2017 Golf Membership Mailings
Those who were 2016 golf members at either Lake Panorama National or Panorama West soon will receive renewal forms for the 2017 season. The LPN mailing includes three types of golf membership applications. Regular memberships are available to both LPA members and non-members. There is a significant "early bird" discount available to those who pay in full by January 31. The membership application shows both the early bird rates and the regular rates for those who pay after January 31.
There is an additional incentive for members who pay in full by December 30. They will be entered into a drawing with the grand prize a new set of Ping irons with a retail value of $799. Three other prizes awarded will be a Titleist golf bag, a round of golf for four with carts and a $100 pro shop gift certificate.
The regular 2017 membership application also has options for paying a trail fee for those with private carts they plan to use on the course, or a cart lease, which entitles the member to a seat on an LPN cart for the season. For the 2017 season, daily cart rental fees will increase to $20 for 18 holes, and $12 for nine, so members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the cart lease option.
Other options on the LPN membership form are cart storage, with just 10 spots available, driving range memberships, bag storage and a USGA handicap. Anyone who plans to play in the LPN’s leagues and handicap tournaments must pay the $30 handicap fee. Also in the mailing are forms for special memberships for those who have never had an LPN golf membership. Distance memberships are for people who are not LPA members and who live more than 18 miles from the LPN.
At Panorama West, both LPA members and non-members can purchase annual memberships. LPA members who join annually receive a discount over non-members. For instance, a single membership for an LPA member is $238.03, compared to $287.05 for a non-member. These prices include tax. There is an annual trail fee of $44.55 to use a private cart on the course. There is limited availability for storing carts at the course, with storage fees at $203.67 for gas carts and $235.50 for electric carts. Call 641-755-2250 for details on cart storage.
Make Reservations for LPN Holiday Brunch
The annual LPN Holiday Brunch will be Sunday, December 18. Service will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with reservations taken in half-hour increments. Walk-ins also are welcome. The brunch cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 5 to 12, with children 4 and under free. The brunch will include traditional breakfast buffet items, plus a salad bar and lunch items. Lunch features will be turkey, roast beef, ham, shrimp and mashed potatoes and gravy. There also will be a nice variety of desserts. Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing for the brunch, The Links breakfast menu won't be available that morning. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially for large groups. Call the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080 or submit the form to reserve a table.
Other December Events
Special nights that began in November continue in December. Wednesday is men's night, with ping-pong and putt-putt golf in the banquet room, plus occasional appetizer and drink specials. Thursday nights are for the gals. Meet in The Links bar and enjoy good conversation and laughs, plus drinks and occasional food specials. Friday nights offer a special prime rib dinner, priced at $21.95, which includes salad, potato and a vegetable.
Looking ahead to New Year's Eve, make plans to ring in 2017 at The Links with a Surf and Turf special. This will include a 6 ounce filet and two scallops, served with a whisky cream sauce. The dinner also will include a salad, asparagus and risotto, Chef's Dessert, and two complimentary glasses of house wine. The cost is $49.95 for two people, plus tax and tip. Call the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080 or submit the form to reserve your table for this special evening!
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.
HALO Holiday Party December 15
The annual HALO holiday party is Thursday, December 15, and costs $25 per person, which covers the dinner, dance and tip. A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The RBJ Trio is back by popular demand to play music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Make your reservation by stopping by or calling the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080. Your reservation will not be confirmed until payment is made. Use your LPN Diners Club or write a check to the LPN, and mail it to 5071 Clover Ridge Road. If you have questions, call Lynn Pawlowski at 641-755-3911 or Sue Merryman at 641-751-5956.