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4.7
247 Reviews (247)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
98.7%
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4.9
30 Reviews (30)
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4.8
Value
4.8
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4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
49 Reviews (49)
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4.5
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Layout
4.8
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4.5
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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

4.7
247 Reviews (247)

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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A Milwaukee area must!!!

I hadn't been to Washington County in at least 4-5 years as it was always a favorite of mine when I lived in the Milwaukee area so it was good to get back to see it from a reviewer's perspective.
If you're a golfer and you live in WI, you love fall golf and the day we played, it was perfect fall golf weather. 60 degrees and sunny. Leaves changing colors all over the place.
The value: We played 36 holes for $63 with cart! Fantastic deal.
The course:
It is wide open with a good mix of elevation changes, doglegs, and variety in hole design you will not be bored with. You cannot spray your drives as you can still find the long grass off the tee or other well place bunkers that demand your attention. Long hitters can really swing away but still have to be accurate. For the average golfer, the white tees still provide a good test as one of the course's defenses is the wind. We played the Blue tees in the morning in calm conditions and the whites in the afternoon . The wind negated any yardage advantage especially if you were hitting into it.
The course does not have a signature hole in my opinion but what really stands out is the conditioning. It was as good as any country club I have played. Greens were fast and rolling true and the fairways were lush, green carpets. You would not believe this is a municipal course.
Speaking of those greens. They are also another one of the courses best defenses. Plenty of undulation and subtle breaks really make par difficult if you're on the wrong side of the hole. Local knowledge would be helpful in deciding where to hit your approach shots.
I know they charge close to $80 for non residents during peak season but if the course is the condition is was in today, it's worth your money. The practice facility is top notch with short game area and practice holes as well.
Milwaukee County golf courses are pretty good for value but they don't come close to this gem of a facility. Can't wait to head back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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MJR1

I’ve been playing this golf course since it’s been open and trust me on this it’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen It since it’s been open. If you get a chance before the snow flies get your clubs and get on out there you won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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beautiful fall day

gorgeous fall day in the mid 60''s and sunny. with a nice breeze, it made the course a lot of fun. got paired up with two young guys from Milwaukee that bombed their drives 300 yards. I popped in a few long putts on greens that ran true. A very nice afternoon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

#1 Muni course in Wisconsin? I agree.

Definitely lived up to its reputation. Washington County is >7000 yds from the tips, but it's pretty wide-open, so swinging away with driver is an absolute blast. The greens were larger and more undulating than I'm accustomed to which made for a fun challenge as well. Each hole was unique and entertaining to play. The grass was in good shape. I would definitely recommend if you can find a Hot Deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent golf course and very affordable.

Same ground as Erin Hills but with more history,very affordable, and you can walk or ride... no caddy necessary. Greens were smooth and fast, despite being disrespected by public course golfers. Many tee options, but they should have a gold/white combo option.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

This course never fails. It is very nice all the way around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome deal

Course was in perfect shape. Greens were true. I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot and windy round-perfect links weather

A very warm day on the links when the ball flew well and wind was a big factor. Joined up with a father and son and had a very enjoyable round finally playing well after a bit of a slump!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Why do you always show tee times for this place for $28 but there are never any tee times?

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Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 242
Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasantly surprising mid-upscale muni

There's nothing like having your expectations exceeded. I was glad that that was the case on my recent round at Washington County, which I came in thinking would be a decent-enough Middle America muni.

It's better than that. The first tee grants a sweeping view of the entire property, and you can even see the Holy Hill monastery in the distance. This is also the case at the nearby and much more famous Erin Hills (EH caddies will come to Washington County to play money games).

Both nines at WaCo head down through generous corridors past waving tan fescue that provides good visual definition to every full shot, before climbing back up to the clubhouse. The fact that both nines' first three holes parallel each other is a bit of a routing flaw, but there is enough variety in the rest of the design to make this easy to look past. The greens in particular stood out to me - they're not flamboyant, but most of them are interesting enough - via tilt, interesting shape and the odd complicating feature - to keep a keen golfer's interest. The course is as well-maintained as any muni you'll ever see, and the people are nice. A visiting golfer to this part of the world would enjoy a stop here, especially as a second round of the day, in carts, with beers, after a morning round at Erin Hills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

They do a great job here. The property is huge. The course is very playable and fair. The greens are tricky. They fooled us a few times but I like that. Course knowledge would be a help but the carts have GPS and bluetooth so that is really cool. The clubhouse seemed a little tired and the restrooms could use a refresh. I only say that because the course is like a country club and the interior of the clubhouse was like a public venue which it is but I just expected more. Great practice facility too. The golf course is a must play if you live in Wisconsin or plan on being here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WC

Love the course but over priced for a county course. $70 plus dollars for a non resident is crazy

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