Summit/Meadows at Alpine Valley Resort

4.0615000000 4.1 stars from 5 (65)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6092 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 68.1
  • Layout


Year built: 1964
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6092 yards N/A N/A
White 72 5793 yards 68.1 116
Red (W) 72 5090 yards N/A N/A

Alpine Valley Resort in Elkhorn sprawls across a scenic landscape provided by the Kettle Moraine area of southern Wisconsin. In the winter, Alpine Valley is one of the state's largest ski resorts but during the summer months, the focus shifts to the resort's three nine-hole golf courses: Summit, Meadows, and Sugar Creek. The nines can be played individually or as 18-hole combinations. Each one has a unique character and a different set of challenges. The Summit/Meadows combination is routed through wooded hills that demand accurate shot placement. The Meadow nine is the longest of all three nines, but the Summit feels longer than the length listed on the scorecard thanks to a variety of elevation changes. The back nine is more open, but water takes the place of mature trees as the imminent threat.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 65 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

59 out of 65 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Nice scenery and challenge"


roccovanzetti's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are the best around. Hats off to the people who maintain this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great terrain and scenery"


dan4152548's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
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Reviewed on

Challenging and beautiful scenery, easy location off the freeway.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"poor communication"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No mention of aerated greens when checking in, greens were awful, tee boxes were awful/uneven and bare dirt.Other than a cart girl no amenities available and staff was not friendly or helpful. not worth price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"very good vacation fun golf"


yinxx112's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
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Reviewed on

This course is very good. The condition is very good. Very good place to play as a vacation destination.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best!"


yinxx112's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
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Reviewed on

This golf course is very very good! Love this place. The environment is great! The grass condition is very good! The course very close to nature. Love this place!


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


"Fast play"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
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Reviewed on

If olaying during the week mid day you can fly around the course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Suzanne64"


Suzanne2835924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
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Reviewed on

I love golfing here! Challenging yet relaxing! Always a favorite choice!


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


"The views are awesome."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoy coming to Alpine for the challenging golf and awesome views. Some days the course is very busy and the play is slower, but that is okay. The par 5's are very hard and worth the challenge. The groundskeepers are doing a great job keeping the course green and cut all year.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"needs updating"


WIllisFreewell's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

A lot of tee boxes are small and uneven. The cart paths are beat up. Very nice scenery.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A Pleasant Round"


JMLorenz's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is set in the valley and hills near a ski resort. The golf course is a "summer use" that seemed to almost to be a secret for the benefit of local players. the greens were fine, with significant undulation. The course plays longer than the yardage, which can fool the eye. The views are scenic and unique. Worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lake Geneva area Jewel!"


gshep1213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am always amazed when I play this course on why there isn't more golfers flocking to this course! This course has great character and scenery. The price makes it the best value among Lake Geneva area courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Alpine Valley Resort (Summit - Meadows)"


btweed1683's avatar
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Chicago Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Good: Popular ski resort area about 10 minutes north of Lake Geneva with 27 quirky, fun tree-lined holes. The Summit - Meadows nines are the traditional pairings, which include multiple back-to-back Par 5's, several dogleg Par 4's, and some superb short, downhill Par 3's. Greens, albeit very small, are in good shape. Staff is very friendly, even if the overall service isn't typical of a resort. Decent value at under $50 during weekend peak season. On-site lodging a stones throw from the clubhouse.

The Bad: Course conditions are fair at best. Many of the tee boxes have severe uneven lies. Many of the greens are much too small for a regulation golf course. Very limited practice area with only small putting green and no driving range or short game area. Clubhouse is modest but has an outdated 70's feel. No GPS or on-site restrooms. Too many blind shots.

The Verdict: Alpine Valley is a goofy golf at its best, if that's what you're after. Some nice holes, but otherwise you'd have to play several times before knowing how to play the course, and that's several times too many.

Best Hole: Ridiculous and awesome in one, the short downhill Par 3 #9 has a postage stamp green you can't see from the tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice, but overlooked"


JTeasdale's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always enjoy playing this course. The Summit 9 is our favorite with all the variety and elevation changes. The course was in good shape for our 18. The only drawback I've ever found on this course is pace of play can be slow if you have a foursome ahead of you.


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


"Hidden Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Alot of fun to play challenging and probally the most scenic place in south eastern wi


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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


"Early Season"


snowboarder99886's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were fast and very well kept. Fairways needed some work, the grass was a little long and were not well defined from the rough. Tee boxes needed some leveling also, usually had to find a level area behind the designated tee area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course plays longer than its yardage"


u000003974982's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in much better shape then the previous time I had played it. The sand traps need work but talking to the greens crew working on a sand trap the main problem they have is that some of the sand traps get washed out when they have big rain storms due to some of the hills on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round with good people"


gonetatahead's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
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Reviewed on

Very nice condition. Very playable tracks on all courses.Sugar Creek is my favorite!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"quirky"


u000006367958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a fun course to play..Especally the front nine..I think it was the summit course..Very intresting.. Course is short yet challenges you with risk reward shots. Feeling cocky can get you in trouble here..I would play this course agsin any day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000007268834's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
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Reviewed on

Love this course can be very difficult when rough is high, Nice scenic views especially in the fall. A great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Front 9 was fine. Back 9 aerated already ??? Really...."


warriorsoul24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
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The front 9 looked great & it played well except for the 4 jokers in front of us standing around watching each other<br/> hit. I aint into hurry up & wait golf. And then we got on the back 9 with the same jokers in front. WAY TOO MUCH SAND ON GREENS. 3 putting was a given. The ball would bounce and a big pluff o' sand would fly up. Way 2 early<br/> for aeration. judgement of speed & distance, forget it. It was a challenge trying to 2 putt from over 20'. hot &<br/> humid, behind 4 jokers, and terrible greens made a long afternoon. We should of played front 9 over.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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