Will Walton County Commissioners Go into the Liquor Business?


Now that a local county is taking over a popular golf course, many of you might be wondering, what will happen to the liquor license at the country club?

To all the avid golfers who like to “sip and swing,” don’t worry. You’ll still be able to drink on the DeFuniak Springs Golf Couse.

For decades, men and women from all over the United States have played the DeFuniak Springs Golf Course and Country Club while par-taking in the spirits. But, Walton County’s ordinance prohibits alcohol and the sale of liquor on county property.

In Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners decided to let amend that ordinance to allow alcohol at this new park only. Also, commissioners are requesting proposals to lease the building with the lounge and the bar.

“Then, we voted to let the liquor license lapse. So that when someone leases it, they can get their own license and the county will not be in the process. So, we don’t really want to be in the liquor business,” shared Danny Glidewell, Walton County Commissioner.

Walton Commissioners also voted to continue to the daily rates as is, but discontinue memberships. The commissioners will offically take ownership April 1.

County staff has already hit the ground running and is getting the place back in shape.

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