Mini-Golf Course Opening Soon: Shortage of Construction Materials Delays Clubhouse Opening

The 18-hole miniature-golf course under construction in Sturgeon Bay is shaping up, but the building at the site won’t open right away, according to owner Susan Hartzell.

Landscaping and the carpeted putting surfaces were expected this week for the Salty Seagull on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay. Hartzell said she plans to have the course open by Aug. 5 so kids can enjoy it before they get busy with school activities.

Heavy rains in July delayed course construction slightly, but material delays have been more problematic. Hartzell said the contractors have not received the windows, doors or other materials she ordered, and the scarcity of those items delayed completing the building that will house the office, concessions and restrooms.

Hartzell plans to bring in an office trailer and temporary toilets to get the business – and the golf balls – rolling.