Cedar Hill Golf restaurant scaling back

Food service will change focus to solely light snacks

Citing the HST, stricter liquor laws and the struggling economy, Saanich announced last week it would be scaling back the restaurant at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. The restaurant faced a $342,000 deficit in 2011.

Effective Feb. 18, it will switch over from a full-service restaurant to a light food and beverage service.

Doug Henderson, director of Saanich parks and rec, said he estimates most of the nine regular employees will continue to work in the “restructured” food service, while 14 on-call employees will no longer see work.

“It’s an economics decision. We’ve been watching the challenges and trying to deal with the challenges both on the golf side and on the clubhouse side for a number of years, and unfortunately it just reached a point where the subsidization and the cost of supporting the (clubhouse) operation just couldn’t be continued,” Henderson said.

On the golf side of things, the course itself is operating at a $200,000 per year deficit. Even with the changes to food service this year, Henderson is projecting a total deficit of half a million dollars for the Cedar Hill Golf Course  in 2012.

“We’re working on the golf course side as well. Certainly the weather lately hasn’t helped us in that case. Demographics are changing, people’s interests are changing. We’ll be chatting with some of the golfers over the next couple of weeks, to try and address what we might be able to change,” Henderson said.

The golf course restaurant is currently open seven days a week at 7:30 a.m. Lunch begins daily at 11 a.m., and dinner is served three nights a week until 7:30 p.m.


Just Posted

Police seek potential victims of bad ‘nanny’

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

Needles found at Goldstream campground in Langford

West Shore RCMP respond to several calls for service associated with homeless campers

Oak Bay firefighters help fund new Monterey playground

Sausage Fest cash handed over to Monterey PAC

Alcohol and drugs ruled out in serious crash that closed Sooke Rd last week

All three drivers taken to hospital have since been released

Only tent city residents allowed access at Goldstream Park campsites

Local RCMP point to reports of criminal activity and drug use in the area as cause for safety concerns

Neighbours fear impact of tent city residents on Goldstream Provincial Park

Langford residents opposed to campers voice concerns at campground gate

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

5 things to do this weekend in and around Greater Victoria

Sooke Apple Fest returns, Saanich lights up with lantern festival and anarchists unite for downtown book fair

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read