Labor Woes Stall Growth for Northern Michigan Properties

By | June 18, 2018

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 […]

Wetland Permit for Kohler’s New Course Approved

By | January 18, 2018

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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Kohler Co. Seeks Annexation of Golf Course Land

By | May 2, 2017

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.

Discovery of Cultural Artifacts Could Alter Newest Kohler Course

By | May 10, 2016

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.