Bruce Simones of La Crosse posted a hole-in-one at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse earlier this week.
It was Simones third career ace at Forest Hills and also the first Uno hole-in-one of the year. Simones receives a four night, five day vacation in Mexico compliments of KemperSports, Vidanta and Forest Hills Golf Course.
Meanwhile, Forest Hills is planning to open the full 18-hole layout - weather permitting - on Thursday April 13.
Special spring rates remain in effect through Easter Sunday. The cost is $12 for nine holes and $17 for 18 holes.
I can see it now. I really can.
I didn't realize how much fun golf was until I had cataract surgery a few weeks ago. Surgery corrected my left eye on March 20. One week later, I had surgery on my right eye.
"Texas" Terry Stuart and I played 18 holes at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club after my last follow-up doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I couldn't believe the difference.
Pausing before I hit my first tee shot, I laughed and said, "I can actually see dimples on the golf ball. I can tell the difference between the fairway and the rough. Shucks, I can see the flag waving in the sun on the green some 500 yards away."
I have always enjoyed golf, but certainly see it in a new light now. Colors are so much more vivid, too.
Yup, it's going to be a great season regardless how well I shoot!
It's time to tee it up at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
The front nine holes will open for play on Tuesday March 28, starting at 10 a.m., for walking only. Practice greens will also open on Tuesday.
Carts will be available in the near future as the ground firms up.
Forest Hills is also offering a special nine-hole walking fee of $12, plus tax.
No tee times are required this week, according to course personnel. Play will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Tee times will begin on Monday April 3.
Uno will once again be offered in 2017. All hole-in-ones at Forest Hills will receive a 5 night stay in Mexico compliments of Forest Hills and KemperSports.
Eight players made holes-in-one in 2016 and received an 8 day 7 night vacation in Mexico compliments of Forest Hills, KemperSports and…
Snow is melting. Birds are singing. And yes, golf season is coming soon!
"We have not yet set an opening date for the golf course or practice greens, but we are projecting a late March or early April opening depending on weather and drying of the course, said Keith Stoll, Forest Hills PGA professional and general manager.
The Forest Hills pro shop will be open on a daily basis beginning Monday, March 27.
Forest Hills Golf Course, located beneath Grandad Bluff, will also be updating its website and facebook page as new information becomes available. For more info click onto: www.foresthillsgolf.org, or call 608-779-4653.
It promises to be another exciting year for golf in Wisconsin, particularly the Greater La Crosse.
The Coulee Region boasts some of the state's best courses and best tournaments.
It all begins with back-to-back Three Rivers Golf Association tournaments in late April. The TRGA Valley High Open at Valley High Golf Club in Houston, MN, is set for April 29, with the TRGA Fox Hollow Open at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Barre Mills, WI, one day later.
The grandaddy of all Greater La Crosse Area tournaments is scheduled in late July and early August.
The La Crosse County Seniors Amateur Golf Championship as presented by Kwik Trip is scheduled July, 29, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. On the same day, the La Crosse County Women's Amateur Golf Championship is at The Golf Club at Cedar…
No one can question that this has been the best fall weather in recent memory and it continues again this week. However, the weather is expected to change in a big way this weekend. Saturday also marks the beginning of the annual gun-deer hunt in Wisconsin. So there may be just a few days remaining to get in one last round.
Several golf courses, including Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse, are closing for the season. Forest Hills' last day of operation for the 2016 season is Friday, and as expected, the staff is offering three final promotions for the season.
* Bring a donation of food for the local Salvation Army Food Drive and receive 18 holes with cart for $28.
* Purchase your 2017 season pass by Friday and receive a $50 pro shop gift card.
* All Foot-Joy shoes in inventory are at…
Chuck Englebert recorded the first hole-in-one of his life and it couldn't have come at a better time - in 2016, at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
Englebert, who has been playing golf for 57 years, notched his ace with an 8-iron on the 117-yard, seventh hole. The best news yet is the La Crosse resident and Forest Hills member earned a trip to Mexico.
Englebert's trip is part of KemperSports "Uno" promotion, which awards an eight-day, seven-night vacation to all golfers recording holes-in-one at Forest Hills this year. A total of nine golfers have now posted aces at the course in 2016.
KemperSports manages the public course for the City of La Crosse.
This day each year we stop to reflect on the American heroes who have fought for our freedom.
The Forest Hills Golf Course staff is proud to support our veterans and wants to invite all active and former military members to the course this Veterans Day to recognize how fortunate we are to live in this country.
"Come visit us on Friday, Nov. 11, and enjoy free greens fees for 9 or 18 holes," said Keith Stoll, Forest Hills PGA professional and general manager.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.
The summer heat is slowly but surely being replaced with cool fall breezes. The leaves are changing colors, and the course has never looked better. Bring your family and friends out for some fall golf, and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Now through the end of the golf season bring a can of food to help the Salvation Army and play 18 holes with a cart for only $28 at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
For tee times, call 608-779-4653.
Bud Miyamoto is the latest golfer to earn a trip to Mexico, thanks To Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse.
Miyamoto, a regular at Forest Hills for many years, stepped up to the 113-yard, 10th tee with a 7-iron earlier this week.
"I was on the senior tee on No. 10, hitting to the elevated green, Miyamoto said. I teed off, not hitting the ball entirely flush. The ball was straight on line, bounced once and disappeared over the green ridge. I didn't see it go in."
When Miyamoto and his playing partner, Terry, got up to the green, they could only see Terry's ball on the green.
"All of a sudden I got the chills and walked over to the cup," said Miyamoto. "There was 'Mr. Wilson Duo Spin' looking up at me! My knees buckled a…