Review for the Sunday Brunch:
Very impressive Sunday brunch spread. There were five distinct serving areas: 1) soup, salad, appetizers, 2) hot lunch items including carving station, 3) seafood with cocktail shrimp and crab legs, 4) breakfast station with made to order omelettes, 5) desserts.
Service is very attentive, but be warned that drinks are charged separately from the buffet.
Most of the items were very fresh and very tasty for a buffet. Be sure to look carefully, because I didn't see the seafood and breakfast stations initially and almost left without trying them.
One small gripe is that many of the food trays that had covers, did not slide or have hinges, so you had to remove the cover and find a spot to rest it while you scooped some food. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of room on the buffet line to put the large cover, so you had to either balance the cover somewhere or hold it in one hand, place your place on a tiny ledge of the buffet table and serve yourself. Just a small logistical issue but I almost dropped my plate a few times.
Love the driving range and the people!
The course is in great shape. The greens are putting well and consistent. From the tips this course will challenge any golfer. But, there are enough tee options to accommodate all skill levels. The renovation of the Bunkers 9 is almost done and that side has re-opened. There is a nice new member special going on that just can't be beat for this quality of private club. There is a very nice tennis facility, swimming pool and dining options. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.
The golf course and tennis facility are really nice.
It is a Von Hagge layout. So, to say that it is beautiful and challenging at the same time is redundant. There are three nine hole tracks, the Bridges, the Creek and the Bunkers. I played Bridges to Creek yesterday and having already played tennis the week before, joined the club following the round.
The facilities are great. But, it's the people that make the difference. Everyone made me feel welcome. Peggy, at the tennis center, started it all with her friendly invitation to come and see the tennis facility and play a couple of sets Friday night a week prior. We ended up being invited to join the tennis mixer and had a great time. After realizing my interest in golf, Peggy suggested that I talk to Tammy about golf membership as well.
It took a few days for me to be able to get back to play a round and check out the golf course. Tammy and Cathy set me up to play and paired me with a couple of members, a great father and son twosome, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the golf and the company.
I am now looking forward to checking out the rest of what my new home club has to offer. I'll add to this review as soon as we've had a chance to sample the dining and social aspects of Northgate.
This review is strictly for a wedding reception I attended this past weekend.
Northgate Country Club is absolutely beautiful. Maybe it's the fact that I had no idea a place like this existed in Houston or the fact that we arrived during sunset. Either way, Northgate country club will make any event, extravagant. The golf course is where the wedding party went to take pictures and I absolutely loved the aesthetics and how well-kept the green is. We then walked into the clubhouse (I think), and this is where the wedding reception was held. It's a two story building and is just the perfect size for a reception. (It's not so big where it makes it look like you invited no one, rather, it's just the right size for about 200 people). There were horderves served downstairs (mini spring rolls and portobello mushrooms on bruschetta) along with cocktails of wine, and anything except shots, made to order.
Upstairs was beautifully decorated with candles, flowers and a decent sized dance floor. (the smaller the dance floor, the more it'll look like a lot of people are dancing) haha. I'm not sure if Northgate country club used their own servers to service this wedding reception but either way, the service was incredibly good. Everyone absolutely enjoyed the open bar, and the attendants were attentive to our every need. The food was delicious (we had chicken marsala with au gratin potatoes, asparagus, and rolls). I'd highly recommend this place as a wedding reception venue as I had a fabulous time this weekend at this little gem. They even packed to-go boxes of food for the bride and groom after the reception was over knowing that the happy couple probably had no time to enjoy their own dinner! :) Now it's time to keep this place in mind when I start wedding reception "hunting" in the future. =X Thanks for a wonderful weekend and for making my best friend's wedding day a success.