You all know I’m a lake girl, right? Grew up on a boat or behind a boat or wishing I was on a boat, at Ute Lake. I’ve always been pretty certain Ute Lake is perfect – lower at times than I’d like it to be, but still consistently beautiful and definitely home to me.
The only thing we’ve really been missing has been a concession of some sort. A place where you could park the boat, grab a burger and a Dr. Pepper, or a cold beer if that’s your style. . .
Well, now we have it. 12 Shores at Ute Lake, the resort community located on the south side of the lake where the new Nicklaus golf course is located, offers all that.
Right now, if you’re on the water reading this (I know who you are), you can call David Frank at 12 Shores at 575-403-7177, tell him you’re on the water and want to come by, and he’ll send someone down in a golf cart to pick you up at the new community dock.
You can pull your boat up to their dock, tie up, and have a nice break in the 12 Shores clubhouse. If you’re in the mood to play golf, you can pack your clubs in your boat and bring them along. Or rent from David.
By the way, April is free golf month – no green fees. So if you really are in the mood for golf, call David in a hurry. . .only a few days left on that great deal.
I was on the water this past Saturday with Sabrina, Bruce and Lloyd. We decided we were thirsty and gave David a call. “I’ll have someone meet you at the dock,” he said, and sure enough, Mitchell, a young guy from nearby Logan High, was sitting in a golf cart waiting on us when we arrived. We loaded up and headed up the hill to the clubhouse.
David and his wife, Christin, greeted us in the midst of showing other folks the property, getting people on and off the course, and congratulating little Truitt (his Dad, Josh Salee, is the 12 Shores Golf Superintendent) on his fishing success off the dock.
The clubhouse is gorgeous, but better than that, it’s friendly and filled with activity and will be a huge success now that the principles, Brookfield and JC Resorts, have decided on a direction for the project.
We had a cocktail, visited with David, toured the clubhouse, visited with Christin, played the free jukebox, watched a little golf on the flat screen. . .it was a nice respite from the heat outside.
You can currently get a burger or a hot dog, and starting on Memorial Day, they’re launching the Annex at 12 Shores (with an abbreviated Annex menu). You’ll be able to call your order in and either go up to the clubhouse or have your lunch delivered right to your boat.
12 Shores is a beautiful place and a nice addition to the lake I grew up on .
Don’t have a place here? You can rent a home for a weekend or longer, and the golf is thrown in for free.
Don’t know the first thing about golf, or want to improve your game? Call David (575-403-7177) - he’ll set you up. $25 for a half hour lessons seems pretty reasonable to me, especially if it keeps you from putting a ball through one of the new homes out there.
Although I gotta tell ya – his phone rings nonstop. This guy is getting busy.
Yep, I’m a lake girl. And these days, I’m a happier lake girl knowing that I can grab a snack and enjoy good company at 12 Shores. I might even take a golf lesson. . .