Golf course hopes to expand liquor sales

The Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club will be able to provide liquor service on the playing area of the golf course if an application to the liquor control board is successful.

City council endorsed the club’s application to provide liquor service on the playing area of the golf course from the interior lounge plus two beverage carts and two beverage kiosks located on the tee box of holes seven and 15 at its regular meeting Tuesday.

In a report to council, staff said the service will augment the existing interior lounge and patio which are currently licensed under a food primary licence.

Coun. Surinderpal Rathor said he received several text messages in support of the application, while Coun. Danica Hughes suggested people living in the region should be notified by a mail out.

“I know there’s been a sign posted as well and quite a bit of notification,” Mayor Kerry Cook responded.

“It’s something new, to ask for a mobile liquor cart that will go around the golf course which is very consistent with other golf courses.”

Rathor agreed, saying Williams Lake has been “way behind” other golf courses and that it’s about time for Williams Lake to step up to the plate.

Staff said the city received no responses by residents either in support or in opposition to the application.


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