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  • Peninsula Golf Course

    “A mystical place…” That is how the caretakers and staff of the Peninsula State Park Golf Course view the idyllic location where they find themselves working season after season. A paradise by anyone’s standard, the course is set within an unspoiled forest and surrounded by some of the most magnificent views of the county. The […]

  • Bay Ridge: The 40th anniversary of a golf course

    On the Fourth of July of this year, Bay Ridge Golf Course will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Meanwhile, current owners Peter and Dianne Trenchard will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of ownership. From humble beginnings as a potato field and known in its early days as “Stony Acres,” Bay Ridge was built into the course […]

  • The Golf Course Transformed: Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park

    Hill 17 on the Peninsula State Park course offers golfers a gorgeous treetop view to tee off from. As one drives into the park from the Ephraim entrance, the golf course presents itself immediately to the right, but to the left there’s nothing but a forest of trees. Shortly thereafter, driving to the golf course […]

  • The Hybrid Surge

    About ten years ago I can remember walking up a fairway at Peninsula State Park Golf Course with friends on our approach to the green. We were looking at similar distances to the green for our second shot – between 170 and 200 yards. With a slight groan, I pulled out my four iron, which […]

  • Keeping Fairways Fair and Greens Green

    Rolling hills, miles of perfectly manicured, green, green grass views of crystal blue waters…sound like the perfect vacation? Well, if you consider 18 holes a vacation, then you are in luck. Door County’s golf courses contain some of most beautiful landscapes, and landscaping, in our area. Whether you are walking or riding it is inevitable […]

  • Fore the Cause: Charity Golf Outings

    Beautiful golf courses are a part of Door County’s landscape. There are 153 holes to be played at any given time during the season with more being built all the time and, on a good day, there are people playing on most of them. Golf has become a huge business since Tiger took center stage […]

  • Fall Golf: A Loosely Held Secret

    As the sun begins its angled dip into the southern sky and the county recoils from its congested towns and frantic pace, a new season with an entirely different feel descends upon the peninsula. Northern Wisconsin has long been known for its -annual display of outstanding fall colors. October weekends swell with families fully aware […]

  • Putting Practice

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a great time to evaluate areas of your golfing game. After improving upon my long game this season (which was my goal), it has become clear that the best place for me to shave digits from my handicap is on the greens. Too many three-putts have left […]

  • Whistling Straits, Golf, golfing, golf hole, Door County, Golfing in Door County

    A Major Just Down the Shore

    For anyone who loves golfing in Wisconsin, this is going to be a special year. As host of the 2004 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits in Kohler is close enough to the Door Peninsula to be considered “just down the shore.” The event will bring with it the finest tour players, roughly 300,000 spectators, an estimated […]

  • Good Golf Gifting

    The holiday season is approaching and for many golf enthusiasts, there is no better gift than one that will make for an enjoyable 2004 season.  There’s never a shortage of gift ideas for golfers, but the real question is what will put a smile on the face of that special someone on your list. We […]

  • Any Way You Slice It

    The PGA states that 90% of golfers have a slice. Congratulations if you are one of the lucky minority. For the rest of us, there is hope. With a little understanding and practice, a slice can be corrected. A true slice ball starts off to the left of the intended line of shot and then […]

  • Gold Driver, Golf, Door County

    Memory of a Swing

    Every year around this time, faced with another summer season of golf, I swear that I am going to take some lessons. Every year, June eventually passes without an appointment with a local golf pro. The same yearly excuse seems to be responsible for my failure to seek to some professional guidance: “I don’t want […]