A Look Back On The 2017-2018 Season
What a season it has been here at Shadow Wood Country Club! With every season that comes and passes, Shadow Wood continues to grow, expand, and evolve while remaining true to its core: A Club where people are proud to belong!
Between October and May, our team hosts around 600 events between golf, tennis, bocce, social and dining. Often times, there will be as many as 4 to 5 events per day. Needless to say, there is always something going on at Shadow Wood, and enough variety within these events to accommodate all our different members and different membership categories.
Highlights of the Season
This season was whirlwind of fun. It kicked off in October with our “Havana Nights” Season Opening Celebration, and culminated in April with our “It’s Always 5 O’ Clock In Margaritaville” Season Ending Celebration. Both parties had over 800 people in attendance and were a smashing success. In between the two, some highlights of the season were our Thanksgiving Brunch, Holly Ball, Preserve Holiday Dinner, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Sweetheart’s Ball, The Men’s and Ladies’ Legacy Golf Invitationals, Themed Dinner Dances, Weekly Themed Happy Hours, Chef’s Cooking Classes, Golf/Tennis/Bocce Championships, and so much more.
This season we welcomed 40 new members and are ecstatic to have them as a part of our Club community. To all our new members- Welcome! For any newcomers still wondering how to get best acclimated to the Club, we have some fantastic resources such as our Ambassador Program, New Member Golf Group, Newcomers Breakfasts, and more.
Summers at Shadow Wood
Although 65% of our members are seasonal, the activities here at the Club still go on all summer long for our full-time residents. Throughout the summer months, you can expect an exciting calendar of:
- Daily Lunch Hours and Bistro Dining on Friday Evenings
- Weekly Wednesday Happy Hours
- Reciprocal golf and dining opportunities at participating local Clubs
- Weekly card games such as duplicate bridge
- Themed Summer Dinner Dances
- Memorial Day Golf/Tennis Outings, Independence Day Golf/Tennis Outings, and Labor Day Golf/Tennis Outings
- 4 new Pickleball courts being built by our Tennis complex
South Course Renovation
This summer, golf course renovations on the South Course are currently underway. The renovations are being led by world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Rees Jones’ renovation on our North Course last summer was met with very positive accolades from our membership, and we are eagerly awaiting the completion of the South Course renovations. His plans for the South Course are projected to make the playing conditions and experience better than ever for our golfers! Our golf course maintenance team has reported that the renovation has been moving along on schedule and going fantastic so far. Our Director of Agronomy, Eric Ruha, frequently sends out Golf Course Update emails to keep our membership updated regarding the renovation, with a detailed account of what is being done, as well as pictures of the amazing progress that is being made. These updates can also be found on the member’s side of our website by scrolling over “golf” on the top header, and clicking “golf course updates.”
What’s To Come
Our Shadow Wood team is hard at work this summer planning calendars, activities, events and themes for our 2018-2019 season! We will have the details out by mid-summer so that our members can start planning for the next exciting season at Shadow Wood Country Club.