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Birmingham's Golf Courses Officially Receive Liquor Licenses

The clubhouses at the Lincoln Hills and Springdale golf courses recently unveiled their new beer and wine selections, as well an extended menu.

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:

  • Beer
    • Budweiser
    • Coors Lite
    • Heineken
    • Sam Adams
    • Labatt
  • Wine
    • 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.

Marcia Robovitsky July 10, 2012 at 01:58 PM
I'd like to remind all users of the Springdale Golf Course that the entrance to the golf course is through a Bloomfield Township subdivision. It is at the end of a dead end road. There are no sidewalks in our subdivision and the streets are rather narrow. The dirt roads often become dangerous with potholes and washboard bumps. A vehicle traveling too fast can slide or move in unexpected ways. The only paved road, Strathmore, is a straight shot to the entrance. Vehicles have been seen traveling way over the speed limit and often with the driver on the cell phone. Now with the added liquor license to this facility, this neighborhood is concerned about their safety and the safety of their children. We ask that everyone be very careful when visiting this Birmingham golf course. Thank you.
Dennis T July 10, 2012 at 03:49 PM
If this is to work then they need more staff and someone trained in food service management to ensure that the level of service is "up to par".. All too often they cannot even keep the hot dog roller loaded w product and the staff has no idea of the current beverages they serve. Without proper supervision and adequate wait well trained and managed staff this will simply be another good idea left by the roadside due to poor execution.

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