Extensive Renovation Project Near Completion on The Woodlands course at Lawsonia – Opening Day Set for May 14th


The Golf Courses of Lawsonia and Oliphant Golf Management are excited to announce the completion of an extensive renovation to the Woodlands course, with play set to open for golfers on May 14th. The Woodlands course was built in 1983, making Lawsonia a 36 hole golf destination with the nationally-ranked Links course, voted no. 87 on GOLF’s “2020-2021 Top 100 Courses in the US” list.

“The renovation to the fairway bunkering and green surrounds are dramatic and incredible,” said Lawsonia’s PGA Head Golf Professional, Josh Carroll. “We’re truly excited to showcase the Woodlands course to our returning players and to see their reactions to all of the improvements.”

“The Woodlands is a magnificent golf course and Superintendent, Mike Lyons, has brought the greens up to the finest level over the past ten years,” said Ben Mott, President of the Green Lake Conference Center. “We are thrilled to have golf architect Craig Haltom and his team who helped build Sand Valley’s golf courses, redesign and rebuild the bunkers to championship level while also speeding up play and making the course more enjoyable for all playing levels. This brings the Woodlands course up to the fine level already achieved by the Haltom/Oliphant team’s work on the Links that has been nationally recognized and universally enjoyed.”

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia is located in Green Lake, Wisconsin, a short drive from Madison and Milwaukee and within three hours drive from Chicago. Lawsonia offers on-site lodging accommodations and a full-service bar and restaurant, Langford’s Pub – featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the golf season. With the Links ranked no. 58 by Golf Digest on their list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and no. 66 on GolfWeek’s “Top 200 Classic Golf Courses in the USA”, Lawsonia continues to be one of Wisconsin’s very best golf destinations.

Craig Haltom, the golf architect who designed and supervised the Woodlands renovation, is also responsible for the redesigns of courses such as Stevens Point Country Club and The Club at Lac La Belle. He was also heavily involved in developing Sand Valley and has co-designed the new 12North short course at Trappers Turn Golf Club with Andy North. The Green Lake Conference Center brought on Oliphant Golf Management (OGM) to oversee operations for The Golf Courses of Lawsonia in 2012. The partnership has solidified Lawsonia as a top golf destination in Wisconsin, with the Woodlands complimenting the renowned Links course.

If you are interested in playing the Woodlands on opening day, you’ll enjoy golf, food and drinks along with a commemorative gift. For additional information on The Golf Courses of Lawsonia and to book a tee time, visit www.lawsonia.com or contact Head Golf Professional, Josh Carroll, at (920) 294-3320, or by email at jcarroll@lawsonia.com.


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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