The holidays at Oak Pointe Country Club are all about creating magic moments for Members! The Club started the holiday season off with a Pumpkin Pie Family Night, wherekids get to play chef and make their own pumpkin pies. Ingredients are lined up on long tables and Executive Chef Pat Srock helps the littlest Members prepare and mix the pies. While the pies cook, Member Relations Coordinator Dori Gulick entertains the children with games and races.
During Gingerbread Night the tables overflow with candy, frosting and gingerbread houses. Parents and grandparents come to watch, help decorate and dine. This year, two special guests – an elf and one of Santa’s reindeer – stopped in to check on the children.
The Santa Brunch is the grand finale with Santa Claus sitting in a sleigh – made of real gingerbread and frosting! – surrounded by Christmas trees, reindeer and even a mailbox for Santa’s letters. Entire families, including the parents and grandparents, get their photos taken with Santa. By the end of the event, the mailbox is full of letters from the kids, who each later receive a letter back from Santa. Many of the kids inevitably ask, “Where is Santa’s real sleigh?” and the answer is always, "Up on the roof with the reindeer, of course!"
Great job to the Oak Pointe staff for working together as a team to offer these wonderful events to Members!
Happy November, everyone!
Some of you associate this month with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday season - maybe even No Shave November!
While all of those are true, one of those stands out more than the rest: the start of the Holiday season. Yes, it’s only November 1 and no one is worrying about what presents to buy yet (or if you are, kudos - you're ahead of the game!), but everyone should start planning for family dinners and other holiday gatherings. … and what better place to create magic moments and lasting memories than at a Club in the ClubCorp family!
Would you rather spend Thanksgiving in your own home? Let us take care of the cooking! Order turkeys to go from Canyon Creek.
Looking for the perfect location for your company’s holiday party? Look no further than the ClubCorp clubs in your area! We’ll “wrap” up all the details for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
With the holiday season also comes a lot of new engagements - congratulations to those holiday lovebirds! Our professional wedding coordinators can help you plan your dream wedding at the club of your choice. You don’t need to be a Member to book, so your locations and options are endless.
Here's a little inspiration to help you get into the holiday spirit:
‘Tis the season to be jolly!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Santa Clause is comin’ to town!
Happy New Year!
Okay, we may be getting ahead of ourselves...
Who knew watching movies could inspire children to cook?
Since the success of their debut event in July, Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pa. has offered its' Members a monthly “Kid’s Cooking Class” where children can join Chef Bobby in a fun-filled movie-themed cooking class.
On September 19, 2012, Chef Bobby taught 15 kids how to make his special homemade marinara sauce. Afterwards, the kids appropriately watched Disney’s “The Lady and the Tramp” while happily enjoying their homemade saucy masterpiece.
For August’s automobile-themed class, the kids learned how to creatively decorate cupcakes to look like a car, all the while watching the Disney favorite “Cars”. During Diamond Run’s first class in July, the theme was based on Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ “The Lorax” so the kids wore mustaches and learned how to make pancakes.
The classes are a perfect quiet date-night opportunity for parents to eat dinner at the grille or play a round of golf.
Plans are tentatively set for a Halloween-themed class on October 24.
See below for Chef Bobby's special marinara recipe from the class on September 19.