Troy Burne GC-Hudson

A view of Troy Burne GC in Hudson following a recent snowfall.

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.

MADISON WEATHER

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 rob@killarneygolfmedia.com with details of when they closed or links to their social media post announcing the closure.


NORTHWEST

Closing Course/link City Phone
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

NORTHWOODS

Closing Course/link City Phone
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

NORTHEAST

Closing Course/link City Phone
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

CENTRAL

Closing Course/link City Phone
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

SOUTHEAST

Closing Course/link City Phone
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

SOUTHWEST

Closing Course/link City Phone
November 15 Viroqua Hills GC Viroqua 608-637-7615
October 24 Coachman's GR Stoughton 608-884-8484

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