When Madison Common Council approved the Yahara Hills Neighborhood Development Plan Amendment and Land Sale & Use Agreements with Dane County for portions of Yahara Hills Golf Course on May 10, 2022, the future of golf at the course became a frequent question.
No changes are coming to the immediate future of golfing at Yahara Hills Golf Course. In fact, all 36 holes are open today and will remain open through the 2024 season. 27 holes are to remain open for 2025 and 18 holes are to remain open in 2026 through at a minimum through 2042.
The land sale between the City of Madison Public Works and Dane County Waste and Renewables will provide much-needed course improvements and allow for further implementation of recommendations from the Task Force on Municipal Golf. Investments and improvements include:
- Pay-off remaining balance from 2020 Long-Term Advance (approximately $700K)
- Developing a plan for investment that will set municipal golf up for long-term success:
- Address recommendations from Task Force
- Create LTE Crew to perform improvements in-house
- Improve greens/tees/bunker across the system
- Increase biodiversity by establishing and improving natural areas
- Improve the quality of urban forest within golf courses through focused tree pruning, planting, and maintenance
- Address irrigation issues
- Improve sustainability practices by installing a well at Odana
- Develop a new maintenance facility at Yahara
- Address building and parking lot needs
- Create a playable 18 hole course at Yahara, working with the natural tendencies of the course
We look forward to years of uninterrupted golfing at Yahara Hills Golf Course and hope to see you playing there soon! To book your tee time online, visit golfmadisonparks.com.
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