Renovations, remodeling and revamping have taken place at restaurants at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City, Texas, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Resort and Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, Pa.
Major renovations are taking place at country clubs and resorts restaurants across the country, with three restaurant remodeling projects recently reopening to the public after extensive renovations. The Bluebonnet Grill at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City, Texas has upgraded its menu and offerings to members and non-members of the club. The Kitchen West is the part of a major restoration project at The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Resort at McCormick Ranch. Toftrees Golf Club in State College, Pa., remodeled and rebranded its restaurant for a broader appeal. Find out more about the changes at each of the clubs or resorts in reports from local newspapers.
The Bluebonnet Grill at Quail Valley Country Club, Missouri City, Texas
The Bluebonnet Grille has operated as the grill for the Quail Valley Country Club for more than 40 years reports David Pollan of Community Impact Newspaper in Stafford, Texas. The grill opened to the public in 2012. The city of Missouri City, Texas bought the club in 2008 and converted it to a public golf course. In 2012 the city opened a new facility to house the pro shop and restaurant, which is known as the Quail Valley City Centre.
“The grill was part of the private golf course before and was not always referred to as a restaurant,” said General Manager Tyson Stittleburg. “It was not until the city built the new facility that The Bluebonnet Grille really become a restaurant.”
Stittleburg explained to Community Impact that the restaurant faced many challenges because it operated as the grill for a private club for so long, and many still think they have to be members to eat at the restaurant. It also lacks visibility due to its location inside the City Centre.
“We hesitate to want to call [The Bluebonnet Grille] the best-kept secret because we believe we have a really good restaurant here and a lot of good things going on, but we don’t want it to be treated like a secret,” he said. “We want people to know about it, so we are trying to get the secret out.
“We feel we have one of the best breakfast values in town,” Stittleburg said. “There is really not a whole lot of places to go for breakfast in Missouri City, and when you look at what we have and charge, it’s a great deal.”
In an effort to attract more people, Stittleburg said the restaurant puts on special events, such as live music, karaoke and bingo nights. The eatery also hosts a Mother’s Day and Easter brunch. Food and beverage manager Cyrille Girouard said they are also looking at changing the menu slightly in the near future by adding new items.
“What we strive for is to be a place that has quality food and [a] casual atmosphere,” Stittleburg told Community Impact. “We want it to be casual and where people feel comfortable.”
Kitchen West at Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Field Burger and Tap at Toftrees Golf Resort
The Field Burger and Tap embraces a farm-to-table mentality by locally sourcing ingredients and food, including breads, regional Amish cheeses, and a blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket and short rib to create hand-formed burgers. It also has a selection of craft beers from State College and milkshakes hand-spun using ice cream from Penn State’s Berkey Creamery, Times reported.
“This is very exciting and something we’ve looked forward to over the last three months during renovations,” Toftrees Director of Sales Laura Phillippi shared with the Times. “To see it all come together is really exciting. From every menu special we did to the renovations, we spent time going over every detail.”
Renovations include the use of local repurposed products, like the unique idea to have an old barn door hang from the ceiling to serve as a place holder for several lights over a table near the center of the restaurant, Times reported.