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  1. What's new in this club
  2. This one was pretty intimidating. It is a tiny green, but is also just short iron. The Bedford Springs one looks brutal.
  3. I still wonder what Andy would think about the volcano hole at Bedford Springs.
  4. From the website: The history of Eagle Springs has been passed down through the generations with a combination of oral history and documentation provided at the time. We continue to research and find fascinating details and descriptions both on the property and in the public record. We will continue to add to this history as we learn more in our research. In 1866 Irish Immigrants, John and Mary Tuohy, arrived from Boston and settled on the western shores of Eagle Springs Lake to start a farm. The barnyard fence from the farm still exists today around the maintenance barn of the course. In 1893 John sold his portion of the land to his son, William. William decided that the area would be an ideal vacation spot, and established a resort including a grand hotel, 12 cottages and an 18-hole golf course. He hired A.G. Spaulding, a former pitcher and manager of the Chicago Cubs, to design the first two holes and he let nature dictate the rest of the 18-holes. The resort served as an exclusive destination for guests from Chicago, Milwaukee and Waukesha. Horse drawn buggies met vacationers at the train stations in Eagle and Mukwonago. Hotel rates at this time were $2.00 per day and golf was 25 cents for 18-holes. In 1920 William’s beloved daughter, Agnes Ellen Tuohy, died unexpectedly at 21 years old. In 1921 he ordered the hotel closed and put it up for sale. Then, it was razed and sold that year. William turned his attention exclusively to upgrading and improving the golf course. After the Great Depression in 1929, the golf course was reduced to 9-holes. Financial reasons, the difficulty of maintaining the course during a drought, and a lack of employees were some of the factors that led to this decision. The old hotel’s laundry building is currently the Clubhouse for the golf course. The old icehouse for the hotel serves as the cottage next to on the 9th green. Many reminders of the past are displayed in this cherished and antique building such as; the original cherry wood tables and chairs from the resort and the cherry wood bar from the hotel. The wrought iron sign with the Tuohy name has been engulfed by the tree on the drive into the course. One Spring House that provided water for the property is still standing. Nine of the original cottages remain and have been seasonally rented by the same families for up to 50 years. Each year those families are welcomed in the time with the sights and sounds of associated with a lifetime of family memories. Both, the golf course and the cottages epitomize the legacy of Eagle Springs Golf Resort. Fifth generation owner, Mike Bolan, and his family oversaw a period of time where Eagle Springs Golf Resort was recognized as Golf Magazine’s “First 100 Clubs in America.” It was honored to be recognized as the 2006 and 2007 Nine-Hole Course of the Year by Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin. In 2020, it was recognized as the 23rd Best Nine Hold Course in the World by Golf Magazine. In 2021, Eagle Springs Golf Resort was passed to the sixth generation. Anne Krug is Mike Bolan’s niece by marriage. Anne and her husband Matt are excited to carry on the Eagle Springs traditions. It was an absolute joy to play!
  5. That would be great. I'd be happy to help work on the arrangements for whoever would like to come. It's only about 2 hours and 15 minutes from me. I forgot to mention, much of the lodging is really neat, it is almost as if the buildings are buried in the sand. You can kind of see that in the video with the putt. It has a bit of a local Frank Lloyd Wright architectural feel to it.
  6. Let's do it for next fall. Early August, like when you went?
  7. We should put together a trip for a bunch of us out here sometime. The lodging out there looks very nice. I'd love to play Mammoth, and the par three looks great as well! Caddies are not required either which saves some $.
  8. So many courses on my bucket list… I actually have about four buckets. 😉 I've never seen an albatross. Crazy.
  9. Sand Valley Golf Resort — Sand Valley Learn about the origins of Sand Valley, information on Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes, and the Sandbox and explore our non-golf activities including hiking, fishing, and grass tennis. We took a day trip out to Sand valley to celebrate my 40th. We had a great time, at what was probably my favorite course I have ever played. The course as a very rugged and open feel to it. It is fairly east to hit the fairways with the wind down as it was on this day. I was also able to witness my uncle make an Albatross on a short par 5. Hit his second shot in from 210. The caddies both said they have never seen one to that point. Some notes about the course from the website: I did not have too much trouble with the tight sand lies on the fairway but definitely should have read this above before going out and used my putter a lot more around the greens. This was only my second time out this year and I struggled with contact on partial shots and pitch shots with these lies. I typically am okay at getting out of bunkers but the bunkers near the greens were the toughest I have ever played. I would love to take a trip back there some day soon to play all three courses, the two main ones and a par 3 course. They are supposedly building a 4th and someone else is also going to build one across the street. Photos here:
  10. Well, after I saw this I just had to join the Wisconsin Club. Played Naga-Waukee from the early 70's until 2001, when we moved to Florida. I played there every Saturday morning with a group of between 16-24 players. We used to get up and stand in line at 3:30-4:00 AM in the morning to get tee times for the following week. Probably my favorite course. On Sunday, a subset of the group would play Brown Deer. Another great course. I do miss Wisconsin golf in the summertime. Blackwolf Run, University Ridge, The Bog, Old Hickory, SentryWorld, too many to remember. I look forward to reminiscing of my time in Wisconsin playing golf.
  11. An enjoyable and challenging older county course with some nice Pewaukee Lake views. "Noted golf course architect, Lawrence Packard, transformed 200 wooded, Kettle Moraine acres into a beautiful and challenging, irrigated, 18-hole championship golf course. The rugged terrain and breathtaking views of Pewaukee Lake make playing this course an unforgettable experience." Waukesha County - NagaWaukeeGolf
  12. Well, last weekend was the opener for my local Par 3 course. I went out proudly with my newly fitted clubs, did my warm ups and tee'd up, from there well let the comedy begin. Upgraded my Clubs from Ping eye 2's to much new Taylor-made burners, a Cobra F7 driver R15 fairway wood and a titlist 718 hybrid. First hole is a short 104 yards and I used to use my PW, Wiped it out dropped the ball and Sailed it 30 plus yards past the green, Ouch @#$%. 1 over par there. 2nd hole is 243 yards, pulled out the driver (I usually hit right at 240), Nope over again not as bad and got it in for par. Next 4 holes were very much the same till I stared to dial things in, after that it got better and all in all a great day out with my son in law who this was also his fist time out in 15 plus years. Was great to be out walking and I hope the rest of the season is as exciting. In retrospect I should have hit the driving range but just was to excited. going out today sure it will be great.
  13. Welcome To the Club Steve, What part of the State are you from? I'm from Menomonie area. Tell us about the courses that are around you. Glad to have yo in the club.
  14. Morning Fellow Golfers, WEl today is the 24th or April and I will be heading out this afternoon to try out my newly fitted clubs and see just how off I got over the very long winter. Pinewood Golf Course in Menomonie is open for business and I cant wait( wife says I have to finish my cores first, MEANIE!!) so I will try to grab a few snapshots and let yall know how it goes. So please let me know what other areas are open and another week and the big course will be open also. LETS GET SWINGING>
  15. HI WI golfers. living in Menomonie, WI we have 3 courses in town and from what I read the Grand opening for Tanglewood Greens is the 11th and 12 of May with a big event going on http://www.tanglewoodgreens.com/event-center/our-events. This is a great 18 hole course. 2nd course is, Piinewood golf course. This is a great 9 hole executive course. Had dinner up there the other day Great fish fry . Talking to Jansen and Faith the owners they say as soon as the snow is gone they 'll be open. I like this course for the quietness of it and the ability to try different shots and the relaxed pace. Club house is great for lunch ad a Beer after the round. Awesome spot to for the after work game with friends.https://pinewoodgcr.com/ Menomonie Country Club is a course I have not played yet but heard it has some nice holes and this also is a 9 hole par 3 with 3 par 4 holes about 2200 yards long. Will play it this year and report back. not sure of the opening time as they have no website and facebook gives no info. https://www.golfwisconsin.com/golfcourses/coursedetail.cfm?recordid=282 So let other and myself know of whats going on in your area . I know in mine we have tons of courses close by and I will try to give you a heads up on them thru out the summer . If your gonna be in the area or would like to set up a round I 'm always happy to play. just Message me here and I will do the same if I am gonna be in your area.
  16. Went to 2nd Swing today in MN and got fitted for some updated clubs. was an awesome experience. fitting was free with purchase and GOD was I out of sorts not having swung a club in a few months. But at the end I had a new bag full of Clubs that were best for me and they stayed within my budget and I was thrilled. Cant wait for the snow to melt and I will be out there. I am SO PUMPED to PLAY Tanglewood Greens In Menomonie WI . Great Course, Great people, Awesome Time
  17. Course photos for Wild Rock Golf Club
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