The McCauslin Brook Story

The McCauslin Brook Golf and Country Club is named after the stream which runs through it. In the early days this stream was used to float logs to the Holt Lumber Company at Oconto.

As you walk the No 10 tee-off, you see Holt & Balcom Logging Camp, built in 1881, the oldest logging camp in Wisconsin and possibly the nation, standing on its original site, now listed in the National Historical Register. This camp is owned by the McCauslin Lions Club and is kept as original as possible. The log cabin directly behind No. 10 tee was the first schoolhouse in the area.

The railroad right-of-way which you see on No. 11 fairway ran from the Wheeler lake area to Lakewood Junction about one-half mile south of Lakewood and was used to haul logs to the main railroad after the system of floating logs downstream was abandoned.

***The trail up the hill by No. 11 green was the old supply road used to haul supplies to the camp before there was a bridge across McCauslin Brook. ***The farm on which the golf course is built has been known for years as the Brook farm. It covered two hundred acres and was cleared in about 1908 primarily to raise feed for the horses used in the woods. After the logging days were over, it was converted to a dairy farm.

Approximately 120 acres have been used to build the golf course. Nine holes were built in 1964, and nine more added in 1974 by Don Bartels and family. The course is now run by the sons.

It is the hope of the management that you enjoy playing the McCauslin Brook Golf Course, as well as enjoying the scenery and historical background.