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4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
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5.0
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Layout
4.8
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6659 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.5

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa boasts two championship golf courses. The Brute Course is a formidable test while the Highlands Course presents a more player-friendly layout though it still has plenty of challenges in store. Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye teamed up to design the Highlands. It is a traditional links-layout that is tumbles across glacier-carved hills and valleys. It perfectly mimics the feel of courses of the British Isles especially on the undulating greens that are flanked with bunkers. The course is playable for all skill levels though low handicappers looking for a challenge might want to tackle the Brute. The resort has garnered a popular following amongst both locals and visitors. Conde Nast Traveler ranked it in the top ten northern US golf resorts and that is just one of the many accolades Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has received.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Pete Dye (1970) Jack Nicklaus (1970) Bob Cupp (1996) Bob Lohmann (2006) David Johnson (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
168 Reviews (168)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Undulating Greens 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 11
Entertaining Clients 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 11
Worth the Drive 11

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Nice course.

Fun course with great conditions. I took my daughter with me who is disabled and doesn’t walk. This was no problem for anyone there. I was treated as if they did this everyday. I’m so grateful. I play every week, and this course was very nice! Can’t wait to play the BRUTE.

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Great Time

The course was great shape. Hole 4 is a short par 3 but its a fun hole. On the back hole 11 is just fun and hard. just a great course had a blast.

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
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Great course!! Pace could be improved.

Course was in great shape! Can’t say anything negative about it, other than we sat for about 5 minutes on every tee waiting to hit. One hole we were notified that we were 15 minutes behind pace. We didn’t hit our tee shots on that hole until we were notified about being 28 minutes behind pace. Needs improvement.

Conditions Excellent
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First Time Playing

First time here - hope it won't be the last!

Our first trip to Lake Geneva and we played several nice courses but this one was top notch. Very friendly staff seems truly engaged in making people feel welcome. Course was in great condition. Fairways appear to be wide open but the fairway cut is narrow so good shots are required to score well. The ruff is deep!

I'm not a great golfer but my wife and I enjoyed our round. Beautiful day, beautiful course and we saw almost no one else the entire time. Pace of play was quick. Played our round in under 3 1/2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Early Season Conditions

Great early season round at Grand Geneva - Highlands. Course is in solid shape with greens running as true as you will find for April in Wisconsin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Highlands

I didn’t like it when it was the Briar Patch. Now years later and after lots of renovation I love this course. Overall a great facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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