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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4.7
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5.0
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Highlands

I didn’t like it when it was the Briar Patch. Now years later and after lots of renovation I love this course. Overall a great facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Teeoff and Golfnow are slacking...

The Brute is a great course, one of the best in SE Wisconsin. But I miss the days when Golfnow used to give you warnings about aeration or cart path only. There's nothing worse than showing up to a great course and being disappointed by the current conditions. Do better Teeoff.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slippage

Course was not in very good shape. Greens were long, shaggy ,slow and bumpy. Tee boxes were in rough condition. Bunkers were shallow in terms of sand depth. Beautiful layout and views, challenging tee shots, fairway shots and rough shots, but conditions were a disappointment compared with expectations. Course has slipped down a notch compared with past and compared with other Lake Geneva area courses. ....slippage

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/26/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and we hope to see you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Fore Play

A week after aeration so the greens were shaggy. Great course otherwise.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hard but fair

Hard course. Lots of uneven lies. All the putts in front of the pins are up hill. SLow round ( 4 hrs 45 minutes on a Monday) but the ranger did try and move the slow group. Bring your A game

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course!

Played this on the way back from the Ryder Cup so now doubt, our trip was nearly perfect in every sense.

Really fun course and the layout is great. Makes you feel like you got away from things but then again it's Lake Geneva.

We were the first ones out and the starter let us go before the other scheduled twosome arrived as we were early and I really appreciated that flexibility. I didn't want the round to end.

We are contemplating a weekend trip to play there it was so nice. We got a great deal on GolfNow so the value I gave this may be a bit skewed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Large greens

Very good course. Have not played it in about 5 years. Still in great shape. Little brother to the Brute, but still fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Painfully slow pace of play

Beautiful course, tough but fair. Painfully, ridiculously slow pace of play. That ruined the day and is the reason I rated the course as 3 stars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.

Played On
Reviews 37
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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