Island at Silver Spring Country Club
There are two 18-hole courses at the Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center, the Island Course and the Falls Course. Opened in 1986 as the West Course, the Island is the original layout at the facility. At nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees, it is considerably longer than the other course but both offer a fair amount of challenges. Mature trees line the fairways and several ponds provide water hazards on several holes. The Island Course's new name comes from its trademark feature that appears on the signature eighth hole. This hole is widely known for having the only naturally occurring island green in the state of Wisconsin. It is an impressive hole though there are plenty of dramatic elevation changes and strategically placed bunkers to contend with throughout the golf course.
|Silver (W)||70||6481 yards||77.3||134|
|Gold (W)||70||5567 yards||72.9||124|
|Black M: 73.1/128||365||389||328||201||589||406||617||174||340||3409||206||404||351||578||194||468||389||526||387||3503||6912|
|Silver M: 71.8/126 W: 77.3/134||353||377||317||168||579||395||587||129||306||3211||192||349||323||521||182||435||381||510||377||3270||6481|
|Gold M: 67.7/119 W: 72.9/124||344||367||309||160||431||386||415||89||292||2793||167||337||316||380||173||301||374||357||369||2774||5567|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
Enough challenge for all
I was lucky enough to get a deal with Group Golfer and at $18 this was an absolute steal. I understand the normal rates are not this cheap, but even with standard pricing the course is worth it. When teeing off at 1:30 on a Friday I assumed playing as a solo I would have to wait. With this in mind, my wife rode along for company and they allowed her to ride free of charge, another nice perk. The pace of play couldn't have been better on the first nine. We never saw anther group ahead until 11 when it came to a halt. Play was still moving but after the blistering pace of the front nine the roughly 2:30 back nine must have been some sort of payback. We were still able to finish in about 4 hours, which on a Friday afternoon was a pleasant surprise.
The course itself can stretch to one of the longest public course in the area. Although plenty of length it's still playable for the capable golfer and there aren't a ton of forced carries of the tee, unless you really want to play aggressive on 9 and 11. The course has decent elevation changes, it certainly wasn't built on flat ground. The drop from the teeing ground to the fairway/green on 1 and 10 indicate this right away. One of the best signature holes is the island green of hole #8, easy to see where the course got its name from.
The course has a good handful or really interesting holes with variables to consider, carry distance, elevation change and wind play into roughly 6/7 holes throughout the round. The tees, greens, and fairways were in really good shape as well. Having played this course for the third time I assumed the conditions would be good and they met all expectations going in. The course allows for you get be a little wild of the tee, although able to find your ball most times getting back into position can be tricky.
On this particular day they had the outdoor grill going and the food was absolutely delicious. The chicken sandwich and chicken bacon wrap were real food, not your average turn food. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience from start to finish, glad I was able to make it out there this summer and will be returning again.
For the number of people on the course there should have been more separation, w/e beautiful fun , great day in October in Wisconsin
The course was in very good condition. Very challenging asnd very long in yardage. Very reasonable for its price.
The course was in good shape and it was fun to play. Pace of play was a little slow but apart from that the value was good for the course.
Enjoyable round on a hot afternoon
Although it was a hot day my friend and I enjoyed our round on the Island course. Despite our scores, the pace of play for this twosome was great as well as the course conditions.
Island Course-Silver Spring
Island Course was in excellent condition. Challenging course; long par threes, reachable par fives, and appropriate par fours. Played from white tees. Nice layout.
I’ll be back !!!
Great experience. Course in great shape. Great pace. Great value on Golf Now.
Greens were not in good shape but it was April 25th in Wisconsin. The weatherman was predicting a snow storm a few days after we played. It was a beautiful day and we were just happy to be playing. The course will get better and for the money we paid it was just fine. We will be back.
Fun on the island
Played the island course for the first time. We hit into fog-honestly- on the first 3 to 4 holes and we would lose sight of the ball in it on our drives but it was actually kind of cool to see. But it burned off and became a beautiful day that the course just played played perfectly in. The natural rolling hills to significant elevation changes made club selections tricky at times but the wide open style of the fairways forgave the occasional errant shot. Course was in really nice shape and was a lot of fun to play. My friend and I are casual players but there were a lot of shots that made you think and lay up to be smart -or be silly and try and carry - which proved to be costly more often than not. Take a cart as the tees can be a distance from greens and the elevation changes can suck your energy. The only downside was we had to leave the grounds for lunch after our round-but I guess that’s what we should expect for a Tuesday! Play the island, you’ll have fun!