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SEPTEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER Dear Friends of Pine Creek, Over the summer we have been working diligently to ensure that this season will be Pine Creek’s greatest season to date. In just the last few months, Pine Creek has added a new black-topped road, four Hammock Cabins, two ranch homes, new staff members, and 350 acres of quail fields! I am also excited to announce that we have hired Pat McKenna as Pine Creek’s Managing Director. As you will see in his introduction, Pat has nearly 40 years of experience in hospitality and club management. We are confident that his background and varied skillset will elevate Pine Creek to a new level of excellence. We look forward to seeing you soon, Jeff and Camo

shooting news Throughout the summer we have been working towards expanding and improving our shooting facilities at the club. We are pleased to announce the following: • We are nearing completion on a second sporting clays course at Pine Creek • We have moved the FITASC next to the 5-stand. If you are unfamiliar with FITASC, feel free to contact Steve Middleditch for lessons • The tower and grouse butts each have 3 new shooting stations “One of my my primary goals for this year is to create teams of PC shooters to compete in interclub shoots. I am also creating a number of shooting events that will cater to our ladies and little wranglers. Please contact Alex or myself for more information and check the club calendar and emails for upcoming shooting events. Remember that every Wednesday is ‘Clay Day’!”

-Steve Middleditch Shooting Pro

Steve’s Summer Shooting Events Scores Lois Lessing Cup June 3rd Big Bang Shoot July 7th Mid-July Sizzler July 14th Open Classic July 29th Summer Shoot August 4th Labor Day Shoot Sep 1st

Overall Runner Up Overall Champion Overall Champion Overall Master First Overall Runner Up Overall Champion

First Place Veteran First Place Veteran First Place Veteran First Place Veteran Second Place Veteran First Place Veteran

93/100 94/100 92/100 91/100 91/100 94/100

update|quail fields The past four months have provided enough rainfall to substantially renew Pine Creek’s quail fields. By the October 13th Season Opener, the fields will be ready for a superb season of quail hunting. Throughout the season our seasoned guides will be banding 500 quail to help us gain a better understanding of predator loss and the birds’ travel patterns. We are going to offer a very nice bottle of wine to the hunter or hunting party that harvests band number 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500, so keep an eye out! We are also pleased to report that dove season will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get the dust knocked of the old 20 gauge and shoot a few sporting clays in preparation for a fun season of dove shooting.

Dove Season Dates:

First Phase: October 6-29 Noon until Sunset Second Phase: November 10-25 Sunrise to Sunset Third Phase: December 8-January 6 Sunrise to Sunset

Photos|lodge renovation

Newly Screened Back Porch

Refinished Lodge Floors



Bedrooms: 4 (plus Den & Loft) Bathrooms: 5 Full, 1 Half Total Square Footage: 9,372 Lot Size: 40 Acres Architect: Roger Janssen Builder: Wilcox Builders

Every room in this elegant 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath estate offers panoramic lakeside views. With 9,372 square feet of living space including two lofts, a covered three car garage, and four porches, this stunning property is truly a countryside oasis. Ready for occupancy Thanksgiving 2012. For ownership opportunities, contact John Reynolds at or 561-346-9365.




PARDON OUR DUST! We are pleased to announce that construction is well underway on our final phase of cabins at Pine Creek. These spacious cabins come complete with vaulted beamed ceilings, solid hardwood floors, European cabinetry, and an oversized screened rear porch. Our ‘Over/Under’ models also come with a 15 x 17’ living loft and an additional storage loft.

Side by Side Cabins

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Covered Cart Parking Total Square Footage: 3,025 Two Covered Porches | 712 Square Feet starting at $ 695,000

Over/Under Cabins

3 Bedrooms | Loft | 3 Bathrooms | Covered Cart Parking Total Square Footage: 3,526 Two Covered Porches | 712 Square Feet Starting at $775,000

Furnished Models Available November 2012 For ownership opportunities, contact John Reynolds at or 561-346-9365.


Pat McKenna

We’d like to welcome Pat McKenna, Pine Creek’s

new Managing Director, to the Pine Creek family! Pat is a Certified Club Manager that specializes in the converting private country clubs from developer to member ownership. His forty years in the management field have fine-tuned his leadership skills and made him an expert in facilities management, budgeting, high level service standards, long range strategic planning, and the psychology of management. Pat received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation from DePaul University while on a duel basketball/ tennis athletic scholarship. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, Pat received a Master of Science in Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Illinois. Throughout his career, Pat has managed at Fisher Island, Palm Beach Polo, Brays Island Plantation, the Landings Club, and Colleton River. His expertise in club management also led him to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of South

“After being here for a month, I’ve had an opportunity to work extensively with the staff. In this short time, I have been delightfully surprised by the wisdom and enthusiasm that they display. Their genuine care for the members is what sets Pine Creek apart.”


Managing Director


Kipp Bourdeau Executive Chef

Pine Creek is also pleased to welcome Kipp Bourdeau as our new Executive Chef. Kipp is an award winning Chef du Cuisine with a 20-year track record of expertise in menu planning, staff training, and managing fine club environments. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Kipp most recently served as Chef du Cuisine at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Prior to working at Ocean Reef, he successfully owned and operated his own 250-seat restaurant, “Bistro Bourdeau,” in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Kipp describes his cooking style as “fresh, simple ingredients done well,” and is excited to bring his distinct farm-to-table style to Pine Creek. “I would first like to thank everyone for such a warm welcome to the Pine Creek family. My name is Kipp Bourdeau, and I have always had a passion for cooking. After growing up on a farm in Davison, Michigan I moved to Hyde Park, New York and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America. I have since worked for The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia and The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, where I have learned true club hospitality. My finest education was gained by owning my own restaurant for 10 years - where I found that personal service was essential to my success. I look forward to personally getting to know each and every one of you and creating meals and memories that you will be talking about for many years to come.”

Pan Seared Scallops, Smoked Vegetable Succotash, Sweet Corn Sauce ½ cup zucchini, medium dice ½ cup yellow squash, medium dice ½ cup portabella, gills removed & diced ½ cup edamame, shelled ¼ cup shallots, medium dice 1 tsp garlic clove, chopped ½ cup sweet potato, peeled, medium dice ¼ cup hickory wood dust


4 cups chicken stock ¼ cup parsley, chopped 1 tsp pepper, as needed 4 ears corn on the cob ¼ cup sweet onions, diced 1 Tbsp cornstarch in 2 Tsbp water 8 large sea scallops ½ tsp olive oil

1. Place zucchini, yellow squash, portabella mushrooms, edamame, shallots, garlic & sweet potato into mesh colander and place colander on one side of a large roasting pan for the succotash. 2. Cut a 12”x 12” sheet of aluminum foil, place hardwood dust in center and drizzle 1 tsp. of water over it. 3. Fold up foil into a 4” packet. Poke several small holes on top with a tooth pick. Place foil pack over a flame until saw dust begins to smoke. 4. Place foil pack in the roasting pan on the opposite side of the vegetables and quickly cover tightly with plastic film. Make a few small vent holes in the plastic film and let vegetables smoke for about 15 minutes, 5. Set a sauté pan over medium heat and add 1/4 cup of chicken stock and simmer. Add smoked vegetables and cook until vegetables absorb stock. Add 3/4 cup stock a little at a time and cook until tender and all stock is used. Fold in parsley season to taste, keep warm & set aside. 6. Corn Sauce: Cut corn kernels away from cob and reserve. Place corn cobs in a large sauce pot, add 3 cups chicken stock and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. 7. Discard cobs from pot and add sweet onions and corn kernels, simmer for 5 minutes until onions are tender. Add cornstarch and cook over low heat for 5 more minutes until lightly thickened. Place corn mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. return to sauce pot and keep warm. 8. For the Seared Scallops: Set a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. add olive oil, scallops and cook until scallops are caramelized on each side about 5-6 minutes. Remove scallops from pan and keep warm. 9. To serve, divide succotash on 4 plates, top with two scallops and pour sauce around, garnish plate with micro greens and serve.

Nutrition (per serving): 273 calories, 46 calories from fat, 5.5g total fat, 9.9mg cholesterol, 165.1mg sodium, 18.8g protein, 44.4g carbohydrates, 6.4g fiber, 7.7g sugar

Q &A

with Marc Thee of MARC MICHAELS DESIGN Marc -Michaels is in the midst of designing Ranch 10 and two of the Hammocks Cabins at Pine Creek

PC: Your design company has been based out of Winter Park for many years. How has the Floridian lifestyle shaped your design aesthetic? MT: Designing in Florida is all about the indoor/outdoor relationship. All of our projects here pull inspiration from our natural landscape and incorporate organic elements. People in Florida want their home to live more casually than their other homes; they want to feel like they are on permanent vacation. PC: If you could describe your design style in 3 words, what would they be? MT: Comfortable, Straight-forward, Emotional PC: What part of this project are you most looking forward to? MT: These cabins are ever-evolving, so I am excited about a new spin on the next phase. Yes, they will be cohesive and follow a certain theme, but these are going to have their own signature look, “industrial chic.”

“Pine Creek is all about the experience and about families gathering together in nature, feet up on the table, enjoying fireside conversations.”

PC: How does your upcoming project at Pine Creek differ from some of your previous projects in Florida? MT: Pine Creek is all about the experience and about families gathering together in nature, feet up on the table, enjoying fireside conversations. It is rugged, and it is beautiful. The palette of colors comes directly from nature and the materials are derived from the earth. Slate, tumbled stone, wood and metal are used in all of the residences. PC: Pine Creek effectively blends the best of the rugged outdoors with luxurious, design-conscious amenities. As a designer, how do you design for both form and function? MT: One of my favorite things about Pine Creek is its lack of pretentiousness or showy-ness. It is all about getting back to the basics of family and nature, but with the top amenities and level of comfort and style. We have kept the interiors comfortable, tailored with an easy menswear feel. At the end of your day out in nature, your residence at Pine Creek will take care of you and make it easy to unwind and relax.

In the Press Insider’s Look | Yahoo News “Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. Designing Two Cabins for Pine Creek...” June 2012 Excerpt: “Pine Creek Sporting Club experienced tremendous success with the first phase, Lakeside Cabins. Building on that momentum, Marc-Michaels is in the process of designing two models for phase two, the Hammock Cabins, which are set to open this fall.” insider’s look | Bowden’s Market Barometer April/May 2012 Excerpt: “Pine Creek Sporting Club, (www.pinecreeksportingclub. com) a 2,400-acre wing-shooting/lifestyle, members-only club located in Okeechobee, Florida recently announced the opening of its final village of luxury cabins. The release of 20 Hammock Cabin sites comes on the heels of the successful sale of the Lakeside Cabins, of which only two remain. The Hammock Cabins are approximately 2,300 to 2,500 square feet in size and are priced in the $625,000 to $825,000 range. Founding members of the clubinclude Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, and former NFL star Tucker Frederickson.” Insider’s Look | Robb Report Exceptional Properties “Rule of the Ranch: Finding a Home with Room to Roam” September/October 2012 Excerpt: “Not only are you investing in a place where you and your family can get away from it all, you’re buying a piece of American tradition, something you really can’t put a price on”

Upcoming Events

October 13: Quail Season Begins October 27th: Tower Shoot I & Halloween Party November 17th: Tower Shoot II & Member Opening Party November 22nd: Thanksgiving dinner November 23rd: Myers Family Cup

To RSVP: Contact Alex Tijerina at 863.697.1963 or

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