Archive for November, 2009

Shaken…not Stirred…

MartiniCome on out and see all of the new changes in our restaurant.  We have a wonderful new lunch and dinner menu.  Starting this week we have a new drink menu for our members to enjoy.  Try a Peanut Butter & Jelly Martini, or a Carrot Cake Martini.

Cold?  We have 12 new hot drinks on our drink menu that include Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee, Mandarin Mocha, Banana Split Coffee, and many more.  Starting this week also, we will be putting together our new wine menu.  Come on out and see all of the new changes!

See you around the Club,



Welcome to the Tennis Corner

Andre Agassi

Welcome to my first tennis blog post. This is a way for me to communicate to the membership several topics from lessons, fitness, equipment, and events that are happening at Illahe Tennis and/or in the tennis world.

Some interesting, maybe shocking news, about Andre Agassi and the life he has lived reach the public through an all tell book called “Open” last week. He is getting lots of attention for the reasons for coming out and why now. This is not surprising to me and maybe not to others in the tennis industry. Rumors have been traveling for years about Andre. I think it’s fantastic for Andre to finally get it out there and put closure on that period of his life. I recommend, if you are interested, to google his interview with Jim Rome and/or 60 minutes last week.

See you on the courts,


The Aquatics Corner

Hi, and welcome to Illahe Hills Country Club’s swimming pool corner.  The purpose of this blog is to enhance the communication between staff and members.  Enhancing communication between members and management will improve staff performance and overall member satisfaction by making the vision and expectation of members clear to staff.  Illahe carries a strong history and credibility through out the greater Salem area as a place of character and quality.  Pool Management thus takes great pride in personifying this rich history of character and quality to the great people that now make up the membership.  With that being said, let me know how I can help improve your pool experience.  You can reach me at:  While the swim season is still several months away we are constantly reviewing past performance and looking to see how we can improve!

Reasons to Swim!

Each post I will try and include some research or testimonial of the great things that swimming can do for you.  Through out the pool season, many who are pregnant or people that have hip, back, or knee problems use water as a means of exercise.  The Centers for Disease Control outlines that water is ideal for exercising with conditions such as arthritis, pregnancy, and ailing joints because in water you only carry 10% (on average) of the weight that you would ordinarily carry.  Water Exercises

While water helps shoulder some of the weight you would ordinarily carry, exercising in water is associated with relieving joint pain, high blood pressure, and discomfort that are often experienced during pregnancy.   If you have symptoms such as a sore back, hip, shoulder, or knee that keep you from exercising comfortably on land, look for an opportunity to get in the water and see if exercise in the water is right for you.

See you in the pool,


Upcoming Club Events

Holiday Events 1

Hello to all of our members and welcome to my first blog post.  I am very excited about our new social media platforms that include Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FlickR, and YouTube.  These are all ways that we can expand our modes of communication to our members while at the same time making our communications fun and current.  Look for more information in the near future on all of these social media platforms and how we will use them at Illahe Hills.

December is a festive month here at Illahe filled with activities and events for all ages.  Whether it be the Holiday Fashion Show (December 2), our annual Holiday Open House (December 2), the President’s Winter Gala (December 12), the Children’s Christmas Party (December 19), New Year’s Eve (December 31), or some other time, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the Club during the most wonderful time of the year.

See you around the Club,


Welcome to Club Happenings at Illahe Hills Country Club

Welcome to the new Club Happenings website for Illahe Hills Country Club!  This is a site where Members and their family, as well as friends of the Club can communicate, share, network and encourage discussion of all things happening at Illahe Hills Country Club, the Salem community and the world.

All of the staff here at Illahe Hills are excited about this new form of communication and the ability to share our passion for Illahe Hills and all that the Club has to offer.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • Golf Training tips from Keith our Golf Professional
  • Innovated Recipes from Chef Marcia
  • Insights from the Golf Course from Bill our Golf Course Superintendent
  • Tennis Training tips from Rick our Tennis Professional
  • Updates on the Club Improvement Program
  • Club events, specials, etc.
  • And many more…

We invite you to join in the discussion, share and collaborate with fellow members and friends and check back often for frequent news, events and information.

See you around the Club!


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