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Eastpointe Country Club East Course Recognized For Environmental Excellence




January 2018

Eastpointe Country Club East Course has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. John Spiwak, Director of Golf and Grounds, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on this course. Eastpointe Country Club East Course was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2011 and is one of 888 courses in the world to currently be designated as such.  

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.  

"Eastpointe Country Club East Course has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Christine Kane, Executive Director at Audubon International.  

"To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas," explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every three years.  

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at 1-844-767-9051 or visit

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#ECCHolidayHelpers Are Spreading the Holiday Cheer!



Our Members are getting into the Holiday Spirit this year... and making sure they spread the Holiday Cheer! Ace the Elf and Mulligan the Mensch will be joining us at Eastpointe Country Club this Holiday season!

Each day, Ace and Mulligan will be hiding in a different location somewhere on our Club's property.. yes that also includes each Golf Course, the Fitness Center, and more! Ace and Mulligan will always be hiding together until they each return to their homes. Mulligan the Mensch will be returning home on December 19th and Ace the Elf will return home to Santa on December 24th.

Until then, if Eastpointe Members follow Ace and Mullilgan's THREE RULES, they will be entered to WIN two complimentary tickets to our New Year's Eve Party: Under the Big Apple!

The Rules are as follows:
Members must always spread the Holiday cheer!
2. When a Member finds these Helpers, they must post a photo of them to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page. They must tag Eastpointe Country Club and add the hashtag #ECCHolidayHelpers for it to count!
3. Members are not permitted to touch the Helpers, even when they are taking their photo! If touched or moved, they will lose their Holiday magic!

The more days each member finds them and enters, the more chances they will have on winning! The winner will be announced on December 26th!

Be sure to follow Ace the Elf and Mulligan the Mensch's journey at Eastpointe: #ECCHolidayHelpers #AceTheElf #MulliganTheMensch

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Why Do You #FallForeGolf?


Snap. Tag. Share. Win.

Happy Fall! We're celebrating perfect golf weather by sharing stories about why we love this wonderful game.

Want to participate? Tag Billy Casper Golf on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #FallForeGolf to be entered to win Tiffany Faucette's, Top 50 LPGA Instructor, Impact Improver device!


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Hurricane Healthy Eating Habits


Stay away from the chips and salsa con queso! You don't have to sacrifice your health or good eating habits during a natural disaster.
Here are a few healthy food items to pack in your hurricane kit before the disaster hits!

Cut out the sodas and stay hydrated! NOAA recommends to have one gallon of water per person per day.
2. Apples
This fruit can last several weeks and is made up of 84% water. The more water intake during a disaster, the better! Apples are also are a great source of potassium, fiber, and Vitamin C.
3. Dried/Canned Fruits
Several fresh fruits will go bad within a couple days. It is best to make sure that you have some items with longevity packed in case you may have to ride out the storm a bit longer. Stay away from dried and canned fruits that contain gels, syrups or added sugar.
4. Low Sodium Canned Vegetables
Don't forget a can opener! It is important to keep up with your daily vegetable intake, even during a storm.
5. Canned Wild-Caught Tuna, Salmon, Sardines
Look for canned proteins that are packed in water. Wild-caught fish provide for heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids!
6. Peanut, Almond, or Cashew Butter
Avoid nut butters that contain added sugars and partially hydrogenated oils.
7. Fat-burning Comfort Foods
Yes, you read that right. FEMA recommends to pack comfort foods when preparing for a disaster. It is important to relax and lower stress levels during a disaster. Some examples include dark chocolate, instant coffee, and red wine.,,20957017,00.html#how-to-prep-for-a-disaster-1

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Dornoch, Scotland: A Destination That No American Golfer Should Omit From..Or Any Tourist For That Matter!


Said Donald Ross himself of his beloved home course of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, “Modesty forbids me saying more than it is the most
beautifully situated links in the world, and that no American golfer should omit to go there,
where he will find the best golf, a royal welcome and no rabble.”

Ranking fifth on Golf Digest’s “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”


Golfing great Tom Watson says, “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a golf course.”

Have you always dreamed of a Scottish golf vacation? This October, travel to the birthplace of Donald Ross and compete at his home course of Royal Dornoch for one of the most prestigious golf events of the year, the Donald Ross Tournament. The two-person team competition celebrating the life and work of Ross includes three rounds at Royal Dornoch and a practice round at nearby Brora Golf Club, home of the James Braid Golfing Society is also included.  

This golf pilgrimage to Dornoch also features four nights’ luxury accommodations, welcome reception and dinner, daily breakfast and lunch, gala dinner and prize ceremony, premium gift bags and souvenirs, entertainment, airport transfers, local transportation, and concierge service both pre-trip and during the event. Guest speakers include noted golf architecture writer Bradley Klein, author of “Discovering Donald Ross” and winner of the Donald Ross Award.

Alluring enough, this charming destination is not only limited to the game of golf. Golfer or not, this "Royal" Course is situated in a pleasant town in the Scottish Highlands with more than 4,000 years of history under its belt. With it's vast history; it's castles, distilleries, and the natural beauties Dornoch has to offer, visitors will feel nothing less than royalty themselves.  

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#TipTuesday on Wedding Planning
From Our Catering Department


Don't Be Afraid to Ask!

Your wedding vendors should be your best friends and most-trusted experts during your planning process. During this time, you should feel completely comfortable to explore what it is you want. Create a budget and be honest about your limit. They will to tell you what you can and can't make work given your limit.

Organization is key in all event planning.

Make sure to get a notebook or binder to keep track of all your notes! Bring this with you to all vendor meetings and keep track of all contracts.  Create a Pinterest board to remember all the wonderful ideas you come across, and be sure to show those pictures to your vendors. Creating an event is all about vision. Ask your vendors for samples, from linens to floral to food – be sure to see it all! 

Meet Amanda Schilling, Eastpointe Country Club's Director of Sales.

Amanda and our talented and experienced Catering Team are dedicated to truly helping you customize and tailor your special day to your precise taste and budget.  When you choose Eastpointe as your venue, Amanda is with you every step of the way.  With her expertise and guidance on hand, you can rest assured in the fact that every minute of this experience will be managed with elegance, efficiency and ease. 

Contact Amanda Schilling to plan the wedding of your dreams!
561.626.6860 Ext. 122

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Summer Heat Cramping Your Golf Game?


Stay COOL while you swing! With the official start of Summer underway, we are experiencing record breaking temperatures. Summer heat can be wonderful when you’re laying out on the beach or taking a dip in the pool, but while you are on the golf course it can hinder your swing. Instead of fantasizing about a swim in a cool ice bath or worse, skipping out on your tee-time,
follow our simple steps on how to stay cool on the golf course during this summer season!

Here’s 8 effortless ways to stay COOL while you swing!

1.       Bring extra towels or a specially designed cooling towel Soak your towel in water before booking your tee time for an extra cool off during your round of golf. Placing a cool towel on your neck automatically lowers your body temperature, allowing you to focus on that awesome putt you are about to make.

2.       Stay Hydrated Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to cool down. However, once you feel thirsty your body is automatically telling you it is dehydrated. Having a frozen water bottle to keep you cool during a hot summer day is perfect! Whether you let it melt for a refreshing sip later on or use it an icepack for your cooler, it is an immediate refreshment to cool off with. Gatorade and Powerade are essential during the summer season to refresh and refuel. Make sure to pick up a couple before starting your 18 holes for the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day.  
3.       Bring extra gloves During your sweltering summer days, it is easy for your hands to get a little extra moisture. Missing a shot because of a lose grip is easily prevented with an extra set of gloves. Keep an extra set in your bag and when you finish your first 9 holes, grab the next pair and slide on for a new grip!

4.       Wear light colored clothes We know you’ve been working out in the gym, but leave the tight-fitting clothes at home. Be sure to wear something light and fit or lose during your summer swing practice. Light colors tend to stay cooler in the sun as well. Stay clear of black and you’d be surprised how much your body temperature automatically cools off!

5.       Bring Sunscreen   Sunscreen is filled with Aloe Vera which cools and hydrates your skin! Make sure you load up on the protectant to not only prevent a burn, but to keep cool as well!  

6.       Play an early tee time   Starting early keeps you cool in the hot summer sun.  Make your tee time online at!  

7.       Use an umbrella for shade   Whether you want to use the umbrella to protect you against the sun or keep it up for some shade, it helps block out some of the direct heat you can find on the greens.  

8.       There’s nothing cooler than a low score What better way of getting out of the heat faster than keeping a low score during your game? Didn’t get the score you were looking for? Don’t worry we can try again next time. After all, practice makes perfect.
Book Your Next Tee Time Today!

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