Hearing Scheduled On Golf Course's Plans To Double The Size Of Its Clubhouse

Diablo Hills Golf Course officials want to add 7,100 square feet to the current facility that houses The Greenery restaurant

The clubhouse at the Diablo Hills Golf Course on Marchbanks Drive
The clubhouse at the Diablo Hills Golf Course on Marchbanks Drive

The Walnut Creek Planning Commission will hold a hearing Thursday night on plans by the Diablo Hills Golf Course to more than double the size of its clubhouse/restaurant facility.

The plans call for adding 7,108 square feet to the existing 25-foot tall, 6,257-square-foot Greenery Restaurant and clubhouse on the 9-hole golf course near Heather Farm Park.

The plans call for the continuation of the live entertainment and dancing that is currently held in the establishment.

The facility sits on the 2.9-acre parcel at the front entrance of the golf course.

A planning department report states the expanded facility is not expected to cause any adverse litter, noise, parking or other problems.

Several proposed conditions are recommended by city planners. They include making sure customers don’t loiter in the parking lot after business hours, the prohibition of alcohol sales promotions such as ladies night and the restriction that alcohol sales cannot exceed food sales during any quarterly period.

The Planning Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at City Hall, 1666 N. Main St.

michele Zimmerman January 22, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Bad idea! If you think there are bad drivers on YVR now just wait until they play & drink, and drink, and drink!! This is an "attractive nuisance" .
Sadie Berkhimer January 23, 2014 at 12:01 AM
This establishment has been serving alcohol since the day it opened and has always been a responsible neighbor and member of the business community. Expanding the building will not make people drink more and thus won't add any more bad drivers on Ygnacio.
Bob Brittain January 23, 2014 at 12:41 AM
I agree with Sadie. It's a very low-key establishment. You cannot play golf well inebriated. I come down past that building frequently from my hikes on Lime Ridge. It's staid and calm. Celebratory events like weddings? I assume there will be supervision.
Tim Ekren January 23, 2014 at 01:31 AM
Sadie & Bob, this is about a facility expanding so it can cater to banquets, holiday parties, wedding receptions and events. It has nothing to do with golfing or the pro shop. Michele seems to understand it. In other words, the expansion won't make people drink more but most wedding receptions and holidays parties will have more people who will drink.
srl99 January 23, 2014 at 09:43 AM
The place is a dive sorely in need of renovation. People actually go there? You can't play golf inebriated? Wow, someone has never been to the 19th hole, or seen what is really under those club warmers in the bags. [In the bag.]
Julie Jepsen-Grant January 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Yes, lots of people go there. Families enjoy lunch or dinner. Singles and marrieds enjoy the karaoke, one dollar taco night is great, and of course golfers are always there. Plus, people go there to watch sports. I have also seen a lot of high school reunions held there. Best wishes to the owner and his upgrades.
WC-Independent January 23, 2014 at 03:23 PM
I hope they have a smooth path to get the project done. Wow, Michele Zimmerman, did you read an article somewhere else about this project. Maybe something about a new feature of the project that will force drinks into the golfers?
One more time with feeling January 23, 2014 at 05:16 PM
The Greenery is fun, family friendly and privately owned. It has been for many years. As far as I know, the property owner is not asking for the City to fund anything and the renderings do not depict a building that is "out of place" with the available property or somehow inappropriately zoned (needing a variance). According to the plans I've seen in the entry of The Greenery, the planned renovation looks great. I agree with WC-Independent and "hope they have a smooth path" forward as well.


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