Woodlawn clubhouse serves golfers and the community

The clubhouse at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club has long been a popular spot for golfers to enjoy a meal and a drink before or after a round, but it’s not just a place for those who are out on the links.

Tracey Tuchscherer, who is the manager of food and beverage at the golf course, said they have been really busy. Breakfast is available throughout the day, and they have lunch specials all day to go with supper and drink specials.

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The golf course has been really busy this year, which means the clubhouse is going to be busy, so there’s lots of activity for the four people who work in the kitchen and the six who work as servers. Normally they would have more employees, but with fewer special events this year, the number of staffers has been limited to 10. Thursdays to Sundays are their busiest days.

 “We have amazing food,” she said. “We have a chef, Scotty Campbell, who’s been with me for six years, and he’s an absolutely phenomenal cook,” said Tuchscherer, who has been working in the clubhouse for 12 years and managing for six years.

During that time, she has seen lots of changes. This year is no different, as they have added new items to the menu.

“All of our food is homemade,” she said. “We make homemade buns and homemade burgers. All of our dry ribs are homemade, and all of our chicken strips are homemade. Soups are homemade every day.”

Campers at the Woodlawn Regional Park love to grab a meal at the clubhouse, and people from the community will stop by to eat as well. The customer base has grown now that people don’t have to pay the park’s $10 gate fee to get in. They just have to show their receipt on the way out of the park to prove they had lunch at the clubhouse.  

“The park’s really … working well with us, so there’s a lot of people coming in who aren’t even golfers.”

Sixty-eight people can sit indoors and another 64 can be out on the patio. In a normal year, they would have 200 people inside and another 100 people outdoors.

The outdoor patio is one of their biggest drawing cards, especially on a nice summer day.

“The view is amazing. Our deck has been really busy this year. You can’t get a better view than what we have,” she said.

In most years, the clubhouse would also host banquets for weddings and other special occasions. And in the offseason, there would be Christmas parties and events to keep them busy. Restrictions related to COVID-19 have dashed their ability to have the banquets, or to serve meals following tournaments. 

Tuchscherer hopes the restrictions will be eased so they can eventually have Christmas parties this year.

But for the rest of the golf season, the clubhouse will be a place where people can come for great eats, regardless of whether they’re golfing. 

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