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Pacific edition, Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Camp Zama Golf Club’s restaurant was to reopen Saturday after three months of renovation.

It’s part of a yearlong $3.2 million clubhouse overhaul being carried out in three phases. The project is set for completion in late October.

“We identified a series of areas where we thought we could improve service,” said Dale Jorgenson, Zama Golf Club’s director of golf. “The restaurant changes are mostly cosmetic. We changed the service area for the wait staff to provide better customer service. We added new blinds, new carpet, new tables and chairs, dramatic new light fixtures and new shades. We also added a new glass door to help keep the area cool in the summer.”

The restaurant, which was shut down May 22, usually opens 30 minutes before the first tee time, he said. On Saturday, it’s scheduled for 5:30 a.m. The facility closes at 5 or 5:30 p.m., depending on the day and time of the year.

Under the clubhouse restoration’s final stage, slated to begin Monday, Jorgenson said workers will add a deck, cover the existing one and build a bar and lounge.

“We had no place for golfers to hang out and have a beverage before and after their rounds,” he said. “The new bar will be a major focal point after opening.”

He said a large grand opening would be held when the entire project is finished around Oct. 26.

The upgrades

Phase A (completed May 21)n New guest locker room and shower facilities New cart storage facility Shortening of stairway from upper parking lotPhase B (June 2 to Aug. 25)

n Renovation of locker room Renovation of wait staff serving station New dining room light fixtures Renovation of cart storage facility Construction of a back entrance canopyPhase C (Aug. 27 to Oct. 26)

n Conversion of VIP room to bar and lounge New deck Construction of a terrace canopy Pro shop patio

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