From the Golf Shop

Summer is here, with it comes warmer weather, firm and fast course conditions and all the golfers. We are ready and eager to have all members and customers come experience the wonderful playing conditions Scott and his crew provide to us every day. 

All of our club events are in full swing, the Instructors, Bob, Debby, Nancy and Colin have been busy with existing customers and lots of new folks looking to improve their game at Emerald Valley.   Men’s Twilight League, the Tuesday Morning Ladies 18 hole group, the Wednesday Morning Blind Draw Game, the Wednesday Night 9 -hole Ladies and of course Muni Madness are attracting the regulars and new golfers alike.  Tournament Season is coming up and we are fortunate to Host the 2019 Oregon Golf Association Four Ball Championship.  We also have several corporate and club tournaments on the schedule so keep an eye out for announcements around the club notifying you of course closures.

The Emerald Valley Junior Golf Program will begin the First Session on Monday, June 24.  3 days of instruction for $ 75 per student.  We are offering 3 sessions of instruction for Juniors, one session each in June, July and August.

Food and Beverage - Aaron and the Food and Beverage crew have been busy with the new menu we introduced and the extension of the Hours of Operation.  We are now open on Tuesday, and Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m. so come out and support and our Bar and restaurant and have a nice dinner and beverage on the patio.  Taco Tuesday’s begin on June 19th with a variety of Taco Specials being served each week.  The second Friday of every month is Prime Rib night and we have had great participation.  We also have creative Dinner Specials every Friday Night.   We are also planning a few “live” music events on Friday Nights so be on the lookout for those announcements.  “The Miners” will be at EV to perform on Friday, June 21 form 6-9 pm.  No Cover Charge.  Come out and enjoy some good food, Cold Drinks and a great local band.  Also, don’t forget to come out and enjoy our weekly Brunch from 8 to 1 every Sunday featuring breakfast and lunch specials.

Admin. Office - Membership Rates to increase, Effective July, 1st.  Membership rates (dues) will be slightly increased (3%) for all memberships except the Lifetime members whose dues are locked.  Members, this dues increase will be reflected on the July 1st billing statement.

Grounds - Scott and the Grounds Crew have done a wonderful job and worked extensive hours to “recover” the golf course from the 2 weeks of snow and ice and the 1 week of flooding we had this Winter and Spring.   We were fortunate to not lose any major trees, but we did lose  a couple of trees a few hundred branches.  We postponed the Spring Aeirification process because of the weather and timing of the tournament season,  but we are aggressively verticutting (venting) the greens and topdressing (sanding) on a regular basis to keep our greens at the level our customers have come to enjoy.

The entire staff is looking forward to the upcoming summer season.  We have several new members and lots of new golfers visiting Emerald Valley, but we want to thank all of our “regulars”  for your continued support as we strive to produce the best public golf course experience in the Willamette Valley.

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