Weekly Word - 4/8/2013

LAKE PANORAMA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE OPEN
Welcome to the 2013 golf season! Based on weather conditions and course traffic, current LPN pro shop hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends. Spikes is open Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., also subject to weather and traffic. If Spikes isn’t open, food and beverages can be purchased in the pro shop or The Links. Call 800-879-1917 to make tee times. Check the daily tee time schedule here.

SPECIAL & DISTANCE GOLF MEMBERSHIP
Take advantage of our limited amount of Special and Distance Golf Memberships for 2013.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join Iowa’s best places to play and be a Member! Find more information here, or call 800-879-1917.

BUD LIGHT 8” CUP 4-PERSON BEST SHOT
Kick off spring with our annual Bud Light 8” cup 4-person best shot. This tournament is always a blast with the gigantic 8” cups on every green. The tournament will be an 11 a.m. shotgun on Sunday, April 28. An entry form can be found here. Sign up and pay by April 15 and take advantage of the early bird discount. Questions? Call the pro shop at 800-879-1917.

PANORAMA WEST GOLF COURSE OPEN
Early plans for the Lake Panorama development included two golf courses, one on each side of the lake. In the late 1960s, Richard Watson was hired to design both. The result was the 18-hole Lake Panorama National on the east, and the 9-hole Panorama West, both of which opened in 1971.

Several new things are happening at Panorama West in 2013. LPN personnel, led by John Dinnebier, will manage the operation this year. Maureen Lubeck is the clubhouse manager, and Brandon Waddle will oversee the golf course. Tee times will be accepted on weekends and holidays, and food and beverage options will be expanded.

The course is open, although pro shop hours will be adjusted for a few weeks depending on the weather and level of play. A new section of the LPN website highlights Panorama West. It includes general information on the course and daily fees, plus links to annual membership details, leagues, the clubhouse, scorecard and news. Explore it here.

GOLF/POTLUCKS RETURN TO PANORAMA WEST
Beginning April 14, and on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, couples and individuals are invited to play golf at Panorama West, followed by a potluck, cards and games.

Golf is a 4-person best-shot format that begins at 4 p.m. Participants each put in $1 for the winning foursome to split. Players who are not annual Panorama West members pay the $16 daily green fee. The atmosphere is relaxed, everyone is welcome, and reservations are not needed. After golf and the potluck, games such as cribbage, bridge and dominoes are played. For more information, contact Elaine Rains at 641-755-3158 or lerains@netins.net.

LPN SURVEY PROVIDES GUIDANCE
A survey conducted by the LPN this spring reinforces the many positive aspects of the golf and restaurant operation, while providing guidance for possible improvements. John Dinnebier, LPN general manager and director of golf, says he was pleased with the number of people who took time to respond to the survey and provide written comments. “Overall the results of the survey were very positive,” Dinnebier says. “We got a lot of nice compliments and I and the entire LPN staff appreciate the support.” A summary of the survey is here.

GOLF LESSONS
Tune up for the 2013 golf season. Our golf pros are now available for lessons. Call the Pro Shop at 800-879-1917 to schedule.