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87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
91.0%
Recommend this course
82 out of 87 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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17 out of 17 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

4.1
87 Reviews (87)

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 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early Season no crowds

Special thank you to four guys on the first tee, as they let let my wife and I play ahead. Course is now in great shape and with the jump start we finished in three hours. Tourist season is soon upon us and speed golf will be behind us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early season un-repaired ball marks

I’ve played this course over a hundred times in the last 50 some years. Value with GolfNow in April is unbelievable. This is a resort course for out of state players. In season price is too high for regulars. Today some yahoo left un-repaired divots on many greens. I follow the fix yours and a couple of others philosophy. Today, mine were barely noticeable. At the turn, I mentioned this to the attendant. After the round I showed a photo from the back nine that looked like the person stepped on the ball. Who does this, especially in early season?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly staffs and fairways and greens were well maintained, had good round..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible front, Great back!

Front 9 was boring and not well maintained.
The back 9 was another course totally.
Shame the pace of place was horrendous.
Also guys in the shop should learn to up sell a bit.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Crazy fast greens + tight layout = High Score

This course looks easy on the scorecard. Relatively short and straight forward. But it is very tight off the tee, and the lightning fast greens led to my highest score of the season. Fun but frurstrating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tight track - Birdie Opportunities

Tight layout through the woods, short holes invite birdies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding staff, great course

Very inviting course, shorter over all distance but elevation and layout provide nice challenge as well as scoring opportunities. Will certainly be playing here again next time I am in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fast greens fun course

There was a few blind shots that could put golfers ahead of you in trouble. Otherwise nice course. Not the longest course but fun. Enjoyed my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Well maintained. As others stated, from and back nines are different, especially the tiny greens on the front. It takes some adjusting. Overall, very nice, fair course in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Shot makers course, excellent, fast greens. Didn’t hit driver but twice. Carts were first class with good GPS. Played black tees just a shade under 6100, but still challenging. Sand is good consistency and course conditions were very good.

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