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The 10th hole at the Wisconsin Club Country Club. The course will begin a renovation this fall. (PHOTO: Wisconsin Club )

Wisconsin Club Country Club to undergo renovation

One of the city's, if not the state's, top golf courses will undergo a multimillion dollar renovation beginning next month.

The Wisconsin Club Board of Directors approved a $3.5 million makeover of its private Country Club, located at at 6200 W. Good Hope Rd., by renowned architect Bruce Hepner.

According to Club General Manager John Constantine, the renovation of the 6,700-yard course will be financed by the club's operating revenue. No additional member assessment will be applied, or was any outside financing sought.

The first phase of the renovation will start Sept. 16, beginning with Hepner adding new bunkers and tee boxes while widening select fairways. Phase two will focus on a new irrigation system and the third and final phase will focus on practice facilities that currently include separate chipping and pitching greens, practice bunkers, two putting greens and a driving range.

"We selected Bruce and his firm for a number of reasons," Constantine said in a statement. "First, Bruce has extensive experience working with Tom Doak as his Vice President for over 17 years before starting his own firm in 2010. Bruce is credited with working on and or consulting with 25 of the top golf courses in the world, according to golf industry sources. Secondly, Bruce takes a hands on approach. He prefers to actually work on the equipment used to reshape and renovate courses."

No completion date was set, and the course will be open during the work.


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