Big Fish Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7231 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Unacceptable attire includes tank tops, cut-offs, and bare feet.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7231 yards 74.0 136
Championship 72 6608 yards 71.7 130
Member 72 6084 yards 69.6 127
Club 72 5646 yards 67.5 115
Club (W) 73 5646 yards 72.2 126
Forward 73 4940 yards 68.6 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

21 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Challenges include undulating greens  

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"The course is beautiful."


donald31854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course can be challenging but fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pretty close to perfection"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfing this time of the year at a northern Wisconsin course can be challenging for a number of reasons. However yesterday's weather was pretty close to a perfect October day and Big Fish was the perfect course to golf. Although amenities were somewhat lacking we expected that just due to the time of year and it really was no problem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout---horrific condition"


jbriggsmp30's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Love Pete Dye layouts and this is a very fair and playable golf course for everyone.

The greens were in ok condition but hard as a rock. Fixed no ball marks after hitting14/18 greens because you don't make ball marks here---the greens were that hard!!

The fairways and tee boxes were awful--especially on the back nine. In some cases I'd say 90% of the fairway was bare/burnt out. I was saddened because I was really looking forward to playing here.

I asked an employee after the round about the course conditions and they told me that the irrigation system has been broken for the past couple of years so they only water the greens. They said they get comments from people about it all the time because of it. They went on to say the front nine was in better shape because they did recently fix the irrigation on the front nine because a golf magazine was coming out to take pictures.

I'm really hoping they can pull this together because the layout is great. However the conditions were probably some of the worst I've seen. Sad. Very sad.

C'mon Big Fish........lets get together!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course in better shape then last year."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice day! Greens rolled much more true this year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average at best"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were immaculate. The rest of the course could use some work. If we would have had to pay full price for the round I would not recommend the course. The people that we first met at the club house were very friendly and helpful. The bar/restaraunt was basically out of beer when we made the turn and the cart on the course had a very limited selection. We would golf here again with a hot deal from golf now but would never pay full price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Big Fish"


rkeehr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked my tee time through Golfnow.com and played Big Fish on June 11, 2016. Reservations and check-in went smoothly. Staff was courteous and friendly. The course was in very good shape. Tee boxes were in average condition. The greens rolled nicely but were very hard. Had fun, enjoyed the course and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"For the value and challenge great course!"


uIOSF3652IO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Big Fish every other week almost thru the summer and fall. Two very distinctly different 9's. Both have different challenges and degree's of difficulty. Greens are fairly beat up after a high traffic season. Course is still in great shape and a ton of fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Bet In Northern Wisconsin"


uDLDK1878DL's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The BEST of the BEST in Northern Wisconsin! If you like Pete Dye creations you will be at home, If you think Pete DIE is diabolical you may want to choose another course as the challenges are abound and the rewards are endless and earned! Pete Dye designed a masterpiece out of virgin farm land and thick forests to bring together a golfing experience of a lifetime! I can't wait to go back to the little town of Hayward WI and play this fabulous golf course! Where in this world can you find a Pete Dye course under a hundred bucks, the answer is the Big Fish golf course in Hayward WI!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Big fish out of water"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time at big fish. Loved the lay out, but I felt that the course was really dry. The lies in the fairway were thin, some bare spots and in a few places the ground appeared to be cracked from the lack of water. The greens were fast, although they did not look very pretty with all the brown spots on them. The staff did say that they had just been advised to raise the mowing height a little for the fairways. The round was definitely worth the "hot deal" price I paid. Having been there once, I don't think I would go back at the full greens fee rate until it was in better shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course. Average condition"


Qcj1968's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways have suffered in summer heat. Greens ok. Interesting routing with links fe for front nine and woods on back. Blue tees on back nine very tough with a 465 yard par 4 as example. Would play again but play blue on front and white on back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Big Fish was windy the day we played"


stensojm2012's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a windy day, but the course played well. We had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Chicago Golfer on a Fishing Trip"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this to be a very challenging round of golf. 7am tee off in mid Sept was not a smart idea though, would have preferred a 10am tee time less condensation on the ground.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must Play!"


u054812647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a local who has never played here until Golf Now came along. Thank you Golf Now!!!

The front 9 makes you feel like you are playing a links course in Scotland. Long holes, water, lots of bunkers, and big greens.

The back nine is carved out of the beautiful north woods. Many north woods courses have fairways that are far too narrow. This is NOT the case here. Beautiful rolling wide fairways, amazing views, and perfect undulating greens offer something for everyone. I found myself pausing to take in the views several times while playing.

Must Play!


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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to play the course a few time to understand the nuances on the layout. Tight lies in the fairway when you find good grass to hit off of. A lot of bare areas. Greens are fast and undulating. Many shots are blind so get to know the course first before setting up your expectations. Hot deals provided +60% off regular fees so it made it a great value. Doubt I would pay full price to golf here


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"tee box help"


jwitthauer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course. The tee boxes could use some work. I will play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For years I wanted to play the course it wasn’t what I expected it was not in very good shape, staff very good


I don't recommend this course


"On the way back"


u470707714's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When Big Fish first opened, the Pete Dye designed course was a must play. Since those first few years, play has decreased and so has their money. Conditions are not as good as they once were. The new people have it coming back now, but the greens were a bit beat up and some tee boxes weren't the best. I'll play it for the right price (hot deal was $20-23 with cart). I won't pay the regular price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is a great value."


Clouie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Pete Dye course for under $75 is a steal. I loved the two different sets of nine. Has a lot of risk reward holes.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in great condition,"


jntmak's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

We drove 90 minutes to play, and were very happy with the course! I liked that the greens were a little slow as my game is a work in progress. Love the two very different styles on each nine. Hope to play there a couple more times this summer.


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


"fun day at big fish"


revcat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a fun day at Big Fish....the pace of play was good....we did not lose any golf balls....the sun was shining...and...we made a few putts...nothing to complain about


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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