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Casper Municipal Golf Course clubhouse may receive upgrades

 The bar area in the restaurant the Casper Municipal Golf Course in Casper, Wyo. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
The bar area in the restaurant the Casper Municipal Golf Course in Casper, Wyo. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (KCWY)
Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 7:59 PM CST
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Casper golfers may notice a difference at the Municipal Golf Course this upcoming season.

Tuesday, Casper City Council members gave preliminary approval for clubhouse restaurant upgrades.

The upgrades are in preparation for Johnson Restaurant Group Inc., which will manage the clubhouse’s restaurant. The group owns several restaurants in Casper including FireRock Steakhouse Johnny J’s Diner.

“What we’re really striving for is not just to appeal to the golf community but to the citizens in general that want a good meal on a great view and kind of take in the scenery and the wildlife that we see around the course on a minute-by-minute basis,” Casper Parks and Recreation Director Tim Cortez said.

He said most of the renovations would be in the kitchen area. Crews would install new equipment to prepare higher quality meals at a higher volume.

Cortez said there will be some changes in the dining area too.

“The floor coverings, the paint, all of that stuff will be changed,” he said.

City documents show the upgrades would cost an estimated $125,000. The money, however, wouldn’t come from taxpayers.

Casper City Manager Carter Napier said the city will use reserve funds built up from golf course profits over the years.

Council members still have to formally approve the upgrades at a council meeting.

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