Dragon Ranch, under new management, gets updates

Staff Report

Upgrades are underway through the spring at Dragon Ranch Golf Course in Amherst Township, and the clubhouse dining room has reopened as Greene Square Restaurant.

The changes are the result of a new management firm and operator. Fairways Golf, based in Columbia Station, acquired the business this fall.

The company’s portfolio includes Mallard Creek Golf Club, Pine Brook Golf Links, and a partnership with Briarwood Golf Club.

“It has always been a strong belief of mine that golf should be accessible to everyone,” said president Jonathan Palmer in an announcement promoting an unlimited golf membership at the four courses.

Physical updates at the Dragon Ranch course include new equipment and an expanded chemical plan to improve turf conditions.

“It is a process getting a course to exactly where it should be, but we are well on our way,” said superintendent Brett Sekerak. “The course features a fun and challenging layout, and we have already seen major improvements in the short time we have been here. There is no telling just how good the course will be when we get to where we are going.”

The Green Square Restaurant opened Oct. 28 under chef David Kovatch and features grilled pizza, chicken wings, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and other offerings.

The name is an homage to the Palmer family’s love for the Savannah, Ga., area and its connection to southern comfort food. Palmer also built and operated Bootleggers Bar & Grille in Columbia Station.

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