"This is their club, and we want them to have an amazing time here." That thought guides Jessica Bader through every day in her new role as Membership Engagement Coordinator at North Oaks Golf Club, and it's the reason General Manager Phil Anderson created the new position in the first place.
As the sun rises over the first green at North Oaks Golf Club, Joe Jesmer and his colleagues begin their day of lawn care and course maintenance. Joe, 76, is one of the club's many seasonal employees. He works on the grounds crew with about 25 others, only three of which are retirees. And he loves every minute of it.
It was a crisp evening in early September. About 40 North Oaks Golf Club members made their way to the middle of the fairway, where they enjoyed an elegant meal and libations under starlight.
When Chef David Owen Jones joined the team at North Oaks Golf Club, he brought with him a passion for locally sourced food.
For many Minnesotans, summer is a time to get outdoors whether you’re boating, swimming, biking, hiking, playing sports, or simply enjoying nature. Unfortunately, unless you’re a young student with summer breaks, you must work throughout the summer. This can take away from your time outdoors, or so you thought.
It wouldn't be surprising to see Greg and Erin Stalsberg teeing off on hole no. 7 at North Oaks Golf Club this summer after enjoying dinner with their three children — McKenna, 8, Brynn, 4, and Callan, 2. After all, the hole is across the street from their house.
In 2007, Tom Lehman and his golf course design group renovated the North Oaks Golf Club course to make it more challenging for low handicappers and more playable and fun for the average golfer. Now, the club is renovating the clubhouse with something similar in mind — enhancing the experience for all members and guests.