Iconic Steakburger feted for tradition of good food family fun

first_imgMore than a few dozen resolutions, spotlighting causes and honoring people, are signed every year by the Board of Clark County Commissioners.The resolution read Tuesday honoring an iconic Hazel Dell establishment was more lighthearted than most.Chairman Marc Boldt said it was a real privilege for him and Commissioners Steve Stuart and Tom Mielke to mark the 50th anniversary of Steakburger & Golf-O-Rama.Boldt, 57, said he was 5 or 6 years old when he first picked up a putter at Steakburger. He joked that exposure to miniature golf kept him from learning how to play golf, because he knew it wouldn’t be as much fun.“You saved me a lot of money,” Boldt told owners Merilyn and Bob Condon, who opened the former drive-thru restaurant on Jan. 1, 1962. Merilyn, 71, and Bob, 73, built the two 18-hole courses on wetlands behind the restaurant. Merilyn’s parents purchased the restaurant, because the owners of the drive-thru wouldn’t sell to Bob because they thought he was too young.The resolution said Steakburger was noted for “good food, good family fun and a great place for a first date” and recognized that “many generations of Clark County residents have had memorable and affordable miniature golf outings because of Steakburger’s presence in our community.”Stuart, who like Boldt grew up in Clark County, recalled fun times at Steakburger — with the exception of the infamous volcano hole, which got its own line in the resolution.last_img read more