Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

5 of the Best Reasons to Love Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

Combining the history and beauty of the land with a memorable game of golf, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club is a one-of-a-kind local treasure. The club is deeply dedicated to the preservation of wildlife while also providing visitors with a world-class golf course experience. The best part is that there are so many ways to make the most of your visit to this historic golf course! If a relaxing game of golf is on your vacation to-do list, here are the best ways to enjoy your visit to Horseshoe Bay Golf Club!

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5 Things You’ll Love About Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

The History

In 1917, Frank E. Murphy and his nephew chose Horseshoe Bay to start their own farm. It was the land’s dramatic backdrop that drew them to the property. By the early 1920’s, saw their dreams of creating a special place for locals to live, work, and play coming true. However, in the 1970s, the club couldn’t attract enough visitors to stay and business dropped. The Murphy’s shifted their attention back to farming and they became well-known dairy breeders.

Horseshoe Bay Farms grew to be the largest employer in Door County and the home to the third largest milk-producing cow in the world.

In 2000, Frank E. Murphy’s ancestors fulfilled his dream by finally converting the farm into a world-class golf course. Now the owners of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club want to share that dream and the stories of one of Door County’s most historic locations with you.

The Golf Courses

Set amid spectacular surroundings, the 18-hole golf course is the crown jewel of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. The Links style course boasts modern-day qualities with a turn of the century feel, creating an atmosphere unique to the club. Each hole also tests each and every golfer’s skill with its continually challenging obstacles. As you play, you will also enjoy the surrounding apple orchards and Door County scenery, making for a truly memorable golf experience.


If you are a Horseshoe Bay Golf Club member, you’ll have access to any of the club’s 3 succulent dining options. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack to boost your energy or an unforgettable fine-dining experience, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. The kitchens use only the finest ingredients to create a perfectly prepared meal every time, so your taste buds are in for a special treat!

Dedication to Nature

The Horseshoe Bay Golf Course in Door County, WI is deeply dedicated to the preservation of its land and wildlife. They see it as their duty to protect their beautiful property and take environmental matters very seriously. As a former farm, they stay true to their agricultural roots and respect Mother Earth.


If you’re looking to tie the knot in Door County, you’ll hardly do better than this beautiful destination. A Horseshoe Bay Golf Club wedding will be a huge hit among your guests and set the scene for a truly fairy-tale worthy wedding day. The professional staff works tirelessly to ensure your event is everything you have ever imagined. The venue is perfect for intimate ceremonies and small celebrations with your close friends and family.

Book Your Golf Getaway at The Ashbrooke

Enjoy a round of golf at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club and rest up in The Ashbrooke’s gorgeous guestrooms featuring a wide variety of unique amenities! Ready for the ultimate golfing getaway? Book your stay at The Ashbrooke today!

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