|Address:||12950 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon, WI 53097, USA|
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Reply to Mr. Harvey from the Owner Peter Epperson Dear Mr. Harvey, Although you sound distinctly like a disgruntled former employee that I refused to re-hire this year -- right down to your word usage -- I feel I must respond to your critique. In fact, I would like to personally invite you to walk the facility with me -- that is, if you have the courage to face your victims in person. Your very unfortunate review ignores the pains that we take on a daily basis to make Missing Links the best golf learning facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, with brand new range balls, tee mats, and grass tees and landing targets groomed daily. Our success is evidenced by the number of awards we win annually, and the number of golfers we put onto area high school and college teams and into club championships. As for the tee markers on the course, we credit our past greens keeper with continuing to use the traditional Scottish links markers. Maybe instead of perusing pictures of Pakistan, you should check out some pictures of Scottish links courses. The chalk is rewritten daily to show the adjusted yardages from tees, and our employees try to write in the old Gaelic font. As for putting money back into Missing Links, in the last year alone we have added a 900 sq. ft. year-round, indoor golf learning addition; a 30’ by 30’ sun party deck; a new 3000 sq. ft. natural putting green, new irrigation on the premium grass tees; and a Nick Faldo-type short game area that includes five raised natural target greens and 80 yards of multi-level hitting turf. We also added brand new carpeting and counter tops in the clubhouse, new wood flooring in the café area, brand new synthetic range mats of the highest quality, and -- last but not least -- brand new range balls! I noticed your review made no mention of the all the beautiful fresh flower pots that are tended daily. My last count was 11 flower arrangements inside and out! With respect to our scorecards, we ran out of our regular supply of four-color cards mid-summer when our printer failed to notify us that they had gone out of business and were not completing orders. Our marketing intern volunteered to put some together to get us through the summer, and she did a fine job that I will stand behind. In this case, I feel it was more important to support an aspiring student than give the appearance of a hoity-toity country club. The parking lot is due for a renovation, and I apologize for its appearance. We had hoped to break ground this June with a $500,000 miniature golf project that includes a new parking lot, lights, and landscaping. That project is being held up by some last minute partnership issues that we hope to resolve shortly. Regarding a fresh coat of paint all over… Every spring you will find us painting the building. I would describe our situation as something akin to a ski resort or hockey rink. When you have over 300 customers a day (a great percentage kids) carrying oversized bags, things get banged up awfully fast. This brings me to my final comment. Isn’t a driving range really about the quality of range balls, hitting surfaces, targets, service and instructors?? I welcome anyone to try to compete on that level with us. Thank you for your comments. I look forward to meeting you in person someday soon. - Peter Epperson, Owner
DONT GO IN THE PRO SHOP!!!! For a short course it is very challenging. The price is excellent, but make sure you bring alot of balls as there is alot of water and tall grass and have plenty of time as the pace is very slow due to its popularity on a nice weekend day. The grump in the pro shop is a piece of work. I asked him how long it would take to fix my putter, he took the club, grunted dismissively at me, took the club apart and then disappeared for 10 min. He came back w/o the club as I kept my partners waiting to start our round. I asked again about how long it would take and he said 4 - 6 months. I felt like picking up a driver and re-calibrating his humor circuits. After 20 min. he came back with a freshly glued cub that I could not use for my round, charged me $10.50 and gave me a look that said I should crawl back under the rock I came from so he could get back to downloading his porn. Fortunately his Gilligan side-kick, and I mean that is the best possible way as he seemed to be a genuinely nice guy albeit a little high strung, lent me a putter from the clubhouse to use for my round that I was now 25 min. late for. Needless to say I will not be driving and hour and a half south anytime soon to play this course. Not because of the Pro Shop experience, but because I am not a good enough golfer to play this course. Though, if you want find out what the troll from under the bridge is doing with his life these days pop into the Pro Shop and see if he deems you worthy enough to actual speak to.
September 2014, Went back took a second closer look and it is a great little course,hole #8 is longer at 213yds so you can really stretch your legs a little bit and take a longer club selection. The Driving range is great I did notice the brand new range balls which is the last thing driving ranges seem to replace, it makes a huge difference when practicing. The only thing I wish there were yardage signs directly facing the grass tees so you could gauge your distances a little better. The greens are in great shape and the cost is great, you really cannot go wrong with the price, it makes it easily to stop by everyday of the week after work and get some practice in and it wont break the bank. I do wish the course was a little longer but you can only work with what you have. I couldnt find a scorecard on the website and I wish there were more pictures for the website so people could see how nice it looks with all the bunkers. Sometime golfers need to play more than just a few times at a course to really see how nice it is, you begin to see how much you actually like a place, its now a place I come to about 4 times a week.
I am still very impressed with the overall course quality and the price has always been fair. But I am going to address one issue with the driving range. The price. Since ive been getting older and ive been starting to realize the value of money, I have started to realize that driving ranges at golf courses are getting more and more expensive. The large bucket at missing links is 12 dollars. That isnt the worst price in the world but it is definently climbing the ladder. I understand that you guys are running a business and that you need to make money somehow but maybe you could lower the prices of each bucket by 2 dollars making the large bucket 10. That would make the driving range for me and other people a bit more affordable. Other than that, missing links seems to never disappoint me!
I could not be happier with Missing Links. My son took golf lessons with Coach Phil this summer and not only did he love the lessons, but he learned many valuable lessons from Coach Phil. Not just golf lessons but lessons about focus, listening, and safety. I was highly impressed with Coach Phils calm demeanor, direct instructions, and careful attention to each child in the class. My son didnt want the day to end so we drove back to Missing Links later in the afternoon, and he hit a bucket of balls. The young person behind the counter couldnt have been more friendly. Great all-around business!