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Gleneagle Golf Course hosts tourneys to show off renovations

From left, Kerry Williams and Kathy Madsen are all smiles at the Gleneagle Golf Course
From left, Kerry Williams and Kathy Madsen are all smiles at the Gleneagle Golf Course's first 'glowball tournament' of the year Oct. 1.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

ARLINGTON — The Gleneagle Golf Course and Restaurant's current owners are celebrating their first anniversary at the establishment this month with a series of fundraising tournaments that they hope will showcase the improvements they've made.

On Oct. 1, close to 30 attendees donned glow-in-the-dark necklaces and purchased glow-in-the-dark golf balls to play nine holes by glow-in-the-dark markers on the otherwise unlit course after dark for its first "glowball tournament" of the year. The year's second "glowball tournament" is set for Nov. 5 starting at 7:30 p.m.

On Oct. 10, the course will be hosting a mother-daughter golf tournament with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, in which two-woman mother-daughter teams will compete in a modified Chapman format.

Pat Regan became general manager of the Gleneagle Golf Course and Restaurant in October of last year, after he and his wife left the Cedarcrest Golf Course Restaurant in Marysville.

"When we took over here, this place wasn't doing so well," Regan said. "It was all overgrown and the streetlights weren't working. Teens used to park their cars here. So, we spruced it up a bit."

The Regans' renovations have included completely replacing the columns supporting the existing deck outside of the restaurant, and extending that deck to give people room to breathe and mingle outside.

"The columns had dry rot and the beams were sagging," Regan said. "The whole thing was ready to collapse. We've fixed that up, painted the building and improved the grounds and course tremendously. The neighbors used to complain about this place, but we've gotten a lot of good feedback lately."

According to Regan, another popular change has been the extension of the restaurant's hours.

"This place used to close at 4 p.m.," Regan said. "Now it's open until 10 or 11 p.m. nightly, with all-you-can-eat buffets on Sundays for $20. We're bringing people back."

Karleen Olson, marketing and events coordinator for the Gleneagle Golf Course and Restaurant, added that the establishment has been making an effort to host fundraising events to support local community causes and area sports programs under the Regans.

The Gleneagle Golf Course and Restaurant is located at 7619 E. Country Club Drive in Arlington. For more information, you can log onto their website at www.gleneaglegolfcourse.net.

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