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JUNE 2019


June 2019 Director’s Note Sun Days, Fun Days


Tee Time


On Deck


Food Network


Fit Club


Round Up


Real Estate


Take Note


WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS! Joe & Erin Jackson Boise, ID Resident Social Sport 2.


Director’s Note

Dear Whitetail Members,

Welcome to summer, we made it! All our Whitetail Club summer amenities are officially open for business. The golf course opened over Memorial Day weekend with 44 players showing no mercy to Mother Nature by participating in our Season Opening tournament. The mountain bike trails are in pretty close to perfect condition. The fishing pond is stocked. Whitetail Club Park is locked and loaded, and both the C-store Coffee Shop & the Boathouse are open for business. I’m most excited to announce the opening of Whitetail Burger Co., formerly known as the restaurant at The Fish & Swim Club. This is our take on a good ole fashion American burger joint. Gourmet shakes, specialty cocktails, delicious beers, and some seriously tasty fries. Come check it out! For hours of operation, please refer to the Take Note section on page 14, and stay tuned to your weekly eblasts for updates. If you’re not receiving these communications, drop me a note and I’ll make sure to get you added. I’m incredibly excited to announce the addition of our new Whitetail Club Executive Chef, Marcus Stewart. Most recently from Colorado, Chef Marcus has had the opportunity to work at some exceptional properties both stateside and abroad. He has jumped in with both feet and is already implementing some exciting new enhancements to all our Whitetail Club menus. If you didn’t get the chance to meet him this past weekend at the member mixer, I’ll look forward to introducing him to you in the coming months. Welcome to the Whitetail Club family, Chef Marcus!

say is that we’ve heard your frustrations and are trying something special for our membership this summer. For the months of July and August, we will be blocking off two treatment rooms Friday through Sunday, and one treatment room Monday through Thursday. These spots will be reserved for Whitetail Club Members only. The appointments will be held until 5pm the day prior to the service date to allow you to book your requested services with less lead time. At 5pm the prior day, The Cove team will begin to fill any vacant appointments with wait-list and walk-in requests. We still recommend booking your appointments in advance to avoid any frustrations, especially as our membership continues to grow. Contact the spa directly at cove@thecovemccall. com or by phone at 208.630.0280 to confirm your appointments today. Next up we have the Shore Lodge Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Bodega Garzón, our first ever Whitetail Club Yoga Retreat, and our annual Pickleball Tournament. Confirm your RSVPs today! Welcome to our newest Whitetail Club members, Joe & Erin Jackson. Sincerely,

Throughout the summer months, it can be challenging to get into The Cove spa for a treatment. What I’d like to 3.

Reel ‘Em In

Bring the crew to the Family Fishing Derby for a day of friendly competition and family fun in the sun. We’re loading up the Whitetail Club Fishing Pond for an exciting catch-and-release challenge. Kids (13 & under) can compete for “First Fish Caught,”

“Longest Fish,” “Most Caught Fish,” and the ever-important “Smallest Fish.” As usual, we’ll supply fishing rods, goodie bags and water to keep kids reeling ‘em in, and cold treats during the Awards Ceremony at Whitetail Club Park.


Sun Days, Fun Days

Grab Some ‘Q

We’re just weeks away from another magical McCall summer and a full lineup of Whitetail Club’s sunniest events designed to get you outdoors and into nature. So grab the family (and the sunblock!), call some friends and get ready to dive into the summer fun.

Have a Ball

Sign up today for the family-friendly event of the season as you take on fellow Whitetail Club members, or battle it out against family and friends during the 2019 Pickleball Tournament. Players are invited to register for the Singles Ladies, Singles Men, or the Co-Ed Doubles team. Equipment will be provided for the competition, but if you have a lucky racket, feel free to bring your own.

This year’s fun-tastic 4th of July BBQ at Whitetail Club Park includes a full BBQ and lunch buffet, along with a complimentary beer, wine or signature cocktail. Kids can enjoy a rock climbing wall, euro bungee, water balloons, yard games, face painting and more! And while the BBQ ends at 3pm, the fun doesn’t stop there! Join us at the clubhouse later that evening to watch the fireworks light up the sky. Don’t miss one of Whitetail Club’s most anticipated annual traditions. We hope to see you there!

Go the Distance

The Kids’ Iron Man is back and ready to make a splash. Whitetail Club junior members can join their friends and flex their muscles in four distinct challenges: Swimming, Running, Biking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all while we cheer them on! Then, we’ll celebrate our unstoppable kids with refreshments and an Awards Ceremony. A race bib, swag bag, snacks, towels, and SUP boards will be provided, but be sure to equip your champ with a bike and proper attire.

Join us at the historic Big Creek Lodge, on the edge of Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness for our ATV Camping Trip. Enjoy 3 days/2 nights of camping, yard games, fishing, mountain biking, s’mores and more! Camping gear and RZRs are not included, but we can assist in coordinating rentals for those who need it. Email with full details to follow.

Rev It Up


Tee time

It’s finally June and chances are the weather has to improve. Off to a slow start in May, but now it’s in full swing. Our talented team, lead by Adam and Nick, has done a great job of conditioning the golf course. We continue to ask for your cooperation in avoiding driving your carts on the weaker turf areas in order to accelerate the turf recovery. We appreciate your support. The Spring Into Golf was a tremendous success. 16 players teed it up this year at SpurWing in Meridian. The competition was tight and many players looked to be in mid-season form. The winners for the day were Bryan & Dee Mooney and their partners Allen & Dixie Dykman. For the men: Mark Hutchinson, Matt Rissell, Mac McReynolds & Mike Fery. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you all for playing. After golf, we had dinner at the beautiful home of DH & Margaret Moss. Chef Matt prepared a Cinco de Mayo feast that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. DH & Margaret, thank you for opening your home to all of us and hosting, we had a

great time! This month we kick off our weekly golf events. Crew for the men will be played each Saturday, teeing off at 10am (for the month of June) starting June 1st. Ladies Crew will also start on June 1st, teeing off at 11am (for the month of June). Our weekly golf clinics will start on the week of June 13th. Junior clinics will again be on Thursdays & Fridays at 10am, Ladies Clinics will be on Thursdays at 11am and Men’s Clinics on Fridays at 4pm. All clinics are open to all skill level players looking to improve their individual game. We will have posted topics for each session and they are one hour in length. Most importantly, the clinics are NO CHARGE. Your professional staff is looking forward to helping you improve and enjoy the game we all love. Please note that we have a fundraising tournament on Thursday, June 20th to benefit the Idaho Youth Ranch. This event is a 1pm shotgun and will take up the entire golf course. On Saturday, June 29th we are once again hosting the RJS (Sabala) Tournament benefitting local McCall charities. The golf course will be closed all day. Looking ahead we have a 9 & Dine schedule for Saturday, July 6th.


This event usually sells out. Sign up early! The Ladies Member Guest (currently 22 teams already signed up) will be played Wednesday – Friday, July 10–12. The Junior Club Championship and this year’s Demo Day will be held on Saturday the 13th. Also in July, we have the Member’s Club Championship, Caddies & Cocktails and the start of the Men’s Invitational. It will be a busy month and a lot of fun. I hope your time permits you to join us for some, or all, the events and tournaments listed. If you have any questions, please call the golf shop or my cell. Respectfully,

contact direct 208.315.2512 | shop 208.630.0211


On Deck

Yoga Retreat date 06.08 - 06.09 | $150 * | 208.630.0245

Find your balance.

Immerse yourself in a restorative stay-cation at Whitetail Club. Join us as Elizabeth Kittell of Yoga Inbody leads us through two days of meditative practices, workshops and a variety of classes including Asteya, Santosha and SUP board yoga, throughout the Whitetail Club property. This transformative event is open to members and their guests (15 & over) of all skill levels.

Camp Sharlie Begins date 06.11 | call for prices | 208.630.0245 The arrival of summer brings with it an exciting seasonal perk: Camp Sharlie! Kids ages 4-13 can make new friends while experiencing thrilling adventures and creating lifelong memories. Led by a team of energetic, certified counselors, your kids will always be on the go! Activities will take place at Camp Sharlie Base Camp, Whitetail Club Golf Course, the Shore Lodge marina & pool, and throughout town.

Pickleball Tournament » page 5 date 06.22 | 10am | rsvp 06.17 | $20 * | 208.630.0245

Member Mixer & Awards Ceremony date 06.22 | 5:30pm | $15* | 208.630.0245 Join us at The Fish & Swim Club as we celebrate the winners of the 2019 Pickleball Tournament during this special Member Mixer. Enjoy a selection of appetizers and live music, along with a no-host bar.

Family Fishing Derby » page 4 date 07.02 | rsvp 06.23 | $20 * | 208.630.0245

Fourth of July BBQ » page 5 date 07.04 | 11am - 3pm | rsvp 06.27 | 208.630.0245 member adults $25* - kids $15* guest adults $40 * - kids $30 *

9 & Dine » page 10 date 07.06 | 5pm | rsvp 07.01 | $95* per person | 208.630.0211

Ladies Member Guest date 07.10 - 07.12 | rsvp 06.24 | $525* per team | 208.630.0211 Grab a friend and partner up for the wildest Ladies Member Guest yet! This three-day, safari-themed tournament is packed with activities including socials, contests, prizes, luncheons and more. Sign up and build your two-person team today.

Demo Day date 07.13 | 11am | rsvp 07.01 | 208.630.0211 Discover the latest golf gear from the top golf club manufacturers, test out competing brands, and get custom-fitted for a new shaft using the latest golf swing technology, all on our championship course. Demo Day is open to members, and member guests, and resort guests, so be sure to invite your fellow golf enthusiasts. *Prices do not reflect tax or gratuity.


On Deck

Jr. Club Championship date 07.13 | 11am | rsvp 07.08 |$30 per person | 208.630.0211 Calling all Whitetail Club Juniors: here’s your chance to showcase your skills while having a blast! Member’s children and grandchildren, ages 6 – 18, will be flighted based on age and skill level, before playing a designated number of holes (dependent on age group). The tournament begins at 11am for 18-hole players and 1pm for younger players, and will wrap up with an Awards Party at The Fish & Swim Club.

Member Mixer: Cocktails & Cornhole date 07.13 | 5:30pm | $15* | 208.630.0245 Wind down after the wild times of the Ladies Member Guest with cocktails and cornhole. Enjoy cocktails in the summer sun, along with appetizers, prizes and live music as we gather for some friendly competition with a cornhole tournament.

ATV Camping Trip » page 5 date 07.16 - 07.18 | rsvp 07.08 | call for pricing* | 208.630.0245

Club Championship date 07.20 - 07.21 | 8:30am | rsvp 07.15 |$75 | 208.630.0211 Join us for Whitetail Club’s version of the Ryder Cup. Instead of the USA against Europe, it is Whitetail Club Orange against Whitetail Club Silver! Two person teams have a chance to play an 18-hole match. Win bragging rights and the traveling trophy.

Yurt Dinner » page 10 date 07.20 | rsvp 07.15 | 208.630.0245 adults $65* - kids $40 *

Kids Ironman » page 5 date 07.24 | 10am | rsvp 07.17 | $25* per child | 208.630.0245

Caddies & Cocktails date 07.25 | 2pm | rsvp 07.22 | $85* | 2208.630.0211 It’s Girls’ Day Out on the greens with the return of this exciting tournament where you’ll pick up tips and tricks to improve your game! Invite your friends and grab one of our professional golfers to build your teams of four for a day of fun competition. And of course, each team will have their own personal caddie and complimentary beverage cart during play. Then, head to the Whitetail Club Yurt for a scenic Award Ceremony featuring live music and delicious treats.

Men’s Invitational date 07.31 - 08.03 | rsvp 07.17 | $1,995* per team | 208.630.0211 Whitetail Club’s signature golf event returns, and it’s going to be a scorcher! Build your team and meet us on the links for four days of championship golf, games, and a sizzling summer celebration. Join us as we celebrate everything that makes us “US” during the can’tmiss event of the season.


Summer Concert date 08.03 | 8:30pm | rsvp 07.19 | 208.630.0245 member adults $50 * - kids $25* 13 & under guest adults $75* - kids $50 * 13 & under Get ready to rock the block during a sensational summer concert featuring The Downtown Band – named one of the Top 10 Best Party Bands in the United States. After performing with top artists throughout the country, and taking their dancedriven act all over the world, they’re heading to Whitetail Club for one high-energy, hits-fueled night you won’t want to miss.

food network While the summer season lends itself perfectly to BBQ and grilling in the great outdoors, it’s not all burgers and hot dogs — although there will be plenty of that during our 4th of July BBQ ;). Take a break from the simply delicious casual cuisine of the season and elevate your palate with two of our sensational Whitetail Club dinners.

9 & Dine

Yurt Dinner

Soak up the long days of summer with a little cuisine and competition on the links. Create your teams and put your swing to the test as you play through 9 holes of golf and prizes, stopping at beverage and appetizer stations along the way. Then, meet us on the 12th tee for live music and a very special al fresco dinner. Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to join. We hope to see you there!

Catch up with family, friends and fellow Whitetail Club members over blues and bbq during a spectacular and scenic summer evening at the Yurt. A live band will set the tone while our expert culinary team and pit master craft a delicious southern-inspired menu off our new smoker. Enjoy appetizers and a no-host bar while you mingle and make plans for the days ahead, before taking home a special gift.


fit club

Get into gear with the return of Whitetail Club’s Summer Programming! From yoga to tennis, swimming and golf, we’ve got the program to help you elevate your game – and have some fun while doing it!

Let’s Link Up Johnny Walkers Cost: $20 per session | June 7 – August 30 every Friday at 1pm Sandy Beaches Cost: $5 per session | June 8 – August 17 every Saturday at 10am Juniors Golf – Complimentary June 20 – August 9 every Thursday and Friday at 10am Ladies Clinics – Complimentary June 20 – August 8 every Thursday at 11am Crew Games – Complimentary June 1 – August 31 every Saturday at 9am Couples Golf Cost: $20 per session | July 7 – August 11 every Sunday at 1pm

Morning Yoga

Circuit Training

Kid’s Tennis

Kid’s Swimming

Sundays 06.30 - 09.01 | 8:30am The Fish & Swim Club patio $15 per class*

Mon, Wed & Fri 6.28 - 8.16 | 9am Workout Facility $15 per class* - $50 private session*

Tue & Thu 06.07 - 08.08 | 9am Indoor Tennis & Fitness Center $10 per class* - $25 private lesson*

Mon & Wed 07.01 - 08.07 | 10am The Fish & Swim Club pool $10 per class* - $25 private lesson*

Start your Sunday mornings with a dose of quality “me time” with yoga classes led by a certified instructor who will adapt the practice for beginners, bona fide yogis, and everyone in between. Join us to find your balance and get your ohm on.

No matter your physical ability level, you’re sure to push your limits and get a great sweat session in with this circuit class which combines traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with innovative interval and strength training.

This comprehensive class is specially designed for our young members of beginner and intermediate skill levels, and led by a Whitetail Club-vetted tennis professional to help your child improve their hand-eye coordination, footwork, and stroke movements.

Junior members can gain the confidence necessary to enjoy days on the lake or pool with this carefully-designed class. Kids will have fun while learning specific swim strokes under the caring and watchful eye of our certified swim instructors.



billed directly to member account

Round Up Out and about



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take note We’re rolling out Whitetail Club’s private concierge service, which will be independent from that of Shore Lodge’s. Going forward, please contact our concierge for all questions and bookings at 208.630.0245, or by email at

SUMMER HOURS: Camp Sharlie June 11 – August 18 (Tues – Sun) Half Day: 9am – 1pm Full Day: 9am – 4pm The Clubhouse Restaurant Through June 23 (Wed – Sun) Breakfast 7 – 11am Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5 – 10pm June 24 – September 8 (Daily) Breakfast 7 – 11am Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5 – 10pm The Boathouse Through June 23 (Wed – Sun) 10am – 5pm June 24 – September 2 (Daily) 10am – 5pm The Fish & Swim Club Pool Through September 30 (Daily) Whitetail Burger Co. Through June 23 (Wed – Sun) Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5–9pm June 24 – September 2 (Daily) Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5–9pm As sunny days return to McCall, there’s a new spotlight shining directly on Whitetail Club. We were recently showcased in a special advertising feature of the Wall Street Journal titled Building Dreams in McCall. This full page spotlight helps continue to position us as the preeminent private community in the Pacific Northwest. The publication, highlighting our private sanctuary, unparalleled community, and available homesites, has been well-received with new leads coming in directly from it. Another key takeaway is our current collaboration with a handful of architects to create eight to ten home designs, ranging from 3,500 to 7,000 square feet, to make the home buying and building process

C-Store & Lounge Through September 2 (Daily) 7am – 1pm Golf Shop June – August (Daily) 7am – 8pm Golf Grille Through October 13 (Daily) Breakfast 7am – 11am Lunch 11am – 4pm Bar Service 10am – Close

that much easier. We’d like to thank D.H. and Margaret Moss for their contribution to the article, as well as all of you, for being a part of our


community’s continued growth and success.

The Fish & Swim Club & Whitetail Burger Co. June 28, 3pm – Private Event Golf Course June 20, Afternoon – Idaho Youth Ranch Fundraise June 29, All Day – RJS Memorial Tournament


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