Business Spotlight: Crossroads Golf Club

Golfers at CrossRoads Golf Club got a little tease when the season started early in mid- march, but mother nature wasn’t quite done with winter yet. However, that hasn’t stopped the die-hards from still getting their rounds in. General manager Wendy Schmid said the high school golf teams have been practicing in the snow and golfers have been hitting the course, happy the course is open.

“We have been gearing up for a packed schedule of events this summer, including weddings, tournaments and other happenings,” Wendy explained. The course hosts Ladies Night on Wednesdays and Mens Night on Thursdays, in which they offer a prepared meal after golf. Wendy also mentioned that for the 2021 season tee times will not be required but are appreciated as a courtesy to other golfers. To schedule your tee time, visit crossroadsgolf.com or call 652-2601.

In order to keep things running smoothly and efficiently throughout the season, CrossRoads has a full suite of services from Dakota Central, which includes data, video, voice and security camera services. Along with their data service, CrossRoads subscribes to Small Business Managed Wi-Fi, which allows them to have a dedicated guest network. This is useful for events and business meetings, where visitors can connect to Wi-Fi without compromising the main network.

Last year CrossRoads implemented an online booking system, which gives golfers the option to reserve tee-times online. The club also started using an electronic Point-of-Sale system that allows members to create and charge to an account. Some may say that convenience could be a good or bad thing!

Speaking of bad things, CrossRoads found out the hard way that having a Security Camera system is important. In 2019 they had four golf carts stolen off the property and had no way of tracking down the culprits. After that incident, they knew they knew a security system was necessary in case something like that would happen again in the future. Dakota Central installed seven cameras throughout the property to protect the course and equipment. In their case, peace of mind is worth every penny!

Besides an award winning golf course, the CrossRoads golf area also features a scenic 5-mile recreational trail for walking, jogging, bike riding and cross country skiing which connects into the city all the way up to the Carrington Area Park. Now that the weather is starting to shape up, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy some outdoor activities!

Photo by Bill Burgess