"Hi Paula, 
I hope you are well.  And I hope things have calmed down for you little bit after the crazy summer.  I'm sure it was so overwhelming, but you should know that your staff is amazing.  Gabriella is a gem and always grace under fire.  The pool servers were phenomenal, and we told them so every chance we got. This summer was a blast and we felt lucky to be at RG and a part of the fun."
- Elise Kleinberg

"When I think back on why I joined a club it was  primarily to use it for business.  What I discovered is that it greatly enhanced my personal life, my family life and my well being…. I played golf every weekend with  my two boys.  When my wife took up golf we played at least once a week.  We made great friends that will last a lifetime.  I  watched both of my sons grow  up playing  golf which is one of the only sports a father and  child can play as the father gets older...tennis , baseball, basketball, none of these will be a competitive game to both of them."

– Mark G., Current Member


Dear Tony, 

We hosted a Jr High graduation party a week and a half ago and it was perfect. I bumped into a friend of mine who is a Briarwood member and was a guest at the party. He RAVED about the service at RG and how it blew his club’s service away. Too many people are critical of the service at our club. Many of us realize that it is tough to get seasonal help (especially now) and many of them have little or no experience. But when this inexperienced staff knocks it out of the park and impresses members of a neighboring club, you deserve some kudos. Great job! 

-Dr. Jeffery Alexander 


Dear Ravinia Green Team,

We can’t even begin to thank you enough for everything. You could not having been any easier to work with. You always answered any of our millions of questions immediately and graciously (no matter how ridiculous). You have the patience of a saint. You always went above and beyond. When we couldn’t find our coordinator, you stepped in and fixed everything. Even after the wedding Saturday when we were stuck there after midnight bc we lost the backpack and our car keys, you insisted on staying there helping us. Your dedication is exemplary and the club is incredibly lucky to have you. We’ve never worked with anyone who came close to you. You made everything perfect (by the way, everyone is raving about the food being exceptional) and we are so grateful.
-Current Member 



On behalf of the hostesses and myself, I am sending you a huge enthusiastic heartfelt thank you for helping us to host such a beautiful bridal shower for Becca at Ravinia Green Country Club held on Sunday, May 2. Throughout the process, you and your staff were always so open and flexible in accommodating our every wish! For every call and visit, your warm and welcoming receptionist, Mary Anne made a great first impression. Follow that up with our multiple conversations and meetings detailing the flow and setup of the room and surrounding areas, the contract and creating customized menu selections with Executive Chef Ryan Byrnes and the impeccable collaboration made the planning process seamless. The hostesses could not have asked for a more stunning day to enjoy a delicious bountiful brunch in your sun-filled space overlooking the Ravinia Green’s manicured golf course. Chef Ryan rocked ALL of my special menu requests regarding the customized quiche flavors (so yummy) and the special surprise dessert: pink vanilla milkshakes adorned by the bride, Becca’s favorite treat - homemade glazed sprinkle donuts! They were the cutest and BEST surprise and loved by all! Everything was outstanding! We greatly appreciate your efforts and will happily recommend Ravinia Green Country Club to anyone we know who is hosting an event. Until then, we wish you much-continued success.

All the best to you!


Loren Mercola 



My Family and I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you and your incredible staff this Summer. With the staff shortage and supply chain disruption in every industry, you guys crushed it. From Chris getting us signed up , to Gabriella and her big smile while I watched her getting hammered by other members in 100 degrees, My Family of 6 (2-44) enjoyed all the club offered and your staff was always courteous, responsive and went out of their way to make sure all of us were golden. We had the most interaction with the pool staff and Gabriella, and they crushed it for our little guys! 

Texting was super instrumental in keeping my circus on track and Mary Anne was always accommodating. I would like to point out that we have been at clubs most of our lives and Ravinia provides the best value and experience in the area. We look forward to next year.

- Chris Trapani, Current Member


Dear Tony, Alayna & Matthew,

Just wanted to take a moment and say THANKS on behalf of the NSBAR/NICAR Charity Classic for EVERYTHING that you and your team did for us this past Monday. Our Golfers & Sponsors are absolutely raving over this inaugural outing, and they can’t wait until next year’s event !!  We truly could NOT have done this without you!

I wanted to give a couple of extra special shout outs …

  • To Matthew Brady — for last-minute saving our “Use the Pro” by calling in Dusty when the Pro we were supposed to be using cancelled on us at 6:30 am the day of the outing!!  And, for running a flawless event from start to finish on the golf course.
  •  To Nestor & Sylvia — just AMAZING both Sunday and Monday, putting in 2 very long days!!  So cheerful, so helpful and responsive to every little request.  They made things such a pleasure for us, and me in particular.  I knew I could count on them to come through for us with a smile every time.

  • To Alayna — for so calmly putting up with this first-time “Golf Outing Bridezilla” and for so patiently and expertly answering my every question, and setting my mind at ease so often in this process.  You taught us so much!

I look forward to working with you all again on this signature event in the months ahead.  I know we will find ways to make it even better for the 2nd Annual …

With deepest gratitude.



Just a quick note to thank you and all the Ravinia Green staff who helped make my sister’s birthday party such a huge success!  The room was great, the food delicious, the presentation of all food items beautiful, the staff so kind and attentive…I could go on and on!  Please thank everyone for me!
With much gratitude and appreciation,
Linda Goldstein

Hi Alayna,

Our party was a smashing success thanks to your efforts and the participation of your wonderful staff.  Nestor and Sylvia were attentive and on top of everything.

Our agents were very pleased with their food options and the presentation was great.

My salmon was perfectly cooked as was the asparagus. Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff. Once again a winning event. Actually it turned out to be a very good event because our agents overbid in the silent auction and we raised lots of cash to purchase food for the underserved food pantries in the area.

Everyone including the corporate attendees commented on the food, room and overall upscale presentation.  Ravinia Green is a class act!  You are a pleasure to work with!
-Cynthia Horowitz

Tony, Hope you are doing well. I've been meaning to email you for a while and actually spoke to Paula about it too. With this announcement, it was time! We are so excited to see Gabriella take on an expanded role and be promoted at the Club. We have been having amazing experiences with her. She is so courteous, pleasant, enthusiastic, and always with a smile on her face and a can-do attitude.  She makes everything look so easy, where we know it's not. To her, every Member of the Club is a VIP.  Our Club is where she belongs. 


Paula - you have been amazing! We will miss you. Wishing you and your family all the best in your next endeavor with Invited.