When Greg McKush bought Montgomery (Minn.) National Golf Club in 2018, he added a yellow submarine and a piano painted like Paul McCartney’s piano. Each hole is named after a Beatles song, as well.
Greg McKush has combined two of his loves—golf and the Beatles—at Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery, Minn., WCCO reported. He is now taking golfers on a Magical Mystery Tour.
“It didn’t happen overnight, it just kept getting new layers,” McKush said. “For example, all of our holes are named after different Beatles songs.”
Hole No. 1 may be the most sacred, WCCO reported. A few years back, McKush’s friend John had a heart attack while on the green. Fortunately, he survived, and that’s how hole one got its name.
“We are going to call that hole a “Day in the Life” for you. He said, I would prefer if it was called ‘A Little Help From My Friends,’”’ McKush said.
It also takes a little help from the grounds crew to keep the yellow submarine looking so yellow, WCCO reported. McKush painted it that distinct color right after buying it.
“It was a prop from the movie Tora, Tora, Tora! I guess they had two of them and they blew up one and they didn’t need a second one,” said McKush.
Hole No. 10 is named “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” because the sand trap is shaped like a 50-foot Olson guitar, WCCO reported.
“It’s really cool, but you don’t want to be in the neck of it. A lot of people are cursing me for putting it here,” he said.
“Hitting just past the yellow submarine but not enough to get over the water, that’s the worst. [It’s happened] several times,” said Gary Kleugel, golfer.
Walking through the pro shop is like walking down Penny Lane, WCCO reported.
“We’ve painted a piano just like McCartney’s piano,” McKush said.
And there’s more to come, WCCO reported. McKush is building an event center along with a new pro shop. In part, because he needs more space for all his Beatles stuff.
“This will be a shrine to the Beatles. I’ve got a lot of cool memorabilia. So, it’ll be all Beatles,” McKush said.
McKush plans to call the new bar he’s building at the event center “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Pars Club.” It is scheduled to open this fall, WCCO reported.