The Bog in Saukville has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 golf courses in Wisconsin. At 7,110 yards from the back tees, it is a course that will test both your distance and accuracy. The course takes no time in introducing its challenges. It opens with an uphill par 5 that requires a straight tee shot in order to avoid the bunkers that line both sides of the fairway. There are also at least 12 bunkers within 100 yards of the greens just waiting to swallow up errant shots. The golf course also provides a scenic round with mature trees and lush landscaping enclosing most of the holes. It can be a tough test but different sets of tees make it more approachable. The Bog is also a popular place for its practice facility, which includes a driving range and short game area.
|Green (W)||72||6351 yards||77.1||139|
|Blue (W)||72||5911 yards||74.7||133|
|White (W)||72||5110 yards||70.3||124|
|Black M: 75.3/143||530||396||424||210||469||415||449||220||543||3656||410||152||348||195||528||470||439||593||430||3565||7221|
|Gold M: 72.9/138||491||372||398||196||422||415||409||188||521||3412||399||142||318||175||498||433||398||520||414||3297||6709|
|Green M: 71.1/133 W: 77.1/139||471||358||358||184||393||395||398||170||493||3220||381||132||306||157||476||412||367||520||380||3131||6351|
|Blue M: 69.1/131 W: 74.7/133||427||330||338||171||379||372||367||150||467||3001||353||121||279||142||440||402||336||474||363||2910||5911|
|White M: 65.4/121 W: 70.3/124||401||282||271||144||330||280||334||138||401||2581||307||100||239||110||390||341||311||419||312||2529||5110|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin
Challenging and beautiful
One of my favorite courses around. Played it twice this year and will play it again next year.
Ridiculously slow play
Foursome in front of us refused to allow us to play through with 2/3 holes at times spacing. Golfers were playing two with flags in and two with flags out. Alternating putt outs with players replacing flags to finish some within 2 feet. Play was so slow we were hit into twice on front and I approached the group behind us and warned them that it would not be a good thing to hit into us again. They maintained their distance moving forward. Was a very warm day and the slow play made the experience nearly unbearable. Ranger was never seen throughout the entire 4.5 hour round. My group typically maintains a 3 hour pace and this was unacceptable to wait 10+ minutes per hole.
Needs a little TLC
I'm guessing this was once a great course. The greens and most of the fairways were in pretty good shape, several of the tee boxes were severely lacking in green grass. They had done a little bit of aerating to try and bring them back, but it is going to take a bit more than that. The pro shop staff couldn't have cared less if we were there. Thankfully the cart girl was pleasant. At $75 it was worth it, but not sure how much more I'd spend than that as there are other courses I'd rather play for the money (i.e. Wild Rock, U-Ridge to name a couple). I'd give some of the conditions a pass after what was probably a very heavy couple of weeks with Ryder Cup traffic. I don't think the King would be happy to see how it looks now though.
There was an outing scheduled before us that slowed down play considerably. I would choose not to golf behind an outing again in the future and would appreciate knowing about it so I can make the choice. Also, I was stuck several times unable to move forward with my cart because I was "too close to a restricted area." It would be nice to know where the restricted areas are before I get stuck in them. I was not too close to the greens in my opinion. I was driving single and the other 2 in my group did not have the same trouble with their cart. It was very aggravating. And finally, the women's tee boxes were set up poorly. Whoever placed the markers put them very close together and facing toward the bushes in several instances. I finally moved the marked myself to a more realistic position. I shouldn't have tried to tee off from within the original locations on several holes! Overall, for these reasons, we found our day at the Bog disappointing. And it was my husbands birthday too!
Play this course.
My review starts with the two negatives, because everything else about the course warrants 5 stars. The cart paths are farther from the fairways, tee boxes and greens than I am familiar with. By itself, not a big problem. However, the gps tracked golf carts had an annoying habit of shutting down and requiring.one to reverse (literally) when one approached greens, sand traps and the like. It felt cumbersome regards the flow of our game. Perhaps some kind of ground signage could identify these limits, or the carts could allow one to simply turn a quick circle to leave those areas. Otherwise a really nice challenging but fair course to play.
The Bog was a Bust
I’ve never played an unenjoyable Arnold Palmer-designed golf course until I played the Bog. I played 11 rounds in Wisconsin last week, and the Bog had the most disappointing course conditions. While there were recognizable AP features (bunkers), there were just too many blind shots.
Then there was pace of play. It took 20 minutes to play the first hole, and proceeded to wait on most shots for the remainder of the round. I waited less during all of my rounds in Kohler.
I was hoping for more, but I left disappointed.
This was an awesome time. I wish I had more time at this course. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
Great must play course
This was a great day of golf. Great bag drop and pro shop check in. Starter was very friendly and helpful. Cart girls were friendly cute and often seen. Food was good and great golf. I will play again soon.
Great layout and conditions. Play the Bog
Always enjoy a round at the bog. Dry summer has been tough on the course, but did not impact play.
Bog = A blast
One of our favorite courses in the state. Well-maintained with a beautiful secluded layout. Each hole is unique challenging all aspects of your game. Staff is always top notch. Looking forward to our next chance to play The Bog.
Just OK. Not special
Course layout is nice. Conditions were so so. Course seems beat up and tee were really bad shape. Staff is prickly and makes you feel like you are bothering them. I wouldn’t pay standard rack rate that’s for sure. Probably max it’s worth is maybe $75. All in all there’s probably better choices but it’s something worth playing once.
Good not great
Not worth the rack rate when you look at it overall, would recommend a play if you can get a cart for a deal of $40-55. Course was in average condition, carts don’t have gps which is a bummer for a course that has a nice layout.