Winder officials have some big plans for The Chimneys Golf Course the city took over six months ago.
At a Feb. 28 meeting of the city council’s Finance Committee, golf course manager Chris Scott and city administrator Don Toms laid out potential improvements. The most interesting: A “19th Hole” that would be built on 20 acres just west of the course and feature two outdoor chimneys and patios with outdoor grills where alcohol could be served and events catered.
“We would have the ability to bring more people to the golf course for non-related golf activities,” Toms said.
“I’ve been to some of the higher-end hotels,” he said. “They have chimneys outdoors and patios where people can sit and have a drink and a snack in front of the chimney burning on natural gas.”
Toms said the city could rent out the spaces for small receptions.
“You could have a bachelor party at the golf course, bring in a white tent and have two chimneys, drink beverages and play golf before you get married the next day,” he said.
The Chimney’s clubhouse already has a full bar and alcoholic beverage license, Toms said.
“That would make it easy to do a bachelor party or wedding out there,” he added.