Family Legacy That Continues for Over Half a Century
Windmill Golf Group’s roots began in the 1950’s when Lawrence Ehlert – who managed a small 9 hole golf course in Southern Alberta for 30 years – expanded the course to 18 holes. Lawrence’s passion for the golf course business was admirable to others and especially to his son, Ron. Ron Ehlert grew up working at the golf course his father operated, driving tractors and mowing grass. When time came to choose a profession, Ron decided to further his education and went on to become a Landscape Architect. He was involved with the design and construction of dozens of golf courses around Alberta including some local courses such as Elbow Springs Golf Club, McCall Lake and Lakeside Greens. Ron had the opportunity to become the majority shareholder of Elbow Springs and had the great experience of designing, building, and managing the golf course for almost 20 years before retiring. He still owns Elbow Springs and is President of Windmill Golf Group creating a stepping stone for his son, Barry.
Barry Ehlert continues the family legacy with a huge enthusiasm for golf and the golf business. He is a leader in his own right as Owner and Managing Partner of The Hamptons, Boulder Creek, Silverwing Links, Harvest Hills, Springbank Links Golf Clubs located in Calgary as well as Edmonton’s Northern Bear Club and the Wilderness Club in Montana. – less