The Bog Course is literally built on a bog, a type of wetland. Over 297 acres of wetlands, rolling hills and habitat were shaped to create this Arnold Palmer Signature Design built in 1995. A golfers tip encouraged us to visit The Bog course in Eastern Wisconsin.
The practice area is large with target greens including a 4,000 square foot bentgrass practice green. Virtually all the major Wisconsin state tournaments at the amateur and professional level have been held here.
The Bog Course
A bog is a type of wetland that comprises dead plant material not hefty enough to support anything of size. This presents an foundation for excellent turf growth. Hence, it is not a surprise that the course is lush. It’s also 100% bentgrass on tees, fairways and greens.
The twelfth is a short but narrow Par 4. A blind tee shot over bunkers to a narrow landing area sets up a short wedge over a creek to a small green. It’s reported that Arnold Palmer double-bogeyed this hole on the inaugural round.
And 117 bunkers make a tough test. Several long tee shot carries into narrow fairways are daunting.
If you’re arranging a trip to the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits only forty-five minutes north, stop for a great round of golf at the Bog course.
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