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The RedWater Collection has signed agreement to acquire Muskegon Country Club as a new addition to their collection of outstanding Golf Clubs and Restaurants in West Michigan

The RedWater Collection(recently rebranded from Watermark Properties) announced that they have signed a purchase agreement to acquire the historic Muskegon Country Club located at 2801 Lakeshore Drive in MuskegonMuskegon Country Club was designed by Donald Ross, world renowned golf course architect, and has had the honor of hosting numerous championship level golf tournaments including the Regional Qualifying Rounds for the U.S. Open, the Michigan Amateur Championships and many more. Muskegon Country Club was originally founded in 1908 on 130 acres of virgin dunes that run between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. It still sits on the original acreage and continues to thrive as an integral part of the Muskegon community as a highly respected private golf club with public dining facilities.

The prestigious Muskegon Country Club features an 18-hole private course (members only) offering 6,697 yards of golf from the longest tees fo­­­r a par of 72. Wonderfully manicured and beautifully set between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, the course is built on the secondary dunes that border Lake Michigan. Muskegon Country Club member services include a golf shop, practice facility, pool, and clubhouse.

In addition, the facilities include a restaurant (previously called SE4SONS Gastropub) that closed last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. RedWater plans to rebrand and reopen the restaurant by Summer 2021. The restaurant will be open to both members and the public and is situated on the bluff overlooking Muskegon Lake with outstanding views of the lake and the golf course.

RedWater will rehire the existing staff including Director of Golf Stephany Pawlowski and Course Superintendent Jeff Hopkins. The professional staff at Muskegon Country Club, according to RedWater’s management, “have done a fabulous job of providing members and guests with an exceptional experience and will continue to do so”.

MCC Partners, LLC own and are selling Muskegon Golf Club to RedWater. Two of the members, Steve Olsen and Trip Johnson say On behalf of our ownership group, we are all so excited to have RedWater as the new owners of our historic club and this illustrious property. We have known RedWater for years and have been impressed with how they operate their business. We knew that when it came time to sell, they were the team we wanted to run and manage our golf, food, and beverage operations here at Muskegon Country Club. We are confident that they will take great care of our members and will take this great golf club to a whole new level.”

RedWater owners and staff are thrilled for Muskegon Country Club to join their distinguished collection of golf properties and restaurants within West Michigan. RedWater is excited to soon be able to welcome everyone to experience golf membership and public dining at their newest property.

RedWater COO Craig Smith says, “As we add great clubs to our organization, we want to ensure that the additions continue to enhance the value of membership for all RedWater members, as well as provide outstanding dining for our members and the public at all of our golf clubs and other restaurant locations.”

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Muskegon Country Club will be one of five private golf clubs and three public golf clubs owned and operated by RedWater. RedWater’s private clubs include Muskegon Country Club, StoneWater Country Club, Sunnybrook Country Club, Thousand Oaks Golf Club, and Watermark Country Club. Macatawa Golf ClubRavines Golf Club, and The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe are also part of the collection and operate as public facilities with golf memberships available if desired. 

SE4SONS Gastropub at Muskegon Country Club will be rebranded and reopen sometime this spring. Outdoor dining with spectacular views will be available all summer long. RedWater restaurants, all open to the public, include RedRock Grille at Macatawa Golf Club and Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland; and Cork Wine & Grille & Vintage Prime & Seafood at Watermark Country Club, FireRock Grille at StoneWater Country Club, Rush Creek Bistro at Sunnybrook Country Club, Reds at Thousand Oaks Golf Club, and Gravity Taphouse Grille in Grand Rapids.

In addition to offering numerous quality public dining establishments, RedWater offers event spaces for large and small business meetings, private events, and wedding receptions at all of their locations.

For more information about RedWater email csmith@redwatercollection.com or lstoll@redwatercollection.com or call 616.719.4940.

For membership information, contact Tom Holmes at tholmes@redwatergolf.com or call 616.254.8159

RedWater’s mission is committed to delivering exceptional and unique experiences to our members and guests through our people-first culture.