Welter's Folly Putting Course- Grand Opening - Journeyman Distillery
109 Generations Dr
Three Oaks, MI 49128
The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 pm (EDT) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 to officially open Welter’s Folly, a Scottish-style putting green course located behind the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan.
The public is invited to attend the event from 1 pm to 5 pm. Complimentary appetizers and spirit tastings will be offered the first hour along with an opportunity to take a photo with Alfred, the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Trophy. Enter for a chance to win a KitchenAid Blender. Discounted tickets for the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, May 22-27, will also be available for purchase on-site.
The 30,000 square foot putting green course features dramatic mounds and contours inspired by the “Himalayas” public putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Owner and Founder, Bill Welter states, “The course will be a great community asset and completely free to children 12 and under. You don’t have to be a customer to use the green, although we hope our customers will love it. We will have putters out there for people to use, and everybody is welcome just like the “Himalayas” at St. Andrews. It’s my hope that this putting green will introduce a lot of people to the great game of golf.”
Welter teamed up with longtime friend and golf course builder, Craig Haltom to bring this little bit of Scotland to America. Welter lived in Scotland for many years, as did Haltom, who earned his degree in Landscape Architecture in Edinburgh. Welter pitched the project to Haltom, when the idea struck. “The project ties in two of my passions: golf and whiskey, a culmination of a life time of golfing pursuits, many of them with my good friend Craig, who just happens to be a leading golf course builder. I saw it as a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Welter said.
Founded in 2010 by Bill and Johanna Welter, Journeyman Distillery is a grain to glass distillery focused on hand-crafted certified organic and kosher spirits that are distributed in 16 states and Europe. Visit to tour the distillery, dine at the Staymaker Restaurant or putt on the new course at 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, Michigan. For more information – journeymandistillery.com.