LPN Weekly - 12/17/2017

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Links

Make plans now to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Links, with a dinner-for-two special. Enjoy your choice of either fried brussel sprouts with bacon aoli, or pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce. A surf-and-turf dinner will include a six-ounce filet with whiskey cream sauce, and choice of either two fried shrimp or beer battered fried lobster tail with chipolte aoli. This entree is served with garlic mashed potatoes and chef's vegetable. For dessert, choose either chocolate Creme Brulee or strawberry cheesecake. The cost is $59.95 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. The kitchen will be open from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and diners also may order from the regular menu. Call 641-755-2100 for reservations.

Elf Movie Night

Bring the kids out to Lake Panorama National this Saturday for dinner and a viewing of the movie Elf. The movie starts at 6 p.m., and cost is $10 per child, which covers movie, dinner, drink and adult supervision. While the kids enjoy the movie, Chef Drew will have dinner specials for the adults in the Links. Watch our Facebook event for more details.

Join Now and Win

2018 golf memberships for Lake Panorama National and Panorama West now are available for purchase at "Early Bird" rates. There is an additional incentive for members who pay in full by December 31, since they will be entered into a drawing where the grand prize is a new set of Ping irons. Other prizes awarded will be a golf bag and rounds of golf. Annual memberships are available to both Lake Panorama Association property owners and those who are not LPA members.

New for 2018 are two membership options that offer a combination of golf and extra amenities. The "Resort All Inclusive Membership" includes golf at both Lake Panorama National and Panorama West, driving range, pool and fitness center memberships, and $100 Diners Club credit, if paid by December 31. The second option 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 by December 31. These all-inclusive memberships for 2018 are only available through January 31. The "Early Bird" discount also ends January 31, so act soon to lock in the lowest prices possible for 2018 memberships.

Membership pricing and application forms are available on the LPN website. Questions? Contact the Lake Panorama National pro shop at 641-755-2024.

Last-Minute Gift Options

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. Or what about 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.

Resort Holiday Hours

The entire LPN operation will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day so staff can enjoy time with family.

Join Us for Bowl Games

This bowl season come to the LPN and cheer on both Iowa and Iowa State football. Iowa will face Boston College December 27 at 4:15 p.m. in the Pinstripe Bowl. On December 30, at 11:30 a.m., Iowa State will play Memphis in the Liberty Bowl. The Links will have the televisions on with food and drink specials during each game. Come dressed in your team colors to cheer on your favorite team at the Links! 

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. Recommendations included new irrigation, additional concrete cart paths, new signage and tee box amenities, clubhouse landscaping, 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 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 tee and fairway turf conditions will be used over the next three years, with the initial aerification, seeding and fertilization in fall 2018.