SAN MARCOS, CA - St. Mark Golf Club, the acclaimed semi-private golf course located at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos, has recently unveiled a $5 million renovation. The reimagination includes a new casual restaurant, pro shop, and meeting and event space.
“Many people have worked extremely hard to make St. Mark Golf Club a truly outstanding golf facility,” said Frank Iannuzzi, General Manager of St. Mark Golf Club. “We are so pleased with the response from our members and guests about the club’s renovations. A new look and feel enhances the playing experience for all of us, and will make all levels of players want to play again and again.”
The course and golf club are managed by Eat.Drink.Sleep, who own and manage other notable restaurants, hotels, and entertainment properties including Tower23 Hotel, JRDN restaurant, Draft, Cannonball, and Belmont Park. The club’s restaurant, The Grill, is now a counter service dining concept that features all-new menu items like panko-breaded Snap Crackle Shrimp, the Crosby Cobb Salad, named after pro golfer Nathaniel Crosby, and the Go for the Green Burger. Sip on a selection of over 40 craft brews on tap in The Grill’s fresh new interior that complements vast views of the course’s greenery.
Guests can also take advantage of over 3,500 square feet of event space ideal for weddings, social events, private get-togethers, and corporate meetings. The versatile space can easily be transformed and bring each guest’s unique vision to life.
Before a round on the greens, golfers can make their way to the redesigned Pro Shop, which is stocked with the latest in golf attire and gear, and features an in-shop beer bar with 35 can selections at the ready. If there’s anything that can enhance the purchase of a new polo or set of tees, it’s sipping a cold one while you shop. In addition to the Pro Shop upgrades, new course equipment and signage have been set in place to improve the overall playing experience. Plans for golf school and junior golf camps are also in development.
The property has also hired a new Director of Instruction, Lee Sanudo. Born and raised in San Diego, Sanudo has been involved in the sport for over 27 years and is a Class A PGA Teaching Professional. His father Cesar Sanudo, a renowned PGA TOUR champion and Teaching Professional, introduced him to the sport. Sanudo grew up learning the game from golf Hall of Famers like Lee Trevino, Fred Couples, and Dave Stockton to name a few. Following in his father’s footsteps, he soon became an accomplished player and talented instructor. Sanudo provides guests with the tools necessary to achieve their golf game goals, regardless of skill level.
Additional enhancements are set to be unveiled in the fall of 2017 and include new golf cart pathways, upgraded guest locker rooms and restrooms, the expansion of an instructional program, and more.