Jeffrey & Sally Horn, Mirabel Members
When Sally and I began our search for a home in Arizona, we rented a home in Paradise Valley and began our search there. With a realtor in tow...or with our Zillow phone apps...we “checked out” virtually every community and almost every block in PV...then expanded the search to “nice” communities in nearby Scottsdale and nearby Phoenix. Nothing quite clicked. Close...but not what we were looking for.
Then we got a dinner invite from friends to visit Mirabel. “Clicked” does not do justice for how we felt about that visit. We fell head over heals in love with the Mirabel community, the home we ended up buying (with help from Bob and Tim), the Club and the Club’s membership. Everything felt shockingly right.
After almost a year here, we realize now one of the key contributors to the magic we felt. And we see that magic everyday here: It’s “The Wave.” Driving in cars, carts, walking, jogging, staff, guests, members... everyone within these gates…smiles and waves as you go by each other. Instantly, you know you are in YOUR neighborhood….and you’re home...
Gotta love The Wave…
Alton Jones, Mirabel Member
I was just sitting down to write a note of appreciation for the inter-club event. It was really well done in all respects. As a member it is really great to hear our competitors from Paradise Valley praise the course, the food and the service. Tami showed me the AZ Golf (insider) magazine which has rated Mirabel the Best of the Private Courses and gave Mirabel the #1 rating for Service, Restaurant, Clubhouse and on course amenities. You all are to be commended for a job well done. As you know I play at many local clubs and belong to another Az. club as well and play many other clubs across the country. I can truly attest that Mirabel is special in so many ways. Perhaps the most meaningful thing about Mirabel, for me, is the people, both members and staff. In a short period of time I can honestly say that I feel welcome and am enjoying the “fun” of being a member. Thank you.
Michael Leary, Regional Membership Executive, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club
As a guest in your recent Staghorn Cup, I wanted to reach out to you all and tell you what a great experience it was for me. When Ken Black invited me I assumed it was just another member-guest golf event that we’ve all played in from time to time. I was never so wrong! The quality of service at every level was far beyond expectations. The combination of professionalism and friendly attitude made the event one to remember. That goes for everyone from the gentlemen greeting you as you arrive, the attendants on the range, helping with setting up everyone for practice and never missing a dirty club, the F&B servers and bartenders, the pro shop staff and the locker room attendants. They were all fantastic! Even your F&B director who, when I asked him why you don’t stock the Sun Valley energy bars on the course as you did last year. He first told me that they had to suspend sending the product because of issues with the company but didn’t stop there. He researched the company so he could tell me they are no longer in business, even so far as to find out that their website domain name was for sale. That’s going beyond the call of duty over a simple question! Fantastic!
The format for the event was also fantastic with a combination of competitiveness and a lot of fun. The shootout was a blast, except for the Florida guy who couldn’t find his way out of the sand when it really counted!
Gentlemen, I could go on about the quality of the food & beverage, the condition of the course and other things, however working for Ritz-Carlton, I’m exposed to a level of service that usually sets the benchmark within the hospitality industry. Well, you folks might be able to teach us a thing or two from what I saw.
Can’t express my gratitude enough!
Vic Springer, Mirabel Member
When we think of what being a member of Mirabel has meant to me, my wife, and my family, I first think what the term The Mirabel Experience means to me. it is first and foremost a community of friends with a common vision for what being a member of great golf club and a great golf community is all about. It begins with a World Class golf course, designed by the foremost architect of the modern era, Tom Fazio. It is about a member owned and managed club, that is financially sound, with no debt. It is about inclusion – members who make you feel welcome, that use their club as a social gathering place, that actively participate in many golf events, parties, dinners, or just sipping a glass of wine and conversation around a fireplace or outside fire-pit. It is a place that promotes an active lifestyle – a newly expanded fitness center, premier tennis facilities, spa services, all complete with professional instructors and counselors. It is about exceptional dining in the beautiful Desert Lodge Clubhouse, with its spectacular views, setting, and ambiance. It is a place where employees are treated like family, and where they return to you in kind. I am proud to say I am a member of Mirabel and I hope you will to, when you join us in the Mirabel Experience!
Emmet Root, Mirabel Member
Fran and I were fortunate to have joined Mirabel about seven years ago. It is not just the fabulous golf course that is playable for us super seniors, or the complete fitness experience for both husband and wife, and the complete dining package of sumptuous themed buffets and top notch gourmet regular meals for personal dining or entertaining, but the real secret of our club is the warm and personal relationships of ALMOST EVERYONE we know at Mirabel. Whether it is the bull sessions on the back tee or the gathering at the bar before dinner everyone is an old friend. I don’t know of very many clubs here in the Phoenix area or even back home that could claim such friendly surroundings.
Sandy Skoog, Mirabel Member
We have been at Mirabel for 6 years and cannot be happier about our decision. It is a warm, friendly, family community with something for everyone. Golf, bridge, book club, and dining are my favorite activities. There are all levels of golfers and a variety of competitions and fun days. Our chef is superb and some people think of it as fine dining with a golf course attached. Our children love to visit, especially at Easter because the egg hunt and brunch are amazing. When our kids are having a bad day in Seattle, they tell us they imagine themselves at Mirabel by the gorgeous swimming pool.
Richard Rosenbalm, Mirabel Member
Although it’s our second home, Mirabel is the place we want to be. But for family and commitments in Wisconsin, Mirabel would be our permanent residence. The community is tranquil, beautiful, welcoming and comfortable. As content as we would be if it were just a home, membership in the country club raises our overall experience to a level that we didn’t know existed. The membership, as well as the staff, consists of people that you want to be around. They are interesting, pleasant, polite, and caring. The golf course is superb in terms of beauty, condition and fairness. We love the restaurant and the staff. Every meal is an occasion. The pro shop has the finest merchandise available staffed with knowledgeable and friendly personnel. I could go on and on but, suffice it to say, becoming part of Mirabel is one of the best decisions we ever made.