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6 Round Play Card – $390

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12 Round Play Card – $696

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Annual Program

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Couple – $3,699

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DEAL #9  •   $10 OFF ALL BYRON NELSON APPAREL

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Play Friday thru Sunday + Holidays.

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Reg $949 – save $100

Couple – Now only $1,299

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MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL ENDS TOMORROW

Great in-store Specials – stop on in and pick up some great deals!

DEAL #1  •  $20 OFF Callaway Golf Bags

DEAL #2  •  THREE MONTH SNOWBIRD Membership

Single – Now Only $1,250

Reg Price – $1,500 – Save $250

Couple – Now Only $1,700

Reg Price – $2,100 – Save $400

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DEAL #3  •  50% OFF All IN-STOCK FOOT JOY SHOES

DEAL #4  •  RANGE MEMBERSHIP   

NOW ONLY $365

save $ 102 on prepaid year

Reg $467 

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #5  •  30% OFF NFL JERSEYS

DEAL #6  •  PLAY CARD

6 Round Play Card – $390

Avg. $65 per round

12 Round Play Card – $696

Avg. $58 per round

each play card includes lunch and one draft beer

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #8  •  15% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES

(Belts, Hats, Stainless “Yeti Style” Cups, Towels)

DEAL #9  •  LIGHTHOUSE 365 Membership

Annual Program

Join now and get FREE CART FEES thru January.

Single – $2,399

Couple – $3,699

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #9  •   $10 OFF ALL BYRON NELSON APPAREL

DIVOTS SHIRTS and SHORTS.

DEAL #10  •  WEEKENDER Membership

Play Friday thru Sunday + Holidays.

Single – Now only $849

Reg $949 – save $100

Couple – Now only $1,299

Reg $1,499 – save $200 –

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #11  •  All Columbia and Adidas Shirts

ONLY $24.99

DEAL #12  •  YOUNG EXECUTIVE Membership

For ages 49 and under.

Single – Now only $1,299

Reg Price – $1,499 – Save $ 200 –

Couple – Now only $ 1,699

Reg Price – $1,999 – Save $ 300 –

Buy In-Store or Online

Don’t Forget the Heritage Harbour Gift Cards! 

They make the perfect gift for GOLF and DINING at the Club.

GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT GOLF!

Hurry Sale Ends Soon – December 31st

in-store and online

DEAL #1  •  $20 OFF Callaway Golf Bags

DEAL #2  •  THREE MONTH SNOWBIRD Membership

Single – Now Only $1,250

Reg Price – $1,500 – Save $250

Couple – Now Only $1,700

Reg Price – $2,100 – Save $400

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #3  •  50% OFF All IN-STOCK FOOT JOY SHOES

DEAL #4  •  RANGE MEMBERSHIP   

NOW ONLY $365

save $ 102 on prepaid year

Reg $467 

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #5  •  30% OFF NFL JERSEYS

DEAL #6  •  PLAY CARD

6 Round Play Card – $390

Avg. $65 per round

12 Round Play Card – $696

Avg. $58 per round

each play card includes lunch and one draft beer

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #8  •  15% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES

(Belts, Hats, Stainless “Yeti Style” Cups, Towels)

DEAL #9  •  LIGHTHOUSE 365 Membership

Annual Program

Join now and get FREE CART FEES thru January.

Single – $2,399

Couple – $3,699

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #9  •   $10 OFF ALL BYRON NELSON APPAREL

DIVOTS SHIRTS and SHORTS.

DEAL #10  •  WEEKENDER Membership

Play Friday thru Sunday + Holidays.

Single – Now only $849

Reg $949 – save $100

Couple – Now only $1,299

Reg $1,499 – save $200 –

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #11  •  All Columbia and Adidas Shirts

ONLY $24.99

DEAL #12  •  YOUNG EXECUTIVE Membership

For ages 49 and under.

Single – Now only $1,299

Reg Price – $1,499 – Save $ 200 –

Couple – Now only $ 1,699

Reg Price – $1,999 – Save $ 300 –

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 31st

The evening kicks off at 7:30 with Open Bar til 9 pm

OPEN BAR • 7:30 pm – 9 pm

FOOD STATIONS • 7:30 pm

DJ – MUSIC • 8 pm

CHAMPAGNE TOAST • Midnight

$75 per person – plus tax & gratuity (pay at event)

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DECEMBER GOLF SPECIAL ENDS THIS SUNDAY!

Join us for great golf!

Tee off before Noon and we will include Golf, Lunch and a Draft Beer all for ONLY $44 plus tax,

prefer to play a little later…

Tee Times after Noon will include Golf and Two Draft Beers – Just $34 plus tax

 

 

• SAVE ON MEMBERSHIPS, MERCHANDISE and MORE •

SALE ENDS December 31st

in-store and online

DEAL #1  •  $20 OFF Callaway Golf Bags

DEAL #2  •  THREE MONTH SNOWBIRD Membership

Single – Now Only $1,250

Reg Price – $1,500 – Save $250

Couple – Now Only $1,700

Reg Price – $2,100 – Save $400

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #3  •  50% OFF All IN-STOCK FOOT JOY SHOES

DEAL #4  •  RANGE MEMBERSHIP   

NOW ONLY $365

save $ 102 on prepaid year

Reg $467 

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #5  •  30% OFF NFL JERSEYS

DEAL #6  •  PLAY CARD

6 Round Play Card – $390

Avg. $65 per round

12 Round Play Card – $696

Avg. $58 per round

each play card includes lunch and one draft beer

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #8  •  15% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES

(Belts, Hats, Stainless “Yeti Style” Cups, Towels)

DEAL #9  •  LIGHTHOUSE 365 Membership

Annual Program

Join now and get FREE CART FEES thru January.

Single – $2,399

Couple – $3,699

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #9  •   $10 OFF ALL BYRON NELSON APPAREL

DIVOTS SHIRTS and SHORTS.

DEAL #10  •  WEEKENDER Membership

Play Friday thru Sunday + Holidays.

Single – Now only $849

Reg $949 – save $100

Couple – Now only $1,299

Reg $1,499 – save $200 –

Buy In-Store or Online

DEAL #11  •  All Columbia and Adidas Shirts

ONLY $24.99

DEAL #12  •  YOUNG EXECUTIVE Membership

For ages 49 and under.

Single – Now only $1,299

Reg Price – $1,499 – Save $ 200 –

Couple – Now only $ 1,699

Reg Price – $1,999 – Save $ 300 –

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’Twas six days before Christmas

when all through the clubhouse,


Not a creature was stirring—

—well, that’s not entirely true. Creatures were, in fact, stirring when I called Santa Claus Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. Golfers weren’t, though. (Too dark, too cold.) Nary a sign of St. Nick, either. (Too busy.)

“Sometimes we do see his footprints in the snow,” Pia Lillberg, the club’s cheery managing director, told me by video conference.

She was joking. I think.

Santa Claus Golf Club — yes, it’s actually a thing — sits directly on the Arctic Circle, in Rovaniemi, Finland, about 500 miles north of Helsinki. There are no sleigh-carts or elf-caddies or gift-wrapped tee markers, and, no, you don’t get coal after a triple-bogey. But the club does have reindeer. About 30 of them. Lillberg says they’re “quite nice to play with,” if unschooled in the finer points of golf etiquette. Knock your tee shot into a flock, she said, and they’ll be in no rush to clear out. (Evidently the presence of reindeer sausage on the halfway-house menu has not put a scare into them.)

A flock of friendly, if stubborn, reindeer call Santa GC home.

A flock of friendly, if stubborn, reindeer call Santa GC home.

When the club was founded in 1986, it had a far less recognizable name: the Golf Club of Rovaniemi. Its course was built not on grass but on ice and open only in the depths of winter: nine frigid holes set on the river that bisects the city. A few years later, a “summer course” emerged on terra firma with six fairways and a practice area, followed, in 1997, by a nine-hole layout. In 2011, the membership tacked on another nine — resulting in a par-71, 6,500-yard design that winds its way up and down a hillside lined with pine trees — but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that the club acquired its current moniker.

“As we are in the Official Hometown of Santa Claus,” Lillberg said (yes, that’s a thing, too; Rovaniemi has it trademarked), “it’s only appropriate that we, too, carry the name. Somehow it seems more suitable to talk about Santa Claus golf than Arctic golf.” It’s also more marketable. The club is in the process of launching a shop on its website where visitors will be able to buy Santa Claus GC-logoed hats, shirts and balls — the perfect stocking stuffers for the golfer in your life.

Christmastime, ironically, is the club’s slow season.

“Sunrise was at 11:07 am today and sunset was 1:22 pm,” said Lillberg, who speaks excellent English with a heavy Nordic accent. “It’s not practical to go and play in the dark.”

It’s also not practical to play in the snow. But that doesn’t stop SCGC’s hardy membership from bundling up and playing the club’s “winter course,” a snowy nine-hole layout (complete with “whites” instead of greens) that the grounds crew spends a couple of months shaping. “We have to have 40 centimeters of snow before we start building it,” Lillberg said.

The course opens in early March, when the days are longer and the temperatures more tolerable. When the sun’s out, the “snow shines like crystals,” Lillberg says, turning the place into a magical golfing wonderland. “It’s perfect. I really can’t say enough good things about it.”

The course hasn’t drawn many American tourists, though one notable member of the golfing establishment did visit last March: USGA executive director Mike Davis. In his first foray in to snow golf, Davis competed in the Santa’s Snow Golf Classic. (“The whites putt beautifully,” he said at the time. “They’re actually not too different from a regular putting green.”) Papa Noel doesn’t visit the course much, either, what with all his duties down in Santa Claus Village. He has some other forces working against him, too, Lillberg says: “It’s a bit difficult for him to see the ball because of the stomach and the beard.”

The snow-golf season at Santa Claus GC lasts only about six weeks.

The snow-golf season at Santa Claus GC lasts only about six weeks.

Still, whether the big man is on site or not, his spirit thrives at the club that bears his name, from Rudolph and Co. grazing in the rough, to the twinkly Christmas decorations in the restrooms, to the staff that runs the place.

“I have to make a confession,” Lillberg said at the end of our call. “I’m actually an elf in disguise.”

Come again?

Yep, for 10 years, Lillberg said, she moonlighted as one of Santa’s helpers, sorting letters for him at the post office in downtown Rovaniemi.

“Once an elf,” she said, “always an elf.”

I laughed when she said this in spite of myself,

A wink of her eye and a twist of her head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.’

SOURCE:  golf.com

Just a few days remaining to UNWRAP SAVINGS with our DECEMBER GOLF SPECIAL

Join us for great golf on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays all month long!

Tee off before Noon and we will include Golf, Lunch and a Draft Beer all for ONLY $44 plus tax,

prefer to play a little later…

Tee Times after Noon will include Golf and Two Draft Beers – Just $34 plus tax

 

1) Don’t chase a score on the course, you have to stay patient and let it come to you.

2) Change your practice routine, and start focusing on your weaknesses. If you keep doing the same things over and over again, why would your scores improve?

3) Don’t pass the buck. It wasn’t the club’s fault, or the the wind, or the golf course. You are the captain of the ship. The sooner you take responsibility, and try to fix your mistakes, the better off your game will be.

4) Never assume you have it all figured out. Golf has a funny way of humbling you at the moments when you think you are invincible!

5) Enjoy the process. The one constant in golf is when you fix one thing in your game, another one will break. Accept it, and try to limit your frustrations. Golf is a beautiful mess.

6) Whatever scoring milestone you are looking to achieve, mastering your short game will probably be a huge part of it.

7) It’s OK to get upset with yourself when things don’t go your way during a round. It becomes a problem when you let it carry over to the next shot.

8) If you are obsessed with hitting the ball farther, you are likely ignoring parts of your game that will actually lower your score.

9) Your worst putt is usually better than your worst chip. Try using your putter more whenever you can if you are just off the green.

10) If you’re not having fun, you will never get better. Focus on enjoyment first, and the rest will follow.

11) Your round one big gambling experiment. Self control is rewarded, and blind aggressiveness usually ends in disaster.

12) The number one priority on any tee shot is hitting the fairway, choose the club that gets you there.

13) There is no one right way to swing a golf club. Look at all of the different swings in golfing history.

14) Mastering one shot is better than trying to be good at 5 or 6.

15) If it’s windy out, don’t swing harder.

16) What happens on the 5th hole will be a distant memory by the 13th. Try and save every shot you can even if you’re having a few bad holes. Things can turn around quickly!

17) Don’t play an expensive pro-level ball if your game isn’t suited for it. You’re wasting money, and the extra spin on the ball will do more harm than good.

18) Try playing a few rounds where you don’t keep score, and just focus on trying to hit good shots. You’ll probably be amazed at how much fun you will have, and how capable you are of hitting great shots.

19) Bad shots are inevitable. The better golfers move past them immediately, and shift their focus to limiting the damage rather than compounding their mistake.

20) You can only handle so much technical information before it does more harm than good. If you have several different thoughts before you approach a shot, it’s likely you won’t be confident. Try working on one thing at a time until your are comfortable with it on the course.

21) New equipment, and getting fitted for clubs can help your game. Don’t fall into the trap of giving it more importance than you should (See tip #3).

22) Be careful when someone makes a promise that’s too good to be true for your game. Their training aid, or learning course is likely fool’s gold.

23) If you are serious about becoming a better golfer you have to make a plan for yourself. Think long and hard about the parts of your game that need work, and make a practice schedule that focuses on those areas. If you just show up to the range, and start hitting balls without any purpose you will have wasted your time.

24) It’s probably a good idea to have your swing looked at by a professional from time to time. Choose one that you are comfortable with. The most important part is being able to understand what they are saying. If it doesn’t make sense, then they are not the right teacher for you.

25) What you see on TV is not reality for a golfer. Do not try and play the difficult shots that the pros can pull off. They’ve put in thousands of hours mastering them! That’s why they make it look so easy.

26) Figure out some creative ways to practice at home. It can sometimes be much more effective than your work on the range.

27) Read some books, here are a list of 10 that every golfer should have on their shelves.

28) Your goal is to limit your 3 putts, not make more one putts.

29) Sometimes your best rounds are right around the corner. If you’ve had a few bad weeks on the course don’t give up hope!

SOURCE:  practical_golf.com

May you share joyful memories, laughter and good cheer this Christmas.

From our family to yours, we wish you peace, joy and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer.  

Merry Christmas from all of us at Heritage Harbour Golf & Eatery

 

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