The par-4 ninth hole on The Brute Course at Grand Geneva Resort presents lots of trouble off the tee.
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147, US
(262) 248-8811
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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a sprawling 1,300-acre, AAA Four Diamond property, home to 355 rooms and 29 new villas. It's a four-season destination with the Mountain Top ski and snowboard facility and the 225-room Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, an indoor-outdoor waterpark. Sandwiched between Milwaukee and Chicago, Grand Geneva invites city slickers to enjoy the laid-back lake life for a while. It started out as the Lake Geneva Playboy Club, part of Hugh Hefner’s empire. That chapter closed in 1981. Eventually, the property rebranded as a luxury golf resort in 1994 with fine dining and conference facilities for corporate clients. The Highlands and The Brute roll over hills and water hazards, creating distinct theaters for challenging and memorable golf. The WELL Spa + Salon, located in a separate fitness building, offers more than 65 treatments and services.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres1300
Year Opened1968
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

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

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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, well maintained!

One of the two courses at Grand Geneva resort. I have played the highlands course a few times previously and was hesitant to take on The Brute as most reviews state how difficult it is. As a 16 handicap I actually found The Brute to be a little more enjoyable. Yes, the greens are a little tougher but overall I found it to be just as playable!

Greens were newly aerated BUT rolled well so were not an issue at all.

Staff are always super friendly!

A great value on a fall morning @$70 on golf now!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Brutte at the grand geneva

Amazing greens and layout
It can be brutal on the many hidden dangers on this course
High difficulty on many holes hitting two three cubs up. To get there .
Will test all parts of your game

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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First Time Playing

Nice course.

Fun course with great conditions. I took my daughter with me who is disabled and doesn’t walk. This was no problem for anyone there. I was treated as if they did this everyday. I’m so grateful. I play every week, and this course was very nice! Can’t wait to play the BRUTE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Time

The course was great shape. Hole 4 is a short par 3 but its a fun hole. On the back hole 11 is just fun and hard. just a great course had a blast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

PLAY THIS COURSE, NOT THE HIGHLANDS! ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A MID-HIGH HANDICAPPER!

This is the third time I’ve played this course, and the more I play it the more convinced I am that it’s usually the better of the two layouts. The name of the course, The Brute, makes it sound like a very difficult, intimidating course, but it’s definitely the more forgiving of the two. The Highlands course, which I played two days after playing this course, has many more forced carries, narrow fairways, sharp dog legs, and water carries. All in all, for the mid to the high handicapper like me, this is a much more enjoyable experience and much more fair and less penal If you hit a bad shot. Also, even though they describe this course as the highlands, it sits on low ground, and on humid days there’s a nary a breeze moving and becomes brutally hot even in late summer early fall when the temperature reaches 80° and humid. I can tell you from my experience playing these courses for several years, I will never play the Highlands again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pace of play needs to be addressed

I’ve played this course many times and never have I not been able to finish a full 18. I went out and had to skip the first hole because of a wedding, which is fine but then was held up by a group of 3 in front of me. No ranger to be seen and was only able to get 11 hold of golf in in 3 and a half hours. Please fix this problem. I should be waiting almost 15 minutes a hole on the tee box to hit. Otherwise this course has always been good. I’m local to the area and will probably not play this course until next season or until I hear the problem is fixed.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 47
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Should have been 5 stars

If it wasn't for the snot-nosed, punk kids who work at this course this could have easily garnered a 5 Start rating from me. The only downsides to the course were the tees (some of which were too crowned or had you teeing off from a side hill lie) and a few of the greens. More care by golfers AND the course to fix ball marks would be nice. Having said that, the kids who work at this course (at check-in, with carts, etc...) are entitled brats who are smart alecks and aren't there to further your enjoyment of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 2
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 77
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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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