Longshore Club Park Golf Course will soon have a new halfway house at its ninth hole, thanks to the of the 9th and a ½ Hole Committee, which started raising funds for the new structure last year.
The new halfway house, which will be valued at around $225,000 upon its completion, replaces the current halfway house, half of which burned in 2003. All that remains of the original structure are the restrooms, which are housed in a small, ramshackle building near the 9th Hole. The small, dilapidated trailer serving as a concession stand that was placed next to the restrooms in 2004 will also be replaced.
As per an article in WestportNow, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved acceptance of the new halfway house as a gift to the Town during its meeting on Wednesday. It will now be up the Representative Town Meeting to approve it.
According to the article, the gift is for $175,000 in cash, which the committee is close to raising, and $50,000 in donated services. The committee hopes to begin construction of the new, 700 square foot structure by late November.
The selectmen also reportedly approved a request on behalf of an anonymous donor to affix a plaque on the new structure in memory of avid golfer Clifford Ross.
The new halfway house will feature a concession area, restrooms, and a common area that will serve as shelter for golfers during downpours and storms. It will be located about 50 feet from the site of the current structure and about 100 feet from the green, at the site of an old barn that was recently removed from the property.