Testimonials

Membership Testimonials

"Wow, what a club. I never thought when Kathy and I joined GVGCC 12 years ago that it would turn into our second home. Not only is the golf course world-class, but everything about the facility is top-notch and best of all? An incredible staff that only knows how to say "yes." ~Allan and Kathy Share

"GVGCC is truly an amazing place. Some 15 years ago, I started playing in the first class tennis program and then took up golfing on the outstanding A.W. Tillinghast golf course.  Now I play tennis and golf in the 9 and 18 hole women's leagues--how lucky am I?  Of course, eating and socialing at GVGCC is also world class.  I have made lifelong friends here. Yes, I feel very fortunate to be a member of such a magnificent club." ~Judy Freeman

"GVGCC is uniquely positioned between downtown and the western suburbs, which creates an extremely active and fun social environment.  Simply put, we all love to be here!  The membership is friendly and inclusive of everyone who joins in; you can literally sign up to play golf with anyone on the tee sheet.  Our friends often comment on how nice and welcoming the members and employees are at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club." ~Jim and Lori Brown

"Wanted to send you a quick note about Harsh Mankad and the tennis program in general.  As a new member, I was excited and nervous about jumping into the tennis program.  From the first time I met Harsh and his team, they were so very kind and welcoming.  Then, as I started taking classes with Harsh, I immediately felt so comfortable and welcome at GVGCC.  He is so talented but even more than that, he is patient, kind and walks the perfect balance between instruction and playing.  I am looking so forward to a tennis-filled summer and I think Harsh is an outstanding asset to GVGCC!!"  ~ Ann Vournakis


Banquet & Event Testimonials

"GVGCC has an excellent first impression. Once inside you feel the warmth and attention to detail. Everyone who commented on the event mentioned the wonderful, fabulous, delicious food. I felt confident that every detail would be handled in a professional manner. I felt that I could relax and rely on all of the people at GVGCC to be on their 'A game.' As expected…I knew it would be excellent and it was!" ~ McGladrey Holiday Party

"The club is beautiful and has been a huge success for our event for the past 4 years. In addition, it is nice and centrally located and our members love the venue. We look forward to hosting our 2011 event there as well. ~ MSCA

"Thank you and your staff for a fantastic evening; everything was perfect and exactly what we wanted for our employees!!" ~ Golden Valley Police Department

"I just want to follow up on our Hopkins Nordic Banquet with a giant THANK YOU to you and your staff that made it all run so flawlessly. Anything I needed I only had to ask and your staff immediately provided. Their insight and expertise were invaluable. They even thought and provided items I hadn’t yet realized I needed and even helped with details such as taping down electrical cords! They were absolutely amazing! I was truly amazed at the efficiency and friendliness of every single person I encountered on the staff at GVGCC. I also heard other women in our group comment on your wonderful, friendly, efficient staff. Not a single request was met with any hesitation or reluctance, and their response time was immediate. They were all unfailingly polite and greeted everyone with a smile. GVGCC has far surpassed any other banquet facility, both in the excellent meal that was provided and with your staff." ~ Cindy Schaefer, Hopkins Nordic Banquet

"Thank you so very much for making the Perpich 2012 Gala a night to remember for everyone. The collaboration, professionalism and support from everyone at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, from the planning stage through to the last dance of the night, was phenomenal. The food was wonderful and the chocolate fountain was a huge hit. All staff working that evening was nothing short of amazing. Their patience and kindness with our students was admirable." ~ Duane Dutriieuille, Director of Student Life

"Everything was absolutely phenomenal! We have always been so pleased with the quality of service and your determination to meet all our needs. So, of course, we keep coming back over and over again. So thank you again for another successful event held by Great Lakes Management Co. at your beautiful and very capable establishment. Christine, as always, it was a pleasure working with you. There was nothing we asked for which you were not able to provide. Thank you so much." ~ Marianna

"We had a lovely time and the venue was beautiful. The thing that impressed me the most was your staff. EVERYONE I came in contact with was wonderful. They were all very friendly and more than willing to get us anything we wanted or needed. They were right there helping us put things in place before the party and packing up at the end of the night. Although the country club is beautiful, the employees are what make the place so special. Please thank everyone for all their help." ~ Lloy Russell, Metropolitan Pediatric Dental

 


Wedding & Reception Testimonials

"My wedding and party were held at GVGCC the evening of Friday September 21.  Everything was perfect. The guys raved over the golf course and the Thursday cook out. The wedding was perfect and the food and arrangements were done without a flaw. We were very pleased with every aspect of the two days. Please convey to the Board that I was very pleased with Christine Malecha, Francisco, Lynnette and everyone involved. Every member of the staff that we were in contact with was very professional and helpful. They all deserve mention. The facility and personnel that GVGCC has to offer is first rate. I would highly recommend GVGCC to anyone planning an event without hesitation." ~ Ed Lynde

"Golden Valley Golf and Country Club was a beautiful venue, we loved it! The room looked so amazing and was so much more than I could imagine." ~ Sam and Amanda's Wedding Reception

"Christine did an excellent job arranging our reception. She was there to meet Tina on the 14th to receive the centerpieces. She was always available for meeting us to answer questions. She did an awesome job! The Banquet staff did an outstanding job! Everything was picture perfect. The site added so much to our wedding day! The food was great. Staff was friendly. All our guest had good comments about the food and service. It was the best day of our lives (Tina and I) and GVGCC added to the specialness of that day! I think GVGCC did an outstanding job! We would definitely recommend GVGCC to our family and friends. We were impressed and so were our guests. Great job, thank you!" ~ Joe and Tina's Wedding Reception

"We had a lot of very nice comments from our family and friends about the facility, staff and food. Thank you for making our Groom's Dinner a memorable night!" ~ Groom's Dinner

"Thank you for the wonderful experience we had hosting a party at your club after our son’s wedding rehearsal. Your staff, your setting, the food and its presentation, and the service exceeded our expectations. Guests raved about the lovely, fun evening." ~ Robert and Janet Berkseth

"I feel it is important to let you from Golden Valley Golf and Country Club know what an incredible job you all preformed for my daughter Stephanie’s wedding this past weekend. You should be proud of your staff that evening. The ballroom looked incredible! A fairy tale room matched the elegance of the service and the food. Hats off to your staff and also your presence along the way. I felt you all really cared about making my daughter’s dream wedding come true!" ~ Pam Friedland

"Thank you so much for helping us put together a beautiful day for Brian and Tina. I appreciate all the help and advice you gave us with the menu planning and coordination of the day. The food was delicious, and Vicki and her staff were so professional and completely in charge, it made the whole day perfect! In the beginning of this year, when we were looking for venues, I was very overwhelmed with all the options that were available. Frank suggested GVGCC, and I am so glad we made that choice." ~ Laurie, Mother of the Bride

"We had our daughter's wedding at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club on March 22, 2014. We did both the ceremony and reception here. It was simply exquisite!! I was initially very skeptical in having the ceremony in the ballroom and having that 'turn' into the reception. Golden Valley did an amazing job and there was nothing that wasn't short of perfect! We received numerous compliments on everything from the venue, the service, the 'best wedding food we have ever had,' etc. I cannot say enough great things about using Golden Valley for our daughter's wedding, it was spectacular!" ~ Christie, Mother of the Bride

"This was our first time planning a wedding reception and unknown territory for us. We could not have been more thrilled with how the whole evening went. The room set up was absolutely beautiful - it took our breath away when we walked in!! The appetizers and meals were delicious!  We received many compliments on how wonderful the food was and how much they enjoyed their meal. We were treated like royalty, our guests were treated like royalty and the Bride and Groom were treated like royalty.  Thank  you for making our evening feel so magical! " ~ Mark & Vickie Rusin


Social Event Testimonials

"Once again, the attention to detail was outstanding. The staff and manager were very pleasant and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. They made our guests feel very special and welcomed. They listened to what we wanted and were flexible when necessary. The service was wonderful. No delays and served with a smile. It was nice to work with such a pleasant staff. We received several positive comments on the food, both taste and presentation. The entire evening was stress- free!" ~ Bruce Wollak

                                                                                                        
Business Meeting Testimonials

"We very much enjoyed having our event at GVGCC. EVERYONE was helpful beyond compare. Any questions were answered promptly and if we needed anything, they were right there with whatever we needed. GVGCC is beautiful, and we heard many guests say how nice it was. Service was excellent - unobtrusive and everything was right there. Continue exactly what you are doing. We were MORE than pleased with our experienceat GVGCC. Thank you for making our event a success." ~ Brown & Carlson, P.A.

"Christine was as wonderful as always - she truly takes good care of us and goes the extra mile when we need her to! She is definitely a reason I'll keep coming back. All went superbly - our banquet manager is also tremendous and extremely helpful throughout the event." ~ Ameriprise Financial

"Beautiful venue and very attentive staff. Extremely pleased with how the event went." ~ Dave Neal, Tealwood

"All staff members were great! Very attentive to our needs and easy to work with before and during our event. Truly excellent - Christine Sieleni is always a pleasure and she does everything she can to accommodate us! The food was delicious - all meals were hot, tasty and enjoyed by all! I was able to budget based upon the numbers given to me in our BEO and nothing changed, no surprises and I knew what to expect at the end. This is a HUGE plus for me as the planner!" ~ Cate DeLaRosa, Ameriprise Financial

"The service and accommodations, not to mention the food/beverage, were excellent overall. We have always and continue to enjoy each of our events/meetings at your venue. Many thanks!" ~ Paddock Laboratories, Inc.

"What a lovely event. The staff was exceptional!" ~ CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.

"A very sincere thank you to you and your team members!! The evening was fabulous. Lynette was a dream helping us set up, the bartenders were excellent, the servers were gracious, the gentleman breaking down the event were responsive to requests, and the food was terrific!  I only wish I had a chance to eat more of it.  Please extend our thanks to everyone involved." ~ Grayce


Golf Outing Testimonials

“We chose Golden Valley Golf and Country Club this year for its pristine course and beautiful clubhouse that could accommodate our growing attendee list of 500 guests. This was the first year we held our event here and the staff was outstanding and made our golf event, which included a double shotgun, program and dinner, perfect in every way. We were so impressed with how Golden Valley Golf and Country Club handled every aspect of our event that we’ve already booked our 17th annual event there for next year.” ~ Ray Barton, Chairman of Great Clips