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Mayville Golf Club

The Mayville Golf Club gave the golf course to the city of Mayville in the 1930s. It is located at 325 S. German St.

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MAYVILLE — The city of Mayville has begun accepting proposals for any interested parties to take over golf operations, food and beverage operations or both at Mayville Golf Course.

“We should give everybody an opportunity to give us a proposal,” Mayor Rob Boelk said.

Mayville Golf Club Inc. is the current operator at the course, which includes a bar and grill, pro shop and banquet facilities. MGC’s lease expires on Dec. 31, and representatives from the group have been unavailable for comment. An answering machine message at the course said limited hours began Nov. 1.

Last week, the Mayville Common Council made an offer to purchase the Mayville Golf Club Inc.’s remaining debt, assets and liabilities. The city wants to spend $110,000 in an attempt to acquire everything, which includes items such as inventory, equipment and liquor.

Boelk said that he knows that some parties are interested in leasing the golf portion, some are interested in food and beverage and some want to control everything. Some of those interested have golf course management experience.

Boelk said the council would like to have a new manager in place in time to take over on Jan. 1.

The city of Mayville acquired the course as a gift from its existing owners in the 1930s. It is located at 325 S. German St. The 153 acres of property and 18 holes are owned by the city of Mayville, but Mayville Golf Club Inc. manages it.

Next week, the council will finalize what the city wants in the lease agreement. Boelk said he expects that the city will finalize a deal by the end of the year. After a deal is agreed upon, the city will look at possibly creating a golf club advisory committee to aid the new owners. He said for the immediate future, the plan is to continue maintaining the property as a golf course.

Ben Rueter covers Beaver Dam, Horicon and Juneau city governments for the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.