Port Orchard Independent


Village Greens Golf Course shop set to receive facelift

Port Orchard Independent Editor
February 7, 2014 · Updated 2:06 PM

The Kitsap County Parks Department is taking advantage of the winter closure of the Village Greens Golf Course to improve and renovate the golf shop.

Superintendent of Operations Billie Schmidt said the estimated cost for the project is about $18,000.

Schmidt said the department will complete as much of the project as possible with $7,500 budgeted.

“With the generous support of the community we will complete the rest of the project,” Schmidt said. “If we are not able to raise the needed funds, we will prioritize what is done in the second phase and likely just paint the building.

The golf shop renovation project includes changing the upper room into a rentable lounge area. The room will receive a makeover through deep cleaning, painting and making repairs to the walls, ceilings and floors.

The lower room, which will house the main entrance, will offer golf apparel and merchandise for sale. The county has contracted with Bruce Weir to provide merchandise for sale at the shop and to provide lessons for all levels.

Weir, a PGA professional, has been in the business since 1987.

The project will provide a new accessible entrance and ADA restroom.

As weather permits, the park staff will paint the exterior of the building and add planter boxes and plants.

The parks department is seeking partners to help defray the costs of both phases of the project.

In 2009, the county took over the golf course and has made renovations to improve playing conditions.

Village Greens Golf Course, located on Fircrest Drive SE, is a public 18-hole executive golf course with a driving range and practice putting and pitching greens.

“Village Greens Golf Course is a hidden gem in the community,” Schmidt said. “Completing the renovations to the golf shop will brighten up the neighborhood as well as add a great spot to rent for golf enthusiasts.”

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