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Watertown Country Club is a private member-owned country club featuring a championship 18 hole golf course. Conveniently located between Madison and Milwaukee just north I-94, Watertown Country Club provides incrediable value with your golf membership. Proud host to Wisconsin's Only U.S. Amateur Qualifier for Four Years Running!! We pride ourselves in offering our members and guest with the most immaculate playing conditions in the area!!!
The club provides members and their families with quality golf and fine dining. Because golf is the major focus of the club, numerous golf events are planned for men, women, couples, and juniors.
THE HISTORY OF WATERTOWN COUNTRY CLUB
Watertown Country Club is a private 18 hole golf facility which was organized in 1922. Play began on the front nine in 1923. Construction of the back nine, designed by Larry Packard, began in 1959. Silver Creek meanders through the course and can come into play on more than half of the holes. Small greens with slight nuances prove to be challenging.
The club provides members and their families with quality golf and fine dining. Because golf is the major focus of the club, numerous golf events are planned for men, women, couples, and juniors. The clubhouse offers a lunch and dinner menu for members and their guests, and banquet services for weddings, anniversaries, special family celebrations and other member sponsored meetings or corporate events.
A Short History of the Course
The Watertown Country club was organized when eighty-two people signed its articles at the first meeting June 3, 1922. The president was local attorney, William H. Woodard.
Over fifty acres of farmland north of the city were purchased from Gustavus Austin. The property included a house, barn, and shed. Electricity, a telephone, and furnishings were installed in the farmhouse, which became the clubhouse. The barn housed the course maintenance equipment.
The entire farmland was plowed and earth moved to create the course. A watering system for the greens was installed in 1923 when the course opened for play. A full-time greenkeeper, John Stiemke, was employed in the 1930's. By 1941 the 100 member roster was full. A new clubhouse was approved in 1949 and opened the following spring. The clubhouse was further expanded in 1955,1966, 1980-81, and in 1994
The long time dream of an 18 hole course became reality when the second nine holes designed by Larry Packard were opened in 1961 on a 70 acre site that had been owned by Edwin Hinze. During the next several years a full sprinkler system was installed over the entire course. This was up-dated to a double sprinkler system in 1998.
Several major changes have been made to the course over the years. The #1 tee is in its third location. Three towering trees in the middle of #5 fairway were removed as was a huge tree in the middle of #6 fairway. The original #9 was very short and was lengthened later. The shape of the replacement green and its traps are now in the third configuration. The course of the creek along #10 fairway was changed to widen the fairway and make it more level.
Starting in the fall of 2013 and completed in the spring of 2014, the course underwent a complete bunker renovation. Work also included the addition of chipping/run-off areas around many of the greens. Continous cart path was also added to the front nine holes. Finally nine new tee boxes were added (8 forward, 1 back) throughout the course.
The Watertown Country Club has had full time greenkeepers for over fifty years: Stiemke, Walter Kaddatz, George Wuestenberg, Joe Bahr, Ron Grunewald, Mike Upthegrove, and currently Oscar Peterson.
Whether you are looking to take your game to the next level or are looking to enjoy your time playing the game with family and friends, Watertown Country Club offers every member the opportunity to enjoy each minute spent here at the club.
From social gatherings to member golf events, we offer something for every ability of play. Our goal is to make everyone enjoy the game and feel at home.
Top Reasons to Join Today!
- IMMACULATE PLAYING CONDITIONS!!!
- Rarely do you need to make a tee time! What better way to play when you want without having to worry about being able to play or how fast you are going to play. Play 3 holes, 4 holes, 9 holes or 18! Play whatever fits your schedule!
- New Course Renovations. In 2013 and 2014 we added continuous cart path to our front nine, added nine new tee boxes, and have completely renovated all of the bunkers on the course. Each will only add to the overall playability and experience of the course! In 2015 we added another four new tee boxes!
- Numerous Social and Golf Event Opportunites. We have something for everyone. Dueling pianos. Pig Roasts. Golf scrambles. Member dinners. Brunches. You name it, we have something for you to enjoy!
- Reciprocal Opportunities. Take advantage of some of the great opportunites you have to play other country clubs in Wisconsin.
- Fellow members and a staff to make you feel right at home. From day one, you will become a part of our family with the relationships you create here at Watertown CC.
Contact me at email@example.com or at 920.261.5009 for more information on joining today! I look forward to hearing from you and I would love to show you around our wonderful club!