Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Wedding Planning Tips

Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. Many vendors will offer lower prices during the colder seasons. If it’s snowed recently before the wedding or even flurries during the wedding, it makes for perfect photo opportunities. Here are our top tips for planning your winter wedding.



Work with Your Caterer or Venue to Create a Winter-Themed Meal


There’s no need to have a heavy entree; you can still have light, winter-themed meals. Work with your caterer or venue to decide on savory soups and delicate appetizers. Instead of champagne, think about having mulled wine and ciders. At the end of the night, treat your guests to a hot chocolate bar.


Pick Flowers that are in Season

Although you will save money on most vendors for a winter wedding, florists are not one of them. Since the majority of flowers are in season during the spring and summer, the cost of flowers can increase significantly during the winter. If you choose to go with real flowers instead of faux, pick flowers that are in season to help keep costs down.

Create a Cozy Reception

To keep your guests comfortable, provide pillows and throws throughout the reception. Instead of turning on the bright lights, keep your lighting low and use lots of candles. It will help create a romantic environment, and the warmth from the candles will help keep it cozy.


Send your Save the Dates Early

Although it’s not the summer, people may be just as - if not more - busy. If you want a majority of your friends, family, and colleagues to make it to your winter wedding, send your Save the Dates early.


Don’t Get Obsessed with Tracking the Weather


Although you’re less likely to get rain on your wedding day, you will still be obsessed with tracking the weather. You’ll likely check each day before the wedding to ensure a snowstorm doesn’t happen on your perfect day. Plan for bad weather and make your plans early; the weather will come no matter what, so all you can do is let it happen.



St. Cloud Country Club can help you plan a fantastic winter wedding. Contact us today to learn more.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Host Your Holiday Party at the St. Cloud Country Club


Getting ready to plan the same old holiday party for your office? Take it up a notch by choosing the St. Cloud Country Club for your celebration venue. Here are just a few of the reasons you and your holiday guests will love it here!

The Location

Located amidst the rolling hills, tucked away in a quiet part of town, Saint Cloud Country Club is serene and private. Our indoor banquet hall seats 200 and you do not have to be a country club member to host a party. Enjoy Mississippi River views from the outdoor areas and take in the beautiful landscape. Conveniently located only a few miles from I-94 right off Highway 75, the location is also convenient for locals and those joining the party from afar.

The Menu

Our highly-reviewed food will not disappoint your guests, no matter how big the party! We have seasonal menus and customizable options to ensure you are serving food that everyone will enjoy. Leave it to our experienced chefs to cook up some Minnesota Chicken with Northwood's wild rice and mushrooms, offer a pasta buffet, or serve a smoked salmon platter. The best part is that there is no food or beverage minimum for parties. Enjoy and eat without the worry, just the wow.



The Details

Getting the details organized for a holiday party can be stressful. Rest assured that our food and beverage manager, Paige Bremer, will help you out. Paige can help work out all the details of your holiday party and make sure everything falls into place. To reserve a time and find out pricing details, call Paige at (320) 253-1331 ext 102.


The St. Cloud Country Club is the clear choice for this year's holiday party planning. Learn more about our excellent dining choices and holiday party options here. Your guests are looking to let loose and have fun, so celebrate your holiday party with us!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

DIY Wedding Decor for Fall Ceremonies

Are you planning on getting married this fall, but you’re still struggling to decide on the decor? We have the perfect DIY decor that will catch the eyes of your guests on your special day.

Here are the top 7 DIY decor ideas for your fall wedding:


1: Altar

Having an altar to your wedding is a must for your wedding. Using a one-of-a-kind piece such as a vintage buffet will be unique and cost-friendly for your wedding.


2: Chair Ties

Add a rustic touch with a Mr. & Mrs. chair ties. Burlap is a must-have texture at a fall wedding. Dress it up with a touch of lace for an elegant addition.


3: Rustic Beverage Sign

Create a rustic sign using chalkboard paint and chalk markers to let your guests know the drink options. You can also collect decorative frames from thrift stores and paint them to match your wedding theme. 


4: Personalized Cake Topper

Adding a simple cake topper will make it more personalized and give your cake that extra pizzazz. Instead of the traditional plastic bride and groom, go for a personal sculpture, wood plaque, or wire-wrapped accent to make your cake a one-of-a-kind.


5: Bark Centerpieces

Put your favorite fall flowers in a vase wrapped with bark. These centerpieces will add a beautiful fall touch.

6: Mini Caramel Apples

Candy buffets are a recent trend for weddings of any season. Take it a step further and offer your guests a sweet surprise at cocktail hour with mini caramel apples.

7: Flower Girl Leaves

Instead of the traditional flower petals, use leaves! This adds a beautiful, rustic touch.


Now that you have some decor ideas, it’s time to choose your venue. St. Cloud Country Club offers professional wedding planning and we are ready to answer all of your questions. Our goal is to give you a stress-free planning experience. From our first conversation to the last departing guest, we assure you we will execute everything to ensure the day is one you’ll cherish forever.

For more information about the venue, call Paige Bremer at 320-253-1331 ext. 102 or visit our website.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Teaching Your Kids The Game Of Golf

If you’re an avid golfer and have children, the natural instinct will be for you to teach them the game of golf.



There are several steps to remember when teaching your young ones about this great game. The most important thing, above all, is remembering to have patience as a parent. Golf takes a lot of time, effort and practice to become adept at. But when things get frustrating, always remember to have fun and talk things through with your child.


Let’s take a look at some of the steps parents can take to help their child love the game as much as they do:

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Take Advantage Of Late Evenings

Golf courses usually see the least foot traffic in the evening. Not having a crowded course will allow you more time to focus on the mechanics of your child’s swing instead of worrying about a group of people running up behind you. You can also have a little more fun and be a lot more relaxed on an empty course.

Let Them Tell You What They’re Comfortable With

For a young child, let them learn the game at their speed. You can teach them fundamentals like a proper grip, but children just want to have a good time. Let them find their own way at first. Putting contests are a fun and easy way to start some form of direction. Chipping contests are also a great idea to see who gets closest to the hole.

Give Them The Proper Equipment.

A lot of young golfers get hand-me-down clubs that don’t always fit their height. The clubs are either too long, stiff or heavy. This can really mess with a young golfer’s swing. Make sure to fit them with the proper equipment so they can enjoy the game the right way.

Start When They’re Ready.

One of the worst things you can do as a golf parent is starting their lessons too young. Don’t try to teach your child to swing until they’re at least 5 years old. Bring them to the hitting range or practice green with you to see if they have any interest in what you’re doing. Start with toy clubs that are plastic and work your way up to the real thing.


Don’t Be Overbearing.

The worst thing a parent can become is an opinionated coach. Don’t focus on the negative and always give them positive feedback. If something negative happens, be supportive and encourage them to try again. Be a cheerleader for your kids, not a dictator. Always talk about the good shots and not the bad ones.


Don’t forget to sign up for the St. Cloud Country Club’s Junior Golf League, which begins June 22. Junior golf memberships are also available.


We have many other membership options available.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Membership at St. Cloud Country Club

Looking for the best swimming, dining, and golf recreation spot this summer? Look all you want, but you won’t find anywhere in Central Minnesota that matches the St. Cloud Country Club. We offer a variety of membership plans that allow everyone to find a plan tailored to their interests. From the avid golfer to the family looking for fun outdoors, we have a membership option that will be perfect for you.

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Golf Membership Options

Class A: $446.95/month

For families/couples age 40 & over
$1,000 Initiation Fee

This membership includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. This plan is perfect for the family seeking activities to do together. Take advantage of all St. Cloud Country Club facilities for the season.

Class B: $332.46/month

For families/couples age 33-39, or singles aged 33 and over
$750 Initiation Fee

A class B membership for families includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. Get your family out and active with this membership plan which features access to all St. Cloud Country Club activities.

Class C: $219.32/month

For heads of families ages 21-32
No Initiation Fee

This plan is perfect for young families looking for quality time together. Class C memberships in this age group includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. Get your golf time in while your family spends the day at the pool or on the tennis courts.


Class C: $174.22/month

For singles age 21-32 and under
No Initiation Fee

Take advantage of all that St. Cloud Country Club has to offer with this unlimited plan at a newly reduced rate for millennials. Class C membership includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage.

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Limited Golf Memberships

Limited Golf Membership: $169.22/month

$300 Initiation Fee

Take advantage of 6 rounds of golf throughout the season without compromising your family’s pool time. This membership includes 6 rounds of golf (per season per spouse), unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. This membership plan is perfect for those busy families who can’t make it out to the course every day.

Social Membership: $103.72/month

$200 Initiation Fee

Don’t golf but still want to get outdoors? No problem! This plan is perfect for the active individual with unlimited access to all facilities including our pool and tennis court. The membership Includes unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage.

Dining Membership: $98.35/month

$100 Initiation Fee

Membership includes all clubhouse dining facilities. Access to top-notch dining can be yours with this affordable dining membership plan.


Interested in signing up for a membership? Visit our website to learn how you can join St. Cloud Country Club as a member.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Love at the Club: Host Your Wedding at the St. Cloud Country Club


Engaged couples can surely attest to the challenges and immense responsibility and commitment of wedding planning. We at the St. Cloud Country Club aim to make that process easier for our clients by taking some of that stress off of their shoulders. We offer dedicated service and commitment to creating a wedding that is personalized to your individual preferences.

Our event planner, Paige, will work with you from the very beginning to determine just what you’re looking for in your reception or ceremony. From there, we ensure all of your needs are met when it comes to catering, decor, and wedding coordination on your special day. Quality service with a personalized touch is our specialty.

The St. Cloud Country Club Offers
  • Region’s Best Room Rental Value 
  • No minimum for Food & Beverage 
  • No membership required 
  • Included in Your Wedding Reception are: 
  • Table centerpieces 
  • Cake cutting services 
  • Customized menu planning 
  • Food tastings for up to four people 
  • Table linens /skirting


With a perfect area overlooking the Mississippi River, our classic Clubhouse is nestled among the rolling hills of our championship golf course. We guarantee that your wedding will have gorgeous views from your reception and backgrounds for your wedding photos.

Our venue has won the Central Minnesota Wedding Association’s award for Vendor of Distinction for the past three years in a row. Come see for yourself if our venue is right for you by setting up a consultation with our event planner.



Contact our event department at 320-253-1331 ex. 102 or email Paige at paigebremer@stcloudcountryclub.com. For more information about our venue services, visit our website.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Host Your Corporate Event at the St. Cloud Country Club

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The sub-zero chills of Winter are only now beginning to sink in. ‘Tis the season to hunker down indoors with a good book and sip something hot from a mug, which is fine in your down time, but what about while you’re at the office? The dreary days of Winter will be with us for some time yet, and it’s hard enough to engage everyone at an office meeting or plan an exciting event.

At the St. Cloud Country Club, we offer so much more than just great golf. Our food, facility, and beautiful views make it the perfect destination for corporate events or meetings. If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your workplace meetings or gatherings (at any time of the year), the Country Club is the perfect place.
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Exceptional Food from Experienced Chefs
An important aspect of any successful meeting is the food. Sure, you could provide the usual stale bagels and bitter coffee, or you could let our experienced chefs provide a mouth-watering meal for you and your colleagues. Head Chef Norm Maish and Assistant Chef Jasen Merkel can whip up a variety of dishes to please any crowd. Check out your menu options here.

Space for Any Sized Group
Whether you’re hosting a few coworkers from the office or collaborating colleagues from around the state, we have the space and functionality to accommodate. We can even provide you with professional event coordinators if you are really looking to impress your crowd. And since we are located just off of Highway 75 and are a stone’s throw away from I-94, our location is simple to find for guest from out of town. Get directions here.

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Picturesque Views
Phrases like “just off the river” and “picturesque views” might seem cliche, but they’re true. Winter views at our country club are just as breath-taking as they are in the summer. Voted a vendor of Distinction by the Central Minnesota Wedding Association in 2014, 2015, and 2016, your guests won’t forget their visit. Just remember to invite them back for a round of golf in the Spring, once all the snow melts!

A Quiet, Relaxing Atmosphere
Our staff is courteous and diligent, our views are beautiful, and the atmosphere is calming and relaxing. Get away from the screeching cars and constant noises of the city and concentrate on what matters to you and your group. You’ll find the accommodations you need without the added distractions at our venue.

St. Cloud Country Club is one of the area’s best event venues for a reason. If you don’t believe us, take it from some of our happy customers.

If you want more information on hosting an event at the St. Cloud Country Club, Contact Paige Bremer to inquire about open dates.