OSAGE — Greens at the 10th Hole Bar and Grill will not be manicured, rather they will be served on plates for hungry customers when the newest restaurant in Riceville opens later this month.

According to Jordan Oulman, president of the Riceville Area Development, the projected date for opening is Thanksgiving weekend. “We are looking for a Jan. 1, 2018, opening on the hotel side.”

“Currently, on the 10th Hole club side, we are finishing the floor, the kitchen area and are setting up kitchen equipment,” Oulman said. “On the hotel side, we have hung the sheet rock and are starting to mud and tape it. When we get done with the hotel side of it, we will be finishing the large downstairs party room, which will hold up to 130 people. The gravel parking lot is pretty much finished, and we will have handicapped parking.

“Currently, we seem to be on budget, but we will have a lot of bills coming in these last months.”

The complex, which is adjacent to the Riceville Golf Course, sets back off of Highway 9, which runs through Riceville.

“We have taken out quite a few trees to get exposure. We will have a lighted sign out front,” Oulman said.

He said Riceville Area Development also hopes to post a sign toward the east side of Riceville on Highway 9, so travelers will be made aware of the restaurant and hotel. Though room rates and menus have not been established, Oulman said the prices will be competitive.

RAD announced the new manager of the 10th Hole Bar and Grill will be Osage native Bradley Ringhofer. Nancy Eastman of McIntire will be the front-house manager.

Tentative hours for the restaurant are weekdays 10 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m. Weekends will have varying hours for opening and closing. “We are opening earlier during the week mostly for the golfers,” Oulman said.