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4.5
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
92.8%
Recommend this course
109 out of 118 reviews
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4.7
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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14 out of 14 reviews
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
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26 out of 27 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
118 Reviews (118)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another gem in the Dells

Trapper's Turn is located on the outskirts of the Dells, so after driving through waterpark and touristy madness on the strip, the scene returns to nature with beautiful woods and trees. It's here that Andy North, a native in the Badger state, built a 27-hole course that delivers one heck of a day of golf and Midwest hospitality.
I loved everything about the Canyon-Lake routing except for the very difficult first hole. From there, it is infinitely fun with a nice mix of scoring holes and challenging ones with strategic twists.
What really surprised me was the food-and-beverage operation in the large clubhouse. Thankfully, I played on Sunday morning and finished just in time to splurge on an all-you-can-eat prime rib Sunday brunch.
That night, I returned for a fine meal, kick-started by an appetizer of Wisconsin's largest cheese curds. Yum.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course . Got there at 4pm not too many people. Perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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 5
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
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great Dells area course

There are too many amazing WI golf courses to really stand out. But this course is worth the trip if your at the Dells and on vacation, this is the one in the area that is worth your time. Loved it!

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

Fantastic operation

We had an exceptional experience from the time we checked in through our whole round! Very friendly and welcoming staff. The grounds are some of the best in the Badger state. Course condition was awesome. Kind of a rainy day, so the greens were a touch slower than we expected.

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

Wonderful course with breathtaking views. Very dry conditions but all fairways and greens were in perfect condition. Challenging course that rewards precision over length. Three of us had a fabulous time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Played On
Reviews 3
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

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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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 20
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
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