2013-08-06 / Front Page

Clover Meadows Celebrates 25 Years With Special Rates, Money Scramble

Clover Meadows Golf Course opened 25 years ago as a nine-hole course, with owner/operator Bob Gerlach doing most of the work himself and spending countless hours talking with golf course design experts.

“It all started with an aerial view of the land,” Gerlach said. “I contacted many people about the design and began to put the holes in place. It took many hours and many long days to get it started.”

Nine holes ended up not being enough for the Clover Meadows owner so after four years he started expanding and began work on nine additional holes.

Clover Meadows has gained a reputation as a course that is challenging and always open for play. Due to the drainage and design the course is able to stay open when many others have to close due to rain. Gerlach’s years as an excavator came in handy in designing and developing the layout. The course is hilly and heavily wooded, ravines crisscross the fairways and ponds are located throughout the course.

Gerlach and Clover Meadows have been an advocate for bringing golf to the young people as they have hosted many high school golf teams. If you ask the schools that play at Clover Meadows they are quick to say, “Bob allows our kids to learn the game and play on a topnotch course while giving us access that many other courses would not.”

In celebration of being open for 25 years, Gerlach is offering a special rate throughout the months of August and September – $18 for 18 holes and a cart on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also, in a effort to get back to the days of hosting weekly scrambles, the course will host the Clover Meadows Shootout on Saturday, August 17.

The Clover Meadows Shootout four-man scramble is a ‘bring your best team format’ with a limit of one golf pro per team. The tourney will pay cash to the winning teams.

“We hope to attract golfers from around the state to battle each other in this format. The last time we had a tourney like this it was a lot of fun and we had over 30 teams. If we get 36 teams I will give the winning team $5,000,” Gerlach says. To get your team signed-up by the deadline call the clubhouse.

For more information on Clover Meadows, call the clubhouse at 765-795-6001. The course is open daily at 6:30 a.m.

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