The Golf Course at Branch River
|Gold (W)||72||5932 yards||68.9||118|
|Red (W)||72||5185 yards||69.9||115|
|Blue M: 72.5/125||404||318||584||412||157||407||196||402||522||3402||418||404||319||176||510||435||395||172||465||3294||6696|
|White M: 71.5/123||388||309||575||389||134||386||183||391||513||3268||403||389||310||167||491||424||386||157||455||3182||6450|
|Gold M: 68.9/118 W: 73.9/123||329||309||523||342||128||380||167||300||501||2979||390||336||310||153||484||370||320||135||455||2953||5932|
|Red W: 69.9/115||316||300||418||342||94||293||146||300||409||2618||297||332||232||153||430||256||317||105||445||2567||5185|
Buggy but nice
Really buggy course. The nats ended up being quite distracting. It is fairly well maintained, nice greens and a decent layout. Not that challenging but a fun track. The pace of play was great when we went and the staff was friendly. If you are in the area, it's worth the cost.
But for the gnats...
I really enjoyed this golf course. Course conditions were very good: fairways and greens were in great shape; bunkers were pretty good with healthy sand conditions. The layout was varied throughout, so you really feel like you're seeing something different with every hole. The topography of this part of the state isn't the most drastic, but The Golf Course at Branch River uses elevation change well throughout. The course is 6450 yards from the white tees, but the course seemed to play shorter due to the prevalence of elevated tee boxes. There are a few risk/reward holes with well-placed hazards giving you lay-up or carry decisions. I'm not the biggest hitter out there, so I tended to play "smart," but it didn't get to the point that the length of the course got away from me. In fact, I had opportunity to reach in regulation on every hole, including in 2 on a couple of the par 5s. This isn't always the case when a course starts to approach 6500 yards. Overall, I loved the course...
...except for one thing: the gnats. I went off before 7:00am on the hottest day of the year so far, so I guess it was a perfect storm. However, this was the worst problem I've ever had with bugs. I have a co-worker who used to work at the course and she said the gnats can be problematic due to the eponymous river that runs next to the course. I'm pretty tolerant of extreme conditions, so I endured; the father and his daughter in front of me were forced to abandon their round due to the gnats. Walking the course that morning would have been impossible due to the bugs.
If not for my experience with those bugs, I would definitely be back to Branch River. In fact, I will try the course at some point during the afternoon or maybe in the fall when cooler temps kill off the gnats. However, paying $48 was a little steep given the constant annoyance. I'd give the course 5 stars if it weren't for the bugs. It was really very nice.
Tough to want to go to another course
The setting and layout of this course is perfect, and it's nestled mainly surrounded by woods yet the fairways are wide enough for the average golfer. The greens are very true and the elevation difference throughout the course is perfect. Each time I am done with a round here I am wanting more. There's just something about it that it is difficult to put into words. Very enjoyable!
We had a Great time .The course was nice ,and the staff were great.
GREAT fairways and greens
1st time playing here, nothing but good to say, Just an awesome round, will definitely go back. The traps had actual sand in them love that.
First time playing this course and possibly the last as the pace was very slow. The guy in front of us was hitting two balls on every shot. When we turned the corner for the back nine, the staff in the office had just let another foursome go out in front of us. I went in the clubhouse to inform him of this and he did go and tell the foursome they would have to let us play through on the next hole, but he did have an attitude about it. Just a lot of sitting in the cart and waiting through all 18 holes....
Very nice course with vintage charm
I absolutely love this course. I love it because it is beautiful, and in GREAT condition! I also love the 70's feel to the club house. This use to be a private country club that went public 5 years ago.
I golfed a lot of the courses in northeast wi and this course ranks up at the top. Great layout with mature trees. Staff was awesome!! Highly recommend this course.
Straight forward layout with challenging approach the mostly elevated greens. Nice undulation on decent greens. Played in the fall so lots of leaves. Neon yellow balls show up nicely.
Golf in Wisconsin
Nicely designed course, more difficult then rating. Conditions were good. Good,driving range and practice area. Great value compared to other courses in area. Restaurant was good but not outstanding, very good service. Will play again if I am in the area.
Excellent course for varied abilities
My wife and I are happy when we break 100. We didn't this day (it was the first time we played here), but we really enjoyed the course. It has challenges for better golfers, but they were not overly daunting for us - that is the sign of a good design. You can tell this used to be a private club. It is in excellent shape and also interesting and scenic, with several holes that have ups and downs, elevated tees, etc. Staff was efficient and friendly. We definitely hope to play this again.
A hidden gem
This course is a hidden gem, fairways were green, firm but not dried out so you would get some roll out with your shots, the greens were soft and quick, I read a review that complained about the greens, there was true roll not hoping some different shades of green but this was a steal for the amount we paid in greens fees. The staff was very friendly and out going, Rachel I believe was in the bar area was super friendly and served us some quick food at the turn but pointed out the specials they were offering. Cart girls friendly and around quite often, the drinks and snacks did not break the bank buying a round. Replay rate was a great bargain, I will be back to play this course again.
Was a good overall course. The only comment would be like a previous reviews was the knats or bugs flying around your face, seemed to only be a issue in the morning. Overall a good layout with different holes.
The course was in great condition! Great price for the round and the staff from the bar to the cart girl were awesome! Definitely will be back!
Our entire experience at Branch River was wonderful. The staff were exceptionally friendly and professional! I highly recommend this golf course.
greens were very distrurbing
First comment is to a previous person making a review this course if you live in Green Bay is not closer than Thornberry even if your on the east side Thornberry would be 20 minutes max, about my review played in the past and course was alaways good this year the greens were downright awful and that's being nice. They were not only extremely slow but discolored bright green dark green etc and uneven in height and so much grain and than pace of play was a joke last 9 holes a few hooligans drinking testing my nerve . I wont be back they would need to pay me to come play and that's sad, a decent layout of a course otherwise but to let your Greens get that bad the staff would be fired if I owned this course as winter was very kind to all the courses I have played this year
This course is fun!
The one thing I feel when finished golfing here is I want to play it again! It's hard to explain why but it's just an enjoyable course.
Great course!! I will definetly return. It has great variety in its layout . Very challenging!!!
This was our first time playing this course and were pleasantly surprised!! We live in NE Green Bay (UWGB area) and it was a short 35 minute drive to the course - a shorter drive than it is to Thornberry at Oneida. The course was in great condition - no signs of winter kill on the greens. There were very few golfers on course yet they still had a beverage cart out and about!
Swing at golf balls and bugs
very nice course but lots of bugs.Most trouble on tee boxes.