being the first farmhouse to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland

With roots stretching back to the Revolutionary War, Hayfields has played a major role in the nation’s history.  Lafayette, on behalf of the French government, awarded the Silver Tankard to Hayfields as the “best farm” in Maryland.

Development of the Hayfield’s Golf and Country Club Resort required preservation of the historic structures, and the skillful design of new facilities that were compatible with the historic setting.   The success of the project hinged on the Architect’s ability to gain approval from the local Landmark Preservation Commission by demonstrating that historic resources were not disturbed, and that the design of new structures would be sensitive to the historical context of Hayfield’s.

Although the new facilities were designed with modern amenities and finishes, the character of the historic structures was carried-over to the new buildings to create a coherent and elegant aesthetic. The main farmhouse, a truly Georgian style building with rigid symmetry, was carefully restored to serve as a special dining area. The conference center and golf facility is designed to accommodate a nationwide client base including previous PGA Tour events such as the Constellation Energy Classic.