Valley of the Moon Club August Update

Wow! It’s mid-August and we finally have some good news to report regarding our restaurant “Oak”. This past week we received approval to apply for our final permit, which means we are one step closer to being able to operate out of the snack bar and bar area! It’s been a long journey but we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. August 17th will be the first day operating out of our snack bar.

The Snack Bar will reopen first with a few changes to our offerings, including more traditional snack bar fare. We will continue to offer grab-and-go menu items along with a few made-to-order items like burgers and wraps.
We are actively working on staffing right now in order to reach the next phase of our reopening, which is the bar and restaurant area. The staffing process is slow going but we’re hopeful that we can open for modified hours by the beginning of September. Part of the hiring process requires a background/drug screen, which adds about 7 business days to the process. We need to open slowly as we onboard new service staff and fine tune our dining menu, so you should expect some changes in hours and menu offerings in the first few months as we sharpen our service and offerings. We’re looking forward to offering monthly specials and we plan to share this information with everyone very soon so you can plan accordingly. Our initial opening will allow us to evaluate best practices, see what works and what doesn’t, and adjust appropriately. Once we have everything where we want it, we’ll make a more formal announcement to the larger community. At this time, we won’t be taking any reservations, but we’ll continue to evaluate the need and revisit this policy, as needed. Make sure to visit our website for the most up-to-date operating hours and menu offerings.

In golf news, we are thrilled to announce the hiring of King Wayman, our new Superintendent! King will be joining the team in early September, and we can’t wait to see how his experience and expertise will help take our two beautiful courses to the next level. Welcome aboard, King!

You may have also seen our K9 goose patrol roaming the fairways, helping us relocate the geese population. They’ll be working hard for the next few weeks.

We’ve reduced watering in most of the rough areas along the fairways and outskirts so expect to see these areas brown up a bit before the rains come in. We’re hopeful to get some rain early and often this fall and winter.
Our events space is hosting a few fun events in the upcoming weeks and months. Stay connected to the latest events and gatherings by visiting our website.

August 27th we are hosting a Dinner and Comedy event and a few tickets are still available. Tickets can be purchased on our website.

On October 8th we will have the band “Odd Man Out”. Join us for a fun night of music, dancing and maybe a libation or two. Reservations will be required. More details to come as we get closer to the event.
On November 28th we will host a craft faire.

On Thanksgiving we will host a Thanksgiving dinner with reservations starting at 1 pm. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

On December 20th we will have a cookie decorating and “Picture with Santa” event. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

On December 25th we will have a Christmas Dinner Buffet starting at 3 pm. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

On December 31st we will host an “East Coast NYE Dinner and Dancing” event from 5 pm -10 pm. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon.
Best,
Hilary Gruendle

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