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The Cat Island Weekly Update: April 28th

Apr 28, 2023 | Weekly Update

Dear Cat Island Club Friends,

I’m not sure if last night’s April showers will bring May flowers (also known as, deer food) but it’s a welcome relief for the golf course overnight. Our greens were recently dusted with a light top dressing of sand and the rain helped smooth them out and increase the pace. We can all run our irrigation systems daily, but a nice spring shower offers wonders that irrigation cannot. The Bermuda grass in the fairways and roughs love the rain and, more importantly, the overnight temperatures that we’re starting to experience. All of these things are right on cue and as planned, so the golf course is loving this time to come out of its winter hibernation.

It’s not just the golf course that’s happy. The members who are enjoying the golf course are all “really” happy as well. Our course has been open over the past three weekends and, as April turns to May, we’ll be adding days of the week to the tee sheet along with extended hours. We continue to aim at Memorial Day weekend for our Grand Opening of the golf course. There will be plenty of pomp and circumstance around the ribbon cutting, flag raising, golf, food, beverages, and camaraderie. We hope that everyone reading this update will make plans to attend at least parts of the Grand Opening. The membership will be treated to a spectacular celebration on the golf course and pool that weekend. I will send out more information about the celebration as we get closer to that date.

This past week we officially welcomed our new Executive Chef, Lucas Cheek, to the team. Lucas focused his efforts on purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats all from local vendors and farms. His menu includes only the finest ingredients. The new Cabana Menu is attached to this note; based on the comments from the first night of Lucas creating our dinner entrees, we’re all in for a treat—literally as Chef Lucas continues to raise the bar in the dining experience at Cat Island Club.

Our kitchen at the clubhouse will follow the golf course Grand Opening as the kitchen equipment arrives and is installed. We will have a state-of-the-art kitchen in place soon, for which we’ll have a separate celebration at the clubhouse once that is ready to unveil.

Until then, our Cabana Bar and Grill will remain our headquarters for party central! We will be serving dinner each night this weekend (4-7 PM). Starting next week, we’ll have dinner service Thursday through Sunday and we’ll be serving lunch poolside on Saturdays and Sundays. Like the golf course, we’ll be adding dinner service evenings to the Cabana over the next few weeks. The Cabana Bar is a great place to have a cocktail or any cold beverage while watching a game on one of our TVs or listening to live music. We have happy hour pricing each night Thursday through Sunday!

Head Golf Professional, Keith Maher, will be hosting a ladies-only “Sips and Tips” clinic on Wednesday, May 3rd from 5:00 until 6:30 on the practice range. We’ll be serving wine and crudites with the clinic. Our Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Joey Lama, will be spending the week in Charlotte at the Wells Fargo Championship for the PGA Tour. Joey will be volunteering with the golf course maintenance team to prepare the Quail Hollow Club for the tournament.

Our upcoming Family and Social Events at the Cabana are:

  • May 5th- Cinco de Mayo at the Cabana
    • Chef Lucas will be creating a delicious menu from south of the border to accompany a vast array of specialty Margaritas from 4:00-7:00
    • Members and Member’s guests only
  • May 13th- Mother’s Day Rose & Bubbles Tasting with a complimentary kid’s craft station.
    • 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Cabana
    • Members and Member’s guests only
  • May 18th- Brats and Brews featuring delicious Brats from Old Timey Meats
    • 4:00 – 7:00 at the Cabana
    • Members and Member’s guests only
  • May 26th- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Cat Island Club golf course
    • All are welcome to attend
    • Details to follow
  • May 27th- Patriot Golf Weekend for the Folds of Honor golf tournament
    • Members and invited guests
  • May 28th- Patriotic Memorial Day Celebration as we raise the flags at Cat Island Club
    • All are welcome to attend
    • Details to follow
  • May 29th- Memorial Day picnic at the pool
    • Members and Member’s guests only
  • June 5th-8th – Summer Camp (1 of 2)

As we say goodbye to April, we will remain laser-focused on our golf course as the course continues to break dormancy and mature right before our eyes. Remember, you DO NOT have to be a resident of Cat Island to join the Cat Island Club. Our only requirement is that you enjoy your membership experience and fellow members. Have fun and relax! We have plenty of social events, plans, and parties for you and your family to attend; or just lay around the pool, sip a cocktail, play a round of golf, and have dinner on the Oak Patio soon. That’s what membership looks like at Cat Island Club. It will be your favorite place to be!

With warmest regards,
Tim Mervosh
General Manager

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Cat Island Club is a premier private Country Club nestled in the heart Beaufort, South Carolina’s Sea Islands. A place simply too rare and too beautiful to treat with anything but the greatest care and respect.

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