Eagle Springs Golf Resort is a Public 18 holes golf course located in Eagle, Wisconsin.
Eagle Springs Golf Resort first opened for play in 1893. The course was designed by E. G. Spalding.
Par for the course is 35. From the back tees the course plays to 2814 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 2317 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 8, a par-5 that plays to 447 Yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 133 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 4, a 401 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 7, a 133 yard par-3.
In 1893 WilliamTuohy aquired the land where Eagle Springs is located. He established a resort including a grand hotel, 12 cottages and 18-hole golf course. The resort served as an exclusive vacation destination for guests from Chicago, Milwaukee and Waukesha. Horse drawn buggies met vacationers at the train stations in Eagle and Mukwonago. Hotel rates at the turn of the century were $2.00 per day and $8.00-$12.00 per week. Golf was 25 cents for 18-holes but if people were short on money William allowed them to golf for free.
In 1920 his daughter, Agnes Ellen Tuohy, 21, died unexpectedly. Heartbroken, he ordered the hotel closed and put it up for sale with the condition that whoever bought it would need to move it to another location. It was sold and razed in 1921. He then turned his attention exclusively to upgrading and improving the golf course.
He hired A. G. Spaulding, a former pitcher and manager for the Chicago Cubs, to design the first two holes and let nature dictate the rest of the 18-holes. After the depression in 1929 the golf course was cut to 9-holes.
The old hotelâ€™s â€œlaundry buildingâ€ is currently the Clubhouse for the golf course. It features the original cherrywood tables and chairs from the resort. The cherrywood bar was also taken from the hotel before it was sold. Many reminders of the past are displayed in the cherished, antique clubhouse. Nine of the original cottages remain as part of the current resort. They are still rented by families enjoying the tranquil feeling of another era. Both the golf course and the cottages epitomize the legacy of Eagle Springs Golf Resort.
Fifth generation owner Mike Bolan, and his family, represent Eagle Springs Golf Resort as the oldest family owned nine-hole course in Wisconsin. Eagle Springs is also listed among the first courses in America.
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