GRAND RAPIDS, MI – RedWater purchased Muskegon Country Club (located at 2801Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon) in summer 2021 and has been working hard on renovations for a new public restaurant and updated event venue at its facilities. RedWater is excited to announce that the grand opening of Lake Bluff Grille restaurant will be June 15, 2022, upon completion of its expansive, covered deck.
In order to improve the dining experience at Muskegon Country Club for both its golf club members and guests, RedWater has made major renovations to the facility including relocating the placement of the restaurant within the building to offer generous space for diners, building a large wrap-around bar at the center of the restaurant, adding a feature wine wall with wine locker storage for guests, and expanding and covering the deck for extended access to outdoor dining. The new restaurant will have a modern and contemporary interior design with an inviting and warm feel. RedWater Chief Operating Officer Craig Smith said, “Muskegon Country Club has been a staple of Muskegon and the surrounding community since 1908, so it was very important to us to research and develop a design and restaurant concept that appeals to the Muskegon community, visitors to the area, and our current members of Muskegon Country Club. We are extremely excited to invite diners to see our brand-new restaurant that will be open to the public starting on June 15, following a ribbon cutting with the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce.”
The new restaurant is named after its location on the bluff overlooking Muskegon Lake. Both the new Lake Bluff Grille and renovated Muskegon Country Club event venue will have outstanding views of the golf course and views of Muskegon Lake from an expansive covered deck. RedWater Director of Marketing Leanne Stoll said, “Lake Bluff Grille will transform the dining experience at Muskegon Country Club by celebrating the beautiful waterfront scenery and the deliciousness of contemporary American fare. With brilliant views of Muskegon Lake and the endless green of our golf course, we hope that Lake Bluff Grille will bring new life and new flavors to the historic Muskegon Country Club.” Lake Bluff Grille will be featuring live music every Thursday and Friday evening during the summer to add to the relaxing, yet upbeat vibes of the patio setting.
The menu at Lake Bluff Grille will offer New American style cuisine with a wide range of handcrafted appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. The menu will also feature a RedWater Restaurants guest-favorite: Entrees that are served on 500-degree fire rocks, adding an interactive element to the dining experience. The signature fire rocks allow guests to cook food to the temperature of their liking while keeping their meals hot and flavorful. RedWater Director of Food and Beverage Darren Rehfeld said, “We are excited to offer a unique dining concept not found anywhere else in Muskegon, combined with an ambiance that is second to none. The unbeatable views of the lake and bluffs from our new deck paired with Lake Bluff Grille’s delicious food and drink offerings are sure to impress.”
In addition to the major restaurant renovations, RedWater has made upgrades to the Muskegon Country Club event venue. The venue will still seat around 150 people indoors, but there will be added space for weddings and other events on the new, covered deck. The deck will also serve as a space to host meetings and small events outside. A new reception courtyard area off the patio will provide even more outdoor space for events.
RedWater will also be growing its Live Golf Studios brand with the addition of golf simulators in the restaurant and event venue area at Muskegon Country Club. The simulators will feature state-of-the-art technology and will offer access to more than 100 golf courses, various challenge games, multiple practice ranges, and arcade games to provide fun for the whole family. LiveGolf Studios will be open to the public during the fall and winter months and the simulators will be available as an add-on service for private events.
RedWater owners and staff are excited to expand their group to the Muskegon community and open the new Lake Bluff Grille restaurant. Smith said, “We are thrilled to grow our group yet again and look forward to bringing more jobs and opportunities to the area. Our well-trained team takes pride in offering great food, service, and a relaxed environment within each of our restaurants.”
Additional information including the complete menu, live music schedule, and private event booking information for Lake Bluff Grille can be viewed online at lakebluffgrille.com.