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Washington County in Wisconsin Okays Golf Courses to Open Immediately

Administrator sends letter encouraging golf courses to open immediately

By Brian Weis

From the Office of County Administrator - Joshua Schoemann

West Bend, WI - After discussions with Washington County Sheriff Marty Schulteis and Washington Ozaukee Public Health Officer Kirsten Johnson, County Administrator and County Executive-elect Josh Schoemann has sent a letter to all county courses permitting them to open. Courses may immediately begin booking tee times online and over the phone.

Schoemann released the following statement:
Our recreation activities have been limited for too long. It is time to smartly begin to open our economy. Allowing recreation activities which allow for social distancing is the first of many steps.

As county staff worked to keep our parks open and clean, Governor Evers closed thousands of acres of the Kettle Moraine Forest in Washington County without asking for our support. I commend our staff for keeping our disc golf, dog park, and miles of trails open. Now is the time to ensure golf courses begin to operate safely.

For non-golfers, tomorrow is the ceremonially opening of our recreational trails. Volunteers across the county will be getting our trails, such as the Eisenbahn, in shape for the summer.

I call on the governor and our legislature to release a comprehensive plan to re-open our state. In the coming days, Washington County intends to release a "Blueprint to Reopen" based on the American Enterprise Institute's Roadmap and guidance released by the White House.

The citizens of our state and county have waited too long for Madison bureaucrats to tell us when our society can return to normal. Our citizens are smart. I encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing, limit large gatherings, and stay home when sick.

Together, we will beat COVID-19. Our economy should not go down with it.

Washington County operates the best municipal golf course in the state. Tee times at the Washington County Golf Course are available now at or by calling the pro-shop at 262-670-6616. All rounds must be pre-paid, the course is not renting golf carts, and the driving range remains closed.

Check for up-to-date information on the pandemic.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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