Town of Trenton, WI – The Merkel family is putting the finishing touches on its new clubhouse at West Bend Lakes Golf Club, 1241 Highway 33 E, in the Town of Trenton, WI.
The family suffered a devastating loss following a fire that leveled the clubhouse on March 14, 2021. Although a big loss to the family business, the Merkel’s did not dwell on the past but working with a dedicated staff they started building for the future.
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In August 2021 designs for a new clubhouse were released. Gone would be the old farmhouse and in its place a 4,000-square-foot 2-story building designed by American Construction Services as an homage to the Augusta National Clubhouse.
Majestic white columns would surround the porch and golfers would be guided home by a grand clocktower.
The interior features a bar/dining area, pro shop, full kitchen, office, and storage.
The Merkel family has praised the final product.
“I like the openness and the country style with the porch. We are blue collar, but we wanted to keep it with a ‘country feel. We’re not going for a high-end, white collar, fancy. We want it to be a clubhouse where people could come and relax.
“The new design features all one level, no second story. From the customer side it will be more user friendly, so you don’t have to go down 10 steps to get outside.
“The ground level of the first floor will be lower than what it used to be because it was built on stilts. There will be fewer steps to get in or out.
Be sure to keep an eye on West Bend Lakes Golf Club webpage and social media for updates. A grand opening date will be announced soon.