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4.6
124 Reviews (124)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.6%
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121 out of 124 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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12 out of 12 reviews
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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.2%
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50 out of 52 reviews
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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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2020 #24) (2019 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #16)

Reviews

4.6
124 Reviews (124)

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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5.0
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Cold weather

LOVE IT

Mid spring round, a little chilly and windy but a pretty nice day for April 18th in Southern Wisconsin. Staff on arrival could not have been nicer. Teed off on time ,at 8:45 and for the time of year the course was in GREAT shape. Beverage cart stopped by four different times. Our foursome played in just under four hours.

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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Grand Geneva

Greens were aerated either late fall or this spring. Need a couple of weeks to get into great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
First Time Playing

Great course, great people

Great course, great people quick play and superb conditions.
Only issue was 87 degree heat and no water jugs on course to fill up.
Only saw drink cart twice, and not after the 8th hole of 18.
Other than the drink issue must rate everything else 11 out of 10.
Great time would definitely play again.

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5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 26
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

five star course for public player.

worth one hour drive to play first time. wish next season can play the Brute.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

The landscape was gorgeous

It's a beautiful course with lots of gullies and hills that make it challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course!

To golf in 70 degree weather in SE Wisconsin in November is almost unheard of. We had the pleasure of golfing in this, and chose the Highlands at Lake Geneva and were very happy with our decision. The course was still in great shape. We had to work with the falling leaves, so finding balls was challenging on some holes, but the way the course was maintained all year still showed at this time of year. If you are in the area and get the chance, I would definitely recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 79
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love me the Highlands

As always playing the highlands is a treat. The course was in great shape for November. The greens were really moving.

I am a bigger fan of the Highlands then the Brute at Grand Geneva. The Highlands I believe is a much better layout and really requires you to think on a lot of shots. Especially holes 8-11. Those I really can make or break your round. #9 is by far the hardest par 4 in southern Wisconsin. 430 Par 4 with an impossibly landing area with OB on the left and a cart path on the right that send your ball in to the OB, then straight up hill to a green with a false front. A 5 is a great score.

Highlands has alot of birdie holes and or with a bad drive they a double bogey holes so make sure your drive is on point.

My only complaints is there is never any rangers so play can be slow. Also the driving range is huge and yet they have you hitting off of mats make no sense.

All in all I enjoy this place go play it for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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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LAKE GENEVA, WI | Discover Lake Geneva’s premier must-visit destination at Geneva National Resort & Club. Located off the wooded slopes and shores of Lake Como, the semi-private Geneva National presents 54 holes of legendary golf designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino, along with on-course lodging at the Cottages & Suites at Geneva National.
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