Golf course could serve alcohol as early as this spring

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By Tracy Harris

Golfers should be able enjoy a cold one this spring at Eagle Creek Golf Course.

Members of La Grange City Council voted Monday night to approve the golf course to begin the process to obtain a license for alcohol sales.

City officials hope the alcohol sales will increase revenue at the city-owned golf course.

The change could also help decrease the amount of alcohol brought illegally into Eagle Creek.

City council heard the first reading of the ordinance on Nov. 17. 

The Park Board recommended the council start the process for the city-owned golf course.

State law requires the city to now circulate a petition to voters in the golf course’s precinct. 

The petition must be signed by at least 25 percent of the votes cast in the precinct during the last general election.

If there are enough signatures on the petition, there will be a special election within 90 days. 

A majority vote will result in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issuing the license.

Initially, the golf course will only serve beer, according to city attorney Steve Emery, although it is possible wine and spirits will be added later.

Mayor Bill Lammlein said the city hopes Eagle Creek will have the license in time for spring golfing.