Birmingham's two public golf courses — and — received the official OK from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to begin serving beer and wine.
According to Birmingham's Director Lauren Wood, the two golf courses officially received their Class C liquor licenses last week.
The Birmingham City Commission voted to but : there will be only beer and wine, and alcohol is still not permitted anywhere else in city parks.
No hard liquor will be available at the golf courses' clubhouses under the new liquor license, and alcohol will only be sold to those golfing or attending golf functions.
Since the city first applied for the liquor license, City Manager Bob Bruner said the golf courses have been preparing, particularly in maintaining the security and storage of the alcohol. Security cameras were also to be installed and clubhouse employees trained on how to sell alcohol responsibly.
While the liquor license does include a dance and dance/entertainment permit, Bruner said the city doesn't plan on using those permits at this time. Per city policy, the city doesn't rent out the golf courses for private events.
When choosing the golf courses' beer and wine selections, Wood said they listened to residents first.
"We listened to our golfers' feedback and brought them the extendend beverage and menu items they requested," she said. "We're enjoying a successful golf season and hope our new menu will enhance the golfing experience at Lincoln Hills Golf Course and Springdale Golf Course."
What's on tap now at Birmingham's golf courses? Selections include:
- Coors Lite
- Sam Adams
- Redtree merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot grigio and moscato
Domestic and imported beers are priced at $3 and $4 while house wines are available for $5.
Also new at the golf courses is an extended menu, with new options such as the honey turkey and cheese sandwich, Virginia ham and swiss sandwich and chef salad. On weekends, golfers can also enjoy a grilled chicken sandwich and classic burger.
For more information on Birmingham's golf courses or to view the entire menu, visit www.golfbirmingham.org.