The 100-year-old public, not-for-profit property in Evanston, Ill. is waging a campaign to stop a new road that a developer wants to put in that would cut through the golf course, saying it would effectively create a 17-hole layout. A vote on the road proposal is scheduled for November 1 by the local water board,…
The iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is holding back on its $3 million expansion plan because of the uncertainty that it faces, like other resorts and hospitality outlets in the popular Straits of Mackinac region, over staffing. Limits on H-2B visas for seasonal workers from outside the U.S. have combined with reluctance to look…
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved the first of several permits that will be needed for the new course to be built by the creators of Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, even as an array of potential environmental impacts from the project were detailed. Kohler has agreed to create wetlands in other parts of the area and to contribute $200,000 towards restoration work.
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The company is proposing that 500 acres of land, which includes the site of a golf course it wants to develop along Lake Michigan, be annexed into the city of Sheboygan, Wis., from the Town of Wilson, Wis. “It is in the public’s best interest to have the project be located in a financially stable municipality like the City of Sheboygan, which is able to provide on a long-term basis the appropriate level of services to both the project and residents,” Dirk Willis of Kohler Co. said.
The planned golf course in the Town of Wilson, Wis., along the shore of Lake Michigan could be required to avoid some areas and minimize impact on others. In all, archaeologists found 25,186 prehistoric and historic artifacts in 96 digs across 195 acres, with items dating back to the late Archaic period, between 1200 B.C. and 100 B.C.
The April 27 auction will entertain bids for Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay, Wis., which overlooks Lake Michigan and features a 65,000-sq. ft. main lodge.
Mark Rolfing, an NBC/Golf Channel analyst who grew up outside of the city, is spearheading a plan to combine two current public courses on the South Side into a standout 18- or 27-hole facility that could possibly attract a regular tour stop or even a major championship.
Speaking to town officials and a crowd of 100 people, the company confirmed that it plans to build an 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse, maintenance facility and golf cart barn on a 247-acre property along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County, Wis. The company will now seek a conditional use permit to proceed, a process that will allow the company to respond to any concerns raised by the community.
Contributor Larry Olmsted compiled the list based on unusual location, historical significance, and the amount of work necessary to transform traditionally unattractive sites (flat desert wasteland, clay and copper mines, and a former cement factory) into acclaimed golf courses.
Holes 16, 17 and 18 at the Petoskey, Mich., club will be redesigned, relocated and reshaped by Arthur Hills to make the holes more playable. Throughout the construction, which is expected to begin in late August for a spring 2014 debut, holes 1 through 15 will remain open for play.