For immediate release:
12:00pm– Thursday, April 29, 2021
Members and visitors of the Walsenburg Golf Course can now enjoy an outdoor dining experience outlooking the Spanish Peaks.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, many businesses encountered challenges to remain open. The Walsenburg Golf Course was no different. Although the activity of golf itself remained within COVID-19 restrictions the clubhouse and dining accommodations did not. Again, like other businesses, the Walsenburg Golf Course had to brainstorm ideas for how to continue operations.
The Walsenburg Golf Association decided that building an outdoor dining area was the best option to continue offering members and visitors a dining experience while complying with health department guidelines. Construction started mid-November of 2020, but due to limited material availability the project was postponed, and the restaurant had to close its doors.
Construction resumed at the start of 2021. The outdoor dining area will be ready to welcome back guests on May 1, 2021, just in time for beautiful warm weather. The golf course offers activities for golfers of all skill levels with traditional golf and miniature golf options. The course is also located right next to the lake at Lathrop State Park, making this area a favorite for family-friendly activities and outings.
“The new addition offers us more flexibility to continue serving food to our guests and will allow us to serve more guests once we can run at full capacity again,” said Gary Vezzani, board president of the Walsenburg Golf Association.
Construction of the new addition started thanks to grants from Greater Outdoors Colorado, the Colorado Restaurant Association, and donations from area businesses. San Isabel Electric and Basin Electric Power Cooperatives made a combined $4,000 donation to this project.
As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides affordable, reliable electricity with exceptional service to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938. We don’t just serve communities. We are part of communities.