Glacier Wood Golf Club

4.7174000000 4.7 stars from 5 (46)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6520 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 604 Water St, Iola, Wisconsin 54945, Waupaca County
  • (715) 445-3831
  • (715) 445-2755
  • www.glacierwoodiola.com
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Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Larry Packard (1966), Art Johnson (1999)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6520 yards 71.6 130
Green 71 6112 yards 69.7 126
Gold (W) 71 5113 yards 65.2 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 46 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

45 out of 46 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Nice risk-reward layiut"


wuertzb99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played well for November and staff was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always good time"


kylewin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For late in the season the course was well kept. The leaves were pushed into the woods adequately. The sand traps were covered with deer tracks as usual. Good time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Time"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent shape. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Always enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


smits00's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

One of best courses I've ever played! Great layout, great condition, wildlife all over! On top of all that, the value through Golf Now made this a day of golf I can't wait to replicate!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The reviews are true!"


walleye247's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Completely blew me and my buddy away ! All I can say is, I don't care where you live. You need to play here. Course is challenging yet sometimes forgiving as long as you use your head. One of the most beautiful courses I've ever played. Well cared for,great staff,awesome food, I can't say enough. This is going to be an annual trip for us for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Glacier Wood"


Jeffchaudoir's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dramatic landscape / layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging"


pilot1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of rain the previous 24 hours, so there were some really wet areas. But it's a beautiful course as well as challenging. Wind was also a big factor due to the rainy weather. obviously not the fault of the course. highly recommend it. Take your camera. Lots of wildlife to be seen as well !


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course"


rooster42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great shape pace of play excellent all around good time


I recommend this course


"NICE COURSE"


u1311736770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE WAS IN GREAT SHAPE


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course but the only issue I had was when we were done the Golf coordinator time guy said he received phone calls because of us. I don't think there was one call. The course was busy all day and we were waiting our self a little bit every hole also. Wasn't a fan of his.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Layout."


Sheepheadg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Lots of variation in holes some trouble for the errant shots but well work the money. Played all 18 and the back 9 is the most interesting. Playing from the back tees would be quite a challenge for the better golfer but I played from the whites. Course was a little dry and greens hard and fast. Really nice people and good food in the dining area. Well worth the drive and cost. Thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the area, probably the state. Beautiful course, friendly staff and a great value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great value/course"


u467859235's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mark and Andy and Pro Shop were tremendous. Pleasure to deal with will be back again soon to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Fall Golf"


udyenoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great for fall golf.................


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Won't Find A Better Deal"


ericfritz00's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

By far my favorite course and the most value for the money. The course is always in fantastic shape and the wildlife scenery cannot be beat. The people behind the desk in the Pro Shop are friendly time and time again. The upgrades to the restaurant make the course even more appealing as the food is perfect for a post-round lunch/dinner.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great staff and amazing course"


Joey9644613's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2015
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

Great course. Friendly staff and amazing prices. Always a course I love to come back to. I would recommend this course to all my friends and anyone looking to golf in the area. This was the course I spent most of my summer at last year and can not wait to get back out there mroe this year. Also the iron grill food is amazing if you have time to eat there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"September 12"


u000001533291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course.. The course has some unique holes. #12 a elevated par 3 is great.

The course has a lot of woods and wildlife.

We saw several deer, wild turkeys, and foxes. Glacier boulders make a perfect home for the family of foxes. If your ball gets close to the den, don't be surprised if the fox takes your ball.<br/> Great course!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"GREAT COURSE"


LUICK's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you play this course and you're a fairly short hitter, you should play from the white tees. I have played the course from the green tees and the white. White is more enjoyable for the average golfer I would say. THE STAFF IS GREAT. You won't meet friendlier people anywhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf course but checking in was frustrating"


u000002578262's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course! Conditions were great. Pace of play was very, very slow though. I also was frustrated about checking in for our tee time. I paid online on GolfNow and the employee at the course said my credit card didn't get charged and he charged me again at the course. He didn't know how GolfNow works which was very frustrating. He was also somewhat rude about it too. I did get my money back for being charged twice though.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u074051799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the better courses in the area. What makes it even better is the reasonable price for golfing. They take advantage of GolfNow so that's a bonus for me to check pricing and open tee times.

Staff is great and the food is phenomenal there. A+.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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