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Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7221 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.3

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Open: 4/20 Closed: 11/15
Architect Arnold Palmer (1995) Ed Seay (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required. Collared Shirts & No Denim/Jeans. Dress Code will be enforced May - October

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2015 #11)

Reviews

4.2
110 Reviews (110)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Forced Carries 26
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
A Weekend Splurge 24
Entertaining Clients 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

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!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing time

This was an awesome time. I wish I had more time at this course. I will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

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

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

Challenging track

Always enjoy a round at the bog. Dry summer has been tough on the course, but did not impact play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Bog

Overall it was very nice. I was very pleased with the pace of play for 2 two some, 4 hrs. .Played this course many times. Make sure you play the correct tees for your handicap because the slope does mean something.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great!

Great track. Friendly staff, course in lovely condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem hiding in a small Wisconsin town!

This course will challenge you on every hole, and outright frustrate you on a few! I have to think Palmer was having a bad day when he designed a few of these holes. Nice folks, good food and drink. A class facility with a touch of a small town feel. Don't miss it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

I’ve course, worth the trip

Very nice course layout and condition. Helps to have a good GPS to help route around some holes.

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
First Time Playing

Great layout and condition

The Bog (an Arnold Palmer signature design) is a fun course to play and in excellent condition. Beautiful rural Wisconsin setting a half hour north of Milwaukee with gently rolling fairways, plenty of trees and shrubs at the perimeter but mostly not in play. Generous fairways on the front give way to tighter driving areas on the back. Some sharp doglegs add interest. A few forced carries off the tee and a few blind shots, but not overly stressful for the mid-length hitter playing from appropriate tees (6300 yards). The rough is cut down to modest length, making the course much more playable, especially because drives starting down the middle can easily tumble a few yards into the rough on some holes. Greens are in great shape, not too undulating; highly receptive to irons shots but still fairly quick putting. The somewhat skeletal staff on the Tuesday we played was friendly and not intrusive. This is not Erin Hills or Whistling Straits (thankfully); the course is beautiful but playable, and the green fees are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Worth the drive from Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I played with a member & his son who were both perfect gentleman.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Fairways and greens were in great shape for a brisk, Fall morning. Minimal leaf cover. Some bunkers were under repairs, but understandable.
Paid a great rate, which made the outing more enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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