Welcome to Horicon Hills Golf Club!
(Formerly Rock River Hills Golf Club)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
To All Present and Former Members of Rock River Hills Golf Club;
We know there has been a lot of talk over the last few months about the future of your golf club. We would like to put those rumors to rest and hopefully put your fears to rest as well. As you may know, earlier this week, the Mayor and City Council voted unanimously to finalize the sale of the course to The Merkel Family. Both sides are working diligently to see if we can wrap this matter up by the first of the year.
To introduce ourselves, we currently own and operate The Golf Club at Camelot in Dodge County (16 years) and West Bend Lakes in Washington County (21 years). We have a history of taking distressed courses and turning them into facilities that we and our communities are proud of. Our plan is to make Rock River Hills a course that you can be proud to say is your own!
We have started the process by naming Jim Merkel as General Manager. He will be your hands on representative and will be on property on a daily basis. He can be reached at (262) 305-7735. Lindy Rohlinger will be our Food and Beverage Manager. We will also send support staff from our existing courses, from time to time, to assist in the training of the new staff. Most positions will be filled at a “Job Outing” held at Camelot on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. (We will be hiring for all 3 clubs at that time.)
As a way of assuring you that we are here for the long run, we have decided that if you renew your membership before January 31, 2015, we will honor the 2014 membership rates. After January 31, you may see a slight increase.
Thanks for your time and we hope this is the beginning of a great relationship.
The Merkel Family,
Jim Merkel Lee Merkel Bob Merkel
The course will close for the season effective Monday October 13, 2014
Horicon Hills Golf Club is a public course built along the Rock River with 13 of the 18 holes involving water. Horicon Hills is considered one of the best kept secrets in Southern Wisconsin golf. It is a very picturesque course with an abundance of wildlife roaming its terrain.
The course has a 4 1/2 star rating by Golf Digest and is labeled as a "Hidden Gem" by Gary D'Amato. The par 70 course is referred to as a target golf course that presents the experienced golfer with rich rewards for accurate shots. There are three tee boxes on each hole which enables enjoyable play regardless of your playing ability.
A full service pro-shop and clubhouse are available for your every need. Our dining room overlooks the Rock River at the southern end of the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge. The scenery is breathtaking.