Washington County Golf Course
Located just northwest of downtown Milwaukee, Washington County Golf Club (formerly known as Family Park Golf Course) feels much further thanks to its seclusion in the beautiful Kettle Moraine area. Arthur Hills designed the course, which is ranked second in the nation among municipal golf course in Golf Digest. The layout sprawls across wide-open, gently rolling terrain. The subtle contours of the landscape provide a few difficult lies and they can also make the greens hard to read but overall it is a course that most players can approach with confidence. Thanks to a versatile layout it appeals to a wide range of skill levels and it is an ideal spot for tournaments and events. Over the years Washington County Golf Club has hosted several championships including the U.S. Open Qualifying Round and the Wisconsin PGA Championship.
|White (W)||72||6198 yards||75.1||131|
|Gold (W)||72||5650 yards||72.2||127|
|Red (W)||72||5200 yards||69.6||120|
|Black M: 73.6/134||417||449||535||183||350||189||545||334||450||3452||386||395||455||570||197||411||222||555||405||3596||7048|
|Blue M: 71.8/130||396||426||513||169||323||176||524||310||425||3262||362||329||433||548||175||369||200||533||376||3325||6587|
|White M: 69.7/126 W: 75.1/131||373||399||494||156||300||163||505||294||404||3088||341||310||414||528||147||341||171||514||344||3110||6198|
|Gold M: 67.3/122 W: 72.2/127||373||359||423||156||300||143||431||294||359||2838||341||310||362||457||147||248||171||432||344||2812||5650|
|Red W: 69.6/120||311||354||423||120||256||143||431||246||359||2643||284||272||362||457||92||248||152||432||258||2557||5200|
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Hole 18 at sunset Photo submitted by u931497043 on 08/31/2020
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#2 Par 4 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 07/15/2015
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Great course even for early in the season
Just love the layout of this links-flavored course, and the pace of play is always good. It normally gets a little expensive for non-county residents like me, but GolfNow made it much more affordable this time around.
Greens were recently aerated- a necessary evil. Other than that the course was in good early spring condition
couldn't pass on the hot deal!
Don't be fooled by my low rating of the conditions. It was early spring and nowhere near what I'm sure the normal conditions are. The conditions were really as to be expected for the time of year, I guess. The greens were recently aerated as well. Unfortunately I have yet to play here anytime other than spring, so I look forward to getting on later in the year when the conditions are likely much better.
a great links style course
Other than not being next to water, this is a fun links course. A stout wind made it challenging and fun trying to estimate effect on irons and especially par 3 distances. Played with an enjoyable father/son duo and had a great time. Thanks Mike and Kyle!
This course has a great layout
The course has been airrated but the green were filled with sand and still roll fairly well. For early season golf the course is in fairly good shape. I love the course layout and you have many options for different tee selections.
Great for the $$
Got this for $25 on a Saturday at 2, just finished because we went off about 20 minutes late because of college tournament. Overall great experience. Great practice area, friendly folks. Challenging course.
Outstanding value and very picturesque.
First time here for me, much different from what I am used to playing here in Southeast Wisconsin. Much more of a links-type course with minimal trees. Trees that are present are either in or beyond the heavy fescue grass. Quite a few bunkers and water also come into play quite often. It was also a very windy day when I played and unfortunately did not have a great round.
The staff was extremely friendly and they took pride in working the course. Our starter Keith was great and did an excellent job. The course overall is beautiful and was in excellent condition. I would recommend playing it to anyone.
Great value links-style course
I have been playing Washington County for at least 3-4 years and keep coming back for many reasons. The layout is excellent over the rolling Kettle Moraine hill country, although not too taxing if you decide to walk or use a push cart. Fairways, tee boxes, sand traps, rough, and typically the greens are in great shape. The greens do get trampled sometimes due to the popularity of this course, but the grounds crew does roll them when they start to get a little rough and keeps them rolling really well!
Some details on what is truly impressive about this course. First, the par 3's are all unique and challenging in their own way and challenge different aspects of your game from short irons all the way to driving irons or hybrids. The par 4's offer several unique challenges as well, including some blind shots, tiered fairways, water hazards that are challenging but manageable to negotiate, and well placed bunkers in both the fairways and green side. The par 5's are long and challenging with well protected greens, but definitely reachable in regulation or better if playing from the proper tee boxes. Speaking of the tee boxes, well laid out and in excellent condition almost all the time even with heavy usage and sometimes severe divots from all levels of golfers that the grounds crew does a nice job repairing. Be prepared to think about club selection and adjust for the wind, as it can whip through quite aggressively some days especially on some of the holes up on higher ground. This course is a great complement for intermediate to novice golfers preparing to be challenged by nearby Erin Hills. The sunsets at twilight and overall scenery are fantastic and right there with those made much more famous by the nearby 2017 US Open host.