Hole #7 at Lawsonia Links is apt known as The Box Car Hole as rumor has it designer William Langford buried a train car to elevate the perched green. Lawsonia’s historic Links Course has long been considered one of the best classic golf courses in the country.
The course has undergone a revitalization over the past decade, including extensive tree work and thoughtful restoration, and a return to ‘firm and fast’ traditional playing surfaces on the course. The Links features deep bunkers, wide fairways, and a set of putting greens that are as interesting and as good as anything you will find in the country. It is a big, bold golf course that remains virtually unchanged from the day its brilliant golf architects, William Langford and Theodore Moreau, finished construction in 1930. The course is a marvel even before you consider it was built with 1920’s-era steam shovels!
What has made Lawsonia Links such an enduring favorite of Wisconsin Golfers? It’s the quality of the golf course and the kind of heroic, creative, ‘linksy’ shotmaking opportunities that it invites (the kind of golf that is unfortunately missing in so many modern courses).
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