July 2019
Red Hills Junior Tournament Recap
Over this past weekend, St James Bay hosted the Red Hills Junior Tournament - a development tour for golfers 6-18.The Red Hills and Pink Links Junior Tours are a huge help to junior golfers to develop their competitive skills and experience.

We are proud of each player and thankful for the support of everyone who helped make this tournament a success.

Official tournament results can be found here . Asher Hill (pictured left) got a hole-in-one on hole number two!
Upcoming Events
Polynesian Luau
Wednesday, July 17

It's that time of year again for our annual Polynesian Luau!

Grab your lei and come out to enjoy a roasted pig and other Polynesian food delights!

Luau starts at 6 p.m. and is $25 per person.
Greek Night Dinner
Wednesday, August 21

Enjoy the tastes of Greece during the Crooked River Grill's special Greek Night. The dinner is $25 per person and includes a glass of wine.

Menu details to come.

Brew Bash
August 23 - 25

Save the date to join the fun at our inaugural Brew Bash this August! While we are still in the planning process, beer lovers and enthusiasts will not want to miss out.

Stay tuned for more details to come!
Back-to-School Supply Drive
Now through August

The new school year is just around the corner! Bring in back-to-school supplies for a 10% discount at the restaurant, pro shop or golf course.

All school supplies will be donated to Franklin County Schools.
Golf Clinic
Starting in August

Lifetime PGA Golf Pro Greg Seidel is hosting golf clinics!

The clinics will be held on Saturday mornings from
9 -10 a.m. and are $5.

To sign up, call 850-697-9606
Cook Your Own Catch

Fishing and scalloping are in full-swing along the Forgotten Coast! Cook your own catch of fish or scallops for $10 at the Crooked River Grill.

To make your reservation, call
For event details or reservations, please contact Jessica Core 
(850) 697-9606 | jcore@kempersports.com
Weekly Happenings
Endless Mimosas Sunday Brunch
The Crooked River Grill just got better! Now during Sunday Brunch, you can have endless mimosas for just $12.

Brunch is every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Adults are $12 and children are $8.
All Day Happy Hour Monday
Every Monday, our Crooked River Grill has happy hour all day long. Come out and see what deals we have to offer!

Each Monday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Taco Trivia Tuesday
Join us at the Crooked River Grill on Tuesdays for tacos and trivia!

Every Tuesday starting at 5 p.m.
Wild Wing Wednesday
On Wednesdays, join us at the Crooked River Grill and enjoy wings for half off!

Each Wednesday starting at 5 p.m.
Endless Pasta Thursday
Every Thursday, our Crooked River Grill offers endless pasta night!

We have a variety of pasta to choose from for only $15!
B & B Friday Morning
Every Friday, enjoy our new Bloody Mary and BLT combo at the Crooked River Grill!

The combo is only $10 and available from 7 - 11 a.m. every Friday.
Upcoming Golf & Restaurant Specials
Golf Specials

The St James Bay Golf Course and Pro Shop are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Mimosa Mondays
Ladies-only special
18-hole round of golf with lunch special and two mimosas - $40. 

Wednesday Senior Day 
Golfers 55 and over. 18-hole round of golf with cart, lunch buffet and two draft beers - $40. 

Friday Nine and Dine
9-hole round of golf with cart and dinner at The Crooked River Grill - $35. 

Twilight Hour
Starting at 2 p.m., play 18 holes for just $25!
Restaurant Specials

The Crooked River Grill is now open for breakfast! Enjoy our new breakfast special (coffee and a breakfast sandwich) for just $6, Monday - Saturday from 10 - noon.

Upcoming Friday night cuisines include:

7/19 - Bulldozers
7/26 - Seafood Paella
8/2 - Beef Wellington
8/9 - Chicken Marsala
8/16 - Porterhouse Pork Chop
8/23 - Jambalaya (Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage)
8/30 - Snapper

All dinners are $18 and include a glass of wine.

Reservations for Friday night specials are highly recommended. 

Please call 850-697-5050 or 850-697-9606.
Stay and Play Packages
What sounds better than three relaxing days at St James Bay? Not much.

Take advantage of our Stay and Play Packages! $100 per day includes lodging and golf. All you need is a minimum of three players and two nights.

If you are interested in a Stay and Play Package at St James Bay, let us know by filling out this form !
Roots with Jeffrey Lott
We Share This in Common

I am confident that I have played over 10,000 rounds of golf in my life. Of all those rounds, with so many different course and weather conditions, I have had only one round that I would call “Perfect.” In other words, when I looked back on that day, there was not a single shot that I wanted over.

As golfers, we are always trying to play better. We do the best we can, and at the end of the round, most of us picture what we could/should have done differently to have scored better. It’s why I define GOLF as “The endless pursuit of perfection.” I can say, from experience, that no matter how good we get, we are never truly satisfied.

Being a superintendent is very similar. I see a golf course/property differently than most people. I have a list of things I “want” to do. Then, I have the list of things I “can” do. Thus, my priorities are set by the list of what I can accomplish. My greens are always number one! Regardless of what some may think. Then come Tees, Fairways, Roughs and Bunkers, in that order. That being said, all of our activities are geared towards moving this property forward.

So how can the player better understand my challenge? Simple. The USGA says you are allowed 13 clubs in your bag. Next time you play, choose only five of those clubs to take with you. And give them each a name. If you can’t think of any names, I have few suggestions, like maybe, Jeff, Jim, Kim, Jeremy and Mark. How would you choose which clubs to take and which to leave behind. How differently would you approach the challenges that each hole presents, starting from the tee? What limits would you encounter based on your choices, with no opportunity to change your tools during the round? Most importantly, when you tell yourself, you wish you had chosen different tools or had just one or two more clubs in the bag, only then do you see where I stand. I say the same things as you. I wish I had a bigger budget, or one or two more people for my crew, and I even wish I had other/better pieces of equipment. I appreciate all of you.

My name is Jeffrey Lott, I am your Superintendent, a nd this is ROOTS.