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76º | Mostly sunny | 10% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:52 a.m. | Sunset 6:42 p.m.

 
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608 Glen golf course
The Glen Golf Park often hosts public community events.|Photo via City of Madison
We can’t think of a better way to soak in Madison’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are some 608 golf spots to make a tee time at.

🎟️ Members only

Maple Bluff | 500 Kensington Dr. | 18 holes
The Junior Sports program offers a plethora of tennis, swim, and golf activities for kids. Each category has options specific to skill level and age. Think: From Family Fun lessons to PGA Junior League.

Blackhawk | 3606 Blackhawk Dr. | 18 holes
Are you a Shorewood Hills resident? During the offseason, you’re welcome to enjoy the dining facilities and use the grounds for winter sports — no membership needed.

⛳ Public courses

The Glen | 3747 Speedway Rd. | 9 holes
Not a golfer? Locals can enjoy strolling the course without worrying about rogue golf balls whizzing by on Monday mornings from sunrise to 8 a.m. through Oct. 16. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Yahara Hills | 6701 Hwy. 12 + 18 | 36 holes
This October, Yahara Hills is set to undergo phase one of its redesign project. By 2026, golfers can expect some new course features such as “Chocolate Drops,” “Volcanoes,” and “Bulkheads.” Learn more about the project by checking out the FAQ page.

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Wind down after your 18 holes on Yahara’s patio. | Photo via City of Madison


Monona | 111 E. Dean Ave., Monona | 9 holes
Do you have a friend who isn’t well-versed in the art of golf? With a large practice area and straightforward fairways, this course is great for beginners.

📍 Take it indoors

Blind Shot Social Club | 177 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
If you can’t swing a simulator booth reservation, Blind Shot’s indoor putting green is free to use for all patrons.

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Come for the golf balls, stay for the goat cheese balls at Blind Shot. | Photo by 608today

Hook and Fade | 113 S. Hamilton St.
Previously reservation only, this indoor golf spot is now welcoming walk-ins as of this week.

X Golf | 1714 Eagan Rd.
Check out the in-depth overview of X-Golf’s simulator technology. From an automatic ball-feeder to remembering your preferred tee height, you can expect a TaylorMade experience.
 
Asked
 
Mini golf or regular golf: Which one’s more fun?

A. Mini golf is a blast
B. A 9-hole course is my type of fun
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Sept. 15
  • Red Cross Blood Drive | Friday, Sept. 15 | 12-5 p.m. | Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison | Free | Help save lives with the Nakoma League.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Cops and Bobbers | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Ave., Middleton | Free | First 150 kids (age 15 and under) receive a free fishing rod, reel, and bobber.
  • Fall Shred, E-Recycling, and Med Drop Day | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 8-11 a.m. | Fitchburg City Campus, 5520 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg | Free | Gather up to three grocery bags of confidential paper for shredding, old electronics for recycling, and unused/expired medications for safe disposal.
Sunday, Sept. 17
  • Puptoberfest | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12-5 p.m. | Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Pky., Verona | Free | Microchipping, nail trims, live music, and local vendors.
  • Hippie Death Cult | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison | $15-$18 | Vibe out to psychedelia and riff-heavy rock n’ roll.
Monday, Sept. 18
  • United Way Community Kickoff | Monday, Sept. 18 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin St., Madison | Free | Learn about United Way of Dane County’s fundraising campaign at this family-friendly carnival.
  • The Science of Meditation | Monday, Sept. 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison | $15-$25 | Dr. Richie Davidson will share the latest findings on how the practice of training our minds can promote human flourishing.
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • Madison is abolishing its panhandling ban ordinance, as it conflicts with a First Amendment-protected right, according to Alders. The ordinance, originally aimed at keeping panhandlers away from State Street, hasn’t been enforced since a 2015 Supreme Court decision. (WKOW)
Development
  • Two development teams vie to build affordable housing on the city-owned lot at 1202 S. Park St. JW Realty and Investments proposes a $14 million, 43-unit project. 15 of those units would be reserved for 18 to 24-year-olds, who would be offered economic resources. (Madison.com)
Outdoors
  • Archery and crossbow deer hunting season opens this Saturday, Sept. 16. Harvested deer should be registered online with GameReg by 5 p.m. on the recovery day. In Dane County, the season lasts until Jan. 31, 2024. (Fox 47)
Community
  • Starting this Saturday, Sept. 16 the Madison CARES program, which dispatches non-police specialists for behavioral health crises, will extend its coverage to weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Cap Times)
Fun Fact
  • Whiskey returned 314% over the last 10 years. Invest in fine whiskeys and wines with Vinovest to diversify your portfolio and watch it age like fine wine.*
Drink
  • It’s been a record-hot summer — and we still haven’t drank water since 1997. But this water brand makes us want to actually stay hydrated. It’s infused with fruit essences and has zero calories, diet sweeteners, and sugar, and still manages to taste great. New customers score 36 bottles for $36 + free shipping.*
 
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🚒 Start your engines
608 trucks treasures
Your kids can have a hands-on experience with big rigs. | Photo by City of Madison
The city’s annual Trucks and Treasures event is returning to Madison this Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Warner Park (2930 N. Sherman Ave.)

Kids and families are invited to experience some of Madison’s biggest rigs in an educational and hands-on way.

To name a few:
  • Dump truck
  • Metro Transit bus
  • Street sweeper
  • Police car
  • Fire trucks
  • Mini Excavator
In addition to exploring the local vehicles, there will also be a garage sale on-site. This is an opportunity for your kids to crack open those piggy banks, and in this case, maybe even rake up some cash themselves. That’s because this isn’t your average garage sale...

This kids-to-kids garage sale will feature local littles selling some of their unused treasures to their peers. Think: Books, toys, bikes.
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
I lack the patience it takes to be a good golfer, but Blind Shot Social Club is one of my favorite date night spots solely for those goat cheese balls. They’re a must-try for golf pros and newbies alike, trust me.
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