Welcome to Our New General Manager – Matt Schroeder

We are pleased to announce that Matt Schroeder has joined the Shalagoco family as the new General Manager!

Matt will bring his immense passion for golf and people to Shawano Lake Golf Course.  Matt looks forward to teaching the game of golf to everyone, especially the younger generation. He is passionate about growing the game through teaching and hosting fun events that everyone everyone can enjoy.

Please welcome Matt to the Shal family!

Welcome to Our New Director of Golf

We are pleased to announce that Dylan Sutter-Balke will be joining the Shawano Lake team as the Director of Golf!

Dylan first started working as a golf shop assistant and as a part of the grounds crew at Shawano Lake Golf Club in 2012, after he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dylan worked with the 250+ member Junior golf program at Thornberry Creek for the 2013 season, before making his way to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he spent much of his time learning more about the golf business, teaching junior golf, and improving his own game. 

Dylan is happy to be back home from the Desert, as he enjoys trout fishing on the Wolf River and taking trips around the state to ice fish. He is an enthusiastic Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks fan, and enjoys attending a Badger game when he can. Family and friends are important to him, and he is happy to be back where he can spend time with them more often than not.

More specifically, Dylan enjoys teaching the game of golf to everyone, especially the younger generation. It is satisfying to be involved in the progression of their golf game from season to season, and see how much fun they are having.  He is passionate about growing the game through teaching and having fun events that everyone can participate in, so that we can build this game for years to come. 

2018 Shawano Lake Memberships

2018 Shawano Lake Membership Rates are now available!

To take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, fees must be paid in full by January 31st, 2018.


Green Fee Membership

                                                                    SPECIAL RATE            2018 GOLF RATE                  

Single                                                              $825.00                          $975.00                  

Couple                                                            $1025.00                       $1300.00              

Family                                                             $1225.00                        $1375.00                                            

Senior (60 yrs)                                                $725.00                          $875.00                      

Senior Couple                                                $925.00                          $1150.00

Student                                                          $325.00                          $385.00

Cart Membership

                                                                Special Cart Rate             Reg. Cart

Single                                                           $600.00                       $650.00                              

Couple                                                         $700.00                       $750.00                       

Family                                                          $750.00                       $800.00                      

Green Fee Memberships include play seven days a week, range pass, 20% off all regularly priced golf apparel, discounts on golf equipment and accessories, and complimentary member appreciation party for members 21 years or older.  Member golf & cart fees not valid for special outside events.

Weekday Golfer Only?  Be sure to ask about our weekday membership rates.

Range Membership Only

                                                                   Special  Rate           Reg. Rate

Single                                                            $150.00                       $200.00                                  

Couple                                                          $200.00                       $250.00                      

Family                                                           $250.00                       $300.00    

Need to reach Tony to discuss memberships?  Feel free to call him on his cell at (715) 853-4437 or send an email to

Closed for 2017 Golf Season

Thank you to all our members and patrons for a great 2017 Golf Season!  We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

While the course may be closed, the Shal Bar & Grill will remain open on Thursday and Friday Nights.  Join us on Thursdays for our Thursday Night Wing and Beer Specials and Fridays for Double Bubble from 4 pm to 6 pm and enjoy one of our great Friday Night Specials!


Zook qualifies for state golf meet

Shawano’s Brianna Zook qualified for state Tuesday by shooting a 90 on the par-72 Thornberry Creek Golf Course at a WIAA Division 1 sectional.

Zook, who finished fourth, was one of three individual qualifiers from the tournament in Oneida, joining Waupaca’s Mark Ash (82) and Notre Dame’s Emily Conard (92).
Bay Port’s Jo Baranczyk (76) placed first.

Zook is a three-time sectional qualifier, but this is her first time making it to state.

“It feels great to qualify my senior year,” she said. “I’m proud that I was able to shoot a 90 today because it was tough out there with the wind.”

Shawano placed fifth at the tournament in Oneida with a score of 399, finishing behind Bay Port (369), Green Bay Preble (381), Waupaca (384) and Notre Dame (392). Bay Port and Preble advanced to state as teams.

The state meet will be held Oct. 9 and 10 in Madison.

Source:  Shawano Leader – By: Leader Staff

Fall Specials!

As the temperate drops, so do the prices at Shawano Lake Golf Course!  Come take advantage of our 2017 Fall Rate Specials including Multi-Player Mondays and our Foursome Special – 9 Holes with cart for only $15 per person or 18 Holes with cart for only $25 per person 7 days a week!

Check out all our Fall Rates and Deals at

Be sure to stop by the Shal Bar & Grill for Thursday Night Wing Specials and Friday Night Dinner Specials.

Vic Ferrari Extravaganza

The Vic Ferrari Golf Outing & Extravaganza is next week!

Join us Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th, 2017 for a great time with the Vic Ferrari Band.

Friday, August 25th – Vic Ferrari Golf Outing followed by outdoor concert featuring the String Benders.

Golf Outing is a Four Person Scramble Event

Registration: 10 am
Shotgun Start: 11 am
Concert by the String Benders: 7:30 pm

$100 per person. Includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Lunch on the Course, Dinner Buffet, Prizes and Two Tickets to Concerts both nights.

Register Your Foursome by contacting the Pro Shop at (715) 524-4890, emailing or in the Online Store at

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 – Vic Ferrari Concert

Vic Ferrari Concert – 7 pm to 11 pm
$5.00 Suggested Donation for Entry

Looking for a place to stay for the weekend?  

Call the Menominee Casino Resort at 800-343-7778 to make your reservations.

Multi Player Mondays!

Join us for Multi Player Mondays at Shawano Lake Golf Course!

7 am to 3 pm every Monday.

9 Holes – $11.00 per player
9 Holes with a cart – $17.00 per player
18 Holes – $20.00 per player
18 Holes with cart – $27.00

9 Holes – $10.00 per player
9 Holes with cart – $15.00 per player
18 Holes – $17.00 per player
18 Holes with a cart – $25.00 per player

Price Per Player.  Not valid with any other discounts or specials.

Are trees really 90 percent air? An investigation

For the record, every time someone says, “Go ahead, go for it…trees are 90 percent air,” I always reply, “Yeah, well so are screen doors, and I’m not hitting through them, either.”

Still, it’s one of those golfisms that no one really knows if it’s true. So we decided to check it out. How? By hitting golf balls into trees. LOTS of them. The bottom line: They’re not 90 percent air.

Not. Even. Close.

We picked out six different species of trees (sugar maple, red cedar, spruce, oak, red maple and white pine) at Rock Ridge CC in Newtown, CT. This provided a variety of dense and sparse combinations of timber, leaves or needles. We picked a spot where a reasonable shot would be played that would have to go through the tree to reach the green. We lasered the yardage and then had our human robot, Joel Beall (a scratch golfer), hit 10 balls with only one mandate — the ball had to go through the tree and he was to try and hit the spot he felt was best to get it to the green. In other words, just as if he were playing golf. After the balls were struck, we lasered from the ball to the flagstick. Luckily, only one ball nearly hit us on the rebound.

After all the shots were recorded we broke out the good ol’ Excel spreadsheet and went to work. Here’s what we found. The overall average of the shots went only 41.54 percent of the distance to the flagstick. The median was almost identical at 40.81 percent. The respective averages and medians for the various trees were as follows:

Sugar Maple: 46.80% average; 51.92% median

JB comment: Far from a stomach punch with few rejections, but zero shots escaped unharmed. Like watching a fullback shed off the first tackler, slowly stiff-arm another and brought down by pursuer number three…only for a four-yard gain.

Red Cedar: 12.30%; 3.74%

JB comment: Red cedars, nature’s brick wall. You have a better chance of getting one by Rudy Gobert than sneaking a Titleist through a red cedar.

Spruce: 21.28%; 10.83%

JB comment: It was here where I started to question not only the futility of this exercise, but life in general. Watching perfectly-struck 6-irons travel 30 yards will do that to a man.

Oak: 51.72%; 75.82%

JB comment: Finally, some hope. Aside from one ball nearly taking us out off a rejection, most of these shots came to rest just off the green. What I’m trying to say is (sniff), I love the Oak, and I’d like all of you to love Oak, too

Red Maple: 36.92%; 22.65%

JB comment: Much like Taylor Swift, the maple looks innocuous, but it will crush your soul.

White Pine: 80.20%; 79.90%

JB comment: Almost no resistance, with two shots finishing within 10 feet of the flag. If you find yourself behind one of these bad boys, fire away.

As you can see, the shot through the trees is almost always a low percentage shot and almost a no percentage shot through a red cedar. The white pine and oak at least offer a reasonable opportunity. However, before you try the hero shot you should be aware that of the 60 swats taken, only two found the green. That’s an average of 3.33 percent — or about the same as you’d get trying to go through a screen door.

Source: Golfworld

Multi Player Mondays are Back!

Join us from 7 am to 3 pm every Monday for our Multi Player Monday specials at Shawano Lake Golf Course.  Book your tee time online at and discount will be applied at check-in at golf course.


9 Holes – $11.00 per player

9 Holes with a cart – $17.00 per player

18 Holes – $20.00 per player

18 Holes with cart – $27.00


9 Holes – $10.00 per player

9 Holes with cart – $15.00 per player

18 Holes – $17.00 per player

18 Holes with a cart – $25.00 per player

Not valid with any other discounts or specials.


The Shal Scramble

The SHAL Scramble

-2 Person Scramble-

Date: Saturday, April 27th and 29th, 2019

Pre-Registration Required – Flights Based on USGA or League Handicap!

Start Times:
Saturday: 1:00 pm Shotgun
Sunday: 10:00 am Shotgun

Entry Fee: $160.00 for Non-Members / $110.00 for Shal Members

18 Holes of Golf and Cart (both days)
Skins Game (both days) – paid out based on flight
Dinner & Auction – Saturday Night – 7:00 pm
Breakfast Buffet – Sunday Morning
Payout to Top 3 Teams – per flight based on overall score

Pre-registration Forms available at Shawano Lake Golf Course

For additional information, please call the Shawano Lake Golf Course at (715) 524-4890 or email

Tuesday Night Men’s League Meeting

Tuesday Night Two Man League Meeting

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 6 pm.

League is open to the Public.

League Information:
• 14 to 20 Week Golf League
• Shotgun Start – Tuesday at 5:15 pm
• Format – 2 Man Teams
• Discounted Green and Cart Fees for League Play

For more information, please see the Pro Shop or email

Wednesday Night Leage Meeting

Wednesday Night Men’s League Meeting

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 6 pm.

League is open to the Public.

League Information:

– 18 to 20 Week Golf League
– Shotgun Start – Wednesday at 5:15 pm
– Format – 4 Man Teams
– Annual League Scramble & Awards Night
– Discounted Green and Cart Fees for League Play

Mini Golf Charity Pub Crawl

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register: Shawano Lake Golf Course
End: Completed Scorecard to Shawano Lake Golf Course by 9:00 pm

Cost: $20.00 per Team (4 Person Teams) with money going to local Youth Charities!

Prizes for First Place, Second Place, Worst team and random finishes. Must be 21 Years of Age to Participate.

The Bar with the Best Hole will also be Recognized

9 Hole Mini Golf Pubs Include:
Bamboo, The Launching Pad, The Lighthouse, The Blind Squirrel, Brothers Pub, Big Time, Coachlight, Golfside, and Shawano Lake Golf Course.

Pre-registration forms available at: Shawano Lake Golf Course and Golfside.

Registration also accepted day of pub crawl.

For more information please contact Shawano Lake Golf Course at (715) 524-4890.