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August 2019


Director’s Note Brandon & Alma Romero Resident Full Members Eagle, ID

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Director’s Note

Dear Whitetail Members,

A final reminder to all our members that through the end of this month, The Cove Spa will be holding two treatment rooms Friday through Sunday, and one treatment room Monday through Thursday. These appointments are being held for Whitetail Club Members only, and will be held until 5pm the day prior to the service date to allow you to book your requested treatments with less lead time. At 5pm, The Cove team will begin to fill any openings with wait-list and walk-in requests. We still highly recommend booking your appointments in advance to avoid any frustrations, especially as our membership continues to grow. Get out there and enjoy this special amenity. By now you should have received your invitation to the fall Golf & Wine Trip. This year we’ll head back to where it all began (I’m talking to you Ed & Betsy Galtney, Dick Mooney, and Kelly & Marie Hendrix); California’s iconic wine country in Napa Valley. We’ll enjoy private wine tastings, and new this year, we’ll be combining a few golf outings in true Whitetail Club Style. Your personal sommelier, Taylor Nissen, will accompany you on private tours and exclusive experiences at some of the finest wineries curated especially for us, while Eugene Bonfilio, Whitetail Club’s Director of Golf, will escort you to the links for a couple of rounds of golf at Napa’s Silverado Resort and Sonoma Golf Club. This will be an incredibly special trip, and space is very limited. Make sure to confirm your participation today.

outlets? Contact Taylor for details. Better yet, plan to attend our annual Summer Wine Dinner on August 17 where we’ll be featuring the up and coming winery, Devona. Taylor will be facilitating the evening along with the winemaker himself and Chef Marcus. Contact the concierge today for details. ‘Where have all our towels gone?’ has become a fairly common question I’ve been hearing from our operations teams. If you’ve had a club towel taking up room in the back seat of your car or a pile of them taking up space in your laundry rooms or linen closets, please plan to drop them off at any Whitetail Club or Shore Lodge facility. If we can pick them up for you, just let us know a time and a place as we’d be happy to do so. For future, and when swimming at the Fish & Swim Club or enjoying a day on the lake, plan to leave your towels behind when heading home. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Another summer season is creeping to a close, which means that we’ll soon be enjoying my favorite time of year, fall in McCall. I hope to see you all. A Whitetail Club welcome to our newest members Brandon & Alma Romero. Sincerely,

On the same note of drinking delicious wines, did you know that your Whitetail Club sommelier, Taylor Nissen can order (almost) any of your preferred varietals at a price better than most, if not all, retail 3.

*Prices do not reflect tax or gratuity. Based on double occupancy. Single pricing available. Price includes 3 nights lodging at the Napa River Inn; lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; all scheduled wine tours and tastings; two rounds of golf; and transportation Friday-Sunday.


Travel to California’s iconic Wine Country for a truly unforgettable golf & wine experience. Taylor Nissen (your personal sommelier), Eugene Bonfilio (our Director of Golf), and the rest of the Whitetail Club staff have come together to design the ultimate trip to Napa Valley. As always, we’re touring the world-renowned Wine Country in true Whitetail Club style.


Eugene Bonfilio will join you on the links for two rounds on some of California’s famed golf courses; those of Silverado Resort and Sonoma Golf Club. Take your best shot on these world-class courses while basking in the West Coast’s breezy climate.


Savor some of Napa Valley’s renowned wineries as Taylor Nissen takes you on private tasting tours and exclusive experiences curated specially for Whitetail Club members. We’ll explore the flavors of such wineries as Schramsberg Vineyard, Chateau Montelena Winery (known for its victory in the Judgement of Paris), Louis M. Martini Winery, and Whitetail Club favorites Duckhorn Vineyards and Rombauer Vineyards.


Unforgettable dining experiences are the norm in Napa Valley, which boasts a robust and award-winning dining scene with establishments ranging from Michelin-Star restaurants to farm-to-table eateries, and outstanding food trucks. Your Whitetail Club Golf & Wine trip includes three extraordinary lunches, arranged by the Whitetail Club team. Additionally, our team will arrange group dinners at select restaurants in the evening, which we’d love for you to join. Please note that these dinners are not included in the cost of the package.


During our trip, we’ll be staying at the Napa River Inn, situated in the bustling vitality of Downtown Napa’s Riverfront District. This charismatic Michelin-rated, Forbes Four-Star inn offers guests the ability to explore the sights, flavors, and culture of Napa Valley, positioning you within walking distance of specialty shops, gourmet restaurants, and renowned wines. Join us as we sip, swing and savor all that Napa Valley has to offer.

September 19-22 $2,050 per person* RSVP by 08.30 at 208.630.0245

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What a tremendous July! So much fun and awesome participation. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our golf events. If you missed anything, we hope you’ll join us next year. To recap: The 9 & Dine on Saturday, July 6 had 56 players compete. Everyone had a wonderful time on the links during game play and dinner under the stars on the 12th tee. Congratulations to Jennifer & Troy Summer and Annie & Aaron Dykas on winning the 2019 9 & Dine with a score 26.6. After the magnificent dinner prepared by our Whitetail Club Chef Marcus, we had a chipping contest. 20 men and 8 ladies competed. Betsy Galtney & Troy Summers won their respective divisions. Playing with house money, Betsy decided it was a good idea to challenge Troy to a one-shot chip off. Troy became the sole chip off champion! Kathy Nagy & Eric Borchers were our Closest to the Hole winners. The next week we held the Ladies Member Guest. 30 teams competed in our largest field to date. Congratulations to all

our players. The competition was tight throughout and Chef Marcus again was awesome preparing wonderful meals every day. Congratulations to our Overall Gross Champions Sally Darmody & her partner Kinsley Bonfilio, and our Net Champions Jennifer Ruff & her partner Karen Towne. I want to thank the entire team for executing a wonderful event and most especially to our Tournament Chairperson, Kathy Nagy! Kathy, thank you for all your assistance. If you missed the tournament this year, I hope you will join us next year! The Junior Club Championship was Saturday, July 13. We had a small but competitive field. The junior title went to Ryan Shepherd. Congratulations Ryan, great job. The following weekend we held the Whitetail Club Championship. Thank you to all our competitors. The Ladies’ Gross Champion for the 9th time, Sally Darmody and the Men’s Champion for the 3rd time, Jason Dobis. Congratulations Sally and Jason, great job!! The Men’s Senior title went to Terry Rogers and our Super Senior champion

was Dick Mooney. In the overall net division capturing her first title was Linda Donerkiel and the men’s net title went to Bryan Mooney. The Men’s Invitational, July 31 through August 3, is shaping up to be another awesome event. Currently we have 54 teams scheduled to play. The weekend following the Invitational is the Whitetail Cup. Please let me know if you can join us for the team competition. It is annually one of the most popular events open to members only. As always, if you have any questions, please contact me or call the golf shop. I look forward to seeing you often in August. Let’s make it another great month!! Respectfully,

contact direct 208.315.2512 | shop 208.630.0211


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On Deck

Summer Concert 08.03 | 8:30pm | 208.630.0245 member adults $50 * - kids $25* 13 & under guest adults $75* - kids $50 * 13 & under After performing with top artists throughout the country and taking their award-winning, dance-driven act all over the world, The Downtown Band is heading to Whitetail Club for one high-energy, hits-fueled night. It’s a celebration of summer and all of the elements that make Whitetail Club who we are – and it’s going to Rock. The. Block.

Whitetail Cup 08.10 – 08.11 | 8:30am | $75* | 208.630.0211 Take a shot at earning a spot on the Club Championship board! There’s no need to be a scratch golfer; along with men’s, women’s and seniors’ gross champions, flights by skill level make up the majority of the field. Then, we’ll celebrate with an awards party on the 18th hole.

Members Only Wine Dinner 08.17 | 6:30pm | rsvp 08.12 | $95* | 208.630.0245 Whitetail Club welcomes Devona Winery for a spectacular wine-pairing dinner featuring “precise, elegant wines from each side of the Columbia.” This small batch winery produces less than 1,000 cases of wine per year, and is known for their four distinct varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Join us as Winemaker John Abbot will be on site to guide us through these sensational pairings.

Glow Golf Putt Putt 08.10 | 8:30pm | $30* | 208.630.0245 Putting Green on Whitetail Golf Course Glow on and golf at this fun, family-friendly event! Join us on the putting green for a 9-hole round during our first ever event of this kind. We’ll have a ball with light-up hole markers and golf balls, glow sticks, light refreshments, and more.

Member Mixer 08.31 | 5:30pm | $15 | 208.630.0245 Join us for another fantastic Member Mixer as we celebrate the season and catch up with friends and fellow Whitetail Club Members. With so many of our wonderful members back in town, this is one you won’t want to miss!

*Prices do not reflect tax or gratuity.


On Deck

Grilling 101 Class

09.07 | 5pm | rsvp 09.02 | $65 | 208.630.0245 Go from summer vibes to tailgate season as our Whitetail Chef teaches you the grilling basics and provides tips and tricks that will be sure to impress at your next cookout. Grab your apron and tongs and work through a variety of dishes from appetizers to dessert, before enjoying your culinary creation with a beverage pairing.

Pro-Am 09.09 | $130 | 208.630.0211 Don’t miss the annual Whitetail Club Pro-Am! Professionals from clubs throughout Idaho will bring their teams of 4 to join us on the course for 18 holes of golf and lunch at Golf Grille. This tournament sells out quickly and the field is limited. Call the Golf Shop for more information.

Golf & Wine Trip » page 4-5 9.19-22 | rsvp 08.30 | $2,050* per person | 208.630.0245

Progressive Dinner

Member Priority Booking at The Cove

10.05 | 5pm | rsvp 09.30 | $95 | 208.630.0245 Back by popular demand! You’ll “progress” through a multicourse dinner and the Whitetail Club community, beginning with appetizers at the clubhouse and spanning through several member homes, each of which featuring an expertly prepared course by the Whitetail Club culinary team. This fun and unconventional dinner will sell out fast, so RSVP today!

Through August 31 | Contact: 208.630.0245 Dive into an Adventure in Luxury this summer with Member Priority Booking at The Cove. Throughout August, we’ll be holding two treatment rooms (Friday & Saturday, one treatment room Monday – Friday) at The Cove exclusively for our members. Please note that appointments must be made by 5pm the previous day. Carve out some quality “me time” this action-packed season. 9.

Round Up Cocktails & Cornhole - Member Mixer | 4th of July BBQ | Family Fishing Derby | McCall Cup


Round Up Ladies Member Guest | ATV Camping Trip


take note Get into gear with Whitetail Club’s Summer Programming!

Summer Programs

SUMMER HOURS: Camp Sharlie Through August 18 (Tues – Sun) Half Day: 9am – 1pm Full Day: 9am – 4pm

Johnny Walkers $20 per session | Through August 30 every Friday at 1pm Sandy Beaches $5 per session | Through August 17 every Saturday at 10am Juniors Golf – Complimentary Through August 9 every Thursday and Friday at 10am

The Clubhouse Restaurant Through September 8 (Daily) Breakfast 7 – 11am Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5 – 10pm The Boathouse Through September 2 10am – 5pm

Ladies Clinics – Complimentary Through August 8 every Thursday at 11am Crew Games – Complimentary Through August 31 every Saturday at 9am


The Fish & Swim Club Pool Through September 30 (Daily)

Couples Golf $20 per session | Through August 11 every Sunday at 1pm

Whitetail Burger Co. Through September 2 (Daily) Lunch 11am – 5pm Dinner 5–9pm

Morning Yoga

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

Start your Sunday mornings with a dose of quality “me time.” Classes will be led by a certified yoga instructor who will adapt the practice to all skill levels, so be sure to come and get your ohm on. Circuit Training

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

Members of all abilities can get a great sweat session in with this circuit class which combines traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with innovative interval and strength training.

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

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

A Whitetail Club vetted tennis professional will guide your child through improvements in hand-eye coordination, footwork proficiency and stroke movements. Designed for beginner to intermediate level players. Kid’s Swimming Mon & Wed through 08.07 | 10am | The Fish & Swim Club pool

CLOSURES 08.03 – Beginning at 3pm the midmountain gate on Osprey View Drive will be closed through the duration of the concert. FOB’s and gate codes will be necessary during this time.

$10 per class* - $25 private lesson*

Golf Course 07.31 – 08.03 | Men’s Invitational

Our youngest members will gain confidence and have fun while learning specific swim strokes under the caring and watchful eye of our certified swim instructors during this carefully-designed class.

The Yurt 08.05 – Private Member Event 08.30 – Private Member Event 08.31 – Private Member Event


Clubhouse 08.17 – Members Only Wine Dinner

billed directly to member account


Members Only Wine Dinner

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The Fairways Are Underway!

With the Shore Lodge Cottages neighborhood nearly sold out, our efforts are ramping up at The Fairways. We’ve broken ground on this collection of 34 transitional-styled townhomes, and the neighborhood is starting to take shape. The first two townhomes are underway, and all of the neighborhood’s roads have been paved, giving us a great start to the “buy and build” season. Situated overlooking one of Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses In The Nation,” the availability of The Fairways at Whitetail Club won’t last for long. These homes will prove to be an incredible mountain-lake family home, or an excellent addition to your real estate investment portfolio. Contact Joe Buchanan directly by calling 877.634.1725. 15.

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McCall, Idaho 83638


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