Bogey’s now offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar in the Lincoln, R.I., golf course’s clubhouse. The menu features a rotation of home-cooked items, including stuffed peppers, chowders, clamcakes and baked ham sandwiches.
The clubhouse restaurant at Fairlawn Golf Course in Lincoln, R.I., has been completely redesigned with a totally new concept, the Lincoln-based Valley Breeze reported.
The restaurant, named Bogey’s, now offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a full bar. Clubhouse manager Sharon Lima teamed up with Doug Vaughan when he decided to take over the golf course, which originally opened in the early 1960s and was owned by Kenneth and Mildred Roberts before they passed the business down to their son, David, the Breeze reported.
Vaughan grew up down the street from the golf course, at one time the “Day & Night Golf Course,” where he got the nickname “Bogey” and collected golf balls and sold them to golfers as a young boy, the Breeze reported.
“I stepped one foot in it and I just knew it was my next home,” Lima said, who then helped open Bogey’s in May and was involved in construction, design and hiring about 15 staff members.
Before the clubhouse was revamped, Lima said, it was an establishment where customers might stop for a quick drink before or after a round of golf. “Now it’s a place to sit on the patio, have a sandwich, meet with friends,” she said, and it’s open to members and non-members alike, the Breeze reported.
“It’s a place where you know somebody at the other table,” Lima said, comparing the atmosphere of the restaurant to the TV series “Cheers.”
The kitchen is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lima said, and the menu features 12 items that are “simple and changing all the time.” The golf course is open from 6 a.m. to dusk seven days a week, Lima said.
Home-cooked meals, stuffed peppers, homemade chowders, clamcakes and baked ham sandwiches are a few of the items on the always-rotating menu, Lima said, where all sandwiches are made on Portuguese bread from the Colonial Bakery in Cumberland. On Fridays, Lima said, the clubhouse restaurant serves seafood, and the restaurant will continue to offer traditional hamburgers and hotdogs, the Breeze reported.
The main cook is Sharon Crawley of Cumberland, who worked as a breakfast chef for 14 years. Bogey’s breakfast dishes include egg sandwiches, bagels, English muffins and croissants, pancakes and French toast and cooks will customize orders upon request, Lima said. Customers won’t pay more than $9 for menu selections, the Breeze reported.
The new manager is also introducing live entertainment on Saturday evenings at the golf course, where local acoustic players will perform solo on the outside deck of the restaurant. Lima has been booking the outdoor deck area for baby showers, work functions and bachelor parties for 40 people or less on the porch, the Breeze reported.
In the future, Lima said she plans to host or get involved in local fundraisers and may offer a “night golf” evening. The new owner plans to stay true to the original Fairlawn Golf Course, she said, and will continue to share the land as a serene place for locals to come and visit, the Breeze reported.