Keith and Judy Hood take over meals and beverage enterprise on the Lancaster Nation Membership

Keith Hood (right) owner of the Hickory and Thistle Pub at The Lancaster Country Club stands behind the bar with executive chef Berk Gilkerson at the The Lancaster Country Club.

Keith Hood (proper) proprietor of the Hickory and Thistle Pub at The Lancaster Nation Membership stands behind the bar with government chef Berk Gilkerson on the The Lancaster Nation Membership.

LANCASTER — O’Huids Gaelic Pub house owners Keith and Judy Hood have taken over all meals and beverage providers on the Lancaster Nation Membership.

They’ve rehabilitated the kitchen within the clubhouse. The clubhouse constructing additionally homes a big eating corridor and ballroom, which the Hoods are additionally answerable for. They now function the nation membership’s Hickory & Thistle pub, snack bar and the Midway Home. The latter is situated halfway on the golf course to serve golfers throughout play.

A bunch of 26 native residents purchased the nation membership at 3100 Nation Membership Drive in November for $1.7 million. The clubhouse had shut down operations in August and the nation membership closed across the first of September.

“Our dedication to the possession group was to get the kitchen and pub, snack bar and Midway Home as much as service {the golfing} group and the pool group,” Keith Hood stated. “After which take part in any meals and beverage providers as required to help golf outings.”

He stated it is a massive enterprise for he and his spouse. They count on have 30 to 40 workers throughout peak season, together with chef Berk Gilkerson.

“Our intent is to construct the enterprise and add further restaurant providers,” Hood stated. “We count on to have one other model of restaurant that operates out the clubhouse in some unspecified time in the future in time this yr. The aim is to have a clubhouse that has a pub and a restaurant and is able to banquet providers year-round, not simply hooked up to the golf season of roughly March 15 to November 15.”

Hood stated the course is totally public now and is obtainable to all members of the group. He stated the reception amongst prospects has been good the final a number of weeks, particularly from former membership members.

“I am unable to let you know what number of occasions I get a remark saying, ‘Oh, I grew up right here. I spent my summers out right here'” Hood stated. “They’re simply tickled that the clubhouse and the golf and pool choices are again and a part of the group. We have acquired an amazing quantity of help from that group of oldsters.”

He stated the brand new enterprise mustn’t have an effect on O’Huids in any means. That restaurant is situated at 167 W. Most important St.

“I feel they play properly off of one another,” Hood stated. “O’Huids has it is personal area of interest and we’re not making an attempt to attract away from something on the town. What excites us is it is a 1909-established golf course and it is an exquisite outdated clubhouse that is able to providing providers that O’Huids simply merely cannot supply.”

The nation membership’s golf course has seen a number of facelifts all through its life.

Inbuilt 1909, the nine-hole course was redesigned by Scottish golf architect Donald Ross in 1926. The second-nine holes had been added in 1959 and had been redesigned by The Donald Ross Society within the Nineteen Eighties to duplicate Ross’s model of design.

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