View the new clubhouse June 6 at Guttenberg Golf and Country Club

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By Molly Moser

The Guttenberg Golf and Country Club will hold a grand opening for its new clubhouse this Saturday, June 6, from 10:00 a.m. to close. There will be food and drink specials all day, as well as new and used Harris golf cars on display for sale. Music by The After Party will begin at 6:00 p.m.

In 1965, land for the course was purchased from Larry and Tilly Duwe. Their family farmhouse was converted to a clubhouse, which served as the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club until the opening of the new clubhouse. The farmhouse is over 100 years old. It will eventually be demolished, but many items from inside will be sold during the open house. These items will include two bars (one with bar stools), ceiling fans with lights, kitchen cabinets, large gas stove, large stainless cooler, beer coolers, two air conditioners, various tables and chairs, sinks and toilets, wooden doors and trim, ceiling beams and flooring, shelving, pictures, and peg boards.

“This project started five years ago, when at our annual member meeting it was voted to proceed in building a new clubhouse to replace the current clubhouse,” said club president Joe Heitman. Board members then created a Building Fund account, formed committees of experts for designing and getting bids for the project, and did five years of fundraising activities. “One of our requirements for the building of a new clubhouse was to ensure the design of a building that would allow for up to 200 people for events as well as be suited for day-to-day activities of our current clubhouse,” Heitman explained.

The new clubhouse will do just that. It’s approximately 5000 square feet designed to accommodate both social events and day-to-day golfing. A custom cherry bar made by Guttenberg’s very own TJ Pierce highlights the space. “The design is very warm with beautiful accent ceiling beams and large hardwood windows and door trim,” said Heitman. “We are open to the public and offer the new clubhouse to be rented for events.”

“The new clubhouse was built with an enormous amount of volunteer workers,” Heitman told The Press, mentioning Ken Deutmeyer and Roger Hefel, who spearheaded construction, as well as many others who helped make this project possible. 

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