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New Businesses at Golf Club

Old Trail Golf Clubhouse and Pavilion (courtesy Old Trail Golf)

Old Trail Golf Clubhouse and Pavilion (courtesy Old Trail Golf)

Well-known local golf instructor Kandi Comer is opening her flagship comprehensive instructional golf program, the Kandi Comer Golf Academy, at Old Trail Golf Club, offering private instruction and clinics for adults alongside an extensive junior program for children as young as four.

“My passion is to grow the game of golf through instruction, and there is no limit to the number of people I can reach at the Old Trail Golf Club,” said Comer, who has years of experience as a golf professional and instructor. “There are so many young families to serve, and the leadership [at Old Trail] is committed to a high quality and accessible golf experience. Their ‘everyone’s welcome’ inclusivity creates exactly the right atmosphere for my academy.”

Registration for the first junior clinics, beginning April 7, is now open. Private lessons are also available for players of all skill levels.

Local restauranteurs Andrew Watson and Kelley Tripp, who have been involved in six successful restaurants including Boylan Heights and Mellow Mushroom on The Corner in Charlottesville, will launch a new restaurant at the Old Trail Golf Club later this spring. The restaurant is designed to serve golfers, host weddings and events, and welcome families from Crozet and beyond.

“The concept of the restaurant is restoration,” said Kelley. “Whether our customer is rounding out a relaxing round of golf, out for a date night, or just getting together with family and friends, we will provide thoughtful approaches to comforting food that appeal to people from all walks of life. We want to create experiences that leave everyone in good spirits.”

Significant renovations to the Old Trail Golf Clubhouse and Pavilion are scheduled to begin in April, according to golf club manager Seth Van Hall. “Our vision is to provide great amenities that become part of the fabric of our wider community. You don’t need to be a golfer or a resident of Old Trail to take advantage of what we’re building.”

Old Trail Golf Club is open to the public year-round, providing a regulation 18-hole, par-71 golf course, a full-service clubhouse, and event hosting services.

 

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