From the Shoals Club

 

April 16, 2022

Dear Shoals Club Member:
 
Spring has sprung here at the Shoals Club and what a beautiful time of year to enjoy the quiet surroundings. We just completed our first winter open and we thank all those members that came to support the Club. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting many members and I look forward to meeting many more of you over the next few months as we welcome the summer season.

I am proud to say that we are now a 12-month operation serving food and beverages, while also offering recreational activities, like dance lessons, cornhole tournaments and arts & crafts. We look forward to implementing more over the next year. We welcome your suggestions for activities you would like to see at the Shoals Club throughout the year.

This past winter, we conducted many projects, mostly behind the scenes that will improve member services and enhance staff performance. In addition, we are completing our new pool cabana which will host pool towels, pool supplies, new apparel, convenient sun lotion and accessories available for purchase.

As we reported back in the beginning of March, our beach fence has been repaired and rebuilt. The fence has provided added protection for our kiddie pool and recreational area, which is being redesigned with a volleyball court, ping pong, foosball, and activity area for children of all ages.
Updated landscaping is also being installed throughout the Club.

As of April 1, the pool has reopened! The recreational team led by Alicia Sides has been busy creating a fun-filled activities calendar for this season. Make sure you check out the website at www.shoalsclub.com to see more information. The pool area offers a new location for the “Members Only” section, which will have direct views of the Atlantic Ocean, while offering newly restrung lounge chairs, new lounge chair covers and towels, as well as plenty of shade for those that want it, with new umbrellas. In addition, new umbrellas have been ordered for the entire pool and beach, along with additional beach chairs.

As many of you are aware, the Sandbar Grille was not able to operate last season due to low staffing levels. I am happy to report that the Sandbar Grille will be open this season! Senior Executive Chef Caitlyn Kocsis and Executive Chef Keith Doherty have planned out new menus to tempt your palate while relaxing at the Club. Thank you to the Shoals Club Advisory Board for their help with menu feedback and suggestions. We are also happy to reintroduce Taco Tuesday and BBQ Thursday at the Sandbar Grille starting in June. Keep an eye out for the hours of operation as we look to further expand our dining hours at the end of May.

While being open this past winter, we learned specialty menus were very well received by our members. This has inspired us to do other fun events, like well-supported wine/beer dinners to some other events like an Oyster Roast, Cheeseburgers in Paradise, and Family Fun Nights. Michelle Alexander, our Sandbar Grille/Events Manager has done a lot of work on organizing the details for these club events. Michelle is looking forward to this year’s Labor Day Weekend Event, it will be sure to make you hot and cold in exciting ways. Speaking of events, the Shoals Club is a premier location for weddings in the Spring and Fall, it is a perfect backdrop for one of life’s most special occasions. This year we have twenty weddings at the Shoals Club. Already married? How about renewing your vows? We can plan an event for any size gathering.

Our premier dining venue, Aqua, has now been combined with Verandahs. This means all the great food selections of both locations to be served indoors or outdoors. Paul Nee, our Restaurant Manager is available to help with making your visit special. Reservations are required and may be made on the new Club App or by calling the Club. The Shoals Club is your home away home, if there is something we can make, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Latitudes is available with Tapas selections; no reservations are needed.

Last year the club announced the implementation of the ClubNow App, did you download it? The app can supply an electronic membership card, make reservations, see upcoming events, order from a takeout menu, and check out your account balance. I mention this again, since this technology will provide you with many convenient benefits, like ordering food and beverage from the beach or pool side. If you stop and get one of our new chaise lounge flags from our new pool cabana, we will be able to deliver your order poolside.

With everything we are planning, we strive to exceed member expectations. While doing this, we must closely monitor our member and temporary usage to ensure we deliver appropriate service. You recently received notice that Shoals Club membership has been limited to 900 members, when this cap is reached membership will no longer be available (click here to see the notice).  We have 118 memberships available, and we have received communication from over 50 other BHI Club members who are planning to join the Shoals Club in the next six weeks. In addition, we are limiting temporary member and guest usage to protect our club member’s experience. Please see the attached 2022 pricing structure for full and temporary memberships. Connie Moore, our Membership Director is available to aid with any membership questions.

Shoals Club membership dues are billed on a twelve-month fiscal year of May 1–April 30. The dues rate for 2022-2023 as approved by the BHI Club Board of Directors, is $3,900 or $325/month for those paying monthly. Dues for unimproved home site owners is one-half of the regular dues rate - $1,950 or $163 per month. Members electing to pay dues annually in advance will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used in one of the Shoals Club food and beverage outlets. Full annual payment must be received by May 6, 2022.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to offer any exceptions to the early payment deadline

The Shoals Club continues to be a popular island destination for your guests. In you are renting or planning to rent your home, please ensure you have registered for the Member’s Rental Program, which can be done on our website, www.shoalsclub.com.  Please inform your temporary rental guests that they should register at least 5 days in advance to avoid a late fee, however we advise registration earlier, as we are only allowing a limited amount of temporary members per week.

Please see the attached Membership Purchase Price Sheet for detailed pricing throughout the season. 

Annual Passes are available for members’ children who are over the age of 22 and parents, grandparents, and grandchildren of members. Any guests who are accompanying you when you visit the Shoals Club are considered “accompanied guests,” and it is not necessary to make any special arrangements for these guests. Unaccompanied guests must be either temporary members or annual pass holders. Annual passes allow unaccompanied access to the Shoals Club at any time during the year and are available to any of the family members mentioned above. The cost of the annual pass is $390 for an individual (or $780 for a couple or family).

We look forward to a great season at the Shoals Club where you will experience first-class dining and beach club activities in an incomparable oceanfront setting. The entire Shoals Club staff looks forward to making each of your visits to the Club a memorable experience. We hope to see you soon. Please stay healthy and safe.
 
Regards,


Brian P. Mullins, CCM, CCE                                                 David F. Sawyer
General Manager                                                                 CEO
The Shoals Club                                                                   The Clubs on Bald Head Island

 

 

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