Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Items in the Golf Shop

Maureen has just received all the spring golf items. There are lots of great spring/summer colors and light weight fabrics to keep you cool and dry as the weather heats up. We just added an online Golf Shop to our website so now you can order online! Choose to pick up the item in the store or have it mailed directly to you. However, there are lots of great items in the Golf Shop that didn't make it online so be sure to browse the racks the next time your walking through to head out on the course!

Here is a little sampling of new spring items!

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Features at The Lodge

Executive Chef Lane Rosenberry has brought back a local favorite for this weeks feature! The pecan crusted pork rib-eye is an award winning dish that is full of flavor. Bring your family and friends to The Lodge tonight to give it a try.

Pecan Crusted Pork Rib-Eye, Sweet Potato Puree, Ham Hock Braised Collard Greens, Pine Nut-Bacon Brown Butter, Asiago Shavings $18
Suggested Wine Pairing: Virna Barbara D’Alba, Piedmont Italy, $35 b

Pan Roasted Wild Striped Bass, Succotash, Tomato-Balsamic Compote, Basil Cream Sauce $20
Suggested Wine Pairing: Girard Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA, $10 g

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gearing up for warmer weather

With spring in full swing and summer on the way the grounds keepers here at Wilderness Ridge have plenty to keep them busy. Right now we are starting to re-build numerous sand traps on the course, which means removing edging and replacing sand. There are also areas of the course that have snow mold that will need to be raked out. Snow mold is a common winter disease and is easily remedied when the mold is raked away so new growth can begin.

The grounds also need cleaning up after the long snowy winter and our irrigation system will need to be checked for any leaks. We want to make sure each hole is in great condition before heavy golf traffic hits the course. A few trees have lingering Christmas lights that need to be taken down now that the weather is warm as well as other odds and ends tasks around The Lodge.

As you can see there is plenty to keep us busy before summer gets here! We look forward to seeing you on the course soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter is just around the corner

Have you made plans for your Easter weekend yet? If you are overwhelmed with the thought of cooking, cleaning and hosting for family and friends come to The Lodge to celebrate!

This year we are featuring a homestyle brunch buffet so you can enjoy all your family favorites without lifting a finger. We will also have a clown to make balloon animals for the kids!
April 4th from 10-2 pm. $22.95/adults, $9.95 for children 6-12, children 5 & under FREE!
Call (402)434-5118 for reservations or Email Us!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Finally it feels like spring!!

Thursday March 18th

Partly Cloudy - 64°

Finally! I think we have waited long enough for some warm weather! Now if we could just get it to stay warm. I do not like all this talk of snow in the future forecast......c'mon Nebrasaka, give us a break! We have golfers that want to get out on the course.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Zaca Mesa Wine Dinner

Zaca Mesa Wine Dinner
April 9th @ 7pm/ $60 per person

Invite your friends out to enjoy a night of delicious food and wine. We will be featuring five Zaca Mesa wines paired with a 5-course meal hand selected by Executive Chef Lane Rosenberry. The winemakes will guide guests through each course so you can learn more about each wine and the pairings. To make your reservation call (402)434-5123 or Click Here to make an online reservation.
First Course
Vindaloo-White Wine Steamed Mussels, Le Quartier Baguette
Paired with Zaca Mesa 2008 Viognier

Second Course
Duo of Cornish Rock Hen, Herb Roasted Breast and Confit, with Lima Beans Puree, Spring Peas, Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Herbs, and Jus
Paired with Zaca Mesa 2006 Roussane

Third Course
Wild Mushroom-Goat Cheese Risotto Croguette, Charred Tomato-Roasted Red Pepper Cream
Paired with Zaca Mesa 2006 "Z" Cuvee

Fourth Course
Smoked Paprika-Preserved Lemon Marinated Rack of Lamb, Potato-Fennel-Leek Hash, Red Wine Syrup
Paired with Zaca Mesa 2005 Syrah

Fifth Course
Point Reyes Farmstead Bleu Cheese, Apricot-Crystallized Ginger Chutney, Ginger Cookie
Paired with Zaca Mesa 2006 Late Harvest Viognier

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ladies win the Leprechaun Chase!

Although the weather was windy and chilly nearly 400 men and women clad in green came out to Wilderness Ridge for the first ever Leprechaun Chase 10K. The race started at 12 noon and utilized the cart paths on both the Executive Course and Championship Course. Many racers started arriving around 10 am to grab their race-day packet and green t-shirts. The Lodge was a sea of green as racers prepared to line up for the start.

The race format was a bit unusual with the women starting 5 minutes before the men. This provided a "chase" with the winner of the chase winning green beer for their respective gender. Bridget Easley crossed the finish line first with a time of 39:07.

To check out more photos log on to our Facebook page! Simply search for Wilderness Ridge and don't forget to become a fan!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Meet the new golf instruction team

We have recently developed an award winning instruction team here at Wilderness Ridge that has credentials making it one of the top instruction teams in the state of Nebraska.

Chris Thomson is the Head Professional. Chris has been a part of Lincoln for the past 13 years and resides here with his wife Jane and two sons, Hayden and Carter. Chris is the Honorary President of PGA Nebraska Section and two-time PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Thomson has a record of success in all phases of golf operations with a particular emphasis on instruction.

"I'm such a people person and I really look forward to building a rapport with all the members", Thomson said. "The Wilderness Ridge golf course and facilities are second to none in Nebraska, and we have a great team of professionals to offer instruction to Lincoln golfers."

Mike Schuchart is the Director of Instruction for the Nebraska Golf Academy. He is an accomplished player and has been recognized by the PGA as Nebraska Teacher of the Year and named Golf Digest Teacher of the Year.

Maureen Farrell is the Assistant Golf Pro and club shop manager. Farrell was an assistant professional at Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland in 2007 when the club hosted the British open. Farrell was also an assistant professional at Pinehurst number two in the Sandhills of North Carolina.

No need to wait for warmer weather to stop in the golf shop to say hello to our new team! Maureen has been filling the shelves with new merchandise and the Golf Academy is always open!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Easter Homestyle Brunch Buffet
April 4th from 10am - 2pm
$22.95 Adults ~ $9.95 (12 - 5) ~Children 5 & under free

Clown and balloon animals for the kids!!
Call 434-5118 to make your reservation or email us your reservation details!

Paul's Potato Salad
Our Famous Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Tina's Fruit Salad
Ceasar Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
Smoke Salmon Platter
Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Potatoes
J.C.'s Favorite Meatloaf
Bone in Ham Carving Board

New Kid's Table
Macaroni & Cheese
French Toast Sticks
Chicken Tender Bites

Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Donuts - Croissants
Breakfast Breads
Assorted Fruit Pies
And Much More....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wilderness Ridge partners with Ivanna Cone!

Wilderness Ridge will now be featuring Ivanna Cone ice cream! Chef Lane Rosenberry has been working to form a partnership with the local ice cream shop for quite some time and is excited to finally be serving their scoops.

"We love to buy fresh, local foods at The Lodge and Ivanna Cone is such a great local ice cream parlor. They are always creating unique flavor combinations that we feel will pair really well with the dishes we serve", Chef Lane said.
Right now we are serving Chocolate Mousse ice cream but it has been going fast! If you have any favorites that you would like to see at The Lodge let us know! You can post your suggestions below in the comments box!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Introducing OpenTable!

Wilderness Ridge now has OpenTable! When you book a reservation through OpenTable your request is instantly recorded in the restaurant's computerized reservation book.

Unlike other "online" reservation services which rely on faxes OpenTable has live internet connections into the restaurants themselves. So restaurant availablitiy information is up-to-date and your reservations are confirmed right when you make them.

OpenTable members can earn Dining Rewards Points for online reservations they make and honor. These points can be redeemed for OpenTable Dining Cheques which can be used at any OpenTable restaurant. OpenTable is free for members so you are getting paid to make online reservations!!

Log on to www.wildernessridgegolf.com to make your online reservation through OpenTable today!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stop in to say hello to our new Head Golf Pro

Chris Thomson has been selected as our new Head Golf Pro! Stop in next week to meet and welcome Chris to Wilderness Ridge. While you're here be sure to also say hello to our Director of Instruction Mike Schuchart.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A thank you from a returning troop

At Wilderness Ridge we have the privilege of serving guests from all walks of life. Being able to give back to those who do so much for our country is simply something we like to do to show our thanks and appreciate. A few months ago we had the chance to do just that for a returning troop.

Jana -
Thank you!
On Jan. 29, 2010 myself, wife, family and friends har our "Welcome Home from Afghanistan" supper. Some of my friends are wine centric...brought their wine to the restaurant. You waived the corkage fee. In addition you provided my meal complimentary. Your kindness and professionalism was appreciated. Our food and drinks were wonderful. Our friends from California and North Carolina agree. in fact they were surprised to get such great quality service and cuisine in "Lincoln, NE".
Thanks again.
Russell Bartholow

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Want something different on your wedding menu

Planning a wedding is an exciting experience but it also requires a great deal of time and thought. Selecting the perfect dress, flowers, cake and reception menu are a few of the most important decisions you will make.

Everyone seems to look forward to the reception meal so it's important to carefully select a menu that is appetizing yet also fitting for your event. Wilderness Ridge offers plenty of options and is willing to work with you on any special request you may have.

Just this Friday we put together a breakfast buffet menu for a wedding reception. Just because you are having an evening event doesn't mean you can't serve your favorite food, even if it happens to be donuts! The breakfast buffet also included eggs and bacon, sausage gravy, smoked cheddar biscuits, cheesy potato casserole and a spinach swiss quiche. The bride and groom also chose to have a pastry table full of croissants, donuts, muffins and other pastries.

Having a breakfast buffet is a great choice if you want your reception to be a bit more casual. It's also a fun way to do something out of the ordinary on your wedding day. However, if you are looking for something a little more elegant Wilderness Ridge also offers plated dinners which give the reception a more formal feel.

If you have any questions about booking a wedding or planning your reception menu, or if you would like to see out catering menu contact Jen Davidson at jdavidson@wildernessridgegolf.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

Leprechaun Chase 10k is full

Registration for the Leprechaun Chase at Wilderness Ridge is now closed. We have a 400 runner limit that has now been met. If you didn't sign up in time we hope you will come out to support fellow runners and friends, it's going to be a blast!

Winner of the Seafood and Sea View promotion

We have announced the winner of our Seafood and Sea View promotion with KFOR!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the promotion! Keep checking in to our blog, Facebook page and website to learn about other events and promotions going on at The Lodge.