This 18-hole public golf facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, located eight miles west of downtown Milwaukee, has become one of the well known among local golfers for its fast and challenging greens, excellent course conditions and quality customer service.
New Berlin Hills has hosted several state tournaments and has served as one of the qualifying Milwaukee Wisconsin golf courses for the PGA Tour’s Greater Milwaukee Open.
New Berlin’s visually striking and comfortable 5, 000 square-foot clubhouse acts as an ideal setting to take in panoramic views of many of New Berlin Hills’ picturesque golf holes. Together, the golf course and clubhouse provide the perfect locale for your foursome, group or private party to enjoy an exceptional golf experience at one of the top Milwaukee Wisconsin Golf Courses.
100 Years of History from Woodmont Country Club to New Berlin Hills – Written by Ray McInerny Sr.
Founded in 1905 by Oscar Greenwald of Gimbels Department Store, Dr. Patek, a founder of Patek Paint Company, Joseph Landauer of Landauer Company and a prominent group of lawyers who formed the Woodmont country Club.
January, 1907 Woodmont Country Club purchased its original 40 acres in Section 1 from Daniel Ewer. This formed the 9 hole golf course and exclusive club for members only. It prospered for a while and then, as it’s members aged and the Depression hit, a mortgage to expand the club obtained from Wisconsin Bank proved fatal. Eventually, unable to pay the loan, it was foreclosed and the club was sold at sheriff’s sale on January 5, 1943.
Purchased on January 5, 1943 by John Schunk, a realtor, John Wimmer, a builder, and attorney Cy Shabaz who operated the club under the name Lincoln Hills with Mony Weiser as pro and Mony’s brother Elmer as assistant.
The early years of Lincoln Hills were successful and led by the active participants. Fantastic meals were served by Chefs Karl and Gretchen Mader, who later opened thier own restaurant in the City of Milwaukee after a fire destroyed the clubhouse in 1945. Several years passed as the club became more successful and widely used for golf and winter tobogganing. The Wimmer and Shabaz families contributed to the development of New Berlin and Lincoln Hills continued to be successful. For a long time the fuse box in the clubhouse, built by Lincoln Hills, smelled but for some reason was ignored and in 1945 the clubhouse was destroyed by an electrical fire. Intrest waned in the mid 1950’s with Mr. Wimmer left as the only surviving member of the original trio.
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