RedWater has finalized its plans for Lake Bluff Grille restaurant at Muskegon Country Club

Business News, Community News |Feb 1, 2022|5 min read

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 1, 2022) – RedWater purchased Muskegon Country Club (located at 2801 Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon) in summer 2021 and has been working on plans to open a new public restaurant and renovate the event venue at its facilities. RedWater announced today that it has finalized those plans and will have its grand opening in spring 2022. The new restaurant will be named Lake Bluff Grille after its location on the bluff overlooking Muskegon Lake. Both the new Lake Bluff Grille and renovated Muskegon Country Club event venue will have outstanding views of the golf course and views of Muskegon Lake from an expansive covered deck. RedWater will also be adding a state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator facility named LiveGolf Studios.

Over the past several months, RedWater has been researching the area and developing a design and restaurant concept that will appeal to the Muskegon community, visitors to the area, and current members of Muskegon Country Club. The new restaurant will have a modern and contemporary interior design with an inviting and warm feel. Renovations will include relocating the placement of the restaurant within the building to offer generous space for diners, building a large wrap-around bar at 2 the center of the restaurant, adding a feature wine wall with wine locker storage for guests, and expanding and covering the deck for extended access to outdoor dining.

The menu at Lake Bluff Grille will offer New American style cuisine with a wide range of handcrafted appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. The menu will also feature a RedWater Restaurants guest-favorite: Entrees that are served on 500-degree fire rocks, adding an interactive element to the dining experience. The signature fire rocks allow guests to cook food to the temperature of their liking while keeping their meals hot and flavorful. RedWater’s Director of Food and Beverage Darren Rehfeld said, “We are excited to offer a unique dining concept not found anywhere else in Muskegon, combined with an ambiance that is second to none. The unbeatable views of the lake and bluffs from our new patio paired with Lake Bluff Grille’s delicious food and drink offerings are sure to impress.”

In addition to the major restaurant renovations, RedWater is upgrading the Muskegon Country Club event venue. The venue will seat around 150 people indoors and will have added space for weddings and other events on the new, covered deck. The deck will also serve as a space to host meetings and small events outside. A new reception courtyard area off the patio will provide even more outdoor space for events.

RedWater will be growing its LiveGolf Studios brand with the addition of state-of-the-art golf simulators in the restaurant and event venue area at Muskegon Country Club during the fall and winter months. The simulators will feature state-of-the art technology and will offer access to more than 100 golf courses, various challenge games, multiple practice ranges, and arcade games to provide fun for the whole family. LiveGolf Studios will be open to the public and the simulators will be available as an add-on service for private events.

Over the past 4 years, RedWater has expanded its collection of restaurants and golf clubs throughout the West Michigan lakeshore with its addition of Ravines Golf Club (Saugatuck) and Boatwerks (Holland) in 2018, RedRock Grille and Macatawa Golf Club (North Holland) in 2019, and Muskegon Country Club (Muskegon) and The Butler (Saugatuck) in 2021. RedWater has also opened LiveGolf Studios indoor golf simulator facilities at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club, Macatawa Golf Club, and Thousand Oaks Golf Club. With its newest addition of Lake Bluff Grille, RedWater will own and operate 10 restaurants that are all open to the public, seven of which are located at golf clubs and three that are stand alone.

RedWater owners and staff are excited to expand their group to the Muskegon community and open the new Lake Bluff Grille restaurant this spring. RedWater COO Craig Smith said, “We are thrilled to grow our group yet again and look forward to bringing more jobs and opportunities to the area. Our well-trained team takes pride in offering great food, service, and a relaxed environment within each of our restaurants. We can’t wait to show off the newest addition to our distinguished group of restaurants and golf clubs.”

3 RedWater Restaurant Group Lake Bluff Grille will be RedWater Restaurant Group’s tenth restaurant in West Michigan. RedWater’s other restaurants include Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, The Butler, Cork Wine & Grille, FireRock Grille, Gravity Taphouse Grille, RedRock Grille, Reds at Thousand Oaks, Rush Creek Bistro, and Vintage Prime & Seafood. RedWater Restaurant Group’s mission is to exceed customer expectations by delivering an experience through our hospitality, food, and service and consistently creating quality meals using the freshest ingredients at a great value. For more information about RedWater Restaurant Group and its distinctive restaurants, please visit, email or, or call (616) 719-4940.