There’s a peacefulness about this immortal Indian Creek Country Club wedding. It’s calm and immaculate, unassuming in its security and expulsion from the rushing about of the city outside it. At that point, you venture into the room where Ali is turning into a lady. The joyful prattle of bridesmaids, the loving talk between close family, and the general state of mind of energy fill the typically calm, clean room. You can tell this is a lady of the hour whom everybody profoundly adores, and is significantly upbeat for.
Guess we woke up this morning in the mood to piss off some rich people.
The Indian Creek Country Club is Miami-Dade County’s most exclusive, and controversial, private society. Even the millionaires and billionaires of Indian Creek Village, the island just west of Surfside where the club is located, are trying to bankrupt the joint. The ICCC has caught so much flack for apparently discriminating against Jews that even then-Gov. Jeb Bush — not exactly Rosa Parks when it comes to sticking up for minorities — boycotted the club.
In short, nobody much likes the place — except for the members. But we don’t know who that is because the club keeps its membership roster private. Or at least it tries to.
We’ve obtained a fascinating document: the club’s 1998-1999 “Year Book and Club Roster.” Not only does this little booklet allow us impoverished bloggers a glimpse of a life of weird, idle luxury we’ll never experience firsthand — “Helicopter Landing Regulations”, pg. 15; “An automatic $5.00 Hole-in-One charge has been established for our lady golfers”, pg. 49 — but also it lists every member of the club in a directory in its back pages.
We’re not really fancy enough to know who all of these people are, but we do recognize a few names. Gus Machado — that’s the guy whose name is on the trunk of our car! Julio Iglesias — he makes our abuela swoon! There’s billionaire guy Carl Icahn, one of the few Jewish-Americans said to be on the club’s rolls. And, of course, the Shulas: Donald, Mary Anne, and the rarely seen-in-the-wild Michael.
It doesn’t matter much that this directory is 13 years old. Like Tony Soprano’s gang, the Indian Creek Country Club is kind of a for-life thing. (Unless you don’t pay your dues. Then it’s the YMCA for you.)
But because the list is from the pre-cell-phone age, we’re not too guilt-stricken about publicizing the phone numbers. Since we got our hands on it, we’ve tried to use numbers in the back of this book to call important people pertinent to various stories we’ve worked on. The closest we’ve gotten to reaching somebody was Don and Mary Anne’s maid.
So take a long gander, and when you get to the back of the book, let us know if you see any names you recognize.
We invite you to come and rediscover the beauty of Indian Creek Country Club, a unique public golf club with a fun friendly atmosphere. At Indian Creek, we have all the amenities; a challenging par 32 golf course that is nestled among beautiful valley oaks and dotted with granite outcroppings. A year-round creek, pond, wetlands and a lake offer quite a few water hazards. We’ve lowered our golf rates, payable by round of golf or monthly basis. Electric golf carts, golf clubs and pull carts are available for rent. You can hone up on your golf game on our top-of-the-line golf driving range and practice putting green. Under the skillful instruction of our golf professionals, Mark Hatala, PGA, and Patty Snyder, LPGA, you’ll feel so much better about your game. They offer both group and private lessons for adults and juniors.
Looking to improve your golf game? Let Patty Snyder and Mark Hatala, our LPGA and PGA golf professionals be a part of your development. From individual private lessons to small groups and clinics, they have what you are looking for. Come and learn the game in a fun and friendly environment!
Come join one of our clubs and we can improve your game together. You will meet many avid golfers that love to have a good Outing of Golf with new friends. Friendly Competition is created within our Golf clubs. We love to see our golfers form new relationships while improving their game. We guarantee you will have a great experience.
We are a semi-private Eastern Iowa golf course with limited outings and extended availability where you can play tournaments, events, or at your leisure during open course times. We also offer a premiere Marion and Cedar Rapids area banquet facility that would be the perfect option for your next event. Indian Creek Country Club is an ideal place to host your wedding reception, golf outing, class reunion, or banquet.