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Well, we did it. Egypt Valley invested in some more asphalt. More cart paths have been paved and we are also removing some paths and returning them to grass. On the Valley course No. 8, you’ll notice some new sections of path and we are grassing the area that did not get paved on No. 8. If you travel to No. 14 tee box, you’ll see the area back by the tees has been paved up towards [...]
Sophia Schulte
Jillian Farrell, an Assistant Golf Professional at Egypt Valley, came to the Club back in May and assists in day-to-day operations, teaches, coaches the junior golf program and orchestrates the Ladies’ Golf Association. Originally from Scotland, Jillian grew up in the industry and as a junior, had a brilliant career where at one time she was ranked the No. 1 Junior Amateur in Scotland [...].
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Wow! Say “Goodbye” to the Fourth of July, “Hello” to August, and almost back to school. We’re starting to feel the onset of college starting back up, as our college-bound students are beginning to talk about dates and times they’re going to be needing off to get ready for the school year. The summer has been great for golf and many activities at the club [...].
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Plenty of thought and care goes into helping the grounds crew keep the Club’s courses in pristine condition. In his position as Grounds Equipment Manager at Egypt Valley, Craig Witham enjoys being a part of that process and being able to work with his hands on a daily basis. Take a moment to get to know him better! Please explain what it is you do at the Club. I maintain and repair all [...]
Sophia Schulte
Nick and Krista Good’s golf journey began only recently when their good friends Dan and Becky VanderBaan invited them to experience Egypt Valley as guests during the pandemic. “We fell in love with the ability to be outside in beautiful scenery and enjoy having a competitive sport to play together as a family and with friends,” said Krista. “Although we have a lot [...]
Kasie Smith
The Egypt Valley culinary team values the strong, long-lasting relationships they’ve built with local farmers and producers in the area. For Executive Chef, Ben Stinson, there’s nothing like a great cup of coffee in the morning (and sometimes another in the afternoon). When he stopped into Third Wave Coffee in Belding, Michigan, one afternoon, that’s exactly what he [...]
Sophia Schulte
Congratulations to Egypt Valley members Brian Telzerow, Jack Zubkus, Grant Ofield, and the Forest Hills Northern Boy's Varsity Golf team for a phenomenal finish to the golf season! They recently closed out their season with an impressive finish. The FHN Boy’s Golf team won the Division 1, Region 1, Regional Tournament that propelled them to the State Finals at the Katke [...]
Sophia Schulte
Andi Gardner, Pastry Chef at Egypt Valley, has had a passion and talent for baking and creating delicious desserts ever since childhood. Take a moment to get to know a bit more about Andi! Share a bit about your Egypt Valley journey! How did you end up as part of the team in the role you’re in? I started in the fall of 2020 as the pastry assistant to two different pastry chefs. This [...]
Sophia Schulte
Like many families at Egypt Valley, Tom and Katy Teklinski were drawn to the Club as an escape they could take together. In 2013, the couple moved from Royal Oak to Grand Rapids, along with their three small children: Jillian, Ben and Henry. Shortly after, they became Egypt Valley members. “We joined at a time when we had three young children and both worked long hours,” Katy [...]
Sophia Schulte
The buzz at the club is pin positions on the greens—how do they get selected? How often? By who? And are they always perfectly done? Well, let's start with admitting they’re not always perfectly done, but we sure try to make it right as much as possible. There is always going to be some element of human nature attached to the event. To help make pin positions on the greens [...]
Sophia Schulte
Stephen Larson, Egypt Valley’s Outdoor Services Supervisor, was originally only looking for a summer job when his position came along. But today, Stephen is happily in a full-time position at the Club and loves the culture and people he gets to interact with daily. Take a moment to get to know a bit more about Stephen! Tell us a bit about your Egypt Valley journey! I have been working [...]
Sophia Schulte
Join us as we get to know Devin Irish, Assistant Golf Professional at Egypt Valley, a little better! Where does your passion for the sport of golf come from? The passion for the game of golf came from playing golf with my father growing up. When I got older, that passion transformed in to wanting to know the golf swing in and out to help other golfers achieve their goals. Share a bit about [...]
Hunter Stringfellow
The McGivney family finds that Egypt Valley has everything they could want in a club, and more.
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For Hunter Stringfellow, Membership Coordinator, working in the private club sphere is an ideal way to apply her skills while building relationships with those in the club community.
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For Matt and Hilary Lapham, Egypt Valley is a beautiful getaway from the crazy parts of their personal and professional lives. Originally from Brighton, Matt is President of Packaging Compliance Labs, which works in sterile barrier packaging for medical and pharmaceutical devices. Matt’s history with golf goes back to when he was 12, when he decided to leave hockey behind to try [...]
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The Valley Room here at Egypt Valley Country Club has earned the prestigious Certified Green Restaurant® status. The Valley Room earned 116 GreenPoints™ in the Green Restaurant Association’s rigorous certification program. We are proud to be the first club in Michigan to earn this environmental certification.   The Valley Room implemented over [...]
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As Egypt Valley’s Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Jordan Silvester helps ensure the dining experience is always a pleasant one for the Club’s members and their guests. Take a moment to learn more about Jordan!  You graduated with a degree in hospitality management. What attracted you to that degree for a college major? I originally came up to Grand Valley State University to study [...]
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Originally both from the east side of the state, Greg and Erin Kilby met while Greg was an attorney in downtown Grand Rapids at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP. Before meeting, Greg was brought to Grand Rapids to play soccer at Hope College, while Erin came to the area to teach after graduating from Central Michigan University. The couple joined Egypt Valley in 2009—the year [...]
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Though relatively new to the Egypt Valley team, Andrea Deneweth, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, is energized by meeting new members every day at the Club and getting to know them. “The energy I get from seeing the members happy is how I get through my day,” said Andrea, who enjoys playing golf in her spare time. “Meeting new members and getting to know them better [...]
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Raised in in Sarasota, Florida, long before air conditioning and Title IX, Barbara Schmid could often be found exploring the woods around her neighborhood, pole vaulting over rain-filled ditches with bamboo shoots and playing baseball with the neighborhood boys. “I still thrive doing anything active in the outdoors to this day,” said Schmid, who was introduced to golf in high [...]
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