Loyal customers to the Normanside Country Club in Delmar may soon feel like they’ve stepped into the wrong establishment, but have no fear. The country club’s Director of Operations David Hostig said it’s all part of the new management plan.
Normanside is getting a facelift that includes building renovations and golf course upgrades. In April, a new kitchen and waiting staff were introduced when the Hostig family and local golf course operator Rafael Flores took over ownership the local country club.
“We want to provide an enjoyable experience for our guests and we want the restaurant to succeed,” Hostig said.
Both the golf course and the restaurant, Grille One Six Five, have since been opened to the public. Membership fees have also been lowered in the hopes of providing a more affordable option for the area’s residents.
“We’re seeing a lot of people looking into memberships that didn’t have the country club membership before, or may not have been affiliated with the club,” said Hostig. “They are not just old members who were members at Normanside before.”
In addition, the dining environment is a bit more relaxed than in years past.
“We’re more casual now,” said Hostig. “For instance, our customers can now wear jeans, where that wasn’t allowed before. The experience was more formal than we liked.”
Renovations to the lobby and ballroom in the clubhouse are expected to be completed by Valentine’s Day and Grille One Six Five’s menu has been completely revamped under Hostig’s charge.
In January and February, a prix fixe menu will be highlighted for both lunch and dinner.
The lunch option includes the choice of any midday menu item with a dessert and non-alcoholic drink for $9.95. Dinner includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert and alcoholic drink for $24.95 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.