Bog GC has new owner and operator

KemperSports has been selected to manage The Bog Golf Course in Saukville, Wis. The daily-fee facility is under new ownership as of July 1 by the Milwaukee-Wis.-based Hammes family.

Milwaukee B & E Partners I LLC, an affiliate of development firm Hammes Co., Brookfield, purchased the course from John Taylor Golf Inc. for more than $2 million, according to broker Chris Charnas, president of Links Capital Advisors. The asking price was $3.5 million and three offers were made.

“Working closely with the ownership group, our goal will be to bring fresh ideas to the table while continuing to define a great golf experience,” KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner said in a news release.

After its premier in 1995, The Bog was quickly named as one of Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best New Courses of the Year. The 18-hole an Arnold Palmer Signature Designed public golf course routes through the terrain of the Cedarburg Bog, which includes woods, wetlands, rolling hills and native wildlife. 

The par-72 championship layout is playable from 5,110 to 7,221 yards with five sets of tees and 118 bunkers.

Members will have access to KemperCollection, a portfolio of private and semi-private clubs that offer reciprocal play and rates to members of other KemperCollection clubs. The Bog Golf Course will also have access to KemperClub, a business-to-consumer online marketing engine that connects golfers with events and promotions at Kemper-managed facilties.

“It’s a strategy to identify, connect and create a community of golfers that share the same value,” said Andrew Fleming, senior vice president of strategy and business affairs.

The club also features a full-service, 10,500 sq. ft. clubhouse with bar, restaurant, banquet space and a 50-acre practice center. 

“We believe The Bog is one of the highest quality courses in Southeastern Wisconsin,” Ownership partner Mike Hammes said in a news release, “Through our partnership with KemperSports, we are confident that the facilities and course will be well cared for and maintained.”  

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. It has a portfolio of 121.5 18-hole equivalent courses making it the 6th largest golf management company in the world. The Bog Golf Course is the company’s sixth managed course in Wisconsin.

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