Rick Jacobson, a Chicago native, did not need to drive too far in order to accomplish this Wisconsin track. Located directly west of Kenosha, The Club at Strawberry Farms is one of the southernmost clubs on our Wisconsin Best in State list.
The property, as the title suggests, is built on a former strawberry farm. Although the club has strategically allowed it to return to a more native state — with prairie and wetland — trees are a rare sight on the site. Jacobson moved relatively little earth to create a links-like experience.
The No. 9 hole brings all natural elements into play. Generally playing into the wind, players will tee off, avoiding a pond on the left and prairies on the right. For the second shot, players will cross a creek (which blooms beautifully during the warmer months, offering a more unique visual distraction). Jacobson does some work on the hole as well, with a pair of pot bunkers at the front right of the green.
There are a line of homes that play alongside the right-hand side of the opening par five, however homes are a relatively rare sight during the rest of the round.