The bad news for Wisconsin golfers? A forecast high temperature in the low 60s for Thursday in the Madison area has been dialed back a few degrees.
The good news? There are now two days of temperatures in the upper 50s and the promise of at least three more days to tee it up in southern Wisconsin.
Of course, just as the state's golf season begins in far southern Wisconsin and makes its way north, its end is underway in northern Wisconsin and making its way south.
More than two dozen courses across the Northwest, Northwoods, Northeast and Central regions — many impacted by the season's first snowstorm that dumped up to eight inches of snow in some parts — have closed for the season. Play at high-end courses such as Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa and Erin Hills near Milwaukee has also come to an end for the 2020 season.
Troy Burne GC in Hudson was among the prominent courses to close in northwest Wisconsin at the end of October. Wild Rock GC in Wisconsin Dells announced Monday that Friday will be its final day for play during the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, Dretzka Park Golf Course has closed for the season, but the rest of the Milwaukee County Parks courses remain open. Meanwhile, both nine-hole courses in the Madison Parks family — Glenway GC and Monona GC — have closed for the season, but play continues at 36-hole Yahara Hills GC and 18-hole Odana Hills.
More course closings figure to be imminent. Grandview GC in Hortonville posted a video to its Facebook page Monday showing heavy snow flurries dancing over the course.
Here is a region-by-region list of courses that have posted to social media or their website that they are no longer open for public play. Courses wishing to add their names to the list can contact digital editor Rob Hernandez at email@example.com with details of when they closed or links to their social media post announcing the closure.
|November 13||Entwood GC||Lake Holcombe||715-595-4035|
|October 28||Black River GC||Medford||715-748-5520|
|October 26||Troy Burne GC||Hudson||715-381-9800|
|October 26||Spooner GC||Spoone||715-635-3580|
|October 25||Sunset View GC||Chetek||715-859-6311|
|October 23||Krooked Kreek GC||Osceola||715-294-3673|
|October 21||Lake Wissota GC||Chippewa Falls||888-382-4780|
|October 20||Rolling Oaks GC||Barron||715-537-3409|
|October 18||Pattison Park GC||Superior||715-399-2489|
|October 16||Black Bear GC||Minong||715-466-2314|
|October 16||Cumberland GC||Cumberland||715-822-4333|
|October 12||Eagle Bluff GC||Hurley||715-561-3552|
|October 26||Eagle River GC-||Eagle River||715-479-8111|
|October 25||Rhinelander CC-||Rhinelander||715-365-3208|
|October 23||Minocqua CC-||Minocqua||715-356-5217|
|October 23||Timber Ridge GC||Minocqua||715- 356-9502|
|October 17||Bass Lake CC-||Antigo||715-623-6196|
|October 17||Northwood GC-||Rhinelander||715-282-6565|
|October 16||Inshalla CC-||Tomahawk||715-453-3130|
|October 16||Plum Lake GC||Sayner||715-542-2598|
|October 15||Pinewood CC-||Harshaw||715-282-5500|
|October 15||Lake Forest GC-||Eagle River||715-479-4211|
|November 15||Wander Springs GC||Greenleaf||920-864-4653|
|November 10||Winchester Hills GC||Larsen||920-836-2476|
|November 7||Hunter's Glen GC||Crivitz||715-854-8008|
|October 31||McCauslin Brook G&CC||Lakewood||715-276-7623|
|October 31||DeSmidt's GC||Crivitz||715-854-7939|
|October 20||Quig's Maplewood GC||Pickerel||715-484-4653|
|November 9||Homestead GC||Wisconsin Rapids||715-423-7577|
|November 1||Lake Arrowhead GC/Lakes Course||Nekoosa||715-325-2929|
|October 24||Tri-City GC||Wisconsin Rapids||715-258-7271|
|October 22||Sand Valley GC||Nekoosa||888-651-5539|
|October 16||Trapp River GC||Brokaw||715-675-3044|
|October 16||Tribute GC||Wausau||715-675-3663|
|October 11||Lake Arrowhead GC/Pines Course||Nekoosa||715-325-2929|
|August 20||SentryWorld||Stevens Point||715-345-1600|
|November 22||Wanaki GC||Menomonee Falls||262-252-3480|
|October 31||Mayville GC*||Mayville||920-387-9965|
|October 26||Shoop Park GC||Racine||262-681-9714|
|October 26||Washington Park GC||Racine||262-635-0118|
|October 25||Dretzka Park GC||Milwaukee||414-354-7300|
|October 21||Erin Hills||Erin||262-670-8600|
|* = Course closing confirmed via text, email or Messenger|