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4.2
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
93.0%
Recommend this course
121 out of 132 reviews
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4.3
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6356 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.4

Portage Country Club is situated along the scenic shores of Swan Lake. Opened in 1930, the golf course has a traditional layout that is both challenging and playable. At 6,356 yards from the back tees, it is shorter than most championship courses you will find today but the layout still has plenty to offer besides length. There is a mix of holes that are wide-open and some that are framed by stands of mature trees. The rolling terrain provides subtle but tricky undulations in the greens and fairways as well as the occasional double-tiered green. One of the most memorable holes for both its level of difficulty and the scenery is the par-4 third. This no. 1 handicap hole plays along the lake and forces you to keep a close eye on the target.

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Course Details

Year Built 1930
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Art Johnson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
132 Reviews (132)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 12
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 10
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

greens to tough

First time. Loved the course, however my partner and I both thought the cup locations on steep hills on the greens were to difficult to putt. Unless you are putting mostly uphill, forget about it. It'll be at least a 3 putt.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bathrooms on the course were bad , need to be cleaned more often

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice track

I usually play Portage once a year when I'm there on vacation. I usually play mid mornings during the week and have never had an issue with slow play. The course is mostly wide open so it's forgiving for those who tend to spray the ball. Greens are large and always in great shape. It's too bad they put in some houses along the lake and lost #3 par 3 which is now 60 yards but that's progress I guess. I always enjoy playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course. Hard sand.

The course was in nice shape. Play was quick. Greens were fast. The sand traps were hard. Could have used some raking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Setting

Off the beaten path. Challenging greens - rough not too deep. Nice contours and the view from the restaurant/bar makes stopping in worthwhile.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A good challenge.

Greens were in great condition and fast. Some blind tee shots and technical hole layouts. A challenging course. It would be nice to play again after learning the layout better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Portage

Very nice course, well taken care of. You can tell the people care about their guests. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Challenging.

Course was in great shape for so late in the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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