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April 22th - 28th Hours
 
  Bunker Bar & Grille Front & Back Nine Golf Shop
Monday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday 11:30am-9:00pm CLOSED 9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 11:30am-9:00pm 5:30-9:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm 5:30-9:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday 11:30am-9:00pm 5:30-9:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 11:30am-9:00pm 5:30-9:00pm 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED 8:00am-6:00pm

C L U B   N E W S

R E S E R V A T I O N S   R E C O M M E N D E D

We strongly recommend dining reservations in order to provide you with the best experience possible. No matter the time or size of your group, please call for reservation: (616)842-4200

D I N I N G   E X P E R I E N C E   R E M I N D E R

Dear Members,
 
When the Bunker Bar and Grille first opened, we communicated that in an effort to provide the best dining experience possible, we strongly encourage each table to order from one menu - The Nines or The Bunker.

We have allowed members to order from both menus to provide more options while communicating that there should be an expectation that those orders will not come out together.  Timing food orders from two different kitchens with two vastly different menus is very difficult and if that is attempted it will have a significant effect on all members' food delivery times.

Therefore, we are reiterating that we strongly encourage members to order from one menu to provide the best dining experience.  Should you choose to order from both menus we ask that you please understand that the meals will likely not arrive at the same time.

 


S L C C   D E L I N Q U E N T   A C C O U N T   P O L I C Y
Effective May 1, 2024


Dear Members,

Your Board of Governors and the Finance Committee have been reviewing various policies and processes in order to identify areas in which we can improve efficiency, and better govern our club. One of these areas pertains to our delinquent accounts policy.

The vast majority of our members pay their monthly invoice on time every month. We are grateful and fortunate to have these members, who “think like owners” and are diligent in their payments. Unfortunately, there are always a few members who do not pay on time, some going 90+ days past due. Currently, we assess a small “finance charge” on past due accounts, but this is a minimal amount and creates a lot of extra work for our accounting staff. The delinquent accounts total can be substantial at certain times. Obviously, the club could use those funds for operational needs instead of borrowing from our line of credit during slow periods.

As SLCC embarks on a new season, a revised delinquent account policy has been approved by the Board of Governors and will begin as of May 1st as outlined below. Should you have any questions about the revised policy, please do not hesitate to contact the general manager, Kevin Green or the club’s controller, Drew Nooney.

Payments are late if the business office has not received account payment on or before the 25th of each month. Should you release payment from your banking institution, SLCC web portal or send a check in the mail, please consider allowing 7-10 days prior to the 25th of the month (does not include weekends and holidays) in order to be received on time.
 
SLCC DELINQUENT ACCOUNT POLICY AS OF MAY 1, 2024
Past Due (Delinquent) – what does it mean to be considered “past due?”
EXAMPLE:
  • January 1 – 31 | charges are accumulated over the month
  • February 1 | on the morning of February 1, all of January charges are closed out; statements are printed and mailed out and notice emailed that statements are now ready. Members have until February 25th to pay statement balance from January.
  • March 1 | on the morning of March 1, all of February charges and payments are closed out, statements are printed and mailed out and notice emailed that statements are now ready. If the January statement balance payment was not received in the business office on/before February 25th – January charges are now “past due.”
First Billing Cycle Past Due – a delinquent notice will be emailed
  • The account balance is now considered “past due” and a $50 late fee is added to balance.
Second Billing Cycle Past Due – a second delinquent notice will be emailed
  • A $100 late fee is added to balance.
Third Billing Cycle Past Due – a third delinquent notice will be emailed and club privileges are immediately suspended until full statement balance payment is received
  • A $200 late fee is added to balance.
  • Each additional month thereafter that the account remains past due, a $200 late fee will be added until the entire accrued statement balance is paid in full.
  • Member will be required to sign an authorization form and set up an auto transfer payment via credit card or financial institution paying each subsequent monthly account balance in full for the remaining time during which the Member continues to be a member of the Club.

Should The Account Balance Ever Become Past Due Again
Going forward, should the member account ever reach suspended status again (3 successive billing cycles past due), immediate termination of the membership will occur, and the Member shall be expelled absent alternative arrangements previously made due to extenuating circumstances.
Responsibility for full payment of the account balance will still be the responsibility of the expelled member. Provided the account balance has been paid in full, the expelled Member may appeal to the Board of Governors for reinstatement consideration in accordance with the Bylaws.
 


M Y   C L U B,   M Y   R O L E
 
Upholding the Legacy: The Imperative of Golf Course Etiquette at Spring Lake Country Club

Dear Members,
At Spring Lake Country Club, our collective dedication to preserving the pristine condition of our golf course not only reflects our respect for the game but also ensures an exceptional playing experience for every member following in our footsteps. Taking personal responsibility for the care of the course—by conscientiously replacing divots, raking bunkers and repairing ball marks—this is a testament to the high standards and mutual respect that define Spring Lake Country Club. This not only helps maintain the beauty and integrity of our beloved course but also exemplifies the core values of stewardship and pride that each member brings to our club. Through such acts of consideration and care, we safeguard the quality and enjoyment of our golfing experience for all members, now and in the rounds to come.

The Impact of Neglect: A Visual Reminder
Recently, an eye-opening photo captured on our course illustrated neglecting basic golf etiquette. The image showed a spot where an individual had taken five shots, leaving behind a series of divots without attempting to replace them. This serves as a stark reminder of the lasting impact our actions can have on the course.


These divots will not regenerate without proper care and attention. 

Why Fixing Divots, Raking Bunkers and repairing Ball Marks Matter
Replacing divots, raking bunkers and fixing ball marks are not just acts of courtesy; they are essential practices that maintain the health and playability of our greens, fairways and bunkers. Unrepaired divots can lead to soil erosion, unsightly patches, and potential hazards for other players. Similarly, unfixed ball marks on the green can cause the grass to die, leading to bumpy, uneven surfaces that detract from everyone's playing experience.

The Ripple Effect of Good Etiquette
Conversely, when we take the time to repair our marks, rake our bunkers and replace our divots, we contribute to a cycle of care that elevates the entire golfing experience. It ensures that the course remains in optimal condition, reducing the need for extensive maintenance and preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings. Moreover, it reflects our collective commitment to excellence and respect for the game and our fellow members.

A Call to Action
We commend the vast majority of our members who consistently demonstrate exemplary golf course etiquette. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and set a powerful example for all who enjoy our club's facilities. Let us all commit to being diligent stewards of our golf course, taking pride in our actions, and encouraging others to do the same. Together, we can ensure that Spring Lake Country Club remains a symbol of quality and sportsmanship, where the spirit of the game thrives in harmony with its natural setting.

As we move forward, let's each pledge to leave the course better than we found it, ensuring a legacy of excellence and respect for all who follow in our footsteps.

With Appreciation and Respect,
Kevin Green, CCM
Josh Lathwell, PGA

March My Club, My Role: PACE OF PLAY

 

D I N I N G

N E T   P A R   F E A T U R E S

BUNKER BAR & GRILLE
APPETIZER
Slammin' Salmon Bowl (gf) $12.11
sweet chili grilled salmon, spinach, cilantro rice, pineapple salsa, avocado, cilantro


FRONT & BACK NINE DINING
APPETIZER
Date Jam Crostini  $6.28
goat cheese spread, date jam, candied pistachios

ENTRÉE
Mushroom Crusted Salmon  $18.02
pan seared salmon, wild mushroom crust, bok choy and lemon gel sauce

 

E V E N T S



HONIG WINE DINNER

with Special Guest: Michael Honig

Thursday, April 25th
6:00pm
$100/person

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Please communicate necessary dietary restrictions when making reservations; Members & Member Guests Welcome; Cancellations within 72 hours will be charged

Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200
 



KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY
Corresponding Kid's Party in the YAC

Saturday, May 4th
5:00-9:00pm

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Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200

 



SPRING WINE TASTING

Friday, May 10th
5:30-8:00pm
$55/person

100 wines and 10 wine distributors on had to share their knowledge and passion for the wines.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Bruce and his team to be enjoy with the wines.

This is a great opportunity to try some new wines, fill your bin for the season and stock your home wine cellar for the summer!

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Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200
 



MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Sunday, May 12th
10:00am-1:30pm
Adults: $34 / Kids (5-11): $14 / Under 5: Free

Celebrate the Moms with a sprawling buffet throughout the Clubhouse (plus, a little surprise for all the Moms in attendance)

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Members & Member Guests Welcome; Cancellations within 72 hours will be charged

Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200
 



PUTT WITH THE PROS

Wednesday, May 15th
4:30-6:00pm

All levels of membership welcome!

Come mix and mingle with the SLCC Golf Staff on the practice putting green, including our new Assistant Pro! Beverage Cart will be available.

Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200

 




SAVE THESE DATES:

Wednesday, August 7th
Venge Vineyards & Croix Estate with Winemaker, Kirk Venge

Friday, September 20th
Macauley Vineyard Wine Dinner with Macauley Watson

Y O U T H   A C T I V I T I E S


PRINCESS PIRATE BRUNCH

Sunday, April 14th
11:00am-12:45pm 

Spend a magical morning with princes, princesses and pirates! Join us for makeovers, crafts and a delicious a la carte brunch!
 
Kids and parents are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook character!

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Sign up: [email protected] or (616)842-4200
 
A T H L E T I C S  +  W E L L N E S S

Y O G A

FREE VINYASA FLOW w/ JANELLE GUNN

The last Thursday of each month: April 25th, May 30th, June 27th, July 25th
8:30am

All levels and requests welcome
75 minute class, providing an extended Savasana
Class starts promptly at 8:30am downstairs in the Youth Activities Center (YAC)
         Please arrive early to set-up and get comfortable
Bring your own mat and any props like: blocks, straps, blanket, etc.
Classes are limited to the first 25, sign up to reserve your place
G O L F  +  G R O U N D S


G O L F   N E W S
From Josh Lathwell
April 22, 2024


CLICK HERE

 


G R O U N D S   R E P O R T
From Drew Paxton
April 22, 2024


The golf course really shined this week. The crew has been doing a fantastic job getting the course ready for the season. It feels like we are in mid the late May with the way the weather has been, but we are still in mid-April after all.

This past week we were able to get the tree cleanup on 12 and 13 behind us and begin moving the material in the bag on 12. This will be our focus for the next couple weeks as weather allows. Once the material is moved, we will grade it out and seed it with the same fescue that we have between holes 9 and 8, and 9 and 1.

Other exciting news last week, we received our first delivery of new equipment. This included a new greens mower, 2 small rough mowers, and a utility vehicle. We are scheduled to receive three more shipments of equipment before the end of the season. THANK YOU!

This coming week we will apply our first soil borne disease preventative application to the tees and fairways (we made the first application to the greens last Friday). Early in the week focus will be on prepping the golf course for the Spring Guest Day on Wednesday.

I have one date to advise everyone of – Tuesday April 30th – we will be doing the DryJect sand injection to the putting greens again this Spring. This will take most of the day. It will be the 3rd time that we have done this now, and has been very beneficial.

As always please replace your divots and fix your ball marks.
 

Drew Paxton
Golf Course Superintendent
 




U P C O M I N G   F I T T I N G S

TAYLORMADE  Friday, April 26th  |  1:00-5:00pm

PING + TITLEIST  Thursday, May 2nd  |  1:00-5:00pm

PXG  Thursday, May 9th  |  12:30-5:30pm

CALLAWAY  Thursday, May 16th  |  12:30-5:30pm



H A N D I C A P   M E E T I N G S
USGA Handicapping & Cap Patrol Introduction

 

Cap Patrol Introduction

SLCC Handicap Policy


Tuesday, April 23rd  |  6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, May 29th  |  6:00-7:00pm

 


2 0 2 4   G O L F   C A L E N D A R

S L C C   S P O T L I G H T

Use this page to learn about the newest members of Spring Lake Country Club, and also get to know existing members as we highlight various families and individuals!

Have someone in mind who should be highlight here? Email a nomination to [email protected]


 
S T A F F   S H O W C A S E

A dedicated place to share the outstanding achievements of our talented team, as well as a place for us to introduce you to new additions. 



 

P E O P L E ' S   C H O I C E   V O T E

We're honored to be nominated for the Grand Haven Tribune's annual People's Choice Awards again under Best Golf Course.

Better yet, our Executive Sous Chef, Jared Stookey, is also nominated for Best Chef. We are so incredibly proud of his recognition, and we know you are too!

We would love to have your support in both categories, acknowledging the excellent Team at SLCC. Voting is open daily until Wednesday, February 21st. You can click HERE to vote Jared Best Chef under Food & Drink, and SLCC Best Golf Course under Arts, Entertainment & Recreation.
 




J A N U A R Y   2 0 2 4

Ray Davis Promoted to Director of Instruction


We're excited to announce a new role at SLCC. As we enter into this new and exciting golf season, I am thrilled to announce a change in the Golf Department. 

Ray Davis has been a PGA assistant professional with Spring Lake Country Club for the past 19 seasons.  Over the past 18 months, we have been working together on an exciting new role for Spring Lake Country Club.  Ray will be taking on the new role as our Director of Instruction. 

Over the past several years, SLCC has seen an increased demand for this role within our department.  Ray brings a wealth of expertise and passion for instruction and club fitting.  Under his guidance, we are excited to introduce engaging clinics and individual/group personalized lessons, while continuing to elevate the golf experience for our members.

In addition to this, be on the lookout for more detailed information about Operation 36 Programming for new golfers (adults and juniors), PGA Junior League, along with many other exciting learning opportunities.

Winter is one of the best times to work on your golf game inside with our Trackman indoor bays.  Winter lesson series for Juniors, Ladies and Men are available.

You will find more information on pricing and how to sign up for lessons with Ray here.

Brandon, Blake and myself will also continue to provide lessons, teach Junior Golf, assist in clinics, and provide club fittings.

We are excited about the current direction of our golf program and can’t wait to share it with you.

 
Warm Regards,
Josh Lathwell
PGA Head Golf Professional

 


J A N U A R Y   2 0 2 4

Ashley Porter Recognized Among West Michigan's Best

Ashley Porter was nominated at the West Michigan Food & Beverage Awards for her extraordinary work as Clubhouse Manager.

The WMFAB Awards seeks to recognize the most talented businesses and individuals in West Michigan's Food & Beverage community. Their efforts aim to highlight superior experiences for locals and tourists alike.

Although Ashley did not win her category, we are incredibly proud of her nomination; she is a tremendous representation of Spring Lake Country Club and her recognition is well deserved.