BELLE — The La Belle Golf Club is expected to be sold by
mid-April to Prestwick Golf Group in Sussex, according to
Prestwick Golf Group Vice President Tyler Morse.
company, which manufacturers golf course furnishings out of
recycled plastic, plans to renovate La Belle, Morse said. He
added this will be the first golf course the company has
really excited to be a part of the La Belle community and to
create quite a golf experience at La Belle,” said Morse. “I
think it’s going to be exciting for the community to see
what we’re going to be able to do there.”
18-hole golf course, located at 6996 Pennsylvania St. was
previously known as Rolling Hills Country Club. Frank
Romano, Troy Schmidt and John Meunier purchased the property
from First Financial Centre of Oconomowoc in 2015.
the specifics of the renovation won’t be clear for a few
months, Morse said the company intends to display several of
their outdoor furnishings branded under the name “Sister
“Everything from soft seating to Adirondacks, benches and
outdoor firepit tables,” Morse said. “It’s going to be a
neat showroom for us.” But Prestwick does more than just
outdoor golf course furnishings. The company is also in the
business of club house and pro shop interior design. In
fact, Prestwick recently purchased Sturdy Craft, which is
responsible for much of the interior design found in Von
Maur at The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 Lord Street.
Prestwick was founded in 1997 by Matt Morse, Tyler’s father,
under the name Great Lakes Golf Products. In 2007, the
company moved its operations to Oconomowoc and became known
as Prestwick Golf Group. Two years later, Prestwick moved
its operations to Sussex. Meunier denied a request for
Prestwick had been working with Delafield officials to move
their headquarters from Sussex to Delafield on 28 acres of
land near the interchange of Hwy C and interstate 94.
Prestwick wants to build a 71,000 square-foot corporate
headquarters along with a gathering center and event barn
during the first phase of the project and another 68,000
square feet in office space to be developed for lease or
sale in the second phase.
Prestwick’s development plans were foiled after the project
was denied by the Common Council at a Feb. 19 meeting. Six
votes were required to adopt the change in ordinances
because a sufficient number of neighbors living within 100
feet and owning at least 20 percent of the land adjacent to
the development had filed formal protests.
Mayor and Ald. Jim Behrend attempted a compromise by
suggesting an amendment to require a 100-foot buffer from
neighbors along the southern border of the development and
limit the use of the event barn to corporate events. But
Alderman Al Zietlow and Alderwoman Jackie Valde voted no.
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