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4.8
31 Reviews (31)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
99.4%
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30 out of 31 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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4.8
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6308 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.1

Bass Lake Golf Course boasts some of the finest golf in the Northwoods. Carefully carved from mature forests of oak and pine trees, the course is abundant with native wildlife. The course dates back to 1926 but it underwent a major renovation in 2003 that made certain aspects more challenging, while also making it more playable for a wider range of skill levels. The layout is much like playing two golf courses in one with a front nine that is tightly lined with trees and a hillier back nine that wraps around a large lake. There are also a few small ponds that come into play on the front nine. The rolling terrain guarantees uneven lies as well as the occasional blind shot. Accuracy will also be needed in order to avoid the strategically placed sand traps, mature trees, and thick rough.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Larry Packard (1961) Jerry Matthews

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.8
31 Reviews (31)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Undulating Greens 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great day of golf! Very friendly GM.

I booked the round for a steal of a deal on my way to the northwoods. I was immediately greeted by the general manager who made sure that I had everything I needed. He introduced himself to me and remembered my name after the initial encounter. The course was in excellent shape, and I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent golf course!

Bass Lake golf course is an excellent place to play golf! The course was in great shape for it being only the beginning of May. The greens were very nice. The layout of the course is awesome. I strongly recommend playing this course if you haven’t yet. I arrived at 8:30 AM and the General Manager met me at my car with a golf cart for me. He introduced himself and asked if I had any questions. What service!!! I will definitely be back to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This course is in great shape and has very friendly staff. We did wait on quite a few shots but still played in 3 1/2 hours walking. Lots of target golf and some shorter holes, so played from the blue tees

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well kept and challenging.

Challenging lay out with super nice greens! Very true and just the right speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great stop on our way to St Germain

It’s a small pro shop and bar/restaurant with a nice deck area to eat. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the course is beautiful and in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Zach

Course is always in great shape. Greens are so true. Staff is super friendly and always find ways to make your round better each time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great day

I was able to get out early, get 18 in and have a lot of time left for up north fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Want to play an okay round this place is for you!!!

Gent that took our reservation was awesome, informative and super friendly.
Now the not so good pace of play was bad, had a 5 some in front of us 2 carts 2 walking go figure. I realize a group of friends want to play together for a guys day out but pony up get the 3rd cart and move along.
Apart from a couple holes over water the course is quiet Meh!
Greens are are fast and too much undulation I like a challenge but man...
All in all it’s an average course for an average price. Want to play an epic course for the same money 30 minutes to Rhinelander and play NorthWood.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course and staff. Aerating is being done on some greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course north of highway 29 (Hidden Gem)

For $6 on the golfnow app, this was way more than worth the price plus my hour and 40 minute drive just to get there. The course is absolutely fantastic. The fairways are cut super tight which gives you that great roll. It's like the course is cut right into the middle of a forest. The greens are very well maintained, you can tell they are rolled. I have to mention the sand traps as well because I found myself in them multiple times. It's all sand unlike some places that have stones mixed in, there is none of that all sand. I would like to know how many acres this course sits on because there are so many long holes and there are very few that you have to worry about someone else spraying a bad shot at you. The staff there are all great people 2 out of the 3 shook my hand and talked with me just to be nice not just to move you along and take your money like. I will be coming back, and bringing friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Very nice course for Seniors. Well maintained and very challenging. Had a great time. Will play it again this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the nicest courses in NE WIS.

My wife and I both played the course and really enjoyed ourselves. Great course and will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A beautiful couse

The course is challenging. The greens are very fast and require precise iron approaches in order to make for easier putting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Outing

Bass Lake is a very nice course. For this time of year the greens were in very good shape and overall we had a great day of golf with good bar staff after our round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Will not honor GolfNow

Lets start out saying that this is a very nice course, I really enjoy playing this course. I golfed it quite a few times over the summer this year. We never ate there, we only ordered a couple drinks from the beverage cart, that was all.

What really bothered me about the last time we were there was this. We had a tee time for 9:07 (roughly) for four of us riding 18 on Friday October 2nd . We showed up around 8:30 and prior to getting there I checked the Golfnow website to see if their were ay specials, just so happened there was. For 18 holes riding it was $35/person +tax. For 9:15 AM. Instead of booking with that, I figured I would ask the pro shop if they would honor the $35/ea price to us so I wouldn’t have to go through the website. She turned us down and said she would honor it “next time”…… next time???? Ok so being so far up north the course is open two/three more weeks….next time…whatever. So when I asked how much it would be it came to $49.11/ea +tax, so roughly $52/ea. That is quite a hike in price from the $35/ea. I didn’t make big stink about it there as I just paid the increase in price. She then told me they had 89 groups coming through today, so she wouldn’t honor that $35 price. Ok, whats that mean? You want to make more money? Then why be on the Golfnow website? On that day we also had a frost delay, so we didn’t end up teeing off until 10:00 or so. She did throw in a free bucket of range balls. I was pretty upset after the fact hence why I didn’t make a big stink about it in the pro shop, but after awhile it got to me so I figure I would write this review to let others know.

Thanks,
Matt

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Don't Miss Out on this Gem!

Played Bass Lake (35 minutes from Rhinelander) 3 times the 2nd week of Sept. on annual fall vacation in the north woods. Fantastic course, fabulous condition, Very friendly staff. As a 8-10 handicapper, the Blue tees were challenging (I was not up to the Black tees, which would have made it a very difficult test). Don't recommend the white tees unless a 18 handicapper or worse). 6 days after the greens were aerated, they were in great shape. Beautiful hilly course without any gimmicks or impossible shots (but some great views and very demanding shots).

Will not play any other courses in the area as long as I am in this part of the state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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