A view of green #14 at Prairie Glen Course from Devils Head Resort & Convention Center
S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561, US
(608) 493-2204
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About Devil's Head Resort

Devil’s Head Resort in Merrimac in Sauk County has grown from a small ski resort to one of Wisconsin’s best ski-and-golf destinations. The resort opened in 1970 with a 92-room hotel, four chairlifts and 10 runs in 1970. Today, Devil’s Head offers two golf courses, 138 hotel rooms, more suites and condos, six dining options, a conference center and more chairlifts and ski runs. Art Johnson designed both courses, Glacier and Prairie Glen. Glacier navigates a maze of elevation changes with rugged features of rock out-croppings and water on seven holes. Prairie Glen offers its own challenges with island greens and plenty of water and traps.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1971
Number of Units100-300

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Devil's Head Resort

Reviews

3.2
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Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
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Used cart

Wisconsin Golf

Great week of golf in Wisconsin. Finished at Devils Head Resort. Course was very nice layout. Two greens were in bad shape, the other 16 were nice. Tee boxes needed work, most were un-mowed or not seeded. Fairways were great. "Club House" was very Spartan, very little in the way of merchandise.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Dreadful course

I happened to be staying in the region and booked a morning tee time on their Glacier course, they have two courses the other being the prairie. I can’t begin to tell you how atrocious this course was. Most of the bunkers are literal disaster zones, as are many of the greens. The fairways are average and I’ll defined at best and most of the tee boxes are caked in mud. There are many blind tee shots but zero directional markers, yardage markers are inconsistent and the golf carts in a dilapidated state. My cart’s tires were so threadbare my cart had no forward traction on hills. I would therefore have to roll backwards and get back to the rutted cart path. No clubhouse just a small shack selling a few beers and soft drinks. Apparently there is a pro shop and restaurant but it’s nowhere near the course or first tees or cart pickup. The distance from the 4th green to the 5th tee is about half a mile and I’m not exaggerating, if you were walking you would need to catch a bus. I got lost missing the direction sign that was laying horizontal in a bush. All of this is bad enough but the worst is they charge $69 for this experience, the course isn’t worth $19. I have contacted the club asking for a refund or at least a partial one and they haven’t even had the curtesy of a response. Needless to say I recommend avoiding this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout, maintenance problem

I played 18 yesterday and loved the layout. It was challenging but not gimmicky. The course has obvious maintenance problems but I still would recommend it

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Prairie Glen

No crowds quick un disturbed but very pleasant round

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad to see how run down the course has become

I play here once or twice a year and this may well me my last, dirt tee boxes, even rubber mats. Sanded greens, damaged greens severely deteriorated cart paths. Obviously running on a shoestring budget. The highlight was at least there was a cart girl.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winchell’s

Directions not always clear. I got turned around and was playing the wrong holes so couldn’t’t keep score properly.I’ll bring someone with me, if I come back - it’s an hour drive for me.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible course never go there.

This place sucked. The pictures Lure you into thinking it is a sweet track but when we went it was a huge mistake. They should have paid us to come play there. Tee boxes in horrific condition. Basically hitting off dirt or sand. Greens were like putting on the fairway. The fact that there was not a soul there was a testament that the place wasn’t good. When we got there we were the only ones in the parking lot. Weren’t even sure it was open. Shows that if you make the mistake of playing there your never going back. Don’t recommend.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Devils Head

I have been going to this course for many years and the course maintenance and conditions have deteriorated so badly over time that I find it very sad. Tee boxes are horrible, fairways on many holes are poorly maintained. Pace of play was fine because nobody was there playing. Overall our whole group was very disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Played Glacier, not Prairie.

I signed up to play Prairie, but was notified by GN that there was a large group teeing off around the same time as me, so I was switched to the Glacier course. I was happy because the Glacier course is the most picturesque out of the two. The sand traps I encountered were basically ground under repair. No sand, just dirt, rocks, and the occasional pond. I heard they may be waiting on liners to redo them? The fairways and greens were well maintained. The tee boxes were very dry and hard, it was extremely difficult to put a tee in. Overall, I would play here again. I love the layout and the challenges that the course has. Just know that you don’t pass the clubhouse after hole 9, so plan your snacks/beverages accordingly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Worth the Trip

I had heard some mixed reviews about Devil's Head, but got a great deal on a stay-and-play package so I decided to check them out. Both courses were laid out in a manner to create a variety of dramatic holes that played up and down the severe terrain that makes Devil's Head a ski destination in the winter time. This created a lot of thought as to what the best way to play many holes for the first time. The conditioning was good for the most part, but several greens and a couple tee boxes looked like they were having issues growing grass (particularly on the Glacier course) which led to not being able to putt out properly. I enjoyed the courses much more than I thought I would overall and would definitely go back to play them in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I played an good course at an excellent price. $25 including the cart fee too. They also have another 18 hole course there as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 105
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lots of Prairie at Prairie Glen

Prairie Glen is a nice alternative to the other course at Devils Head. It is more open pretty short but in good condition. The par 4 3rd straight up hill is a cool but super tight hole. The front goes in the woods then out in the Prairie the back winds back in forth in the prairie with lots of fescue. The was a great short par 4 with a cool island green.

Nice place great food in the Devil's Den. Check it out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 105
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Take a chance on Devils Head

Buddy's trip up to Devils Head did not disappoint on the golf end of things. The Glacier course is a really cool course with some great holes like 4 a boomerang par 4 with a narrow green and rock walls behind it. Or number 8 a dog leg left par 5 that a good drive gets you a shot at an eagle as you go straight downhill probably 2-3 club difference down hill.

This course has some holes that you have to score on like the par 5s and some short par 4s because when you get to 12 and 13 they are pretty difficult holes.

All in all this is a nice course wish the location was better so they could get more play and pump a bunch of money into it because then it would be really good.

Check out food in the Devils Den its REALLY GOOD!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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