Port Orchard golf course closes for season, prepares for new

The Village Greens Golf Course is officially closed for the winter after holding its final day of the season Nov. 20.

The course will re-open on March 13 with contests and free golf.

Bruce Weir, PGA golf professional, will return as an instructor and merchandiser. Howard Blakes, golf instructor, will also be back, and will organize several men’s, women’s and youth golf leagues. He also plans to organize several tournaments.

The First Tee program for youth ages 7-18 succeeded in its first year with 91 kids participating, Blakes said.

It will return with sessions in spring, summer and fall. This program promotes positive youth development skills along with teaching golf skills and etiquette for young golfers.

The Special Olympics will also return in the summer for seven weeks of practice before their Olympic games.

For many years Village Greens has offered golfers of the area a plce to practice and enjoy themselves as they play a round of golf.

Course information: Village Greens Golf Course is one that can challenge avid golfers and but still welcome beginners. Located just off of Mile Hill Road in Port Orchard, Village Greens is an 18-hole executive golf course that is described as fun, challenging and family friendly.

Amenities: An 18-hole, 3,255-yard golf course with pro shop, covered driving range, practice putting green, practice chipping green, pull cart rentals, club rental, with no tee-time necessary. Monthly memberships are also available. Walk-in golfers are welcome.

Village Green Golf Course is located at 2298 Fircrest Dr. SE.

For more information, contact parks@co.kitsap.wa.us.