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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 8, 2013
Contact:

Jim Dunwiddie, Director
Kitsap County Parks Department
360.337.5350 or jdunwiddie@co.kitsap.wa.us

No: 2013-093

Village Greens Golf Course winter weekend hours

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Parks Department has decided to add weekend hours at Village Greens Golf Course in November and December to accommodate the public’s wish for the course to remain open throughout the winter months. The course is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays November 9 through December 15.

An assessment of the success of these six weekends will be made in mid December to determine if the course will remain open on weekends for the remainder of the winter months, instead of closing until mid March as had been previously planned.

Jim Dunwiddie, Parks Director, said, “We want to accommodate the public as much as we can, and this six week period will show us if there is public demand to use the course during the winter months.”

“The course has undergone significant improvements over the past few years and has started gaining speed again,” said Billie Schmidt, Superintendent of Operations for the Parks Department. “We have a golf instructor and will continue to offer youth camps in addition to golf lessons for all ages when we are open,” Schmidt added.

Village Greens Golf Course was previously operated by a contracted entity, but has been run by the County Parks Department since 2009 when it was closed for renovations for a portion of the year. It re-opened in 2010 and has been re-building its customer base since then. Reviews of the renovated course have been very favorable and Larry Gilhuly, USGA Golf Consultant said he hasn’t seen another golf course improve as dramatically as Village Greens has with such a low renovation budget in over 20 years of consulting.

Additional Resources:

  • For information about Village Greens Golf Course go to (www.villagegreensgolfcourse.com)

  • For information about partnering with the Parks Department on youth golf programs or sponsoring the course contact Billie Schmidt, Superintendent of Operations by email or call 360.337.5371.

  • For information about the renovations the Parks Department made to the course contact Dori Leckner, Superintendent of Resources by email or call 360.337.5362.

  • For information about Kitsap County Parks Department visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/parks.

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