Holiday Brunch Next Sunday
The annual Holiday Brunch at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center will be next Sunday, December 17. Service will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with reservations taken in half-hour increments. The cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 5 to 12, and children 4 and under eat free.
Executive Chef Andrew Labath will offer traditional breakfast buffet items, plus a salad bar and lunch items. Lunch features will be roast beef, ham, fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. There also will be a variety of desserts.
Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing the brunch, the Links menu won't be available that day. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially for large groups. Call the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080 or complete the reservation form to reserve a table.
Two Movies and Santa This Saturday
Santa will be in town next Saturday, December 16, and making a stop at the LPN conference center.. Beginning at 5 p.m., bring the kids to visit with Santa, where they will receive a candy cane and a free picture with Santa. Two movies, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," will play in the banquet room starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per child, which covers movie, dinner, drink and adult supervision. While the kids enjoy their movies, Chef Drew will have dinner specials in the Links for parents and grandparents. Watch our Facebook events for more details.
Mark your calendar for December 23, when the movie "Elf" will be shown starting at 6 p.m.
Panorama West Upgrades Moving Forward
At its November 28 meeting, the LPA board of directors received a task force report on using the $473,000 James and Joyce McLuen estate gift to improve the Panorama West golf course. Jan Reinicke, president of the Friends of Lake Panorama board of directors, presented the report. Recommendations by the task force were prioritized based on membership input. Recommendations include plans for new irrigation, additional concrete cart paths in selected locations, new signage and tee box amenities, landscaping around the clubhouse, improving turf condition on tee boxes and fairways, and replacing sand bunkers with grass bunkers. After discussion, the LPA board voted to defer a final decision on bunkers, and approved all other recommendations.
Work now is underway on the approved recommendations. An irrigation system plan is being developed and bids will be sought after the plan is approved. Once the cost of irrigation is determined, a cart path improvement plan will be finalized. New tee box and directional signs, yardage markers, ball washers and trash receptacles have been ordered. Clubhouse landscaping is scheduled for spring, and will incorporate a plaque honoring the McLuens. Funds for improving turf conditions of fairways and tees will be used over the next three years, with the initial aerification, seeding and fertilizing of tees and fairways planned for fall 2018.
2018 Memberships Available
Those who were 2017 golf members at either Lake Panorama National or Panorama West have been sent renewal forms for the 2018 season. As in years past, memberships are available to both Lake Panorama Association property owners and those who are not LPA members. Also, an "Early Bird" discount is available to those who pay their membership in full before January 31.
New for 2018, we are introducing two new membership options. The "Resort All Inclusive Membership" includes golf at both Lake Panorama National and Panorama West, driving range, pool and fitness center membership, plus $100 Diners Club credit if paid before December 31. Also available is the "All Inclusive Golf Membership." This includes Lake Panorama National and Panorama West golf and a driving range membership, plus $50 Diners Club credit if paid before December 31. These all-inclusive memberships are only available until January 31.
There is an additional incentive for members to pay in full by December 31. They will be entered into a drawing with the grand prize a new set of Ping irons. Other prizes awarded will be a golf bag and rounds of golf. Membership pricing can be found on the LPN website. Questions? Contact the Lake Panorama National pro shop at 641-755-2024.
LPN Offers Many Gift Options
Give that perfect gift to your friends and loved ones this holiday season. Lake Panorama National Resort gift cards can be used at the Links restaurant, Lake Panorama National pro shop, Spikes and Panorama West. Purchase gift cards at the LPN front desk, or call 641-755-2080.
Another gift idea is a Panorama West Guest Pass. Purchase six 9-hole rounds of golf at Panorama West for $80, with those rounds good any day of the week. To purchase, call Maureen Lubeck at 641-757-0574.
LPN Resort Holiday Hours
The entire LPN operation will be closed both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, plus New Year's Day, so the staff can enjoy time with family.
The Links December Specials
Specials that began in November continue in December. Tuesdays are build-your-own-burger night. Stack your hamburger the way you want, served with fries for $6.99. Wednesday is guys' night out, with happy hour 5-7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary snacks, 50-cent wings and $20 bottomless domestic draws. Thursdays means it's the gals' turn. Happy hour 5-7 p.m., with complimentary snacks, $1 off wine, $3 wells and $1 off flat bread pizzas. On Fridays enjoy the popular prime rib sandwich special, which comes with choice of side for $15.95.