Hartford Golf Club
Hartford Golf Club is conveniently located just outside of Milwaukee. The course has been a part of the community since 1928 when a group of local businessmen who were passionate about golf decided to come together and make the course a reality. The layout is traditional in design and player friendly enough for beginners, but it still offers a few challenges. It's a short golf course by modern standards, measuring 6,519 yards from the back tees. Water isn't terribly prominent, but golfers should be prepared for back-to-back water hazards starting with the third hole. Hartford Golf Club's 12th hole is the longest on the course at 570 yards and this dogleg left is also one of the toughest. In addition to the golf course, there are also two full-length driving ranges and a three-hole practice course.
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Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers
Hartford G.C. - Early Season
Let me start out by saying I have been looking forward to getting to this course for awhile now. Although it's semi private, the membership fees seem to be very reasonable compared to other public courses in the area. With this in mind I had hopes of checking the course out for potential membership in the upcoming years, so it was an anticipated round of golf. With the COVID situation the course opened for play on April 24 and we got out there the first open Saturday. With the early season golf we didn't have high hopes for conditioning and weather but we pleasantly surprise with both. The weather held all day in the low-mid 50's with some cloud coverage making the walk pretty easy throughout.
With the COVID, the course did following all guidelines: pay online, show up 10 minutes prior to tee time, one group on 1st tee at a time and the course maintained no rakes, water, ball washers throughout. As I tend to do, I was running a few minutes late and hastily made my way to the 1st tee with my group already waiting. The Pro quickly popped his head out the door to confirm I was with the three on the tee and away we went. The course had good drainage, it had been fairly wet in the area prior to playing and the only hole the was a little wet was #1 right out of the gate. Once we made it past that hole didn't have to worry about mud balls, or soaking wet socks, always a plus.
The course seems to be in the middle of a tree removal program, the number of stumps showed they were well on their way along with a good number of trees marked with a X, future removal imminent. The course was fairly playable even with the overgrowth of trees and I couldn't help but think of the sightlines that will be available with more trees removed. The entire round I kept thinking, "This will be something once cleaned up a little more." Greens were recently aerated but didn't putt any different they were filling in nicely and rolled true at the time, will be nice to see later in the summer again.
Interesting Layout - a few back and forth holes but good use of land variety of directions.
Easy walk - not extremely hilly, rolled with the land, no manufactured stairs and climbs
Payable - Even with trees it was really playable, water comes into play on 2 holes and only penalizing with poor/errant shots. Entire round played with 1 ball is always a plus.
Rate - At a walking rate of $23 for 18 on a weekend, in this area that's a tough beat.
Not overly interesting, and the course is pretty straightforward. That said the stretch of holes 11-14 were really good. Long par 3, par 5 requiring some planning, short par 4, followed by a par 4 that's well protected was the highlight.
Really liked the course and experience, will certainly get back a few time this summer to check on conditions and on course amenities. Left me thinking this would be a great club to join for a league or weekly game.
Great fairways,greens aerated? but still rolled well.Tough par 4s. Will go back.
Just after some good rain
Course played very long today. Windy and just got 2-3 inches if rain. Fairways and greens just in awesome shape. Greens a rad slow to my liking but that was do to the rain. Not that tough of a course and very little elevation change. Good amount if slope on some greens and just the right amount of sand traps. Got in 18 holes in 3 hours (2 of us). Will be back to play.
Rough Fairways Make for Bumpy Ride
The very bumpy, often poorly cut, and at times wet fairways make the course play longer than it is listed. The first hole, which is around 400 yards and plays uphill, was so overwatered for the last 60 yards to the green that every step I took produced a splash. It made the hole play extremely long. The greens were o.k. The layout itself was also decent if not exciting. Pace of play was fair, but the real sore spot is the fairways.
The club house is modest, and I did not try the dining facility.
Good course to play
Course is in great condition. Good value for the money. I would definitely play this course again. Friendly staff and good concessions.
Excellent day to play golf. Course in great shape.
A day at Hartford Golf Course
The course was in excellent shape as we were the last players before a huge outing. Having played here before, I would say the course is always in good shape. The pace of play is normally a little on the slow side, but we still like to play there. So glad they finally added a lower and more flexible senior rate during the past year or so.
Great Course at a great price
This was my first time golfing this course in the summer, I usually golf it in the spring. the course was in excellent shape. The staff was very friendly. the greens are smooth, and the balls rolled true. the te boxes were in good shape and the fairways looked like green carpet.
The course was beautiful and played well. Staff was very friendly and made for a great round of golf.
The course was in good condition.
For this time of the year the course was well maintain. I would play this course again if weather permits.
great test for the average golfer
Greens are in incredible shape. I used every club. Par threes are very testing. No atttempt to trick up the course. Just a solid test of your game. Condition much improved since I last played there 3 years ago.
Booked a great deal to ride 18 holes for $18. My friends and I played the first 18 in 3 hours and played another 18 for $5 more thanks to the friendly people in the pro shop. Their electric carts have serious pickup. Course was in typical mid-season form - hard and dry in some areas with good fairways and greens that rolled fine. Greens were extremely slow and some of the pin positions were tucked into corners which forced you to play middle of the green on some shots, making it a bit more challenging and fun. Overall, great value for the round.
Awesome greens ... Not so awesome staff
We had a mid morning Saturday tee time and expected the course to play slow, so a 5 hour round wasn't anything unexpected. Walked in to check in and the guy behind the counter was on the phone with what appeared to be a buddy and was speaking golf lingo laced with f-bombs ... He continued to do this for about 3 minutes as he talked to the person on the phone whilst looking right at us. Checked us in and told us to go to the fist tee where there was no starter and some confusion on who was up next. The front nine played so slow that the cart/drink girl saw us FOUR times in 9 holes. We later found out that it had something to do with that she didn't know the course had a whole other set of 9 holes, thus not seeing her once on the back nine. There were 2 instances where she drove the cart right behind us while someone was in mid swing and yelled "HELLOOOOOO" and another time while one person in our group was about to putt ...she actually came up to the green while we we putting !!! Speaking of putting, the greens are some of the best I have ever played on in Wisconsin. They held approach shots, rolled true, and were extremely well kept. All the bunkers had A TON of rocks in them and it looked like they got the sand from the beach
We still had a good time and would come back in a pinch ... Just cant be good when the place offers a $20 raffle for a full years membership.
Relax at Hartford
Hartford has always been a course to fall back on when I just want to play a nice relaxing round. Fairways always in good condition, and greens have always been a challenge. Not overwhelmingly long, just long enough to challenge, with bunkers placed to make you think, instead of just ripping it toward the green. Have been there with big hitters, and have taken my wife, ( not a big hitter ) and all have enjoyed Hartford.
needs to be brought back into shape
It appears that greens weren't maintained after previous sunday tournament. Rocks some the size of my fist in traps
Nice fairways, small greens.
The course is maintained well, fairways are pretty forgiving, but the greens are small, hard to hit.
Hartford Golf Club
This course was awesome and a great value for the money. The greens were in excellent shape and no backing up or waiting. I would book this course many times more. The staff was very friendly and welcomed us to their course.