A touch of class pervaded the air March 15 and 16 as Oklahoma City's newest country club opened with lavish parties for charter members and their guests.
Nearly 500 people attended the two opening parties at Westbury Country Club, south of Interstate 40 and Morgan Road.
"Friday night's party was a tremendous success, and Saturday night surpassed Friday night," Jim Mallory, club manager, said. "We wanted to do something special for our members who have been so supportive while waiting for the club to open. We wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for their support."
And something special it was.
Members and guests were greeted at the door by six tuxedoed attendants who offered valet parking service. Once inside the club, people were welcomed into the elegant surroundings by club personnel and invited to partake of the five different buffets prepared by the club chefs.
The buffets included a wine and cheese selection in the lobby featuring cheeses and assorted fruits and a majestic eagle ice sculpture; the main buffet in the dining room featuring a three-foot high shrimp tree, whole baked salmon, crab claws, scallops, stuffed mushroom caps, seafood coquille and three angel fish ice sculptures and an American buffet in the club's lounge offered carved beef, chicken strips, egg rolls, assorted vegetables and dip and a steer's head ice sculpture.
Two more buffets were found on the large patio overlooking Westbury Golf Course: A barbecue buffet offering baby back ribs and a Mexican buffet with all the makings for miniature tacos, an ice sculpture of a Mexican in his sombrero and numerous pinatas.
When members left, they were served cherries jubilee while waiting for their cars.
"This is just beautiful," said Carlene Boatmun of Mustang. "We've needed something like this for so long. Until now you either had to go to Oklahoma City or to Moore to find a country club. This is going to be a great boon to Mustang. The food is great. I'm really impressed with it."