History: Wanaki Golf Course, located in Menomonee Falls, WI, was originally designed and projected to operate as a private club named “The Meadows” and later “Westwood Country Club”, The Waukesha County Park and Planning Commission purchased the semi-developed Wanaki Golf Course property in 1967.
The property sits on what was an 1800’s sawmill that utilized the current day Fox River at it’s center. Oddly enough, the first documented murder in Waukesha County occurred on this property in 1845 when an argument between sawmill business partners turned bad.
Renovations were done to the initial design and by 1970, Wanaki was able to open 9-holes with the entire 18-hole layout opened in 1971. A new full service clubhouse was opened in 1990 replacing a small starter shack.
The Waukesha County owned course was purchased by the Storms Family in 2020 after a “grass roots” movement and rally from The Wanaki faithful and savewanaki.org in 2019 and 2020 that kept the golf course from bulldozers. The Storms Family operated golf course will be adding a full service bar and restaurant among other upgrades to the clubhouse, while keeping the course layout and the superb conditions that golfers have come to expect for 50 years.