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4.8
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
157 out of 163 reviews
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4.7
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
3
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.8
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.5%
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77 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7085 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.8

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa was ranked in the top 10 northern U.S. golf resorts by Conde Nast Traveler. The resort boasts two championship courses, the Brute and the Highlands. The formidable Brute Course stretches to over 7,000 yards. It is considered one of the toughest golf courses in the Midwest. The layout wanders across rolling terrain, incorporating a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. There are 68 bunkers strategically placed along the massive, undulating greens. The course is aptly named since it will relentlessly test your skills. It is more challenging than the Highlands, which is a links course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. In addition to the two courses, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa also has a practice facility complete with a driving range and putting and chipping greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Robert B. Harris (1968)

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 #8) (2019 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #33) (2014 #45)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2019 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2019 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #16)

Reviews

4.8
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Bunkers 11
Plays Long 11
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 10
Group Getaways 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 11
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Covid

My partner tested positive before the round. GolfNow rejected my request to cancel - no way to even plead. The guys at Grand Geneva cancelled it - no problem.
So - no more GolfNow for me, but I’ll play the Brute soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Such Fun To Play Here

Hospitality is great but what else would you expect from Wisconsin. Conditions were close to perfect for this early in spring in the midwest. When in the fairway I scored well, when I wasn't the Brute bit hard.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Need better informed

I called the pro shop to know the timing of aeration and informed that it was done month ago. Well...green was too bumpy to predict the line. The 17th hole was closed for x-mas decoration which was not informed.
Even then we did enjoy the course very much.

Conditions Average
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
First Time Playing

Put on your list

I highly recommend this course. Pins were tucked away so it made it very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

closed 17th hole wo warning

closed 17th hole wo warning w zero compansation.
Theirway or the highway

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/06/2020

Hi, Yoon! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We would like to apologize for the poor experience you had while golfing with us. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Round

Course was in great shape. Some holes and pin green slopes were challenging. Very scenic views and elevation changes. 2 holes were cart path only and probably not necessary.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful & challenging course, very well maintained

Played on Saturday with my 3 buddies and it was a great experience. the course is very well maintained though the green is aerated hence a bit difficult to judge the putting line.

The pace was good in front 9, however got stuck on hole 10 with 3 groups piled up to tee off, waited about 15 - 20 mins and not sure why. Waited almost every hole in the back 9 and finished 40 mins later than normal pace. Hopefully rangers can come out to ensure the pace is on track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course, large greens and bunkers.

First time playing, in mid-October and a relatively calm day, cool and sunny. Enjoyed this challenging course. Some unique holes, watch the pro's tips for some of these before you play, particularly #3.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Most challenging greens played in a long time

Unfortunately, it rained on and off the round so it wasn't the most ideal weather to play in. However, the course was fantastic and in superb shape. The greens were the most PGA like I've played all year. No straight putts unless an easy tap in. Make sure to practice lag putts as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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