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  History
 
 
 
 
Two legendary architects,one luxurious resort.

The striking limestone bluffs and rolling hills outside your window are part of what is called the driftless area. The last ice age, which flattened much of the Midwest, missed this area in Southwest Wisconsin creating wonderful natural features that yield the tranquility and serenity surrounding the Resort.

The land on which the resort presently sets was part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Estate until 1967 when it was purchased by a company based in Racine, WI. At this site, they planned to create Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of Broadacres City, a rural alternative to city living that Wright created in the 1930’s.

As part of that vision, what is now the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center opened in 1967 at a gala affair attended by Ladybird Johnson, LBJ’s wife. At the same time plans began for the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course. The course opened in 1971 as the most northern course that Robert Trent Jones, Sr. had designed.

The North Nine was designed by Roger Packard and two-time U.S. Open Champion Andy North and was opened in May of 1994.

After many years as The Springs Golf Course, The Springs Golf Club Resort was born May 13th, 1993 when its doors were opened for the first time. The Resort was designed by Charles Montooth, a senior fellowship member at Taliesin and one of Wright’s students. Since opening, several amenities have been added along with constant improvement to the golf course.

The property’s current affiliation with The House on the Rock began June 10th, 1999 when The House of Wyoming Valley, Inc. officially took ownership. At that point The House on the Rock name was added and The Springs name was eventually dropped starting the 2001 golf season and now called The House on the Rock Resort and Golf Course.

The Resort continues to exude its charm and comfort and stands to live on as a true diamond in the rough.