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  • Jim Townsend

Portland Country Club Under New Management

As of August 1st, Portland Country Club is under new management. The new management team includes Adam and Kylie Spedoske, and Nick and Tabatha Spedokse.

When asked what golfers can expect to see immediately, the new management team said, “During the rest of this golf season, our patrons can expect to see improvements to the overgrown areas, basic clean up, and overall aesthetics. In the offseason, we plan to focus our efforts on improving the clubhouse and on the greens and bunkers.”

According to the course’s website,, the original course was constructed in 1925 on what was the homestead of Laban Atwater Smith. The website also states that “Portland Country Club became Portland's original golf course.”

Adam Spedoske works at General Motors and was born and raised in Portland. He studied golf course management in Conway, South Carolina. Kylie Spedoke, originally from Grand Ledge, works for an Advertising agency in East Lansing as an Account Executive and Digital Marketing Director. They were married this year and are expecting their first child. They also have two dogs, Fred and Lucy.

Nick and Tabatha Spedoske have been married for six years. They have four children, Noah 19, Sophia 15, Evan 14, and Dominic 5. They also have two dogs, Max and Lucy. Nick and Tabatha are both avid golfers. Nick has golfed for 31 years and learned to play right at Portland Country Club. Tabatha has been “attempting” to golf for 11 years. Both employed at General Motors. Nick was also a member of the 1992 Class D State Golf Championship team at St. Patrick School. He shot a 168 to lead the Shamrocks, finishing 3rd overall individually. The team’s photo still hangs in the clubhouse today.

Portland Country Club is open to the public seven days a week, weather permitting. The course sits on a beautifully manicured 100 acres of pure rolling terrain and mature trees frame the fairways with well-placed bunkers and water hazards for any level golfer. This course plays to a solid 6,100 yards and is a true test for all kinds of players.

The new management team says, “Overall our main goal is to create a family-friendly environment where people can have fun and unwind a little.” They added, “We are so thankful for all of the community support so far.”

The course recently hosted the 4th annual PNH Golf Outing put on by Brianne “Breezy” Sandborn on August 24th. That event raised over $9,000. PCC is open to hosting more golf outings next year.

2020 memberships are now available. Rates can be found at

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