Work is about to begin on a new 170-acre country club in Atlantic Beach. It will be one of the few member-owned country clubs in the country. It will replace a long-time beaches landmark, the 55 year old Selva Marina country club . Channel 4's Crystal Moyer covered today's groundbreaking ... where prospective club members got a chance to explore the property before the construction starts. 3 0-513-1843-481:13-1:181:32- 1:37Crystal Moyer - @WJXTCrystal) 56:06 "During the groundbreaking, people were allowed to walk around the construction site - get a tour, if you will - the developers marked the grounds and posted blue prints to show residents what things are going to look like once the project is complete."PKG:JUST A COUPLE WEEKS AGO MUCH OF THE SELVA MARINA COUNTRY CLUB WAS TORN DOWN - AFTER ATLANTIC BEACH PARTNERS PURCHASED THE PROPERTY FOR 4.3 MILLION DOLLARS... WITH THE SCOOP OF THE SHOVEL... NEW CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE ATLANTIC BEACH COUNTRY CLUB.39:26 "We're really looking forward to it."TONY AND KATHY HICKS SAY WHEN THEY FIRST TOOK A LOOK AT THE PLANS FOR THE NEW COUNTRY CLUB - THEY COULDN'T RESIST. 39:47 "It's going to be fun to start fresh and build a new home with everything exactly what we want - We're downsizing because we're close to retirement so this is perfect for us."178 NEW HOMES WILL BE BUILT - THE GOLF COURSE WILL GET A FACE LIFT AND A NEW CLUBHOUSE WITH AN OLYMPIC SIZE POOL AND SEVERAL TENNIS COURTS WILL BE ADDED. PROJECT DEVELOPERS ARE DOING ALL THIS WHILE PRESERVING MORE THAN 100 ACRES OF GREEN SPACE SURROUNDING THE COUNTRY CLUB. 46:07 "It's very important to this community to preserve the green space and the quality of life in Atlantic Beach, so that was the primary motivation for this project."THEY'RE ALSO PRESERVING THE PAST...46:24 "A lot of people learned to swim here, a lot of people had their first date here and a lot of people had their weddings here so we wanted to preserve the memories, but we wanted to do it in a brand new facility."57:16 "Project managers tell me they expect the Atlantic Beach Country Club to open by November 1st ... Reporting in Atlantic Beach, Crystal Moyer C4TLS."