Club Manager, CCM
Joe Rathkamp brings over 45 years of private country club experience to pass along to the members and talented staff of the Oconomowoc Golf Club. Joe provides the club with guidance in many areas including food and beverage planning, human resources and membership retention and recruitment. Joe’s philosophy is to provide every member with excellent food, drinks and service in a friendly fun clubhouse environment.
Joe is very active in professional growth. He is a past president and current board member of the Club Managers Association of America for the Wisconsin Badger Chapter. Joe has obtained the coveted Certified Club Manager designation awarded by the Club Managers of America.
Joe can be reached at 262 567-9972
Director of Business Operations
Steve Houlihan, MS
Golf Course Superintendent
Steve has recently joined Oconomowoc Golf Club in 2018 and is looking forward to providing consistent playing conditions and standards on the course. Steve started out caddying in 1993 and earned an Evans Caddie Scholarship to study at UW-Wisconsin-Madison. Steve’s educational career includes a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Soil Science and Turfgrass Nutrition. Steve has logged over 20+ years in turfgrass maintenance and follows a strong family lineage of golf course superintendents. “I believe the quality of turf is a function of its utility, appearance, and its playability”.
Todd “Smokey” Aartsen
Shop & Equipment Manager
PGA Golf Professional, PGA
Chuck started his head professional career at River Wilderness Yacht and Country Club, Bradenton, Florida in the late 1980’s, where he was introduced to and immersed in the daily life of the PGA Tour by club tour professionals Paul Azinger and Andy Bean. He then returned to his native Wisconsin roots where he spent thirteen years as the head professional at the Lac La Belle Golf Club. Chuck was hired as the Head Professional at the Oconomowoc Golf Club in 2009.
Through the years, Chuck has been recognized for his professional accomplishments by the Wisconsin PGA in numerous ways: 2016 WPGA Teacher of the Year; he received the WPGA Section Player Development Award in 2015 and was Merchandiser of the Year for private clubs in 2003. Chuck has also earned PGA advanced certifications in Instruction, Player Development, Retail Operations and Management.
While in the Southwest Chapter of the PGA North Florida Section, he earned numerous awards: Horton Smith Award 1991 and 1992 for contributions in education and Golf Professional of the Year Award in 1994.
Food & Beverage Supervisor