Construction of the 2,600 square foot Columbia River Landing facility was completed in June, and will continue to host golf course operations in addition to the Bite at the Landing eatery. Replacing the original golf course clubhouse that was constructed in 1961, the new structure includes a full service kitchen and 1,200 square foot patio with river views.
The new building is intended to serve as a premier destination for an audience extending beyond golfers, said Terry Walsh, Executive Director of Employee and Community Relations for the City of Kennewick. “Partnering with veteran entrepreneurs that have a 40-year track record operating restaurants in Kennewick is a great fit,” Walsh said. Prior to serving patrons at its 9221 W Clearwater Ave. CG Public House location since 2006, owners operated the Country Gentleman and Wyatt’s Pancake Corral at Highway 395 and Vista Ave dating back to 1979.
Owned by Shirley and Steve Simmons and operated by son Kyle Simmons, expanding to a Columbia Park site with scenic views is an opportunity to attract a new audience, add menu items, and host more events and activities, Kyle Simmons explained.
“We’re developing a menu that appeals to golfers-on-the-go in addition to guests that want to relax on the patio with full service food and beverages,” said Kyle Simmons. An application to serve local wines, beers and craft cocktails has been submitted to the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
In addition to the restaurant, the rebranded Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex offers 18-holes of traditional golf on a 3-par course, foot golf and disc golf.