LPN Resort Weekly - 4/21/2019

Easter Brunch Today

Chef Brent Gaffney will debut a new buffet menu today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited reservations are available at 12:30 & 1 and may be made by calling (641) 755-2100. Reservations are required. The normal Sunday menu will not be available as we prepare for this buffet. Cost for adults is $23.95, children 5 to 12 $9.95 and 4 & under are free. For groups of 8 or more, an 18% gratuity will be added. Also available is a Build Your Own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for $6 per trip.

April 23-27 Links Specials

Chef Brent is offering some great weekly specials for the month of April. Feedback has been positive and we invite you to try these items not on the regular Links menu. Specials start every Tuesday and run through Saturday. Watch our Facebook page and this newsletter for weekly details. This week’s specials include:


Tuna Melt $7/$12
Albacore tuna salad on choice of bread, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, choice of side

Steakhouse Wedge Salad $7/$12
Romaine lettuce, diced tomato, red onions, bacon bits and blue cheese crumble


Chicken Satay Skewers Appetizer $8
Marinade chicken breast grilled, sweet peanut coconut sauce, Philippine-style salad

Prime Rib Dinner $24.95
Slow roasted USDA choice, choice of baked or mashed potato, au jus, creamy horseradish, Chef’s vegetable, fresh bread

Bud Light 8” Cup 4-Person Best Shot

Room remains for 2 teams in our annual Bud Light 8” cup 4-person best shot. The tournament is an 11 a.m. shotgun next Sunday, April 28. Open to Lake Panorama National golf members and non-members, entry fee includes golf with cart, range balls, light appetizers and prizes. Learn more and register online, or call the LPN pro shop at (641) 755-2024.

A breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. for an extra charge. See below for more details.

Tournament Buffet Next Sunday

Chef Brent will be running a tournament buffet from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. next Sunday, in advance of the Bud Light 8” Cup. All are welcome, not just tournament players. Buffet items will include egg strata, scrambled eggs, breakfast potato, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and fruit. Cost is $10.95. A Bloody Mary bar also will be available for $6 per trip. The regular Sunday menu also will be available.

FootJoy Shoes + LPN Logo’d Drawstring Backpack

The #1 shoe in golf has arrived in the LPN pro shop. A variety of FootJoy styles and sizes are available. During the month of April, all shoe purchases, and other merchandise purchases of $75 or more, will receive a green LPN logo’d drawstring backpack. Payment must be made by cash, check or credit card at time of purchase. Merchandise purchased with gift certificates counts toward $75 total.

Golf Leagues Kickoff

Golf leagues kickoff this week at Panorama West with Lake Panorama National leagues starting shortly thereafter. Panorama West league members must either purchase an annual Panorama West membership, or pay the $16 daily green fee. At Lake Panorama National, all league players must have an LPN annual membership and USGA handicap. There are several 2019 golf membership options and categories. Browse the membership forms on our website for details. Or call the LPN pro shop at (641) 755-2024 to discuss. Learn more about our league opportunities below.


The Panorama West evening men’s league begins this Tuesday and runs through August 27. Dues are $20 to cover weekly prizes, plus individual scores are turned in for prizes at the end of the year. Play begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email Jay Merryman or Bill Eby.


The morning men’s league begins this Thursday and wraps up August 29 with a tournament and awards dinner. Members can tee off beginning at 7 a.m. with play continuing until noon. Dues of $20 covers regular play with weekly cash prizes and individual awards at the end of the season. For more information, email Virgil Hoehne.


The Tuesday morning women’s league is individual play, with weekly prizes and special events. Dues for the year are $30. The kickoff luncheon is Tuesday, April 30, at the LPN conference center. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. The cost is $15. Make reservations with Paula Hansen.

League play begins May 7 with a two-gal best shot at 9 a.m., preceded by a golf clinic presented by Gary Babcock, LPN Head Golf Professional. The first day of regular play is May 14, with August 27 the last day of regular play. A four-gal best-shot and awards luncheon will be September 3. For more information, email Emily Spradling.


Men's leagues are on Wednesdays and kickoff May 1 with the men’s stag. Members or potential members are invited to attend compliments of the LPN. Cocktails and munchies begin at 5:30 p.m. with a brief program and raffle drawing at 7 p.m. League play begins May 8.

For the 18-hole noon league, members can play from the white, yellow or red tees. This is individual play, using the Stableford scoring system. Nine-hole, match play leagues begin at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Players in the 3 p.m. league can play from either red or white tees. Everyone plays from the white tees in the 6 p.m. league. Cost of all men’s leagues is $75.


For women, Lake Panorama National offers both a 9-hole and an 18-hole league on Thursdays. The 9-hole league uses a two-person, match-play format. There is a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m.

The 18-hole league begins at 2:30 p.m., with assigned tee times and individual play using the Stableford point system. This league is limited to 24 players, and has a waiting list. To get on the list, email Kathy DeLucca or Linda Reis.

Annual dues for both women’s leagues are $60, which covers the kickoff dinner, post-season party and league prizes. The kickoff dinner May 2 begins at 5:30 p.m. League competition gets underway May 9.

Mother’s Day Brunch May 12

Make plans now to get Mom out of the kitchen and to Lake Panorama National Resort for our annual Mother’s Day brunch. Brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with seatings scheduled every half hour. Reservations are required. Cost for adults is $23.95, children 5 to 12 $9.95 and 4 & under are free. An 18% gratuity will be added automatically for groups of 8 or more. Our regular Sunday menu won't be available that morning. Also available will be a Build Your Own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar for $6 trip. This is a popular event, so get your reservations made early.

Or call (641) 755-2080.

GCSB Men’s Member/Guest Entry Deadline May 1 

The May 1 entry deadline for one of the premier men's golf events at Lake Panorama National Golf Course is approaching. The Guthrie County State Bank Men’s Member-Guest is an excellent opportunity for LPN golf members to invite a guest to our facility for great fun and great golf! This tournament will be Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. More details on this event, plus registration form is available online.

Panorama West Open House April 28

An open house will be held at the Panorama West golf course and clubhouse Sunday, April 28, to celebrate recent improvements on the course. Friends of Lake Panorama is sponsoring the event to formally recognize the $473,000 estate gift from James and Joyce McLuen, which made the improvements possible.

The open house will be 2-4 p.m., with a short program at 3 p.m. Members of the McLuen family will be introduced at that time. Light refreshments will be available. A silent auction will be held, so those interested can place bids on old tee markers, signs, trashcans, ball washers, ball washer stands and other items that were replaced as part of the golf course improvements.

T-shirts sporting the Friends of Lake Panorama logo and name will be available for purchase. Shirts are $20, with checks and cash accepted. Money raised by the silent auction and shirt sales will be used for small projects at the Panorama West clubhouse.

If weather permits, a putting contest on the practice green and a closest-to-the-pin contest on the first hole will be part of the festivities, with prizes awarded. Golf carts will be available so visitors can tour the course to see the improvements. A new irrigation system was installed, additional concrete cart paths added, and clubhouse landscaping renovated.

Deadline Nearing for Reduced Price on LPA History Book

The deadline for purchasing a book detailing Lake Panorama’s history at a reduced price is fast approaching. Lake Panorama – The First 50 Years, is a full-color, hardcover book. Books ordered through May 13 are being sold for $30, including tax. The price will increase to $35 May 14.

May 13 also is the deadline for buyers who want their books shipped. Up to five books can be shipped to a single address for a flat fee of $9. These shipments will come directly from Donning Publishers. Shipping is only available on pre-orders placed through May 13.

Books pre-ordered may be picked up at either the LPA or LPN at no additional charge. The books will be delivered to the LPA office in mid-summer, and pickup details distributed through LPA and LPN newsletters. At that time, books also will be available for direct purchase at the $35 price.

The book is being sold now online with all major credit cards accepted. Anyone not comfortable ordering online, or who has questions, can contact the LPA via email at lpa@lakepanorama.org, or call 641-755-2301.