By MIKE McCOMBS
Lady’s Island Country Club, the landmark Royal Pines golf club and a fixture since 1970, along with the Tavern at Royal Pines restaurant, are under new ownership and management.
Golfers will now be teeing off at the Olde Beaufort Golf Club and dining at the Olde Beaufort Bar & Eatery.
The properties were sold in early November. Jon Fulmer is the new general manager. His mother and stepfather, Katrina and Bob Sellars, are the new owners.
“We know how important this place is to those who live on and visit Lady’s Island,” Fulmer said in a release. “It’s been around since 1970 and people have celebrated many of life’s events here. Generations of golfers have enjoyed the course. We respect that legacy. We’ll continue many of those traditions while creating new ones.”
Plans include a revamped restaurant with a new menu, updating the clubhouse, ever-improving golf conditions and a new 18-hole miniature golf course.
While the golf course remains open, the restaurant is currently closed and should re-open in early December after renovations are complete.
According to Fulmer, the restaurant will be open seven days a week and will feature a revamped menu.
“We tried to design a menu that you won’t see elsewhere … over and over and over and over,” he said. “Just some good southern comfort food.”
The clubhouse – which hasn’t seen any updates in six or seven years – will see some improvements, as well.
As for the golf itself, Fulmer said the course may see some small changes for the spring, but overall, its looking good.
“It’s actually in pretty good shape right now,” Fulmer said. “We have a great superintendent (Victor Mothershead) – he’s brought everything back to life. This is the best I’ve seen the course look (in my four years working here). Victor has really done an excellent job.”
As for the 18-hole miniature golf course, Fulmer said the rarely used tennis courts woulnd be re-purposed to give the club a more family-oriented atmosphere.
“You have to start golfers young,” Fulmer said.
Fulmer believes the course will benefit from the family atmosphere among the ownership and employees at Olde Beaufort Golf Club.
“It’s a big happy family and team,” Fulmer said. “We all work together for the same goals.”
Katrina Sellars commended the former owner and manager – Jeff Fischer and Patty Huckabee – for ho they left Lady’s Island Country Club.
“The course is in great shape,” she said. “This place enhanced the sense of community on Lady’s Island. We thank them for that.”