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4.8
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
217
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
98.3%
Recommend this course
302 out of 305 reviews
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4.8
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 48 reviews
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4.8
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
56 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7048 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.6

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Arthur Hills (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
305 Reviews (305)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 23
Bunkers 21
Elevation Changes 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Locals 17
Walkers 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 9

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day for Golf

Course was in good shape for the time of year.
Beverage staff lady was very polite and good conversation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great any time you play

Course is in great shape and one of the best in the area. We play all over WI, but make a point of playing here at least once a year. Play it...and you'll know why.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Fall golf excellent condition

Course was in excellent condition and was a perfect fall day for golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Good
Amenities Average
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 Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There is no comparison for a public course!

Easily the best municipal course in the state of Wisconsin. Tee boxes, fairways and greens are as close to a private course as you can get. The only negative I see are the traps. The sand has a lot of stones/pebbles and makes shots on the difficult side. They are a little too firm.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

This course is tough. Greens are huge and fast. Any shot off the fairway is pretty hard to even find your ball. If you like a real challenge this course is for you. Casual golfers might want to pass on this one.

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

Always enjoyable

The rough was deep and thick. Everything else was great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

If you play golf in Wisconsin I would recommend you check out this place. I drive from Whitewater just to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track!

Got rained on today but that didn’t stop us lol. We made it thru 18. Course as always was in great shape! 100% recommended easily!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course - very well condition Green

Loved playing here and can’t wait to get back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course is great and greens are very nice and fast. Would love to visit again soon…

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

Unbelievable day! Great course because of the staff.

I have a friend that has always told me to play this great course. Today was the day. Tee time for 1:20 pm. I arrived 25 minutes early to check in. A middle aged man was starting to check me in and had to answer the phone. A really cool young man took over and was he incredible! He invited me outside to give an overview of the course. Once outside he was inundated with people saying hi and wishing him well in a upcoming event. I explained even at sixty I play the blues and am a 5-6 handy cap from there, but been having some back issues. He recommended I play from the white tees and paired me up with an extremely nice young man(33 years old). Had a great round on a great course! Here’s the crux of the day! After the round, I offered to buy my playing partner a cold beverage and he excepted. We went inside and bought one drink and the nice lady working offered us some free snacks . We talked and exchanged information for future play dates and we we left. Once in the parking lot I realized I locked my keys in the truck and my hide a key had fallen off the vehicle. I went back inside and there was a very young man (17-20) now in the pro-shop. Talk about a difference in character from earlier. I explained that I live 50 miles away and if I could borrow a piece of wire , or if he had a metal hanger I could have to unlock my vehicle. He basically told me to pound sand. I noticed that there was six fly swatters on door handles behind the counter and asked if I could use one of those and would pay for it! Again… told me to pound sand (was quite an obnoxious little dude)! So then I went back to the nice lady in the food/drink area and asked her if she had any of the above? With a beautiful smile, she said she could do better than that, and called the non-emergency Washington County dispatch center. Asked for a deputy to come and assist me. I was so grateful for her kindness and the deputy that came. We talked while he unlocked my truck. I was very impressed since I spent thirty years in public service that Washington County still provided such a wonderful service to people. I felt quite guilty that I’m not even a resident of Washington County and receiving such great service! In conclusion… never give up believing that their are truly good people in this world that do the right thing, just because it’s the right thing. Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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