Golf Courses are Open!
The Lake Panorama National golf course officially opened Friday, with golf carts restricted to paths only. The LPN pro shop now is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with hours adjusted as weather dictates. If you haven't yet joined for the 2016 golf season, review your options on the membership forms available here. Or stop in the pro shop and talk it over with the staff. Through the end of March, daily green fees are $38 until 3 p.m., when the rate drops to $28. These rates include shared cart.
The Panorama West golf course also is open for play. Golf carts now are allowed, unless turf conditions deteriorate. If you haven't yet joined for 2016, renewing and new member forms are available here. For non-members, daily green fees are $16 and may be paid at the kiosk.
Make Reservations for Easter Brunch
The LPN’s annual Easter Brunch will be Sunday, March 27, with seatings every half hour from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chef Peter Makens is planning a wide variety of dishes, which will be presented at new serving stations first used at the December holiday brunch. New to this brunch will be a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at a cost of $7. Diners will enjoy fresh cinnamon and caramel rolls, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, assorted salads and an artisan cheese display. Eggs will be featured several ways, and include a made-to-order omelet station, scrambled eggs, egg soufflé and Eggs Benedict. Meat offerings will include house-cured salmon, thick-sliced applewood bacon, breakfast sausage, chef-carved roast beef and ham, and corned beef hash. Crepes, French toast, au gratin potatoes and baked mostaccioli will round out the buffet offerings.
Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing for the brunch, The Links breakfast menu won't be available. The brunch cost is $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 5 to 12, with children 4 and under free. Reservations are strongly recommended as this Easter brunch always sells out quickly. Call the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080 to reserve your table.
The fourth annual LPN Easter egg hunt also will be held that day at 10 a.m., adjacent to the east side of the conference center. Bring the kids and grandkids and enjoy the fun! This is open to all children, not just those attending the brunch.
Reminders: Links Bar Open, Fish Fry Fridays
The Links kitchen still is closed for remodeling, with plans to reopen Tuesday, March 8. However, The Links bar area will be open this Wednesday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special drink prices will be $1 draws, $5 pitchers, $3 well drinks, and $4 for a glass of the house wine. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be offered each day beginning at 4 p.m., at a cost of $7 per person, with different food items daily. Come for the drinks, food and fellowship! While you're there, check out the new paint in The Links bar and conference center registration area. Things are starting to look spiffy!
When the kitchen reopens, new lunch and dinner menus will be introduced, along with daily specials. In observance of Lent, Fish Fry Fridays will be offered March 11, 18 and 25. Plan now to come out for all-you-can-eat beer battered cod, prepared and served fresh from the kitchen. For lunch, the cod is served with coleslaw and fries at a cost of $9.95. For dinner, enjoy the all-you-can-eat cod with a dinner salad, roll, coleslaw and fries for $15.95.
Panorama West Community Room Available for Special Events
The Panorama West community room and adjoining kitchen offer the perfect site for birthday and graduation parties, wedding and anniversary receptions, reunions and other celebrations and meetings. The facility can be rented on a daily basis, with fees for LPA members at $53.50, and for non-LPA members at $80.25, plus a cleaning deposit. The community room and kitchen also are available at no cost for meetings and events sponsored by LPA groups. Reservations can be made by calling the Panorama West clubhouse and leaving a message at 641-755-2250. Or call club manager Maureen Lubeck directly at 641-757-0574. Information about the furniture, equipment and other items in the community room and kitchen can be found here.