Horseshoe Bay Farms Development
In 1995, the Frank M. Cowles family, descendants of Frank E. Murphy, began the fulfillment of Frank E. Murphy’s dream. Home sites with beautiful water views and bluff vistas were made available to those who dreamed of owning a special place in Door County. Horseshoe Bay Farms development , situated on over 500 acres of former farm land on the bluff overlooking Green bay, started to take shape.
Horseshoe Bay Farms offered gated neighborhoods featuring private parks, pools and tennis courts in a natural setting. A comfortable, maintenance free lifestyle was made available in both condominium and estate home options.
Nine communities were envisioned, each with a different design ethos and setting to provide a broad spectrum of living options. The grounds were designed to create an optimal mix of manicured and natural surroundings.
Over 350 units were included in the development plan.
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club
In 1998, the second phase of Frank’s dream started to become a reality. Designed by Rick Robbins and Brian Lussier of Robbins & Associates, Frank’s outstanding golf course at Horseshoe Bay Farms began to take shape.
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club includes 18 holes of championship golf, a Members Clubhouse on the bluff overlooking Green Bay, a Beach Club with swimming pool and a small dining facility on the shores of Green Bay, Murphy’s Barn containing another casual dining venue, the pro shop and administrative offices, and the Cart Barn to store the golf carts. The Cart Barn and Murphy’s Barn were of the same architectural design as the original barns of Horseshoe Bay Farms.
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club is a sought after destination for a round of golf. Over 21 articles have been written about the golf course and it was rated one of the 10 best golf courses in Wisconsin 5 times. Horseshoe Bay Golf Club has played host to several Wisconsin State tournaments.
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club is a stable private club with over 400 members.