Tyler Luedtke, 23, buys Plymouth golf course

PLYMOUTH, Wis. – At 23, most young adults are just starting their professional careers after college. But not Tyler Luedtke. He takes the plunge and buys a golf course for $1,590,000.

He bought the Sir Lanserlot golf course in Plymouth, Wisconsin in June. He changes the name to Crystal Lakes Golf Course.

“I just couldn’t pass up, you know, exploring it to see if it would work, and it did, and here we are,” he said.

James Groh

The objective of the new route will be to attract a younger audience.

Having $1.6 million is a lot for anyone, let alone a 23-year-old. He said he was able to save money through his photography business, working on a farm, and through his screen printing and embroidery business. Also, after pitching his idea to a local bank, they decided to give him the loan he needed to make an offer to the previous owner of the land.

“I did a deep dive to make sure this was something that was going to work and (the bank) trusted me, and in turn, you know, we’re going to do everything we can to prove that everyone is wrong. That a 23 year old – or two 23 year olds – could take a beautiful property like this and continue to carry on the tradition of golf.

He runs a golf course with his college friend, Jared Kraftzenk.

Tyler Luedtke

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Jared Kraftzenk (left) and Tyler Luedtke (right) run the new Crystal Lakes golf course together.

There are over a dozen golf courses in the area, which could make business difficult. But Luedkte said he was not worried about competition. He will not face Whistling Straits in Kohler who hosted the Ryder Cup. Luxury is not his business plan. He wants to create a family course where young adults are delighted to play.

“We don’t want to be an intimidating place. Come have fun, work on your game here,” he said.

Clubhouse at Crystal Lakes Golf Course

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The facade of the Crystal Lakes Golf Course clubhouse.

He wants to have live music, commercial and charity outings, and even food trucks come to the course to inject energy into the course.

Despite the new owner, the course is still open and people are welcome to play seven days a week.

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