Formerly the Glenway Golf Course, The Glen Golf Park in Madison, Wis. will feature the Glen House—courtesy of local companies donating time, money, and resources getting the old clubhouse hollowed out and building a brand-new facility.
The Glen Golf Park, formerly the Glenway Golf Course, opened for golfers ahead of its July 10 grand opening, when the clubhouse opened as the Glen House, WMTV reported. Work on the Madison, Wis. property stretched for nearly two years, following a $750,000 donation to the Madison Parks Foundation.
People involved in the project and on the foundation board hope to make the space more than a golf course, WMTV reported.
“Reimagine the golf course into not just a golf course but a golf park,” said Vice President of the Board, Ty Beck. “There really were no funds in order to renovate the clubhouse; however, Dan Bertler of Supreme Structures came forward and built a team of other local contractors.”
Bertler says, along with his company, Dave Jones Inc, Engelhart electric, Floor 360, Area Glass, Marling Lumber, Doors and Frames, Hellenbrand Painting, Madison Sheet Metal, County Line Design LLC cabinetry, Rundle-Spence, and Sketchworks Architecture are involved in the project, WMTV reported. The companies are donating time, money, and resources to getting the old clubhouse hollowed out and building a brand-new facility inside.
“Everybody stepped up and was really excited to give back to the community and really show that the construction industry cares and that we’re here to help,” said project design expert Black Herbert for Supreme structures.
Herbert told WMTV crews are working around the clock to prepare the space for the grand opening. Park superintendent for the City of Madison Eric Knepp said it is a crucial piece of what the park is trying to do post-redesign.
“What we learned in the pandemic early on is the park system is a great place to gather and be with the people they care about, however and we think the Glen House and the Glen Golf Park is a great opportunity to do that,” said Knepp.
The park will host activities, from yoga to move nights, and closes to golfers Sunday afternoons to allow more time for events, WMTV reported. The people working on the park say it will be a place for everyone to utilize and enjoy.
“Yes, it is a golf course; however, it’s a public space that’s now open and accessible for everybody to come and enjoy,” Beck told WMTV.
C+RB has been following the public golf scene in Madison, Wis. since 2017 when the city first began discussing the struggling golf courses.