Quality time with The Man in Red

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Visiting Santa

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Twins Madelyn and Rory Torres, 3 years old next month, were among the many children who enjoyed a visit with Santa Claus at the annual Country Club Santa Brunch Sunday. Santa heard a lot of wish lists and proved he keeps up with the times when a 5-year-old presented his on an iPhone. Read more » about Quality time with The Man in Red

Country Club offers members Santa Brunch and Holiday Party

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Who can resist a brunch buffet and a visit with Santa? For club members, the holiday season at the Country Club starts with the Santa Brunch this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Next is the annual Member Holiday Party Saturday, Dec. 18. The $100 cost per couple includes dinner, live music and dancing. Call Cheryl at 354-3416 for reservations. Read more » about Country Club offers members Santa Brunch and Holiday Party

Thanksgiving buffet at Country Club open to all

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The Rancho Murieta Country Club is once again inviting non-members to join members and their families for the club's annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to all the traditional items usually served on Turkey Day, there will be herb and salt crusted prime rib, baked orange zest salmon, a selection of salads and other accompaniments and an array of desserts.

The price for non-members is $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for children under 12. For club members, the cost is $25.95 for adults and $10.95 for children under 12.  Children under 6 are complimentary.  Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Call Cheryl at 354-3416 for reservations. Read more » about Thanksgiving buffet at Country Club open to all

Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Komen Foundation fundraiser

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"Tee Up Fore the Cure," the 12th Annual Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraiser, was held at Rancho Murieta Country Club Sunday, and, for the first time in memory, it rained for the record-setting event, which raised over $60,000 last year. But nobody's spirit was dampened, even if their clothes and hair were, and hardships that were suffered on the course only added to the camaraderie back at the clubhouse when everyone gathered for cocktails, auctions and dinner.  We've got a gallery of 22 photos. Read more » about Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Komen Foundation fundraiser

Putting 'country' in the Country Club

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Dave Russell

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Country singer Dave Russell and his band appeared at the Country Club Saturday night for dinner and an evening of country western entertainment, complete with line dancing. Read more » about Putting 'country' in the Country Club

Murieta golfers fare well in opening round of USGA event

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Thames and RamsdenUpdate: Don Thames shot a 71 Sunday, one under par, to finish the weekend one under and in a tie for fourth place. It qualified him for this week's tournament match play. Gary Ramsden had a tough round and missed the cut with 13 over for the weekend.

Rancho Murieta’s two participants had a good day in Saturday’s opening round of the USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Florida. Don Thames finished at even par, two strokes behind the leader and tied for ninth place.  After his first nine holes, Thames was leading the field at three under par.  Gary Ramsden finished the day three over par, tied for 51st place. Read more » about Murieta golfers fare well in opening round of USGA event

Country Club goes country Saturday night

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The Rancho Murieta Country Club presents country singer Dave Russell for an evening of country western entertainment for club members and their guests Saturday.  A cocktail hour and line dance lessons begin the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by dinner in the Murieta Room featuring mesquite smoked prime rib, southwestern chicken, cornbread, and ranch beans, with sweet potato and pecan pies for dessert. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Jeans, boots and cowboy hats are encouraged, but, please, no spurs. The cost is $25.95 per person. Call Cheryl at 354-3400 for reservations. Read more » about Country Club goes country Saturday night

No wagering, please -- board elections are a sure thing

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The Country Club, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District have board elections this year, but you'll have a hard time scaring up any bets on the outcome. The Country Club’s announcement last week that current board members Dennis Martel, Ray Santos and Bob Wright are the only candidates for their seats made it official: There will be no contests in the community’s three board elections. (See QuickPoll below to answer why.) Read more » about No wagering, please -- board elections are a sure thing

Club honors two members as they head off to compete at USGA tournament

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Reception

 

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Fellow Country Club members congratulated Don Thames and Gary Ramsden and wished them well at a reception the club held in their honor Thursday evening before they head off for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship.  A raffle and silent auction raised about $2,000 to help with their expenses. The championship takes place Oct. 2-7 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, FL. "We're extremely proud of them," President Vince Lepera said as he introduced the two. Speaking of Cheri, his wife, Ramsden said, "Without her, this could not have happened."  He alluded to the rarity of  having two members qualify for the event, saying, "What happened here is pretty incredible," and he thanked the club. Thames said, "This community we have here in Rancho Murieta is pretty special. This club we have in Rancho Murieta is special."  In thanking his wife, Carole, Thames noted she is also his caddy. Read more » about Club honors two members as they head off to compete at USGA tournament

Serving up the '50s, Murieta-style

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Hot August Nights

The Country Club honored the '50s with Hot August Nights of Rancho Murieta Saturday evening.  There was a diner-themed dinner (burgers, dogs, floats, sundaes and more), followed by entertainment by the Fabulous DeVilles.  Many in the crowd wore '50s attire to the Murieta Room event -- even jeans.  (We are checking international news sources to make sure the world has not come to an end.)  There's a photo gallery too, with 31 shots of people who were there.
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