The restaurant and clubhouse at Gold Mountain Golf Club went through a makeover this spring: It enhanced its menu and dining experience for golfers and foodies alike.
“It needed to be done, it’s been a long time,” Tiffany Schenk, food and beverage director for Gold Mountain, said.
She started with Gold Mountain in January and helped arranged a grand opening.
Although the new menu debuted in June, Schenk and her team set up a big unveil open to the public on July 12.
Chef John served up street tacos (house-made chorizo, cumin, sour cream, green salsa and cojita cheese) as servers came out of the kitchen offering fresh samples of the giant quesadilla, street nachos and mini margaritas in different flavors.
“We’ve started Taco Tuesdays with this new menu, so we wanted to give people a little taste of that,” Schenk said. Taco Tuesday specials include a rack of five street tacos for $7, $3 margaritas and $3 Coronas.
Other menu options include an array of salads, appetizers, house-smoked ribs, stone-fired pizzas, sandwiches and hand-battered fish and chips.
“The fish and chips are the best around,” Dr. Lee Quinn said. Quinn is a member of the Ladies Club at Gold Mountain and comes out regularly.
“I wish my putting was as good as the food,” she said.
Quinn described the new fare as sophisticated and casual, “just right for a golf course.”
It’s clear that Quinn’s opinion of the new food was mirrored as people packed in front of the “GM Food Truck,” which was serving up the tacos.
“There’s excitement,” Schenk said.
“The response has been amazing. People are so ecstatic, so happy.”
One couple that came out to Gold Mountain simply to try the new food agreed.
Karen and Grant Plummer live in McCormick Woods and visit the clubhouse often. They’ve also worked at Trophy Lake Golf Course during the 50 years they’ve lived in South Kitsap.
“That’s why we’re here, to try the new food,” Grant said.
The couple plays Gold Mountain regularly as well as the other golf courses in the area.
“We’re blessed to have such great courses in South Kitsap,” Karen said.
“It’s nice to have a good option to eat here also.”
Along with delicious food, guests were given two raffle tickets at the entrance that they could put in a drawing for a number of prizes.
On the hiring of new staff, Schenk said the course was “really focusing on teamwork and service.”
A “Snack Den” was also added to the Olympic Course for the summer.
“People are excited to have another option for food,” Schenk said.
Gold Mountain Golf Course is located at 7263 W. Belfair Valley Rd., and is open year round.
The grounds offer two courses for golfers, the Olympic Course and the Cascade Course.
Prices to play range from $36-$70 depending on the day and time.
Gold Mountain also offers FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf. The game is played on the front nine of the Cascade Course.
Eighteen holes for an adult is $12, $8 for youth.
For more information on the course and restaurant, call 360-415-5432.