Happy New Year 2018

Posted on January 16th, 2018

Welcome to a New Season at True North Golf Club

Our entire Staff is looking forward to the season ahead and we are making plans to provide you, your family and guests with an enjoyable season at True North Golf Club.  Thank you to all of you who completed the survey at the end of the season.  Your response was over 45% (national average is about 31%) Your input will help us with future decisions.  Some key indicators from the survey responses:

  • 90%+ indicate they are very happy with Management and the Staff so we take that as a compliment and it energizes us to keep delivering the best to you.
  • We see that we need to improve food quality, delivery, and add variety to our menu selections in order to get more members to dine.  Overwhelming the Compass Chats and Wine Dinners are very popular.
  • It’s obvious that everyone loves the golf course but wishes it to be drier, firmer, and less major maintenance during prime time (July/August).  You indicate that if our pricing was more competitive you would consider bringing more guests.
  • All in all, 90% are pleased with the value of their membership.  However, very few say they will sponsor a new member!  I must find out why?  We need this to change if we are to be successful and sustaining. 

NEW FOR 2018

Fees:  We offered a special package for Accompanied Guest Fees during the Holidays which several members took advantage of and we have lowered price of the Accompanied Guest Fees, Family Guest Fees to match up with other private clubs.  Click here to view  2018 Fees

Golf Course:  We have scheduled the USGA Agronomy experts to visit our course this Spring to evaluate the condition.  We are determined to complete various needed maintenance practices prior to June 20th and after September 15th.  Therefore, our goal is to have maximum quality course conditions daily during our peak season.  In support of that effort, the Owners continue to invest significant capital expense to replace several pieces of key grounds equipment with the latest technology.  After consultation with experts and recommendation from Architect, Rick Jacobsen, we will be improving the front of #18 green as soon as possible in the Spring. The front of this green will be more similar to several other greens on the course.

Dining in the Compass Room:  I am very pleased to report that Melanie Pinkham, Food and Beverage Manager, will be back in May with wonderful ideas as she puts her Team together that will deliver outstanding service with an ever present smile!

We are working on creative ideas to enhance your experience in the Compass Room.  Although the menu will have traditional club food favorites it will have variety.   We are committed to improvement of the food quality, timing, and service.  As we get closer to Opening Weekend we will announce hours of operation and introduce any new staff.

Real Estate including Camp True North:  The first Cabin construction is underway with expectation to be finished this Summer.   Amenities will be added to the area around the Trout Ponds for family enjoyment.  We intend to be offering several opportunities for fun at the Camp this Summer!  Four (4)  Club Cottages are currently for sale. We have some creative ideas for members or your business associates to purchase individually or as a group.  Rental revenue can be significant to the bottom line. Cottage sales will equal future development. 

Craig Rose
is the new Director of Real Estate.  He has extensive background in development and is eager to meet you and your friends!  You can contact him at: crose@truenorthgolf.com  or 888-271-6342  

Craig and his Team will begin a marketing campaign this Spring to share what True North has to offer you, your family, friends and business associates.

Cottage Rentals for 2018:  Bookings are running significantly ahead of last year.  I would suggest you contact Jeanine Peterson asap so you don’t get shut out of your desired dates.  jpeterson@truenorthgolf.com

2018 Significant Dates
May 11th              Opening Weekend
June 28-30th       Member Guest Tournament – formal invitation is forthcoming – Deadline to Enter is June 1st

July 10th             A Compass Chat with Major Champion and Ryder Cup Captain – Dave Stockton    This evening will be very special
July 11th             The Golf School featuring PGA Tour Champion, Dave Jr. and Dave Stockton
There will be a morning and afternoon session $550 per person – this opportunity is priceless as these guys are the short game and putting guru’s to the worlds best players! Reserve Your Spot: mkernicki@truenorthgolf.com

July 13-14th          Men’s Member-Member Championship
July 19th               Ladies Member-Member Tournament
August 3-4th        Club Championship

We plan to add at least two (2) Prospective Member Guest Days – one day events with golf, food and beverage.  Plus Wine Dinners and Compass Chats!  More info with dates to follow.

Annual Dues statements will be emailed in February.  There will be no increase, dues will remain at $4800 as in 2017.  If you have not yet enrolled with EZ Pay (your statement gets automatically billed to your credit card), please contact our Controller, Frank Bower at:  fbower@truenorthgolf.com

No More “Clubster” We have discontinued the use of Clubster for communication purposes and intend to use the website, email, and social media to keep you informed with all the news, activities, and events at True North! 
Check out our Facebook Page @truenorthgolfclub

The True North Experience for 2018:  We will continue with the offer we made to all members last year.  You can invite one family member, friend or business associate to “experience” True North this Summer.  They do not pay the Initiation Fee unless they want to join the Club!  They can have membership privileges all summer and if they join before September 1, 2018 the Initiation Fee is reduced to $24,000.  They will pay dues:  $4800 now thru July 15th and $2500 after July 15th.  If they take advantage this Spring they can enjoy the Member-Guest and Member-Member plus all the other activities.  Contact me so I can get to know your invitee and get the ball rolling.  Let’s do this together as we make a big difference in 2018! 
More people = More Fun!

A special thank you for your support.  Spring will be here before you know it!  Contact me for assistance.

Michael Kernicki, PGA
General Manager
Club:  231-526-3300 x2
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