Work Continues on The Bull Course

A Jack Nicklaus-designed course is coming to Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Work commenced in August 2000 on The Bull Championship Course, and itís on schedule to open in June 2002. David Bachmann Jr., president of Pinehurst Farms Golf Corporation, is building The Bull on his familyís farm and intends to keep the green fees under $100.

In operation since 1910, Pinehurst Farms raises grand champion-caliber, purebred Holstein cattle. The family suffered a setback in 1993 when the milking barn burned down. At that time, the Bachmannís vision of sustaining a top-level farming operation shifted to building a championship-caliber golf course and residential community on their 418 acres. Bachmann Jr. heads the project with his father, David Sr., serving as the secretary/treasurer.

The par-72 layout is located just a few miles from the renowned Blackwolf Run Golf Club in nearby Kohler. It will boast five sets of tees, and play from 6,123 yards to 7,241 from the back ďBullĒ tees. Each hole will be named after a bull bred on the farm. Nearly 200 housing units are scheduled, including 154 single-family units and 44 fairway-side villas.

The Onion River runs through the property; there are two existing ponds with five more to be added. The site features a mix of woodlands and open spaces, with a 70-foot elevation change throughout the property.

Nicklaus has designed almost 200 golf courses worldwide. The combination of the Golden Bearís design credentials and the rich heritage of Pinehurst Farms will make this facility a must-play when it opens next year. If you have any questions about The Bull, call 920/467-2451.