November & December 2020 Newsletter


Looking Ahead

Letter from the General Manager

As this year comes to a close, I am reminded again of just how thankful I am for our Railside staff and members. This season was one to remember, for many reasons, but mostly for how we all overcame the unknowns to make a great golf season. From all of us at Railside we want to say thank you for your unwavering support. Here’s looking forward to 2021. It can only get better from here, right?

A quick overview of things to come:

Membership Matters
I think we’ve all realized what a gift it was to be able to golf safely this summer. Now is the time to be thinking ahead!

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a member here at Railside? If you refer a new member, they will receive a free membership for the remainder of 2020. Plus, you’ll receive 25% off next year’s dues. For more information about this deal please contact Jennifer.

Holiday Open House
As many of you know, we are unable to host our annual holiday open house. We encourage you to still wear an ugly sweater and have a drink at home in honor of the great golf season we’ve had. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured! There is still much to celebrate this season.

Railside Bar & Grill and the Pro Shop
Our restaurant and pro shop are still open! Railside Bar & Grill is open for carry out Monday through Sunday from 11:00AM-5:30PM. And don’t forget to shop for your holiday gifts at the Pro Shop. There are great gifts from clothing to golf gear available.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


Jim Bultema
General Manager


From the Pro

Winter Travel

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with OpenRounds. OpenRounds is an exclusive online platform offering streamlined private club tee time accommodations, providing our members direct access to other private clubs nationwide. Access to the OpenRounds network is included in your Railside club membership, and the platform is easy to navigate at your convenience.

As you travel this winter and beyond to areas like Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas, Hilton Head, and more, use OpenRounds to set up rounds for you and your guests at 260+ partner clubs nationwide, including 30+ Golf Digest Best in State courses and multiple PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour event hosts. Register now and explore OpenRounds’ extensive network of partner clubs throughout the country!

Whether you’re looking to drive to a club locally or fly to another area of the country, OpenRounds enables YOU to book exclusive rounds on YOUR time as a part of your Railside club membership. And if you ever need suggestions on where to play, or questions about the process, the OpenRounds Concierge Desk can be reached at or 888-765-7707.

Subject Line: Exciting New Member Amenity with OpenRounds

Call To Action Link/Button: CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT NOW!


The PGA Professional Staff is also a partner with Ship Sticks. Ship Sticks offers a unique service to our membership. Through this partnership, we are able to ship your golf clubs and luggage to any destination at reduced prices.  Ship Sticks insures and personally tracks every shipment. Ship Sticks will email you tracking information, inform your destination that your clubs are on route to them, and send you an email when your clubs arrive. We also have Ship Stick boxes that will give your clubs an extra layer of protection. Ship Sticks is partnered with UPS and FedEx, so you are receiving industry leading logistics at discounted rates.  All shipping services are available. Ground- 3 Day- 2 Day- Priority Overnight. Contact us in the golf shop for more information or to get a quote.

Golf Shop News

We are excited to offer a special on His and Hers REVO aviator sunglasses! Please email Matt to place your order. This offer is valid through 12/15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Raconteur Aviator |  Gunmetal Frame with a Blue Water Lens
Special Price: $169 | Regular Price: $229

Relay Aviator | Gold Frame with Blue Water Lens
Special Price: $169 | Regular Price: $229


Matt Koets, PGA
Head Golf Professional


Around the Course

It’s hard to believe this is a November newsletter that I’m writing with the weather we’ve had in the last couple weeks. Typically by now I’m talking about what we’ll be up to in the shop now there is consistent rain and snow. Rarely do we see such warm weather at this time.  We do what we can in spite of the conditions and luckily for us, it’s been a mild November.

Finishing the season it is important that we feed the turf with dormant fertilizer and also protect ourselves with snow mold applications.  This gives us a healthy jump heading into next spring with root growth and fungus control.  Also we’ll continue the battle of the leaves.   It’s been a never ending battle so far.  We’ve won some days and sorry to say, but maybe lost a day or two.

We have a lot to do before we see snow and hope everyone enjoys their time out here to finish the year.

Happy Holidays,

Jeff Smith
Golf Course Superintendent