Nakoma Country Club was first established on June 23rd, 1923, consisting of a rudimentary 9-hole golf course. By 1925, a full 18 holes designed by Thomas Bendelow opened for play and a more permanent clubhouse structure in the English Tudor-style was built. The club continued to grow throughout the rest of the 1920s and early 1930s, with more than 300 members actively enjoying the club. In May of 1944, Nakoma Golf Club was formally reborn a private club under the guidance of George Vitense.
Over the years, Nakoma Golf Club has evolved into the tradition-rich and sophisticated club it is today. The current 105-acre facility has seen countless improvements throughout the years, including the addition of a swimming pool, tennis facility and enhancements to the golf course.
To this day, Nakoma Golf Club remains true to its original values, “to promote the common good and welfare of all its members, to operate and carry on the business of a private golf course and to encourage various athletic and social events, all while cultivating friendship and fellowship among its members.”
We look forward to the continued future of Nakoma Golf Club, both as a private club and historical landmark of Madison, Wisconsin. We invite you and your family to experience the deep history and legacy of Nakoma Golf Club.