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Teeing It Up on the 19th Hole

Stearns Club House serves up food and drink for golfers and the public



With the June 3 opening of the newly renovated Stearns Club House, the second oldest nine hole golf course in Kentucky began a new tradition by serving up food and drink to both golfers and the public.

The newly renovated building officially opened, just in time for this weekend’s annual June invitational tournament, with forty seats inside and forty seats outside on a newly built patio deck overlooking the golf course.  The Club House, included as part of the golf course on the National Historic Register, has been rewired with the interior stripped and refurbished.  A new bar has been installed with the bottom half being the original bar and the top half crafted from gleaming pallet wood.  Glass top tables with high back, off white chairs, refinished red wood flooring, LD Coffey photography, a big screen television, and the original log and chink walls complete the interior, providing a comfortable blend of traditional and contemporary.

Greg Collins, the newly hired Food Service Manager for the McCreary County Heritage Foundation, oversees the management end of food service for the Club House, Whistle Stop Café, and Mine 18 concessions.

According to Collins, the Club House menu is that of a high-end delicatessen offering a wide-array of sandwiches with golf theme names such as “The Putter,” “The Wedge,” and ‘The Iron.”

“Our sandwiches are a step above ordinary, everyday sandwiches,” Collins remarked.   “We offer a variety of dressings on our sandwiches, including Russian dressing.  Some people have never tried that before.”

In addition to the menu-listed sandwich dressings, diners may elect for traditional dressings of mayonnaise and/or mustard and can mix and match toppings of lettuce, tomato, onion, etc. as desired.  Kids’ meals are also featured on the menu.

In addition to the sandwiches, diners can choose from “soup of the day,” salad, and desserts of Brownie Delight and luscious Signature Peanut Butter Pie.

Nonalcoholic drinks include soft drinks and glasses of lemonade, sweet tea, and coffee.  Alcoholic drinks include Strawberry and Lime-A-Ritas along with canned beer.

Catering at the Stearns Community Hall for special events is also offered.

Collins is pleased to be working as food service manager for the McCreary County Historical Foundation.

“I’m happy to be working in this capacity,” Collins commented.  “The Club House is a great addition, and of course, I don’t think anyone can beat Chef Anthony at the Whistle Stop Cafe, who serves up everything from burgers, steak, shrimp, and Italian.”

(The Club House is open M-Th 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.    Take out is available and orders may be called in advance at 376-2666.)

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