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Common Council approves annexation of Town of Wilson land

Via MySheboygan   The Sheboygan Common Council approved the annexation of 247 acres of land along South 12th Street in the for a proposed Kohler Co. golf course.

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Sheboygan council approves annexation for proposed Kohler golf course

Via The Sheboygan Press   It took three meetings and 90 minutes of impassioned discussion by citizens and city officials before the Sheboygan Common Council approved the annexation of land for a proposed Kohler Co. golf course near the city.

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DNR board approves deal to trade park land with Kohler for use as high-end golf course

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   The state Natural Resources Board approved a land swap Wednesday between the Department of Natural Resources and Kohler Co. that gives the manufacturer a piece of land in Kohler-Andrae State Park for a planned […]

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Natural Resources Board Signs Off On Land Trade Deal Between Kohler Co. and DNR

The Natural Resources Board today signed off on a land trade deal between Kohler Co. and DNR that would give the company more than four acres of state park land next to a planned golf course.  Board members approved the […]

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Wisconsin DNR and Kohler plan land swap to allow company to use state park land for golf course

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Hoping to overcome opposition to a golf course along Lake Michigan, Kohler Co. and the Department of Natural Resources have struck a tentative deal to trade properties that will give Kohler ownership of a small parcel in Kohler-Andrae […]

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DNR says golf course next to Kohler-Andrae State Park complies with law

Via The Wisconsin State Journal       The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that plans for a controversial 247-acre Kohler Co. golf course would comply with the state’s environmental protection law.

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DNR approves wetland permit for Kohler’s golf course in Sheboygan County on Lake Michigan shoreline

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin regulators have approved the first of several permits for Kohler Co.’s controversial golf course in Sheboygan County, and they have detailed an array of potential impacts on people and the environment along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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State: Kohler annexation ‘in the public interest’

Via The Sheboygan Press A state department charged with reviewing annexations has said the Kohler Company’s contentious bid to connect new land to the City of Sheboygan is “in the public interest.”

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Golf course drives toward annexation

Via The Sheboygan Press The site of a proposed Kohler golf course took a step closer to becoming part of the city of Sheboygan on Tuesday.

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Kohler looks to annex golf course land into Sheboygan

Via The Sheboygan Press Kohler Co. on Friday proposed annexing the site of a proposed Kohler golf course into the city of Sheboygan from the town of Wilson.

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Kohler Co. Reduces Wetland Impacts

Via The Sheboygan Press In late August 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources concluded its extended public comment period pertaining to the draft Environmental Impact Statement for Kohler Co.’s proposal to build a new, world-class, public golf course on […]

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Kohler Co. seeks to limit wetlands loss from golf course along Lake Michigan

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Kohler Co. is seeking to downplay environmental worries over the construction of a new golf course along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County, telling regulators it will minimize wetlands destruction.

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Kohler Co.’s revised Sheboygan County golf course plan reduces impact on wetlands

Via Milwaukee Business Journal Kohler Co. submitted revised plans Wednesday morning for its proposed championship golf course it wants to build immediately north of Kohler-Andrae State Park in the town of Wilson in Sheboygan County.

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Kohler Golf Course Good For Area

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel I grew up two miles from Kohler Andrae State Park and still live in the area. The proposed Kohler Golf Course adjacent to the park will be a great recreational and economic addition to the […]

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Opponents Take A Swing At Kohler Golf Course Plan

Via WPR Critics well outnumbered supporters at a state Department of Natural Resources hearing in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday night, as dozens testified on a state review of the Kohler Co.’s plan to build an elite golf course…

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Water, public land at issue during golf course hearing

Via The Sheboygan Press Opponents to the proposed Town of Wilson golf course raised concerns about potential water impacts and the use of a public land for a for-profit golf course at a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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Proposed Kohler golf course has residents worried in Sheboygan

Via wearegreenbay.com Kohler wants to build a championship golf course on 250 acres of land the company owns near the town of Wilson, however some residents don’t want a golf course in that location.

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Letter: Kohler Golf Course Good For Area

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, under legislative directive, continues to sell thousands of acres of once protected and preserved public land, including more than 700 feet of shoreline on Vilas County’s Rest Lake.

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Opponents Take A Swing At Kohler Golf Course Plan

Via WPR Critics well outnumbered supporters at a state Department of Natural Resources hearing in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday night, as dozens testified on a state review of the Kohler Co.’s plan to build an elite golf course on its […]

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Water, public land at issue during golf course hearing

Via The Sheboygan Press Opponents to the proposed Town of Wilson golf course raised concerns about potential water impacts and the use of a public land for a for-profit golf course at a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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Public gives thoughts on Kohler golf course at meeting

Via The Sheboygan Press People attended a meeting at Sheboygan Falls High School which enabled the public to comment on the environmental impact statement draft for the DNR that Kohler prepared for its proposed golf course.

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PROPOSED KOHLER GOLF COURSE HAS RESIDENTS WORRIED IN SHEBOYGAN

Via wearegreenbay.com Kohler wants to build a championship golf course on 250 acres of land the company owns near the town of Wilson, however some residents don’t want a golf course in that location.

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NEWS RELEASE: REMARKS AT PUBLIC HEARING ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Good evening. My name is Jay Hoekstra. I am Kohler Co.’s team leader for the proposed Town of Wilson golf course. I am the only member of the project team who will speak tonight.

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PUBLIC HEARING TO HIGHLIGHT CONTROVERSIAL KOHLER GOLF PROPOSAL

Via WPR A public hearing on Wednesday night in Sheboygan Falls will look at a controversial golf course the Kohler Co. wants to build along Lake Michigan, including in a state park.

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DIVINE DESTINATION

Via GolfBusiness You can imagine a New York City consultant visiting the glacier-scraped panoramas of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and knitting his brow at certain details of Destination Kohler’s golf operation, made up of two 36-hole meccas, Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits.

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FIRST STATE REVIEW OF KOHLER GOLF COURSE RELEASED

Via The Sheboygan Press The proposed 18-hole golf course would be constructed on 247 acres owned by the Kohler Company along Lake Michigan with an access road and maintenance building on a 4-acre easement from Kohler-Andrae State Park.

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DNR’S REPORT ON KOHLER GOLF COURSE SPURS CONCERNS

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The state Department of Natural Resources released a draft environmental impact statement Wednesday of a golf course planned for the Lake Michigan shore by the Kohler Co., but an opponent group says the report is […]

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NEWS RELEASE: DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

The environmental review process continues to move forward with the release of the DNR’s draft Environmental Impact Statement. Overall, we believe the science and facts of the Statement confirm the project can meet applicable standards, reflecting a minimalist design and […]

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MORE PROS THAN CONS FOR FIFTH KOHLER CO. GOLF COURSE

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Kohler Co. has brought the golf world — along with hundreds of millions of tourism dollars — to Wisconsin with its acclaimed courses at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County.

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THOUSANDS OF INDIAN ARTIFACTS ON SITE OF KOHLER GOLF COURSE

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Land that the Kohler Co. envisions for a high-end golf course along the shore of Lake Michigan contains thousands of cultural artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years, an archaeological study shows.

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DESTINATION OF CHAMPIONS: WISCONSIN GROWS AS GOLF HAVEN

Via Gannett Wisconsin Media Not too long ago, the idea that Wisconsin could become a haven for major championship golf was about as likely as Tiger Woods being outplayed by club pros. But Wisconsin is indeed a major golf destination, […]

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WHISTLING STRAITS DISPLAY UNVEILED AT BOOKWORM GARDENS

Via The Sheboygan Press The third PGA Championship to be hosted in Sheboygan County may be coming to an end on Sunday, but some people have found a way to let the spirit of the championship live on in the […]

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STATE LEADERS DRIVE HOME POINT – PGA IS BIG BUSINESS

What began as a side venture for the Kohler Co. at the request of American Club guests has become big business in Wisconsin. That was the message Tuesday morning before a private gathering at the Whistling Straits Clubhouse featuring a […]

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HERB KOHLER TO RECEIVE OLD TOM MORRIS AWARD FROM GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Via WorldGolf Herbert V. Kohler Jr., who served as CEO of the Kohler Co. for 43 years and led the company into golf and hospitality, will be the recipient of the 2016 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course […]

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RECORD PGA TICKET SALES BODE WELL FOR ECONOMY

Via The Sheboygan Press Golf is already big business at Holidays Pub and Grill near Kohler, where golfers and caddies from area courses can make up to three quarters of the clientele on a given summer day.

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LETTER: GOLF COURSE WOULD BE A GOOD THING

Via The Sheboygan Press Having lived in Black River the majority of my life, my friends and I often walked and/or played on the proposed property for the new golf course. My husband and I have lived on South 12th […]

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Wisconsin moving up the golf leaderboard

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Florida leads the nation with 1,055 golf courses. Michigan bills itself as “America’s Summer Golf Capital.” Georgia has the Masters Tournament, California has Pebble Beach and Texas claims Ben Hogan and Jordan Spieth.

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LETTER: WISCONSIN DNR SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED KOHLER GOLF COURSE

Via The Sheboygan Press The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing to get citizen input on Kohler Co.’s proposal to build an 18-hole, minimalist-design public golf course on land the company owns in the Town of […]

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DNR holds hearing on Kohler golf course proposal in Wilson

Via CBS 58 The Kohler Company is known for its beautiful golf courses, but the one it’s proposing in the town of Wilson is raising environmental concerns.

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Public input sought on environmental review for proposed Kohler Golf Course

Via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The public will have an opportunity to provide input to help determine the scope of an environmental impact statement for a Kohler golf course proposed to be developed in the Town of Wilson…

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DNR seeks more details on Kohler’s proposed lakefront golf course

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The state Department of the Natural Resources wants more details on the potential environmental effects of Kohler Co.’s proposed 18-hole golf course along Lake Michigan in Sheboygan County.

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Economic impact of golf in Sheboygan is far reaching

The world’s top golfers will gather about an hour north of Milwaukee this August for the PGA Championship, and the event at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County is getting downtown Milwaukee hotel operators excited for the extra visitors it will […]

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NEWS RELEASE: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FILED

Kohler Co. has always believed that good business and environmental responsibility are interwoven – it’s a commitment at work every day at our many facilities worldwide, including Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run…

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Kohler Co. submits environmental report for golf course

Via WHBL The next step in approving the proposed Kohler golf course in the Town of Wilson has been taken.

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Kohler Co. submits environmental report on golf course

Via The Sheboygan Press Kohler Co. has submitted its environmental impact report to the Department of Natural Resources on the proposed Wilson golf course.

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NEWS RELEASE: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

Kohler Co. today filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its proposed 18-hole public golf course in the Town of Wilson.

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News Release: PROJECT UPDATE — A Modified, Minimalist Design

The proposed golf course’s modified, minimalist design aims to respect the land.

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News Release: PROJECT UPDATE — Economic Impact

In Sheboygan County, golf is more than a popular form of recreation – it’s a key industry that contributes significantly to the local economy and provides hundreds of jobs for residents.

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Letter: Decide golf course issue on facts, not emotion

Via The Sheboygan Press As a local official, I respect the rights of local communities to make their own decisions. The Town of Wilson is no different.

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Letter: Allow Kohler Co. to develop new golf course

Via The Sheboygan Press As a resident of the town of Wilson, I have witnessed firsthand the positive effects of the high quality properties the Kohler Co. is known for developing.

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Letter: Keep conservatives in office in town of Wilson

Via The Sheboygan Press Town of Wilson voters need to turn out on April 7 and keep our conservative chairman and supervisors in office.

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Kohler Gets Local Support for Fifth Golf Course

Via Cybergolf Though residents in Wilson, Wisc., and some environmental groups have fought to stop it, the Kohler Company has received a vote of support from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. for its plans to develop a fifth course.

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Letter: ‘Friends’ letter not presenting entire picture

Via The Sheboygan Press I recently received a letter from The Friends of the Black River Forest (FBRF). Here is what they don’t want you to know:

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Kohler Co. golf course plan gets backing of Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp.

Via Milwaukee Business Journal Kohler Co.’s proposal for a championship-quality golf course on land it owns in the town of Wilson received the support of the…

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Sheboygan Economic Development board backs Kohler golf course plan

Via The Sheboygan Press The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. board of directors has voted to write a letter of support for the Kohler Co. proposal…

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SCEDC backs Kohler golf course

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. has gone on record supporting Kohler Co.’s effort to build a new golf course along Lake Michigan in the Town of Wilson.

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SCEDC board of directors votes to support Kohler golf course project

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) voted to support the Kohler Co. proposal to build a golf course in the Town of Wilson.

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News Release: MINIMALIST DESIGN RESPECTS THE LAND

A Letter to the Sheboygan County Community.

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Kohler modifies plan for fifth golf course after criticism

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Many residents of the Town of Wilson in Sheboygan County and some environmental groups have tried to get Kohler Co. to drop plans for a fifth golf course…

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Kohler Company makes modifications to proposed Town of Wilson golf course

Via WHBL Plans for a proposed golf course in the Town of Wilson have changed.

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Kohler scales back use of state land for golf course

Via The Sheboygan Press The Kohler Co. said Thursday it’s scaling back some environmental impacts of its proposed golf course in the Town of Wilson.

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City: Room tax collections hit record

Via The Sheboygan Press The city of Sheboygan is touting a “record” collection of local room taxes, highlighting a robust tourism sector.

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News Release: Proposed Wilson Golf Course to Have Major Economic Impact…

A letter to the Sheboygan community.

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Report: Kohler golf course to have $20.6 million impact

Via The Sheboygan Press The golf course proposed by Kohler Co. in the Town of Wilson would create 227 full-time jobs and generate an annual economic impact of $20.6 million…

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Kohler Study Finds Proposed Golf Course Would Create 227 Jobs

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A study commissioned by Kohler Co. says the golf course it wants to build south of Sheboygan would have an annual economic impact in Sheboygan County of $20.6 million.

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New revenue is Sheboygan County’s Biggest challenge, Payne Says

Via The Sheboygan Press In his annual State of the County address, Sheboygan County Administrator Adam Payne said…

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Mosel residents mostly say Kohler has been a good neighbor

Via The Sheboygan Press In their ongoing effort to squash a proposed golf course in the Town of Wilson, opponents of the project warn of devastating environmental damage to the Black River…

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Letter: Town should approve Kohler golf course plan

Via The Sheboygan Press This project would benefit the town, Sheboygan County and the state of Wisconsin.

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Yes to Kohler Golf Course

Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Opponents to the proposed Town of Wilson golf course raised concerns about potential water impacts and the use of a public land for a for-profit golf course at a public hearing Wednesday evening.

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