Baraboo Country Club

4.1215882353 4.1 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6544 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 401 Mine Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913, Sauk County
  • (608) 356-8195
  • (608) 356-8209
  • baraboocountryclub.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Larry Packard (1962), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1962)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $20
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6544 yards 73.0 130
Gold 72 6274 yards 71.4 127
Silver (W) 72 5612 yards 74.0 127
Silver 72 5612 yards 67.8 121
Bronze 72 5006 yards 64.7 117
Bronze (W) 72 5006 yards 69.9 118
Copper 72 4029 yards 61.4 99
Copper (W) 72 4029 yards 63.9 108

Located just a short drive from Madison, Baraboo Country Club overlooks the rocky bluffs of Devil's Lake State Park. The golf course has a stunning natural setting that is also indicative of the rich history of Baraboo. The course is routed through carefully protected and preserved Indian burial mounds that are more than 1,000 years old. Draper creek ambles through the golf course, connecting Devil's Lake to the Baraboo River. It comes into play on half of the holes. The par-5 eighth is the course's signature. This tricky hole first requires a drive over water to a generous landing area before doglegging left to another landing area that is tightly lined with trees, water, and Indian mounds. Finally there is a blind shot to a sloping green that not only breaks severely from back to front but is also well protected by bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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gerbear44's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"BooCC Lover"


beacher000001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very interesting holes with some tricky shots to keep it in play. Medium difficulty with some very easy holes interspersed to make for a scoreable course. Plays much harder than it looks. New layout encourages faster play and is easier with fewer hazards on front nine, more on back nine. Playing from the Golds will challenge most golfers I know.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Good Wisconsin Dells alternative"


RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A little off the beaten path but worth the trip if you're in the Dells area. The course design is a bit unusual with both nines starting with a par 3. Overall a fair layout, but didn't like the par 5 3rd hole. Greens often sloped and a number have swales that will carry the ballot the green. Need to keep approach shots below hole as downhill putts can easily get away from you. Would give it 3 1/2 stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed total layout great day at the ballyard"


jhoffy45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time on course definitely will be back


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 course"


Chris9127884's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is in perfect shape. Just a great course course. The greens roll true and hold well


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 test of all your shots!"


u000005925273's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

If you ever want to have a great money game, bring it here as the challenges never end with a number of risk reward situations to navigate.

Once a season is a minimum for this beauty!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Fun course"


Mariann3983543's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value, friendly staff. Beautiful weather helped but course was fun to play! Had different levels of golfers and using different tees made for fun for all. Will play agin when in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 holes. Was a nice course to play with some challenging holes. Nice scenery


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor course management"


u000008121836's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We had booked for yesterday ( 9/22/2915) a tee-time for 1.00p.m. and it has been confirmed by mail.<br/> When we arrived at 1.25 p.m. we saw, that there was a high school golf tournament going on and when we wanted to check-in the manager told us, that , because of that tournament we could only tee off at 1.30. He said, that he had tried to contact us, but he had not been successful.( We had no missed incoming call in our cell phone….).<br/> At 1.30 he told us, we would be paired up with 2 other people, but we could split up after the 9th hole, if we wanted.<br/> After 4 holes we ran quickly into the last tournament girl-group, which took as loooooong time to continue up to the 9th hole, where they finally had finished.<br/> When we came to the 10th hole we found a flight of three gentlemen in front of us, who told us, that they were allowed to cut in. As they were fast players we agreed and when they played out the hole, another cart came up and told us, that they were allowed to cut in too. We did not accept that, and we continued as a four-some , as the company was very nice.<br/> At the hole 15th another single came up to us and asked, if he could play through, as his tee-time had also been delayed for 45 minutes. We agreed, but we regreted that decision, because when he looked for his drive he searched for 10 minutes and finally picked up one of our balls…….<br/> We finally finished at 6.30 p.m. !!!!! , which has not only been one of our slowest rounds, but also should have been qualified as a twilight rate , or simply should have been managed much , much more professional.<br/> (By the way: the Marshall was never seen during the hole game.)<br/> After this experience we will avoid to play at this course again, although it is a nice and well manicured course in a magnificent setting.<br/> We will ask to withdraw us from the newsletter distribution list, as we will not come again. We hope, that they will respect that, as their over-frequent publicity breaks again and again our spam filter……..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/03/2016

I quit reading after you admitted to showing up for what you thought was a 1:00pm tee time at 1:25pm and expected them to do anything for you...did I miss something?

I am not trying to be rude, just more curious than anything as we have always had amazing service at this course. I am sure their GM would appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about this one.


"Convenient location"


Isaacson1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our day and the couple we were paired with. The weather was colder than expected, and pace on second 9 was very slow.<br/> Nice clubhouse and restaurant facilities.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

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


"well worth the cost to play"


28desert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pro shop very friendly and helpful. Chance of rain the day we played and the pro offered us a towel in case it rained. Course in great condition, and the new tee boxes prove interesting. Greens are well kept.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bang 4 the buck"


Dan6313370's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice place and great deals in the pro shop. Enjoyed the quietness as well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No better course for the money in the Dells area!"


u000005925273's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

From the greeting in the Golf Shop to the course, to the beverage cart service, to the greens (perfect), to the restaurant staff it was an incredibly enjoyable day. The course is busy though so expect a foursome pace of play if you are a twosome!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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


"baraboo cc"


elwoodbluz69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Baraboo Country Club offers challenging golf to players of every skill level, fair pin locations and kept up very well, even with the flooding in early spring. I recommend this course to many people who haven't played it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really nice and challenging course"


TW2250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was in pretty good condition. The greens played true and weren't really fast but maintained a good pace. There really wasn't anything I was disappointed with. The electric carts with a little hook on the side for a little cooler was an added perk.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice course"


payroll13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/11/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before and I would recommend for others to play it also


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in VG condition except for tee boxes-they were very rough."


creamy1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/8/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2 some on back nine playing multiple balls poorly without allowing faster players to play through ruined what had otherwise been a great day of golf. Appeared to be father/son combo both taking up golf for the first time with no golf etiquette ever learned.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace of play was excellent"


BaldMoose's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course on a Sunday in Sept. of 2012. First few holes were very slow due to a group ahead of us which had backed up 3 groups. The Marshall warned them once, And then REMOVED them from the course! What a concept. The 7th hole is a wonderful par 5. Playing in the fall showcases the beauty of the Baraboo Bluffs. Was well worth the $16 I payed. I would have felt just fine paying $45-50. Well maintained and greens were very good for the time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course, great food"


hammer6660's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chef is unbelievable. Had Buffet, didn't really care what the bill was. All of it was made from scratch.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is always in good condition."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing at Baraboo Country Club. The course offers a good challenge for the average golfer, requiring a variety of different shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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