Volume III, Issue II, November 2015
DRASTICALLY IN 2016!
The Merkel Family is proud to announce a radical change in the 2016 membership program at all 3 family owned courses. Basically, what that means is that you will be receiving golf privileges at 3 courses for the price of one. What a great way to make your recreation dollar stretch farther. We have eliminated the reciprocal fee for our members when playing at Camelot, Horicon Hills or West Bend Lakes Golf Clubs.
Simply, if you have a weekday membership at one course and want to play during the week at one of the other two courses, all you have to do is make a tee time with your membership number. You and any applicable players in your tee time will be asked to present their membership cards when checking in. The same process is true for full members except that they will be able to play on any day of the week.
There are of course some procedures which must be followed:
◊ Be sure you have made the tee time at the proper course
◊ Golf cart memberships do not transfer from one course to another
CHANGES AT HORICON HILLS!
Our major emphasis has been improving the entire irrigation system. Starting in the pump house, new pumps and computers were installed. The two worn out 20 horse pumps were replaced with 40 and 60 horse motors. State of the art computer and control panels are also in place. About 25% of all the pipes are presently replaced along with new valves. The remainder of pipes will be finished next year. Over 300 new heads have already been purchased and another 300 will be added in spring. By this time next year the new system should be completely operational. The original quote for the system exceeded $500,000. Because of a few good deals and doing much of the work in-house we finished about 20% under budget.
For safety reasons, we redesigned the first tee. This created several lower tees and made the parking lot less in danger of errant drives off the tee. Nick and the crew also started an extensive tree removal and pruning process that will continue this winter and into next season.
Several other tees were rebuilt and that process will continue. With the purchase of new equipment, carts and building remodeling, it is projected that we will make nearly 1 million dollars of improvements over this and the next 2 years.
As true with all our courses, we never stop making improvements. Be sure to let us know what you think of our efforts so far.