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4.8
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
97.4%
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188 out of 194 reviews
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4.9
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
5
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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4.8
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.7%
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86 out of 88 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
194 Reviews (194)

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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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Too Slow

5 hour round on a Thursday afternoon when it's 90 degrees out just isn't any fun. Waiting at every tee box was brutal. Great place but where is the ranger to keep things moving??? He was out there but just riding around. Not sure I'd like to do that again when there are other courses in the area that play much faster.

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Layout Excellent
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Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Met and actually exceeded my expectations. great round at a great facility

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great round of golf

Staff very friendly and accommodatein. The course is in excellent shape, challenging but not to challenging. The most fun I've had in a long time. Will definitely do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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Hot weather
Used cart

Well worth the money.

A fun, challenging and visually stunning course with many highly enjoyable holes. Elevated tee boxes are plentiful, making the Brute a drivers paradise, and mounded greens that were very challenging and occasionally frustrating. The Brute is a golf course that after playing it once, you will definitely want to come back for second round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Picturesque. Tough greens but playable (although I didn’t play well).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The Brute

It’s a tough course. When you score well you’ve earned it. The staff is excellent. It was really a nice outing with my wife. The weather was great. Our lunch was outside. The friendly people had us thinking how nice it is to be back out again being served lunch in a beautiful setting. Wisconsin is always a treat

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect day to golf

Just a great day course was pretty empty felt like we had it all to ourselfs

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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Great course Great stuff everything was fun and challenging The greens are like putting on drywall it's just missing the clown's mouth on some of the holes! Very challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 7
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
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Golf Packages
FROM $597 (USD)
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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