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4.5
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
91.0%
Recommend this course
95 out of 104 reviews
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4.6
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
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11 out of 12 reviews
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4.6
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
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21 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6705 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.0

Trappers Turn Golf Club boasts 27 scenic holes that tumble across the glacier-carved hills of Wisconsin Dells. The rolling countryside provided the perfect terrain for course designers Andy North and Roger Packard to create a challenging course, or actually three different 18-hole courses. The team first designed the Canyon and Lake nines and added the Arbor nine in 2000. Each nine has a different character and incorporates a variety of holes. The Lake/Canyon combination combines links-style holes with woodland holes. The Lake Course has four holes that play along the edge of the 13-acre Mystic Lake. There are a variety of elevation changes throughout the golf course, but perhaps none as memorable as the extreme drop in elevation on the Canyon's par-3 seventh, Trappers Turn's signature hole. The hole spills down onto a small green that is situated amidst a glacier-carved canyon but it is not as intimidating as it looks.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Pennway Bent Grass
Greens Penncross Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Andy North (1999) Roger Packard (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
104 Reviews (104)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 11
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 14
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 17
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Great late season shape!

Played 18 holes on this freakishly warm November day. The greens have recovered fairly well post being aerated. Fairways and tee boxes are in excellent shape given the time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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November Golf

Thank you Golf Now for the Hot Deal! First time there. Very nice course. You have to hit the ball straight on the Canyon course. The Arbor course is more forgiving. 72 degrees in November in Wisconsin I couldn’t have a better place to spend my day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Staff

Staff was friendly and accommodating. I was a single player and they made the effort to pair me up with another 2 some and got me out a little earlier.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Father, Son and Grandson Golf

This was my 1st time at Trappers Turn. I am a 67 year old golfer and enjoyed a wonderful round of fall golf with my son and my 13 year old grandson. The course layout is magnificent and was in excellent shape. The most challenging holes were the par 3’s. I hope to play Trapper’s Turn again sometime.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Nice course. Some hard holes, and some easy ones. Greens good, not the easiest to read.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Like Putting on a Picnic Table

I have been to Trappers several times. I for the most part like the course. We only go when there is a deal on Golfnow.com. This past week went in the morning on a beautiful day. I can tell you this was one of my least enjoyable rounds of the summer. I have played 75+ times this summer. Putting is my thing. I can always make adjustments to the greens. The greens on this day were the most absolute unfair I have ever seen greens. I don't mind missing or even three putting once in a while. I actually had a four putt on 12. The greens were unplayable in my opinion. I will not go back. There are too many other courses in the Dells area to play. Sorry Trappers! No more for me. The beer is off the charts expensive. If you want a fair course with a good price on beer try Cold Water Canyon. Played there today and shot a 85. Nothing special I know, but at least we were treated fairly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GPS

The GPS in the cart we had didn’t work and the person we talked to in the pro shop indicated that it was new and needed a few rounds before it worked. I gave it two more holes, talked to a different person, who sent a replacement. The person that delivered the replacement cart said it happens all the time. This should have been the outcome the first time I called in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Laying out

Every hole was excited don't know what coming up to see.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Trapper’s Turn

Pleasantly surprised at the beautiful condition of this course.

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

Great Staff

I was greeted by staff member Brent Geffert with a big smile and warm greeting! He took us to our cart, made sure we had everything we needed for the round. Great customer service! Course was in great shape. Will definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The course layout is very fun some very challenging holes along with some easier holes. I will defiantly be back.

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

Resort Golf

The level of service here was off the charts, we rolled in with a group of 12 and they had signage out to welcome us in and genuinely seemed excited to have us. Not sure if this was due to the early season COVID restrictions, or because we were there on a Thursday, but either way it was a great way to start our trip and set the tone for a fantastic day.

The food and beverage was reasonable and ready fast which is always a plus. The cost of the round with the Wisconsin Classic Golf Trial was $65 which had us feeling like we stole something based on the conditions. Being associated with a Dells resort is normally a great way to ensure heavy play, but with the recent restrictions the course was in perfect shape with minimal divots on the tee boxes and fairways.

This being my first "resort" course it met and exceeded all my expectations. The layout was great, a few treks between the green and tee boxes might make walking a little tough but not unbearable. The greens were fair and true, faster than the courses we came from. Practice facility was set up really well and when starting on the Arbor course, was right on the way to the first tee. There is a variety of tees to choose from, something for everyone and playing around 6,300 didn't seem too long and gave some opportunities to attack some par 5s in two.

After playing courses in the area for 5 days, and playing the other resort courses, this left a lasting impression on me and in my mind as the highest rated. The value I got with the Wisconsin Classic Trail book will be really difficult to beat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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