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4.6
178 Reviews (178)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
96.7%
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168 out of 178 reviews
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4.6
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.7%
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22 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6644 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.2

Clifton Highlands Golf Club, just north of Prescott, enjoys a scenic location overlooking the St. Croix River Valley. The club offers a championship 18-hole course as well as a par-3 course. Dr. Gordon Emerson, Wisconsin's most prolific course designer, designed the Championship Course. He considered it some of his best work. The golf course has enough diversity to appeal to both low and high handicappers. The layout is fairly tight with mature trees framing many of the holes. The undulating greens and fairways are meticulously maintained. A combination of water and sand comes into play, providing a fair amount of challenges without being too punishing. In addition to the 27 holes, Clifton Highlands G.C. also has a driving range and practice greens that are adjacent to the first tees of both golf courses.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Gordon Emerson (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
178 Reviews (178)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 17
Bunkers 7
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17

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Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Average

Flat, short course

Well maintained greens

Driving range is below average

Average course, not very scenic, nothing special

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wisconsin gem

Enjoyed playing this beautiful little course. Fun layout on the shorter side. The closing five holes are amazing. Green rolled true. Friendliest staff.

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Have played this course many times, usually with no issues. The biggest problem I have run into on more then one occasion is pace of play.
Today I had a FOURSOME that would not let me (single) play through, had to wait on every shot from the 15th tee to the end. They knew I was behind them as they practically ran off of the 16th green after one of them had to retry a 2 foot put while I was waiting on the tee.
I don't care if it's members or public players, there is no excuse for this kind of play. If there was a ranger patrolling the course this problem could be alleviated to some extent.
As nice as the course is the slow play is so frustrating that I consider not playing here anymore

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

As Expect but still wonderful

Clifton Highlands has been a go-to course for me for almost 35 years, a hidden gem that I am afraid to tell the truth about as they could become to crowded to get on. From almost perfect fairways and greens, to the friendly golf staff and the wonderful food an beverage service. I could go on for days. A wonderful course design, straightforward, not tricky. With a resistance to scoring that makes it that much fun to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course with a decent amount of variety

I have nothing bad to say about this course. It was a fun play with some moderate elevation on a hole-to-hole basis. The course itself was well kept. No brown grass in sight. For the green fees....this course outplays a lot of similarly priced courses. I'll make the longer drive for a nice course like Clifton Highlands...rather than some of the lazier courses around me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

First time playing this course and we’ll be back. Staff was very friendly and course was in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great day for golf

Great course. Greens were extremely fast and tricky. Course overall was in good condition. Driving range was not easily accessible and not very big. But the staff was ve4y friendly and helpful. Would go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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