Spring Creek Grille held its grand opening on Tuesday night. It’s not exactly a new restaurant in town — Northfield Golf Club’s restaurant has a new name and new menu items this spring. Chip Ferlaak, general manager and director of golf at Northfield Golf Club said that it’s something he’s been thinking about since he began working there in December. He said that people don’t necessarily realize that the restaurant is open to the public.
“The connotation is that it’s private golf, private dining when in fact it’s not,” he said. The hope is that separating the restaurant’s identity from the club’s and marketing it on its own will help to clear up the confusion. He said that this has been a trend in the industry. Some clubs are not open to the general public, so there can be a misconception that the courses or restaurants are private. At Northfield Golf Club, both the course and restaurant are open to the public.
Sheena Basness, Community Service Officer with the Northfield Police Department, alerted me about this year’s Police Association Golf Tournament (4-person best-ball scramble), held on Monday at the Northfield Golf Club.
I arrived just in time to watch Northfield Police Chief Mark Taylor (blue shirt) compete in the putting contest. He pretty much sucked and is reportedly considering keeping his day job.
The Roaring 20’s Themed Annual Auction Gala and Speakeasy in support of the Northfield Historical Society is tomorrow night at the Northfield Golf Club. I stopped by the NHS HQ this morning to get a photo of NHS speakeasy proprietor Hayes Scriven and chief flapper Gloria Powell. Promo signs are up all over town. CU there!