Couples Weekend Recap 2019: A Hoedown in the Eagle’s Nest


August 6, 2019 —

The Prairie Club Couples Weekend was truly one of the best events that my wife and I have ever experienced.”

That was a comment we received on Monday morning after our Couples Weekend came to a close last weekend. It was nothing short of an absolute blast!

See the full schedule of events here.

The weekend started on Friday morning with lessons from both Loudan and Casey VanDamme, the South Dakota State director of golf. They walked a group of our members through a clinic about the golf swing and improving their golf games.

The lessons were raved about. Casey’s presence was welcome on-site, as he makes the game so simple and truly helps golfers of literally all skill levels improve the way they play (remember, he’ll be back again next week!).

The evening closed out with dinner and folk dancing with guest band Good Morning Bedlam. It was a memorable hoedown in the Eagle’s Nest! There were plenty of photos submitted.

We even awarded a few Best Dressed buckles…

Best dressed for the women was member Charlene Webber with her ranch-themed teal.
Best dressed for the men was member Andrew Thompson in his sharp-looking Western cowboy look.

On Saturday morning, a 9-hole Couples Scramble was won by Andrew and Jennifer Thompson with a score of 38 on the Pines Course. We were gifted with a perfect Nebraska summer day — ideal for golf. We wish we had hundreds of days just like it every year.

All day Friday and Saturday, members could enjoy massages in the cabins, equipped with a full Mimosa Bar.

Dinner on Saturday night was served as a 7-course wine pairing dinner, where a guest Sommelier by the name of Hans Maasdam took our members on our journey through wines and the regions in which they were sourced.

Hans’ insights would have been the highlight of the evening if not for the standing ovation TC and his team received for their outstanding menu and meal presentation at the end of the evening.

Saturday night was concluded with a Stargazing night where the skies were clear and the telescope was able to pick up some incredible sights for our members in attendance. It was beautiful.

Guests on the patio were even able to see Jupiter and its rings in our own telescope.

As if we hadn’t had enough, Sunday morning closed with a cooking class where members learned how to cut steaks and smoke baby back ribs.

Our members who participated definitely took home with them some unforgettable memories.

And that’s just the way we like it.

Our next event is at the end of the month with the 3rd Annual Homesteader event. We will be releasing the Schedule of Events soon and we’re thrilled to put on another incredibly memorable event!