Eifel Mountain Golf Course staff re-opens club house

SPANGHDALEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- After the Eifel Mountain Golf Course ribbon cutting ceremony guests were able to indulge in a buffet lunch in the newly re-opened dining area April 10.  (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ray Mills)

SPANGHDALEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- After the Eifel Mountain Golf Course ribbon cutting ceremony guests were able to indulge in a buffet lunch in the newly re-opened dining area April 10. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ray Mills)

SPANGHDALEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- Col. Thomas Feldhausen, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, cuts the ribbon during the Eifel Mountain Golf Course grand re-opening ceremony as Duane Grendell, (left) kitchen manager, and Kevin Hacker, golf course manager, hold the ribbon April 10. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ray Mills)

SPANGHDALEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- Col. Thomas Feldhausen, 52nd Fighter Wing vice commander, cuts the ribbon during the Eifel Mountain Golf Course grand re-opening ceremony as Duane Grendell, (left) kitchen manager, and Kevin Hacker, golf course manager, hold the ribbon April 10. (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ray Mills)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- The Eifel Mountain Golf Course staff re-opened the Club House doors Tuesday showing off the new and improved dining area.

The $200,000 renovation expanded the sitting area, snack bar, kitchen and pro shop.

"The golf course renovation was badly needed; it was dark, dingy and just plain old and small," said Alice Fields, 52nd Services Squadron Business Support Flight chief. "Now we have a bright clean and welcoming atmosphere and more room. We are now able to hold small squadron functions and host more of the Eifel Community at lunch and breakfast."

The increase in space which doubled the club house size serves many purposes.

Customers will now have more than enough space, an enjoyable atmosphere, and a larger selection in the Pro Shop, said Kevin Hacker, golf course manager. "This is a tremendous quality of life improvement for our Airmen."

Customers like Staff Sgt. John Jablonske, 52nd Fighter Wing Quality Assurance Office, are looking forward to enjoying the new Club House.

"I often meet up with friends here before for a game of golf or afterward for lunch," he said. "The renovated area is much nicer "The renovated area is much nicer and not so crowded."

Sergeant Jablonske is not the only who has commented on the changes.

"Customer feedback has been outstanding," Mr. Hacker said. "Everyone who walks through our doors is shocked by the new look and the tremendous improvement in the atmosphere and overall appearance."

In addition to a brighter dinning area, an "All You Can Eat" Sunday breakfast buffet is now offered for $6.95 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The buffet includes scrambled eggs, home fries, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast and pancakes.

Upcoming scheduled events at the Eifel Mountain Golf Course include: 
* The Kick-Off Classic takes place April 21 at noon -- a four person scramble across nine holes. Teams must register by April 20. 
* The Commander's Cup happens
May 20 at noon -- a four person scramble across nine holes. Teams must register by May 19. 
* The Second Annual Father's Day Tournament occurs June 17 -- a two person alternate shot across nine holes, followed by a barbecue. 
* Golf for Kids has been brought back as well.
The staff of the golf courses is working to continue improving the services that they offer.

"We have a new ball dispenser ready to install before re-opening the driving range," Mr. Hacker said. "We are negotiating a contract to repair and improve the driving range."

For more information golf course events or golf lessons, call 452-GOLF.