The Shangri La Resort last known as The Peninsula on Monkey Island at Grand Lake has a new owner and new very viable plans to restore the resort to a great attraction once again. This time the economics will not permit a new hotel but a new club house with dining room, fittness area, and social area will be built and the course will be restored to A-1 condition. Work is scheduled to start soon. There is also a narrow window to join or rejoin the Club without an entrance fee.  Monkey Island and all of the Grand Lake area residents are extremely grateful for Mr. Eddie Gibbs taking the helm of this fine Club. Mr. Gibbs almost had it bought once before but a last minute contract hangup stopped the sale. This time the ownership has passed to Mr. Gibbs.

Dale Forrest with United Golf Unlimited, a club member, and lake resident will be in charge of course improvements. Joe Wilkenson will be the Architect in charge of designing the new clubhouse. They hope to use native rock from the old hotel in the new building to make it feel like an old friend. Mike Long of Mike Long Construction will build the clubhouse.

A meeting has been set for Friday March 19 at 6:00 pm at the Top of the Towers for club members, former members, and others interested in joining. Plans, cost of membership, and details for the club will be talked about at the meeting. For a short window of time, memberships will be available with “no initiation fee”. Once construction is fully underway, there will be a fee to join. To attend this meeting call the Shangri La at 918 257-4204 or email and make a reservation.

Here’s your chance, let’s support the Shangri La Country Club. It makes Monkey Island on Grand Lake the great place it is for a weekend lake home or full time retirement home.

For information on homes in the Monkey Island area or anywhere on Grand Lake contact the Grand Lake Team at RE/MAX Grand Lake in Grove, OK. For Aaron Hughes call 918 801-5645 or or Joe Neill at 918 640-3300 or We hope to hear from you soon. Search the Grand Lake MLS at the button above.