The Island Country Club's 95th Season is underway, and all is going well. We have had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with great weather, a well-attended tournament, lots of visitors and the completion of our licensing for food service and adult beverages. The tennis courts are ready for play, the golf course is greening up nicely, and the Pro Shop is fully stocked with wonderful logoed attire for men, women and children and all of the golf and tennis accessories our players need. Please join us soon as we celebrate summere in Maine.
A few things you need to know:
beer, wine or spirits on to Club grounds and consuming them here is a violation
of our liquor license. Unfortunately,
after the Trifecta, the Clubhouse and Grounds crews found discarded cans and
bottles of beers we do not carry in our inventory. We clearly don’t want to and
can’t check every golf and carry bag that comes on to our property, so we need
your help to make sure that State of Maine inspectors, who do show up from time
to time, don’t find evidence that the conditions of our licenses are being
violated. Do NOT bring contraband onto Club property. If you see someone
consuming an alcoholic beverage not sold at the Club, please ask them to return
it to their vehicle. It is truly important. If your favorite beverage is not in
our current selections, please let Willow know of your interest in our stocking
it. If it’s on the regulated Maine list, we will do our best to add it. And do
know that we check our beverage prices with those of similar venues and we are
fully competitive. No, it’s NOT grocery store pricing. But grocery stores don’t
have to maintain a golf course, tennis courts, a Clubhouse and a large
inventory of very complex not to mention expensive equipment. Drink responsibly but drink up well and often at the Island Country Club.
has been some confusion about “Course Closings.” We do not close the course easily or
often, as offering members and visitors the opportunity to play when they want
to is essential to the Club meeting its revenue needs and building good
relationships with people who want to experience our Club and course. We do not
close the course for Twilight League, Billings League, Ladies Day or any
tournament if the number of players in those activities is less than one
playing group on every hole. To limit interference with event play, we have instructed the Clubhouse crew not to book
advance tee times that will occur during these events. Clubhouse staff will
tell walk-ons (whether members or visitors) that they may wait for a suitable
gap at the first tee to play, but that it is possible that will not occur
during their wait. Turning away members
and visitors is bad for business and, more important, it is damaging to the
values of being a member of the Best Little Country Club in America.
- If you have GIFT CARDS purchased in the past two years, they must be used by June 30, 2023, after which they will not be accepted. These cards are incompatible with our new Point of Sale register system and maintaining the old system just to handle these is an expense we do not need to maintain.
- The first Wine Wednesday of the Season will be June 7, assuming our food service license is in place, Stay tuned here and through the newsletter for further news about the Social Commitee's great schedule of events for 2023.
Let's make the 95th Season a Great One!