Hammes Company buys The Bog golf course for $1.99 million

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

July 8, 2015

BROOKFIELD — Hammes Company recently bought the Arnold Palmer-designed The Bog golf course in Saukville for $1.99 million.

Mike Hammes said his family’s Brookfield development company saw the value in The Bog because it is well designed and has a great layout.

“Having a name like Arnold Palmer attached to the course is exciting in its own right,” Hammes said.

Created in 1995, The Bog facility includes a public 18-hole, par 72, championship layout which is playable from 5,110 to 7,221 yards, according to its website.

Hammes said The Bog is the first golf course that Hammes Company owns and it will be working with KemperSports, a golf course management firm based in Northbrook, Ill. Hammes Company closed on the sale July 2 and plans to maintain the status quo at the 297-acre golf course for the time being.

“We are going to see how the year plays out and make decisions as we go on,” Hammes said.

KemperSports spent a couple of days on site since he purchase and are assessing the facility, he said.