Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.5
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
93.2%
Recommend this course
130 out of 146 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 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
146 Reviews (146)

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
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always great

This course is always in great shape and lots of fun. Very scenic and quiet. New carts and some updates this year makes it even better!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

A course with a View

If you like elevated tee boxes and near mountain type views this is a course to play. If you are a world class athlete you could attempt to carry your own bag, but if not add the AED defibrillator attire. Was lucky enough to play with a local pair that gave the Do's and Don'ts for each tee, almost a requirement for a 1st timer. The GPS carts are some of the best at a public course that I have seen in quite a while. Greens are undulating and fairly quick. Green reading can be a challenge and don't be surprised when everything says left but it ends up leaking right. Being below the hole and/or on the right tier is critical to avoiding 3 putts. Fairways are reasonably flat for the rolling terrain.
Your math skills will be challenged with all the up hill and down hill approaches to the greens.
Fall golf here is a must, Heck with the score, the views will be Epic for any Wi/Mn golf!

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

Incredible experience

What an incredible golf course. Not only was the staff inviting and friendly, the course was in amazing shape for April! This was my first time here and will definitely not be my last. Best public course I’ve played on the east side of the cities!

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
5.0
Previously Played

Still champion of all courses I’ve played

I try to play this track twice a year. Once in the spring then fall. I have reviewed this course before and nothing has changed! It’s BEAUTIFUL! I can’t speak enough about his course! Staff is always super chill and friendly. Course is in great shape! Some things that has changed is they have gotten new carts with wind shields and the grass in some areas that grows tall was cut down. For $40(with hot deal)it’s a super deal!
Now...if you are new to golf this course will warm your eyes and heart with the amazing views of nature. But, your golf ball inventory may be shortened dramatically. It rewards great play, but will bring you to your knees if you’re off.

GO PLAY THIS COURSE!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 36
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 36
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 15
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 2
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
Nearby Courses
Hudson, Wisconsin
Public
4.8957428571
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
4.4889058824
257
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
Golf Packages
FROM $327 (USD)
STEVENS POINT, WI | Enjoy 1 nights' accommodation at Holiday Inn Express and 2 rounds of golf at SentryWorld Golf Course.
FROM $617 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 3 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
FROM $557 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 4 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
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.
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