Introducing the New Owners

New Owners of Bahle Farms Golf Course

From left to right: Melissa Obis, Crosley Duckmann, Mark Duckmann

It’s official: Bahle Farms Golf Course is under new ownership!

My name is Crosley Duckmann and I am the new owner of Bahle Farms Golf Course, along with my father, Mark Duckmann. I am the General Manager so you will be seeing me around often. My girlfriend, Melissa Obis, will be joining us as well as our Marketing and Events Manager.

We’d like to introduce ourselves and share a little about us.

About Crosley: I am from Des Plaines, Illinois but have spent my summers in Leland since I was born. I have many family members who are residents of the greater Leelanau area, and I am thrilled to call this beautiful place home. I am an avid golfer and have been playing my entire life, along with hockey and baseball. I graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in Financial Accounting and Business Information Systems in 2020, and although the past year has been tough and unpredictable because of COVID, it led me to this opportunity at Bahle Farms. I cannot begin to explain the excitement I have for becoming the new owner, and am looking forward to meeting and building relationships with our customers. 

About Mark: I am a semi-retired financial accountant and small-business owner. Although from Chicago, I have been spending summers up in Leland for 30 years. I am excited to work alongside my family to continue the tradition of Bahle Farms Golf. 

About Melissa: I am originally from Grayslake, Illinois, which is about an hour north of Chicago. I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and have several years of experience in both marketing and events. Although fairly new to golf, I very much enjoy the sport and you will likely see me practicing out there often. I have a passion for events and overall creating unforgettable experiences for customers. 

We are so excited to be the new owners and operators of Bahle Farms Golf Course. This is such a beautiful and special place that we intend to preserve the integrity and continue the legacy for many years to come. Please come say hello to us as you visit Bahle Farms, and we very much look forward to getting to know you all.