Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas from The Bay
Dear Sutton Bay Member,
Greetings from The Bay and I hope this finds you well. We closed our special place down for the season on December 10TH, and the team is enjoying some well-earned downtime. I would like to thank our Sutton Bay team here that help us every day in making sure that you and your guests have the best possible experience at Sutton Bay. This group has helped to further solidify Sutton Bay as one of the great private Clubs in America that is truly in a class by itself.
Obviously the setting at the Club, the facilities, and the terrific & diverse outdoor adventures help to elevate Sutton Bay. However, what propels Sutton Bay, and the members’ excitement to return is our team and their sincere desire for you to have a wonderful and memorable visit.
As we wrap up another fantastic season, I would like to say thank you again to the following team leaders and their staffs:
  • Kyle Rausch, our Golf Course Superintendent, and our Golf Course Maintenance team for providing and maintaining one of the great golf courses in America.
  • Diane Clifford, our Director of Housekeeping, and our Housekeeping team for presenting and making sure our guests had first-class accommodations at the Club.
  • Kurt Letellier, our Assistant GM and Land & Game Manager, and our Land & Game team for helping to make the outdoorsman in all of us feel like a “kid in a candy store”.
  • Tyler Hadden, our Head Professional, and our Golf Shop & Guest Services team for making sure we enjoyed our days on the golf course, and looked good doing it. Also, providing great Member events to compete in, and being the arm of the operation that handles so much of the logistics for our members & their guests at the Club.
  • Doug Rauner, our Executive Chef, and our entire Food & Beverage team for producing exquisite meals, and making sure our guests were never thirsty.
  • Andrea Barnard, our Business Manager, for handling all the various nuances in the day to day accounting and running of the business, so we could keep the lights turned on.
  • Mandy Brandenburger, our Front Desk Manager, and Kari Rogers, our Assistant FD Manager for making sure all the itineraries and logistics were handled so that our members visits were seamless, and our team was notified to make sure that goal was accomplished.
  • Don Smith, our Maintenance Engineer, for fixing everything we broke, and stepping in to help anyone at any time.
And that is one of the great aspects of this group, is the TEAMWORK. Everyone jumps to help in any other area when needed to make doubly sure that part of a member’s visit is flawless. Thank you all for – Smiling & Hustling, and I truly appreciate your pride in “wearing the colors” of Sutton Bay.
We had our annual Employee Christmas party on the evening of December the 10TH, and while no pictures will be released:), everyone had a fun-filled evening! On behalf of the entire team at Sutton Bay, we would like to thank you for a great year and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
In regards to next season, our Opening Day will be Monday, May 14TH, and we have already begun preparing for an even better 2018. Our Invitational is already full, BUT we are working on some options for rooming to possibly have one more flight. Last year we added a flight to get to 30 teams, and with 35 teams currently signed up, we need just one more team to add another flight. Thus if you would like any chance of playing in our Member / Guest, you need to sign up right away.
Also, our Sutton Bay Cup is close to capacity, and you do not want to miss this event! I have played in many golf tournaments in my career, and I can honestly say the Sutton Bay Cup is my all-time favorite. Please see dates and itinerary for both below.
The 2018 Sutton Bay Invitational will be contested July 26TH- 29TH.
2018 Sutton Bay Invitational
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 26TH     Arrival Day – Practice Rounds All Day until Match #1
                                            11:00-3pm     BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                            3:00pm          Opening Ceremonies @ Swampy’s
                                            3:30pm          Match #1 (Shotgun Start – All 18)
                                            7:00pm          Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party
Friday, July 27TH              7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
  8:30-9:30         Match #2 Tee Times off #1 & #10
  11:00-1pm       BBQ @ Swampy’s
  11:00-1pm       Match #3 Tee Times off #1 & #10
  2-5pm              Par Three Event
                             7:30pm       Champions Dinner – Scott & Eric Anderson ’17 Champs
Saturday, July 28TH          7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                           8:30-9:30am    Match #4 Tee Times off #1 & #10
                                           11:00-1pm       BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                           11:00-1pm       Match #5 Tee Times off #1 & #10
                                           4:00pm            Shootout for Overall Champion
                                           7:30pm            Awards Ceremony & Pig Roast @ Lodge
Sunday, July 29TH            Departure Day – Optional golf available
                                           7:00am            Breakfast @ Lodge
The 2018 Sutton Bay Cup rivalry will be waged once again on August 23RD - 26TH.
2018 Sutton Bay Cup
Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 23RD     Arrival, Registration & Practice Rounds All Day
                                            11-2:30pm     BBQ @ Swampy’s
                                            6:00pm          Opening Ceremonies
                                            7:00pm          Dinner & Round 1 & 2 Matches announced
Friday, August 24TH          7-8am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                            8-8:30am       Round One – Four-ball Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            12-1:30pm     Lunch @ Swampy’s
                                            1:30-2pm       Round Two – Foursome Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            7:30pm          Indians Dinner
Saturday, August 25TH      7-8am            Breakfast @ Lodge
                                            8-8:30am       Round Three – Four-ball Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            12-1:30pm     Lunch @ Swampy’s
                                            1:30-2pm       Round Four – Foursome Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                            7:30pm          Cowboys Dinner
Sunday, August 26TH         7-8:30am       Breakfast @ Lodge
                                             8:30am          Round Five – Singles Matches #1 & #10 Tees
                                             1:30pm          Lunch and Closing Ceremonies
As we are drawing to the end of the calendar year, we are also near the end of the NFL Football season. And for some of us Green Bay Packer fans, the season in already over:( However, any fan that has ever been to a Super Bowl, regardless if your team is there or not, knows that it truly is a bucket list event.
With the Super Bowl in Minneapolis this year, it will be played right in the backyard for many of our members. We were contacted by the NFL On Location Experiences to share with our membership some special packages for Sutton Bay members that might desire to attend. Below is the contact information for any of you that might be interested. This could be a great last minute Christmas present for friends, family or yourself.
Herb May 212.433.2818  |  hmay@onlocationexp.com  |  nflonlocation.com
Once again, on behalf of Sutton Bay – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and we truly thank you for being part of this amazing place. Take care and wishing all of you the very best!
Fred Nadeau, PGA
General Manager


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