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Fine dining comes to new Dayton golf club

Becky Bosshart
Appeal Staff Writer
Casey Walsh, superintendent with LWC Construction of Reno, installs a window in the new clubhouse at the Dayton Valley Golf Course recently. The new facilities include a bar, restaurant, banquet area and locker rooms. Cathleen Allison/ Nevada Appeal
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While tipping back a chilled mug of Guinness or a tall glass of Chardonnay, patrons of the new Grill at Legado and Restaurant 101 will look out over the 9th and 18th greens of the Dayton Valley Golf Club at Legado.

Opening, April 1, the $6 million clubhouse has a sports bar, grill and banquet room. For those in the fairway, there is a “drive-up” window where they can pick up orders. Fish and chips while putting?

Until opening day, the clubhouse, 101 Palmer Drive, is receiving its final touches. Julie Kepler, who worked on the project, walks briskly through the main gallery, which has the distinctive “golf feel.” Seemingly requisite for golf clubs is the wood paneling, patterned dark carpeting and slate accents. The exterior has cultured stone accents and landscaping that resembles a Feng Shui rock garden.

The dark wood counters inside the pro shop are bare because the merchandise hasn’t been moved over from the old golf club, which is across the street.

The center piece of the 15,000-square-foot club house is its horseshoe-shaped bar. The bar’s hours 7 a.m. until about 9 p.m.

“The bar and grill seats a total of 80 people,” she says. “This room has five flat-screen TVs, so it fits the ideal for a sports bar.”

The adjoining dining room has 6-foot tall windows, and shares a fireplace with the grill. Both the restaurant and grill are open to the public. Executive Chef Mike Ramos has worked at Dayton Valley since 1992.

Starting May 4, the restaurant will be open for dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Kepler says the restaurant will feature a fine dining menu, which includes lamb, steak and fresh fish.

Casey Walsh, the project manager for LWC Construction of Reno, says what made this project interesting was its location on the golf course. Framing began in May. Reno Business Interiors did the interior decorating. The landscaping, which includes 2,500 trees and plants, was done by Dayton Valley Nursery.

The patio faces the golf course and will be used for weddings. The banquet room seats 200 and can be split into two rooms. Business meetings are already lined up for this room. This side of the golf club was designed with weddings in mind.

“There’s a separate bridal room in the banquet bathrooms which would be good for preparing and for photos.”

Her husband, Jim Kepler, general manager of the golf club, says a use for the old clubhouse hasn’t been determined yet. He said the cost of this new golf club and the Club Legado sports campus will be $10 million to $15 million.

–Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at bbosshart@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1212.

Residential development continues at The Lakes of Dayton Valley at Legado:

• Next up for Lakemont Homes is the Point Legado development on the north side of Dayton Valley Road. The ground work is done on phase 1 and work on the first 80 homes will begin soon. It will have 200 homes.

• Cypress Point, in the center of the existing development, building continues.

• The first Legado village, to the east of the existing development, begins construction in September. Those homes go on the market in September-October. About 1,400 homes will be build on 480 acres.

• Mira Vida, the active adult community, with 600 homes goes on the market in early 2007. This development will be on the north side of Dayton Valley Road.

• The seven “neighborhoods” are priced between $200,000 and $400,000. The custom home sites at Grande Vista and the Air Park are the most expensive.

• Build out will take 10 years. The addition of nine golf holes will give the Dayton Valley Country Club 27 holes. The total project cost is $1 billion.

• The Lakes of Dayton Valley has about 600 homes so far. When completed there will be about 2,800.

Source: Barbe Seal, community manager of Shadow Creek at Legado; Ed Johanson, president of Lakemont Companies