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4.2
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
86.1%
Recommend this course
111 out of 120 reviews
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4.4
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
5.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.1
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6027 yards
Slope 116
Rating 68.8

Cold Water Canyon Golf Course in the Wisconsin Dells has a layout that dates back to the 1920s, making it one of the oldest golf courses in the state. Originally a nine-hole course, it was expanded to a full 18 holes but the original layout was carefully preserved as the front nine. The back nine offers a completely different round with a Scottish-links design, however it manages to blend seamlessly with the classic layout of the first nine. Water hazards come into play on a few holes and there are strategically placed bunkers to contend with as well. The second half of Cold Water Canyon Golf Course is more challenging than the front but both are equally scenic. The golf course and the adjoining Chula Vista Resort are tucked away amidst thick forests of mature trees.

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Course Details

Year Built 1917
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

4.2
120 Reviews (120)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 19
Bunkers 13
Thick Rough 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 10
Locals 10
Seniors 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Near Local Attractions 12
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course experience

First time golfing at Cold Water Canyon. Was a late morning tee time and winds in the 10-15 mph range. If you mis hit with the narrow fairways your ball was gone. I could’ve slowed my pace a little bit and enjoyed the day. Will definitely be back to get redemption.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 45
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

"Smart" cart was intrusive and irritating

Each cart is governed by a GPS-enabled iPad-like device that hangs from the front of the cart and nags the golfer. The iPad was irritating and intrusive. I wish I could've turned it off. It didn't even work properly. For example, on the 9th hole I hit a fairly good tee shot that landed to the left of the fairway in the rough. When I took the cart to my ball, the iPad announced that I had left the course and instructed me to return the cart to the course. This was ridiculous because my ball was right next to the fairway. And now the cart stubbornly refused to work, which was perhaps some kind of anti-theft featured. I removed and pocketed the cart key, removed my bag of clubs from the back of the cart, and carried my bag up the hill to the clubhouse so I could put them on a different cart. This task was annoying and irritating. It was also humiliating that the iPad (an inanimate object) implied that I was trying to steal the cart! I notified the staff of the disabled cart next to the fairway on the 9th hole and finished the 18 holes on a different cart. The iPads on the golf carts are a nuisance. They're not needed or wanted. Get rid of them! Low tech is better.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great conditions. Challenging

Well groomed. Definitely will come back. Great value. Super course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Has to Be Better

For being in the WI Dells and the other courses that have a top level courses l, they need to do better. The course is very short but the greens are terrible.

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

Great staff

The only complaint I have, is the rough was a bit long. To the point where we lost a few balls, that definitely weren’t in trouble. Staff was awesome. My 8 year old had a great time. They treated him great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Spring golf

I play this course a few times a year and it needs a small amount of work to the ruffs and traps

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day to Golf In April

Overall the course has an interesting layout you must be good at iron play. Quite a few a shots even off the tee you need to play iron shots. If you are looking to use your driver a lot this isn't the course. It was early in the year and maintenance on the course hadn't started yet. The greens were slow because they hadn't been mowed yet. Looking forward to playing this sometime this summer again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Good Hot Deal but Lacking Care

The course was well designed but the bunkers and fairways were not well kept. Rough was a little too long at times but distance was nice relaxing.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

November Golf in Wisconsin!

Season ending round with temperature in the 70s. Conditions were great. Leaves blown off fairways and greens. Grass has grown back in the aeration plugs. Will play here again when the course reopens in April.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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