Panorama West Open House April 28

An open house will be held at the Panorama West golf course and clubhouse Sunday, April 28, to celebrate recent improvements on the course. The Friends of Lake Panorama board of directors is sponsoring the event to formally recognize the $473,000 estate gift from James and Joyce McLuen, which made the improvements possible. The estate gift was presented to Friends in August 2017. 

The open house will be 2-4 p.m., with a short program at 3 p.m. Some members of the McLuen family plan to be in attendance, and will be introduced at that time. Light refreshments will be served. 

A silent auction will be held throughout the afternoon, so those interested can place bids on old tee markers, signs, trashcans, ball washers, ball washer stands and other items that were replaced as part of the golf course improvements. 

T-shirts sporting the Friends of Lake Panorama logo and name will be available for purchase. Shirts are $20, with both checks and cash accepted. Money raised by the silent auction and shirt sales will be used for small projects at the Panorama West clubhouse. 

If weather permits, a putting contest on the practice green and a closest-to-the-pin contest on the first hole will be part of the festivities. Prizes will be awarded to the three people closest to the pin. Those who complete the putting course will be included in a prize drawing. 

Golf carts will be available so visitors can tour the course to see the improvements. A new irrigation system was installed, additional concrete cart paths added, and clubhouse landscaping renovated. 

Remaining funds from the McLuen gift have been earmarked for sod and seed to restore turf along the new cart paths; aeration, seed and fertilizer to improve turf conditions on tee boxes and fairways; and sand trap renovations.