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It’s Golfing Season, Folks!

April 8th, 2015

While it has been a quieter week in Madison as the Badgers lost to Duke in the National Championship Monday night, we are still extremely proud of all the Wisconsin basketball players for providing so much excitement, entertainment and Badger pride home to Wisconsin. There’s always a weir

d feeling in the air after March Madness ends because we have become so used to basketball games in our background music for a month straight and cheering on our favorite players and teams. Luckily, for all of the sports fanatics out there, another big tournament is on its way in starting this Thurs

day, April 9th.

The first full week of April can only mean one thing, the Masters Tournament. The Masters is the first of the four majors to be held each year, and unlike the other major championships, the Masters is he

ld every year at the same location, the breathtaking Augusta National Golf Club. This year will be another exciting tournament to watch as Tiger Woods returns to take on the player to watch, Rory McIlroy.

The Masters Tournament symbolizes not only the beginning of warmer and longer days, but also the beginning of the golf season in Madison. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a handful of incredible golf courses in the Madison area, and as you start itching to get out on the range we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful golf courses in and around Madison.

 

1. University Ridge Golf Course

University Ridge Golf Course is a public golf course and the official home course to the University of Wisconsin’s men’s and women’s golf teams. The course sits on the terminal moraine, where the last retreating glacier stopped, forming the backbone of the ridge that separates the land into groups of rolling hills and valleys.

University Ridge offers something for players of every ability level. Since the opening of University Ridge numerous events have been held including or are scheduled to be held including the 2015 Wisconsin State Open, the 2010 Women’s Big Ten Conference Championship and the 2005 Men’s Big Ten Conference Championship.

 

2. Bishops Bay Golf Course

Bishops Bay golf course preserves more than 200 acres as a permanent green space and adds 600 new trees to the natural terrain. The Country Club Golf Course was nominated for the 1995 Golf Digest “Best New Course Award”. The course is designed for champions and beginners and each golfer will appreciate the challenge and beauty of Bishops Bay.

Bishops Bay Golf Course is nestled in the Villages of Bishops Bay and is currently a part of the newest addition to the area, the Community of Bishops Bay. Sprinkman Real Estate is now offering lots for sale in phase two of the Back Nine neighborhood and Phase 3 Golf Course lots in the Community of Bishops Bay.

For more information on the open lots in the Community of Bishops Bay: http://sprinkmanrealestate.com/neighborhoods/view/community-of-bishops-bay

 

3. Maple Bluff Country Club

In 1899, several golf enthusiasts officially incorporated “Maple Bluff Golf Club,” rented a six-acre pasture and laid out a five hold course. By 1900, the club rapidly gained attention and a group of 20 people agreed advance the necessary funds to build a clubhouse. The club continues to grow and prosper and over the years it has hosted several distinguished events including the Wisconsin State Open, Wisconsin State Amateur Host Site, and the Wisconsin Women’s State Open.

 

4. The Oaks Golf Course

Just east of Madison, the Oaks Golf Course is a public course that will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. Test your accuracy with their fairways, water hazards and sand traps and you’ll be sure to improve your game. The course layout gives the golfer a fair round while placing him or her in a beautiful, natural setting.

 

The golfing season is short but sweet and we hope you take advantage of all of the wonderful amenities the Madison area golf courses provide!