When Glenn Rehbein first saw this picturesque, rural setting of Western Wisconsin in 1996, he knew it was the beginning of something special. Envisioning the premier upscale daily-fee club in the Upper Midwest, a world-class design team was assembled. Accomplished PGA TOUR player Tom Lehman and the internationally recognized architectural firm of Hurdzan-Fry were retained.
Tom’s experience playing the most demanding golf courses around the world has given him the vision of what makes a championship-caliber course. But Tom also believes a course must be fair as well as challenging – testing players of all levels, while rewarding good shot-making. Design partners Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry brought their reputation as environmental pioneers, and helped to ensure the course would be representative of the native environment and topography.
The result of this expert collaboration was Troy Burne Golf Club, a world-class championship masterpiece, opened for play in June 1999. Carefully sculpted out of 420 acres of rolling St. Croix Valley hills, the course features over 120 bunkers protecting generous bent grass fairways and stadium greens. Burne, the Scottish term for creek, is fitting as water comes into play on eight holes. Amber prairie grasses cover the hillsides along many holes, providing vivid contrast to the emerald fairways and roughs.