The Compass – May 2018

Posted on May 4th, 2018


Hooray, Hooray it’s May….Golf at True North Begins in Days!


The Golf Course

We are pushing hard to open Saturday, May 12th and we will be open for golf.   Greens have been mowed and most have been aerified, plus the fairways have been mowed…despite the need to blow the snow off Hole #7 and Hole #8 just this week so it would melt….2 feet!

Steve Sump reports that the golf course has come through the winter very well.  Little or no snow mold damage and vol damage is way less than in 2017.  We will begin the work on #18 green this next week and the new forward tee on #8.  The work will not interfere with play. 
The weather, as you know, has been up and down and we look forward to a consistent Spring ahead.

We are expecting firm and fast conditions for this year.  Steve and his Team are ready to deliver!

Golf and the Clubhouse

Tee Times for Golf will begin at 9am daily during the month of May (10am on Monday’s) weather permitting.  No Tee Time is required but, as always, please call us when you are coming so our Team may provide the utmost in service to you and your guests. 

Opening Weekend:  May 12th and 13th Breakfast will begin at 8am and Lunch will be served both days.  The Compass Room will close at 6pm

During the Month of May
The Golf Shop will open at 8:00am (9am on Mondays) and close at 5:00pm
The Practice Range will open at 8:30am (9:30am on Mondays) and close at 6pm

The Compass Room
Breakfast and Lunch Thursday thru Sunday
Dinner will be served on Friday and Saturday Nights beginning May 24th thru the season.

Stay and Play at True North

May Promotion for Cottage Lodging and Cottage Guests for Golf…Offered:  May 11th thru May 31st

  • Four Bedroom Cottage:  $750/night with Guest Fees at $75 each
  • Two Bedroom Cottage:  $350/night with Guest Fees at $75 each

Sponsored guests of Members, not accompanied by the member, same rate for lodging but reduced the Unaccompanied ‘Sponsored’ Guest Fee from $200 to $140 each.
This is a perfect opportunity for you, your families, friends and send your business associates to enjoy the month of May at True North!

Contact:  Jeanine Peterson, Hospitality Manager –  or call me at 231-526-3300 x2 and I will work with Jeanine to get you or your friends booked!

Member – Guest Invitational Registration was sent via email one week ago.  Now is the time to send in your entry to be included in this event for Men and Ladies.  Registration closes June 15th!

The Stockton’s are Coming to True North
Tuesday, July 10th for a Compass Chat
Wednesday, July 11th for the Stockton Golf School

This exclusive opportunity for Members and Your Guests Closes Memorial Day – After, I will be advertising locally to fill the spots.
Compass Chat is 6:30pm Cocktails and Buffet Dinner
School has AM and PM 3+ hour sessions – $550 per person
Call the Golf Shop 231-526-3300 or email to sign up:


I need your help to get new members….it is imperative!   We have a program in place whereby your friends can have a one year “Trial Membership” for dues only.  They find out if the Club is right for them and we find out if they are right for the Club. 
We have a very good thing going on here and more people = more fun!

Outstanding Course and Course Conditions
Easy access
Fun Friends to Play with
Fun Events – Professionally Administered
Terrific Instructional Programs
Extracurricular Events – Compass Chats
Smiling and Attentive Professional Staff
Relationship with The Depot Dining Club
Opportunities to Play Other Fine Clubs
Club Cottages
Camp True North

Please help me build this Club.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Michael Kernicki, PGA
General Manager / Director of Golf