CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper Municipal Golf Course is finally reopening its clubhouse restaurant, “19th Hole Restaurant,” Monday.
The renovated bar at Casper Municipal Golf Club's "19th Hole Restaurant" in Casper, Wyo. on Friday, June, 2020.
The restaurant, however, will be nothing like its predecessor.
Johnson Restaurant Group (JRG), which owns numerous Casper restaurants including J’s Pub and Grill, Johnny J’s Diner, Wyoming Ale Works and FireRock Steakhouse will run the “19th Hole Restaurant.”
“Brand new menu, nice layout. I think everybody’s going to be really excited with what we’ve done up here,” “19th Hole Restaurant” General Manager Brian Prosise said.
Prior to opening, the City of Casper and JRG teamed up to renovate the facility. The city spent about $125 dollars according to city documents. The money came from golf course profits and not taxpayers.
“Seems like we got a lot of value for our money. Seems like there’s a major transformation that’s occurred,” Casper Parks and Recreation Director Tim Cortez said.
He said the renovations would add 5-10 years to the facilities lifespan.
He said the restaurant isn’t only geared towards golfters. The goal is to make it a destination for everyone.
“The scope of the work we want to get done was not to appeal just to golfers but to appeal to Casper as a whole and have a restaurant that feels comfortable to everyone,” Cortez said. “And so if you’re looking for a really good meal and you're kind of in the neighborhood, this would be a great place for you to pull in and have that bite to eat.”
Tables will be spread at least 6 feet apart to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.