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Pottawattomie Country Club is located near the beautiful Indiana Dunes, just five minutes from Lake Michigan, in Michigan City, Indiana. Featuring the beauty of the Dunes area and the four changing seasons, Pottawattomie Country Club truly does offer something for everyone.

From challenging golf to exquisite dining and a beautiful new pool, all matched with fun club activities, Pottawattomie Country Club offers its members a season full of enjoyment!

Founded in 1909 as a 9-hole golf course by Norton Barker and designed by Tom Bendelow.  The Club expanded to 18 holes in 1966 under the supervision of Dr. William Hall, Jr. and Robert Simmons.

In 2006, the new clubhouse was built, followed by the pool in 2007. These latest enhancements allow members and their guests a truly memorable time at the Club.

Golfers enjoy 18 holes of natural beauty including hundreds of towering oaks and maples lining the fairways, and Trail Creek weaving through several holes.

Other Club amenities include a driving range, outdoor concessions, exquisite dining featuring fabulous golf course views from the lounge & dining room, two outdoor dining venues, and a fully-stocked pro shop with trained golf professionals ready to serve your every need.

Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - The Course

Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - Club Entrance

Pottawattomie Country Club offers fantastic facilities, a top-notch staff, and a friendly and warm group of members. The entire family will enjoy membership at Pottawattomie Country Club, with Junior Golf programs, holiday parties and days spent poolside.

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Board of Directors

John Starmann - President
Kevin Martin - Vice President
Burt Hochberg - Secretary
Mark Rowley - Treasurer
Pat McDermott
Tom Roberts
Phil Shikany
David Stein
Robert Vihon
Jerry Wolkowitz

The Pottawattomie Management Team

Pottawattomie Country Club - Christian J. McClainChristian J. McClain, PGA
General Manager








Aleina Catchings
Assistant Manager

Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - Mike NygrenMike Nygren
Resident Golf Professional

Mike has been serving Pottawattomie Country Club as its PGA Golf Professional since 1991.

A native of Michigan City, Mike has been a member of the PGA of America since 1993. He provides professional golf club fitting for Titleist, Cobra, Ping and Callaway. Professional golf lessons are always available to those interested in improving their game.

For information on contacting Mike, click here.


Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - Julie GillKay Frank

Kay started as Controller on February 26, 2013. Kay was Controller for Sager Metal Strip Co for 7 years. Prior to that, she was the Office Manager and accountant for Stranco Inc. for 16 years. Kay spent 13 years at Horizon Bank in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Kay is a native of Michigan City and graduated from Elston Senior High School.

Kay received her accounting degree from Purdue University North Central  in 1995.

For information on contacting Kay, click here.

Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - Tom Goodwin, CGCSTom Goodwin, CGCS
Grounds Superintendent

Tom became Superintendent at Pottawattomie Country Club in 1999, coming to us from north-central Michigan where he was the Course Superintendent at Eagle Glen Golf Club for five years. 

Tom has over 25 years of golf course maintenance experience. He graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Horticulture, and from Holy Cross College with a degree in Business. He became a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) in 2000.

Tom lives in La Porte with his two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Alexandria.

Pottawattomie Country Club - About Us - Rick BruggemanRick Bruggeman
Executive Chef

Chef Rick has been with Pottawattomie Country Club since 1989. Originally from Chicago, Rick moved to Indiana in 1984 to work as sous chef at the Spa Restaurant. He received his first taste of the restaurant business as a 14 year old bus boy at Zum Deutschen Eck, a famous German eatery on the north side of Chicago. 

Chef Rick attended Washburn Trade School, graduating in 1980. He continues his education today with regular courses at the Culinary Institute of America. Asked what his favorite part of being chef at Pottawattomie Country Club is, Chef Rick replied "The willingness of the members to try new ideas."

Club Associations & Memberships

Michigan City Chamber of Commerce Indiana Golf Association United States Golf Association
Michigan City Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Golf Association
United States Golf Association
Western Golf Association Midwest Regional Turf Foundation  
Western Golf Association
Midwest Regional Turf Foundation

To learn more about memberships available at Pottawattomie Country Club, please click here. For a complete calendar of club events, please click here.

For further information, please contact Pottawattomie Country Club today.

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