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4.7
54 Reviews (54)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
96.4%
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
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4.9
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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
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Layout
5.0
Pace
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Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7008 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.3

Geneva National Golf Club boasts three championship courses, each with a notable designer: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino. All three courses sit along the shores of Lake Como and were carved from lush, rolling countryside. The Gary Player Course, along with the Palmer Course, provides the greatest challenges and also some of the best scenery. Water hazards come into play on 12 holes in the form of wandering streams and large lakes. One of the most memorable holes with water is the par-3 16th. There is a lake that wraps almost entirely around the green, giving it the feel and difficulty of an island green. In addition to the water, golfers will also have numerous strategically placed bunkers to contend with. The club is popular with locals but also with visitors since it is only a short drive from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Architect Gary Player (1995) Gary Player (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2021 #26)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2021 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2021 #3) (2017 #17)

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4.7
54 Reviews (54)
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Player

2nd visit to this course. Did not disappoint even with late season conditions. Greens were a little fury but still rolled well. One of my favorite courses to splurge on and at $75 a bargain. Each hole is unique and really no throw away holes. Great track!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall golf on Player

Love this track! Favorite of the 3. Today however didn't realize it was cart path only due to the rain. There was no starter to inform us of that. We had early tee and think staff wasn't all "in place" as even the range wasn't set up with ropes and balls to hit so we had to "help"'ourselves from the shed.
Normally this isn't the case here however and just love this golf club. Also no beverage cart seen until the 11th hole and the shed at the turn had music playing but no staff inside to serve even coffee let alone an early morning "pick me up"
None the less I'll be back for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Geneva National Gem

Excellent layout and condition, both fairways and greens. Lots of risk reward shots . Zach thought Palmer course was more challenging requiring more precision whereas Player was a bit more forgiving and straight forward. We will be back to play both courses

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course

First time here and I’ll be back. If I lived closer I’d be a member. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The course was in perfect condition. The greens were fast and accurate. I love the undulating terrain.

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
First Time Playing

Greatcourse

All 3 courses are excellent! Just played the Player course and it was awesome! Very well maintained and a great layout. I'm a 5 handicap and like to give honest reviews of courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Perfect playing conditions, always a very well kept course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 391
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In nice shape - but way too pricey

An empty weekend afternoon tee sheet and several open $50 tee times (weren't even hot deals) on GolfNow convinced us to travel north of the border to get in a round at Geneva National. I had not ventured there in several years so it was nice to get re-acquainted. If you showed up and didn't book via GolfNow they wanted and were charging $75!! I've played all 3 courses many times but have always found their peak season rates to be over the top/overly expensive for what you end up getting.....you're guaranteed to have especially slow wrong tee playing resort players peak season....and even in the early spring season we ran right up on top of some well prior to noon groups at the start of the back nine....we played the front very slowly on purpose in a leisurely 210 (we teed off at 1240 and the group in front of us teed off at Noon) in what ended up to be a futile attempt to have the course to ourselves and not be waiting on every tee box. Out of the 3 courses I tend to enjoy the Player course the most.....it just fits my eye better than the Palmer/Trevino courses. Course was in decent shape but the greens definitely need a good several week grow in....they were highly sanded. Many tee boxes also need some rehab. Paved cart paths are starting to get really bumpy and unkempt. A really sparse pro-shop (likely due to covid) as well as the overall facilities just seem a little tired/rundown so the operation is showing age. Potholes to avoid in the parking lot. Apologies Geneva National....your courses are just not a $100 plus experience anymore.....even on weekdays peak season. $60 weekday to $80 weekend values at best. It was nice to go back at a decent rate....but.for the $100 plus you require peak season .....I can play Spring Valley 4 times and have just as much (or more) fun and much less of drive....and most times wait less on tee boxes. I do recommend play at all 3 courses...they are beautiful and interesting rounds....but definitely aren't worth a c-note.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course for the price, even better at the twilight rate.

As a local, the 150 is a little steep for me at the daily rate. However, the 50/55 dollar twilight rate is a helluva value. This course is country club level with its maintenance. The views from the course/design is impeccable. Greens role true and fast, not a lot of varience in speed from one hole to the next. The clubhouse has good food and an incredible patio that looks out over the lake. If your local, awesome spot for a date or family night out.

Course is awesome, club house is impressive and the food is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing!

Player course best course ive ever played under $100 and ive played in 6 states and Mexico.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Country Club experience on a resort golf course

Very fun round with a layout that offers just the right amount of challenges, but easy enough to avoid or get out of trouble. Greens were fast but fair. All staff I encountered were courteous and helpful, from the concierge to the pro shop clerk to the cart girl. Awesome experience. Can't wait to come back and try the other 2 courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Great layout with beautiful challenging holes. Not Rangeley very well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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