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.