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Transformation Underway at The Shore Club

 
Clubhouse, Course Renovations in Progress, New Family-Oriented Programs to Debut This Season--

The Shore Club, located at 1170 Golf Club Road in Cape May Court House and formerly Wildwood Golf & Country Club, recently announced that clubhouse, course, and grounds renovations are in full swing with a modernized facility being readied to greet members and guests this spring.  Expanded golf programs, social events, and memberships will also be introduced, as this historic facility transforms into a revitalized private golf club for the entire family.

Phase I of The Shore Club’s makeover includes the refurbishment of the clubhouse lobby and Grand Ballroom. The updated lobby features new paint, wainscoting, and furniture that projects the club’s relaxed yet trendy atmosphere. Members and guests will also enjoy a fully updated Grand Ballroom that boasts fresh paint and wainscoting; sparkling chandeliers and champagne-colored Chiavari chairs; newly installed crown molding with L.E.D. cove lighting; and a contemporary bar with a gleaming quartz top, and subtle backlighting.

“The new Shore Club aims to give couples that memorable special event experience at a great value,” said The Shore Club’s Director of Marketing & Events Amanda Ruhl.

The Shore Club is also embarking on an extensive bunker restoration project on its celebrated Wayne Stiles/John Van Kleek-designed golf course and will reintroduce a caddie program with CaddieNow.com; something that hasn’t happened at the club in over 50 years. The club will also complement its already popular event and Tournament schedule with enhanced Juniors, Ladies, and Family programs.

Under the direction of long-time PGA Director of Golf Fred Riedel and his professional staff, the club will offer an extended Junior Golf Summer Program featuring multi-hour, twice weekly instructional sessions. Juniors of all skill levels are welcome and will receive video instruction, TrackMan basics, and rules and etiquette sessions all while having fun with their friends.  The Junior Summer Golf Program is open to both members and non-members with individual instruction also available.

“By including children and grandchildren with all Full and Intermediate Memberships, we have set the stage for our already great family environment to go off the charts,” said Riedel. “It’s a very exciting time at The Shore Club, and we are looking forward to an amazing season.”

  Summer Family Golf Nights are on tap at the club this season as well as an expanded Ladies Program. A new, six-week Ladies Spring Tune-Up is being introduced as well as multiple Ladies Nights in which members and nonmembers play nine holes followed by Happy Hour in The Shore Club’s recently renovated McKissic’s Pub.

In 2018, new events will debut on The Shore Club’s already busy social calendar. A Memorial Day Family BBQ with games and activities will kick off the season. Adults will enjoy a new Vino & Van Gogh—Paint & Sip night on June 20, while younger members will have a Kids Only Art Party on July 1. Throughout the summer, members and guests will relax and unwind with live entertainment on The Shore Club patio, and popular events like Dueling Pianos will return.

It has never been easier for the entire family to join The Shore Club. New this year, Full and Intermediate Members may add their children up to age 24 at no extra charge.  The Shore Club also features Pre-Junior, Junior, and House/Social Memberships.

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Lawrenceville’s Landmark Greenacres Country Club Reimagined and Rebuilt as Cobblestone Creek Country Club

Multi-million-dollar makeover features new Bobby Weed-designed golf course, health/wellness-centered resort setting, premier tennis and aquatic facilities, and renowned Executive Chef

         Greenacres Country Club, offering Princeton-area residents the fine amenities, dining and service since 1938, has announced its reinvention as Cobblestone Creek Country Club.  The result of a multi-million-dollar investment, the relaunched country club features a new golf course designed by legendary architect Bobby Weed, a fully renovated health and wellness-focused resort setting (beginning with the completely redecorated main floor), a revamped aquatic facility, and the addition of renowned Executive Chef Christopher Krail.

       The transition from Greenacres to Cobblestone Creek Country Club represents an absolute conceptual shift from a traditional country club to a health- and wellness-centric destination.  The club offers a complete lifestyle experience and family-friendly atmosphere with resort amenities including golf, tennis, swimming and fitness. The transformation features new programs that focus on health, fitness and nutrition and a “Town Center” providing culinary, cultural, educational and recreational programs which will be introduced to members throughout the season.

       “Cobblestone Creek is a totally new country club,” said Howard Deutsch, President. “We completely reimagined and rebuilt it in response to our members’ casual, health-oriented lifestyles to provide an experience that goes far beyond the traditional country club.”

       The new Cobblestone Creek 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Bobby Weed, one of America’s premier golf course architects.  Weed, a long-time collaborator with famed architect Pete Dye, has created a magnificent course filled with intricate features, clusters of smaller bunkers, and rolling bent grass greens and surrounds.  The course also features brand-new, state-of-the-art practice areas covering over seven acres of rolling terrain.

       “I designed the Cobblestone Creek course to be challenging for the low handicap golfer and highly enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels,” said Weed. “And, it’s the best walking course I have ever seen. It is perfect for the growing number of golfers who more and more prefer to walk rather than ride.”

       With a combined 30-plus years of experience, PGA Golf Professionals Michael LaBrutto and Chrissy Caramma are dedicated to improving each member’s golf game with private and group lessons, specialized golf schools, on-course playing lessons, short game clinics, video swing analysis and expert club fitting.

       New dining and social facilities serve superb cuisine to suit all member needs. The entirely renovated and redecorated main clubhouse level, featuring a new casual dining area, bar and ballroom, provides members with modern fare and social facilities which complement the club’s long-standing reputation for exceptional cuisine and service.

       Executive Chef Christopher Krail has spent more than 30 years honing his craft in a variety of notable restaurants and resorts. Krail spent two decades at the prestigious Montclair Golf Club serving as Executive Chef for 10 years.  Previously, he was Chef Poissonier at The Lodge at Ko’ele in Lana’I, Hawaii, and Chef Saucier at Top of the Hub Restaurant & Skywalk in Boston. A culinary prodigy, he began working as a prep cook at age 14 and cooking in professional kitchens at age 16. He then attended The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and The Culinary Institute of America. 

       “I’ve created the club menu to reflect the lifestyle and palette of our health-minded members,” said Chef Krail. “My philosophy blends modern and traditional club fare while applying the artful use of fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch cooking.”

       Cobblestone Creek also features one of the area’s premier outdoor tennis facilities. Surrounded by sprawling woods and Cobblestone’s championship golf course, the club offers comprehensive tennis programs which create a perfect blend of fun and competitive activities for all levels of players, from beginner to advanced.

       The club also unveils a newly renovated resort-style aquatic facility consisting of an oversized, heated pool; shaded kiddie pool; and adjacent children’s activities center. The beautifully landscaped pool venue includes a gazebo with a Tiki Bar and outdoor grill just steps from the snack bar. Full-menu food service is available from the clubhouse dining facilities.

       This fall, Cobblestone Creek Country Club will commence comprehensive renovations to the lower level of its clubhouse which will include new locker rooms, an enhanced fitness center, and the addition of new indoor and outdoor casual dining spaces, including a new pub-style bar. This final phase will be completed in time for the opening of the spring 2019 golf season.

 

 

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