Bemus Point Golf Course, Tap House Now Open

The newly remodeled Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House has assumed regular business hours under new ownership. For the remainder of the month the Tap House will be open most evenings with a limited menu, and the business’ management teams anticipates an official opening date in June. P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

BEMUS POINT — A premier fixture in the scenic village of Bemus Point has reopened its doors to the public under new ownership.

Bryce and Rachael Steffen, the establishment’s management team, concluded an eight-month process of bringing extensive remodeling and renovations to the existing club house structure by assuming regular business hours as of May 9.

“This wasn’t an official grand opening, but we did open our doors and are offering a limited menu along with 20 different beers on tap,” Rachael Steffen said, adding that the team is looking for additional employees to help round out the operation. “We are also hiring positions in front-of-house and back-of-house. So anyone interested in working in a unique, innovative and family friendly culture is welcome to apply with us through Facebook or by emailing us at bpgctaphouse@gmail.com.”

The Steffens took over operations of the golf course on Sept. 1, and immediately set about the the process of making repairs to the structure that houses the Tap House. Bryce Steffen said the only thing that hasn’t been touched with the regard to the new establishment was the original layout of the structure. “Other than that, 95 percent of it has been redone,” he said.

The nearly complete remodel was undertaken by Mike Steffen Contractor Inc., and consists of numerous improvements designed to enhance the experience of a visit to the establishment. A new entrance at the front of the building allows customers to easily access the clubhouse from the parking lot. The two walls facing the golf course have been opened up with 16-foot sliding glass doors to offer a panoramic view of the course.

The kitchen and bathrooms have been rearranged, giving more space to both. The new bar now faces the course’s ninth fairway, and a wider passage now leads from the kitchen to the dining room. Additionally, the deck dining area has been expanded, with rocking chairs placed on the deck facing the links and a new outdoor fire pit.

“A lot of time and effort has gone into beautifying the Tap House,” said Heather Conroe, general manager of the Tap House. “Bemus Point has many great attractions, and we’re grateful to be one of them.”

Bryce Steffen noted that the Tap House’s location along the snowmobile trails of Chautauqua County opens it up to being a year-round destination. The nine-hole, year-round golf course has remained open, but the Tap House had been closed until this week. The management team said they intend to have the Tap House officially opened at the beginning of next month.

“For the month of May we’ll be open mostly evenings, but in June we’ll be ready to roll; and the golf course is open every day,” Conroe said.

The golf club is also accepting season passes from those interested in golfing at the establishment on a regular basis.

The Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House is located at 72 Main St. in Bemus Point. For more information about the establishment, purchasing season passes and job openings, call 386-2893, email bpgctaphouse@gmail.com or find the business on Facebook.

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