Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.5
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
93.0%
Recommend this course
124 out of 140 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6909 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.1

St. Croix National Golf Course is a championship course that is tucked away amongst rolling, wooded hills. This scenic course is one of western Wisconsin's hidden gems. The undulating landscape covered with mature trees can seem intimidating but the layout was designed with spacious fairways and bailout areas that act as an excellent balance to the more challenging elements. The well conditioned greens putt fast and true, acting as a perfect complement to the beautiful scenery. There are strategically placed bunkers and water hazards coming into play but it is the topography will truly test your accuracy as well as a variety of other skills. St. Croix National G.C. also boasts a driving range perched high above a valley that collects the practice shots. It is the perfect preparation for the challenges of the golf course.

Book a Tee Time at
Saint Croix National Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2020 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2016 #18)

Reviews

4.5
140 Reviews (140)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 17
Locals 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always happy

As usual we had a great outing, Nick, Brady and the rest of the staff are friendly and make us feel warm and welcome. The course is in great fall condition and of course the amenities are top notch.
This is a go to for us! We love to explore other course but we always favor Saint Croix National.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Avatar
Anonymous
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Up and Down

Extremely hilly course. Too many hills for my and my golf partner's liking. Very scenic, which is the main reason I'd recommend this course, if someone really wanted to go. On one hole, the green was so elevated (I think it was 11), after hitting a decent distance drive into the middle of the fairway, I faced an approach shot of 181 yards and at least 70 yards up. I had no club in my bag for which to hit that shot. Had to layup and chip. Also, the greens had just been aerated and were the worst I've putted on all year, even having played on other courses that had just done the same. SUPER slow, incredibly bumpy and sandy. Finally, on a few of the tee boxes, we couldn't find a level spot (personally hate that) and those that required irons off the tee, completely ripped up. Yuck. Will not return.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall flavor

As always saint croix national was the bomb! Great condition even though the fall dressing of tee boxes and greens has taken place the staff are great and we always fell welcome when we play here. One of favorite courses near the metro

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Be ready for a challenge

This is a very fun and challenging course. Did not know what to expect but heard many good things about the course and the challenging shots it brings! If you have not had the chance to play, I would highly recommend trying to make it happen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun but Big Challenge

There are some really cool elevations changes and memorable holes, with really good conditions. However the course is very difficult and many shots missing the green by a yard or two bounded into the deep grass or woods more than average. There seems to be a lot of blind tees shots, so it was hard to determine where the group in front was at. Fun to play once or twice a year. I will add, it was annoying that the golf cart GPS screen had constant advertisements and spent a lot of time tapping out to get to the hole yardage.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun & scenic

Love the elevation. Get to use your math. Pretty course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

We had a great time playing this course even though the weather didn't cooperate for the first few holes. The course dried out quickly and the staff was very helpful in rescheduling our tee time to a dryer time. This course is amazing with the elevation changes and blind approach shots. Definitely need to ride the brakes on the carts with the sloping cart paths. We will definitely be back!

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Great course! The scenery is the best in the metro area. With that said it’s extremely hilly so a challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bring extra balls

That was one of the hardest courses I’ve ever played. The course is perfect for reminding you why you’re not on tour. Somehow this course has every aspect of the game. Fescue, actual rough, seemingly welcoming fairways, water, and elevation. If you wanna just come out and smack some balls around, pick a new course. This course will challenge you to actually think about each shot. The greens are large, but they are fast. Bring extra balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Favorite Course

I have found my new favorite course within driving distance of the Twin Cities. Played today for the first time. The elevation changes and scenery were incredible. It challenged different aspects of your game on different holes and made every hole fun to play. I will come back for sure and bring others with me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

UP & Down

This course is built on a former ski area. LOTS of blind shots!! Sloping fairways and elevated greens are the norm. Tee boxes were rather beat up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

If you are looking to play a challenging, really, really, tough golf course, play this one! I never had a flat lie the entire round...Course is in spectacular condition...Staff was very friendly and accomodating...I would recommend this course to everyone under a 10 handicap...Truly enjoyed this course...Pace of play very good, considering difficulty...Keep it down the middle!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun day

Ended up playing 36. Got done went back into shop and they had no problem squeezing us in for another 18. Some quirky holes but overall a fantastic experience! Highly recommend!! Conditions were fantastic, I can deal with a few tee boxes that aren’t 100percent level!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun, challenging but a bit quirky

The course is well maintained, pretty and the greens a great. Lots of elevation changes, blind approaches and narrow areas to make it challenging. Be prepared to lose a few balls if you spray a few. My only real complaint is with the tee boxes. They were in poor shape and not level. They will create a draw or cut situation without even swinging the club.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Nearby Courses
Hudson, Wisconsin
Public
4.9570705882
76
Stillwater, Minnesota
Private
5.0
2
Stillwater, Minnesota
Public
4.0
1
Stillwater, Minnesota
Public
4.0
1
Somerset, Wisconsin
Public
4.0981142857
109
Stillwater, Minnesota
Public
4.4662588235
249
Stillwater, Minnesota
Semi-Private
3.5323352941
118
Stillwater, Minnesota
Public
4.0
1
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Semi-Private
0.0
0
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Public
0.0
0
Stillwater, Minnesota
Private
4.5
2
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Semi-Private
4.4928
83

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE