— 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,”
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
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.