Baehmann’s Golf Center looked different in the early
years. Above, the original pro shop with Keith
Baehmann posing in front of the door in 1971.
Baehmann’s Golf Center has been a fixture on Cedarburg’s
north side for 55 years, originally opening as a driving
range in 1960.
facility is located on what was the Baehmann family
farm, which was on the east side of the street and the
range was built as a stand-alone business. The mini-golf
course and the nine-hole par-three course were installed
Baehmann, now 79, continued to farm the land north of
the driving range with assistance from his father,
Edmund, and Emil Paulus, who raised beef cattle there
for his grocery and butcher shop in downtown Cedarburg.
Dale Baehmann returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam,
he joined the business with his father. Eventually Dale
and his wife moved to North Carolina, where they still
the golf industry becoming more complicated and
competitive, the Baehmanns strategized about how they
might boost the business by bringing Bud’s son, Kurt,
home from Colorado. Kurt is an able golfer and a
marketing whiz, and his vision for the center included
bringing a PGA professional on board and installing a
very sophisticated golf simulator.
hired local pro Dan Gogin and established a full
complement of teaching/learning opportunities for all
ages, concentrated on leagues and establishing a
FootGolf course to attract youngsters and families to
this entry-level subset of golf offshoots.
FootGolf course is part of the par-three nine, which is
north of the range. The Baehmanns are emphasizing family
sports activities and offer snacks and beverages to
participants who choose the golf center as a locus of
family recreational activities.
interior of the current pro shop, as it looked in
the early 1970s.
offers lessons in the simulator and the Baehmanns have
golf leagues, which offer play on some of the finest
simulated courses in the world. They still do club
fitting, regripping and reshafting as well.
Baehmann’s Golf Center is located at W73 N1122
Washington Ave. in Cedarburg.
the golf shop at 377-0768 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. if
you have any interest in these services and
opportunities, or visit Baehmann’s website at
www.golfcedarburg.com. Dan Gogin can be reached
News Graphic golf columnist John Ehle can
be reached at