CASTRO VALLEY — Willow Park Golf Course reopened this week under new interim management.
The golf course was closed for two weeks while the previous operator shut down; Willow Park Public Golf Course Corp. ran the course for 50 years until its lease expired Sunday.
The operation has been transferred to Touchstone Golf, which will be in charge at least through March. The East Bay Regional Park District is preparing to put a long-term lease out to bid.
“We plan to improve the overall playability of the course to allow golfers to have a more enjoyable round of golf,” said Steve Harker, Touchstone president. “We will be working to get the golf course and facilities in good condition and make sure the business is viable and attractive for a prospective tenant.”
One of the first things his company will do is seed the course to fill in bare spots, he said.
Hours will remain the same, sunup to sundown, Harker said. The restaurant will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with plans to open it earlier on weekends, he said.
For more information or to make reservations, go to www.willowgc.com or call 510-537-8036.
Touchstone manages 10 courses in California, including Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland and Shoreline Golf Links in Mountain View.
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