In the early 1960’s the Ozaukee County Board purchased two dairy farms with the sole intention of creating a new park. Hawthorne Hills Park is actually four parks in one. It includes Hawthorne Hills Park, Hawthorne Hills golf course, H.H. Peters Youth Camp, and the historic Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. The name “Hawthorne Hills” was selected from a list submitted by contestants throughout the county, which fit quite nicely as there are a number of Hawthorne trees dotting the rolling hillsides.
The golf course was designed by Lee Egelhoff and debuted in 1964 with just nine holes. Four years after opening, the course added an additional nine holes by purchasing a third small dairy farm. Since its opening over 55 years ago, the course has continued to make improvements for the benefit of its customers. Construction of new greens, tees boxes, and expansion of the clubhouse are only a few of the ongoing enhancements. Today over 35,000 men, women, and juniors enjoy the Golf Digest 4-star facility each year. The popularity is a great tribute to the vision and hard work of the men and women of Ozaukee County.
Hawthorne Hills golf course is a Golf Digest 4 Star rated facility. It has four sets of tee markers with its longest being 6,657 yards. The course rating/slope is 70.8/119 from the back tees and is a par 72. The championship course is tree lined with gentle elevation changes, four water hazards, 14 bunkers, large tee boxes, and exceptional greens averaging 6,000 sq ft. The practice facility consists of a chipping green, practice bunker, and a putting green. Tee times can be made online, calling the golf shop, or in person at the facility. Reservations may be made 10 days in advance. The course is open from April through November (weather permitting).
The club house amenities include a golf shop, handicap service, rental clubs, push carts. A full service food and beverage menu serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner which is open to the public as well as our golfers. Beverage cart service is also available on the golf course. The facility is also available for outside groups with a seating capacity of 80 people.
The golf shop is where most of your golf needs will be met. Receive courteous and professional service from our staff while purchasing products from our complete line of accessories to complement your game during your stay with us. We offer TaylorMade RBZ golf club rentals for both men and women, Bagboy push carts and Club Car/Yamaha gas powered carts are also available. We are also a proud member of the Wisconsin State Golf Association to offer your official USGA handicap services.
The practice facility consists of two short game areas: putting and bunker greens and are free of charge to the public.