Carlton Lee, South Charleston city manager, said the renovations would provide the golf course a chance to succeed. He said with parking an issue around the clubhouse, the building of the new golf shop would separate golfers from clubhouse users and would allow for more parking. The golf shop is being built next to the tennis courts and swimming pool.
There is no timetable as to when the building will be finished.
Lee said the clubhouse renovations take priority at this point.
Hudson said construction crews are widening hallways in the clubhouse to make them handicap accessible. In addition, the clubhouse restaurant received a makeover with new windows and flooring and is slated to reopen later this month following the grand reopening.
"Our restaurant is considered the best-kept secret in town," Hudson said. "I will enjoy seeing our clientele back up here eating. It's been a long time waiting."
The first floor renovations should be finished by the end of the month, while the second floor renovations are planned to start in December and wrap up in June 2014. The second floor contains the ballroom and a couple conference rooms.
Hudson said the ballroom is used for weddings, reunions, proms and other celebratory events. There are 23 weddings scheduled for this year, which is up from just five weddings in previous years.
Contact writer John C. Gibb at john.g...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4872.
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