It’s Official: Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Welcomes The Royal Golf Club
How do you know when you are officially in business?
When the first customer walks through the door?
When you take the first phone call and you say “Yes, we’re open!”
When you host the first event or a customer takes their first tee off?
There are many milestones, both big and small, that every business goes through in the process of opening themselves to do business.
To us at the Royal Golf Club, where we are intentionally creating a community of people who not only enjoy golfing, but want to make this place their home, there may be no better way of saying we’re officially open than being welcomed into the broader community.
On November 16, more than 20 members of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce came to the Royal Golf Club to welcome us into the greater Stillwater-Lake Elmo community. Led by Robin Anthony, Executive Director, the Chamber and its members hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony with Jim Leary, Director of Golf, and other members of the Royal Golf Club team in attendance.
“We’re very excited to welcome the Royal Golf Club to the community and into membership with the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce,” says Anthony. “We feel the Royal Golf Club will be an excellent addition to our community. It offers another centrally located venue in which to conduct business meetings as well as to celebrate life’s milestones.”
In her remarks at the ribbon cutting, Anthony noted the amazing growth and changes occurring throughout the Lake Elmo-Stillwater area.
“This is a thriving area,” Anthony says. “And the Royal Golf Club is situated right in the heart of the growth we’re seeing. We believe the Club will deliver a lot of value to the community, and that’s good for all of us.”
Offering public play on both its 18-hole golf course and 6-hole Short Course, the Royal Golf Club’s clubhouse is open to local businesses to rent rooms for business meetings, and to couples and families to celebrate events such as weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, retirement parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, and more. Arnie’s restaurant also will be open to the public, too, for lunch, dinners and Sunday brunches.
“We also will be maintaining the picnic areas that many from 3M will fondly remember from when the course was known as Tartan Park,” Leary adds. “We recognize that there were a lot of wonderful memories created here in the past, and we intend to keep making more memories as we look to the future.”
In addition, the Royal Golf Club will serve as the center for a thriving new neighborhood of homes and villas that will be built over several years. The Royal Club will feature 291 homes and villas surrounding the perimeter of the golf course and clubhouse. The first phase of the project includes 73 homes and the first residents are expected to move into their new neighborhood next summer.
“We’re proud to be members of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce,” says Leary. “Our intent is clear – we want to be part of the fabric that makes the greater Lake Elmo-Stillwater community such as special place to live, work and play. Every day, we intend to add to the experience of living in this unique place, both for those who golf here and who eventually will own homes at the Royal Club, but also for our neighbors.”