Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center

3.7361000000 3.7 stars from 5 (72)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6431 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 16801 75th St., Bristol, WI 53104
  • (262) 857-2302
  • (262) 857-2170
  • www.bristoloaks.com
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Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Larry Packard (1964)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - lighted
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts with collars required. No tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6431 yards 70.4 124
White 72 6102 yards 68.9 121
Gold 72 5836 yards 67.7 118
Red 70 5126 yards 68.8 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 72 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

57 out of 71 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Good value for the money. I wish it was little warmer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000008033934's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"MUCH improved over last year"


James9653983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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Reviewed on

They have repaired their mower and have cut the rough to a manageable length where you can not only find your ball, you can actually hit it. The greens were in nice shape also.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bristol Oaks Country Club on 05/17/2017:

Hello James, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"A good day for golf"


BenDeRemer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfed 18 on a Tuesday late morning/early afternoon. I am not a great golfer so it was nice to play at my own pace with not many people behind me rushing my every shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



uFFRB2672FF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Bristol Oaks is Back"


DJTINCUP's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Bristol Oaks last year and thought to myself what happened here? I receive their emails and read how a new GM and Superintendant were aboard. I gave Bristol Oaks another chance. All I can saw is please go and check it out! For April the conditions were in the best shape than the last 3 years.


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


"Great value, Friendly staff"


Greenseeker5's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable experience. The course was well maintained and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Some challenging greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u350809139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Bristol Oaks"


miz1223's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Shorter type of course with several holes that gives just about everyone a chance at birdie. The course doesn't drain very well so it takes a few days longer than other course to dry out. Call and check if they are letting carts out. I purchased online with cart included only to find out on arrival they were not allowing carts out. The course is very walkable so it wasn't the end of the world.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Should Be Better"


mp9714's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This review reflects a season's impression. Played this course many times over the past several years. In of itself I can enjoy it. But in last year or so it's just becoming an aggravating experience. Pace of play is awful more often than not. Management allows people to cut in on 3 and it almost always creates a back up. Then because of that others cut in on 10. So it never ends. The rough as many have commented has become ridiculous. Keep several balls in your pockets at all times. A tee shot just off the fairway can take 5-10 minutes to locate. Some of the pin placements are nonsense for mid to high handicappers. Which is like gas on fire regarding the pace of play. The staff is friendly enough. But if changes aren't made it will probably fall from my rotation. Barring not be able to get on elsewhere I won't be returning this season. I'll give them a try next year to see if changes were made. I've heard rumors that some of their leagues will be leaving. They really need to start listening to their customers and take action. It's pretty simple stuff. Cut the grass and enforce a policy of no jumping holes and cutting in. Especially on 3.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course does not read their reviews"


jonseedc1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had read reviews of this course before playing there and all reviews held true - the course does not respond to their customers complaints. When I checked in I asked the "kid" in the Pro shop if he has read their reviews on GolfNow? He stated "no" and I said well you should.

We spent too much time trying to find our golf balls than we did playing golf. The rough is way too long and you can't see your ball unless you are on top of it - very frustrating.

We didn't see a beverage cart until the 9th hole - their loss!

Overall I would not recommend this course - will not be retuning any time soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect"


u726319420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

I booked tee time later than expected and still able to play early in the morning. Very slow through 7 holes but opened up nice after that.

I like having the 100 and 150 yard markers but small stakes in middle of fairway were hard to pick up early in the morning and some even missing.

Tried to sit and eat after round was done. No food available inside and could not find anyone at the outdoor grill on the patio. Went down the road to eat.

Overall a great round of golf with friends and family.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wonderful layout"


sharonstott's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been to Bristol Oaks several times. It is quite a drive to get there for us, but worth it. The course is maintained very well. The sad thing is that they have lost many trees to the ash borer disease and are in the process of taking them down. This will look like a totally different course when they are done. In no time soon, as there are near 100 trees to be removed. Sad, but they have plenty of pines and oaks to keep the course beautiful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


afleetalex7's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course that has some challenges but not too tough. It was extremely hot out so I expect some areas to be dried out but it was worse than expected. That would be my only complaint, so a little better care would make it better. Friendly people in the clubhouse and on the course so that was nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Way overbooked--long waits--very backed up"


muzzyj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time I played Bristol Oaks. Both times the course was extremely backed up. It was very frustrating to everyone. I asked when we took the turn for the back 9 if everyone was playing 18 and the back ups would continue. I was informed that a mens league was just starting.

There was a ranger when we started, but I wondered why. I saw him driving around the first few holes, but i had no impact. We caught up to a gentleman on the third hole and from that point forward had 5 to 15 minute waits at every hole. We did not even bother to play the full 18 we had paid for.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"great day for golf"


kid12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

money great and the course was awesome! enjoyed every hole and will always play there in the future. consider the weather this year every one at bristal oaks has out done them selfs making the course beautiful, playable, look forward to playing again.


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


"ZZZZZZZZZ"


uQXNM6710QX's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day was beautiful. The course was in good shape but after playing 4 holes we were waiting on every tee. The wait was more than 10 minutes on a good share of the holes and often times two groups waiting. There was no rangers on the course to make sure the players were moving at a good rate. It could have been very nice if we could have moved a little better. 2 hours and 40 minutes on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice spot"


Dustin1497584's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course and nice staff, was very muggy and hot so they were giving out a free gatorade with our rounds. Greens were a little shaggy but probably due to the hot week of weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nicesenery"


mk8q16ophx1773464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

play with my wife so course isgood for her learning how to play ,we enjoy playing tigetherit was a nice day and of play was great [this time ] has been slow in the past, fairways pretty burned up, green's ok roll true


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"ridiculous Pin placements"


sharkyb63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course hundreds of times over the past 10 years and right now it is a complete joke of what it once was. Last time I played was the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and I am baffled at no starter at the first tee box. People just show up and get in a long line of carts regardless of their tee time. Another ongoing problem from last year is the rough isn't cut at all or at least not very often. We used to play a 4 or 5 sum every Sunday and finished in 3.5 hours or less, not any more. We look for balls on every hole that end up in the rough (right next to the fairways) add that up on every hole and your rounds now take 4.5 to 5 hours for no good reason. CUT THE ROUGH! Another ridiculous problem is the pin placements. On Sunday there were 14 of the 18 pins tucked away on the corners of the greens less than 10 feet from the edge of the green and most of them on hills. This is not a championship golf course there are mostly 15- 25 handicappers out there and it is NOT fun trying to chip to these pins and of course all the 3 putts.....AGAIN adding to the total time of the round. ONCE A NICE friendly sporty course has turned into a joke.....just be aware when you book your tee times that you will be looking for balls all day and shaking your head at every pin placement. The pin placement problem isn't a 1 day thing, it has been going on since last year! It just doesn't make sense for these problems to keep re-occurring. It was a Holiday weekend and after 9 holes we went to get drinks and the bar tender was no where to be found...and no cart girl until after 11 that day! No FUN!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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