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Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.0
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4.2
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3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7084 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.5

Fire Ridge Golf Club in Grafton, Wisconsin is a public course but it boasts the amenities and service of a private country club. It is not as well known as some other courses in the area and might possibly one of the state's best-kept secrets. The golf course stretches to more than 7,000 yards from the tips and was ranked as one of Wisconsin's top 20 toughest courses. Mature trees shape the numerous doglegs and there are also water hazards that come into play throughout Fire Ridge. There is an interesting mix of holes including challenging par 4s, with the most difficult being the 16th. There are no surprises on this tricky hole because it's tough enough on its own. Golfers should aim to keep it in the fairway and place the second shot below the hole, making sure not to miss the green long or else they're be facing a fast downhill chip shot.

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.2
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Dinner 11
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 28
Bunkers 23
Elevation Changes 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 22
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 22
In the 'Burbs 19

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Reviews 152
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fire Ridge GC - Another Very Fun MKE Area Upscale Track

The Good: Fire Ridge is a very nice, upscale public facility just off of I-43, about 30-minutes north of Milwaukee and 30-minutes south of Kohler country. Designed by relatively unknown architects Kerry Mattingly & Gregg Kuehn, this modern parkland track has enough space & depth for the weekend hacker, but very challenging, fun green complexes for the low handicapper. Nice variety in Par 4's & Par-5's, as well as several tough Par-3's. Although ravaged by flooding, course was in pretty decent shape. Greens ran extremely fast & rolled beautifully. Clubhouse and off-course amenities including practice area looked very nice, although given Covid-19 situation I didn't partake. Staff was very cordial and accommodating. At under $70 during peak season with cart, very reasonable for the greater MKE area.

The Bad: The greens, while they were in great shape, didn't hold well at all. The course is not set up too well for lots of rain. Several areas had to be rerouted due to flooding. A few too many blind shots, particularly hidden hazards on the Par-5's, for my liking. Some won't like the uphill forced carries around mahy of the greens.

The Verdict: Fire Ridge is another solid public option in the greater MKE area, just behind The Bog, WCGC and Morningstar in terms of design & overall experience. Hope to get back when weather and conditioning is better.

Best Hole: The short, uphill Par-4 5th is the standout hole of many on Fire Ridge. A drive must avoid a huge sand trap left and pond to the right, then an approach to an infinity looking green hidden from view.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hi BryanTweed16. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the in-depth review of our course, as well your honest feedback. We always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

be aware when you book a hotdeal

the course was flooded and their drain system was not good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great day

Course was beautiful. Greens were aerated and coming back, but still ok. Played with two older gents that helped navigate us around. Great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hi Jack9923502. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Fire Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Fire Ridge

Besides being a little wet in spots coarse was in great shape. Really enjoyed this coarse and will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Hi winski56. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/10/2019

Hello, u314159658616. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Fire Ridge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Great Day

Course conditions were good and great value for this very nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great round. Early tee time

Awesome golf course. We had gotten a ton of rain in the area but the course drained extremely well, was not puddled or wet in many areas and dried well. Green speeds as a result were inconsistent but the greens were in phenomenal shape. Would absolutely recommend in relation to courses on the north side of town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Your feedback is important to us, u314159563960. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Most disappointing round ever

Half way through our round I said to my friend, “this is the most disappointing round I have ever played in my life!” Play was horrifically slow with rangers that did nothing. Took almost 5 hours. Course is beat up, including rough cart paths, overgrown weeds, uneven tee boxes that have never been leveled. Sand traps with no sand. Had to literally take my ball out of sand as they were unplayable. Needs big money infusion. Spider webs all over club house. Will never play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hi u609373633. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Fire Ridge Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent track - FIRM/ fast greens

Greens are very fast and true. They were extremely firm which made it difficult to hold some of them. Overall excellent experience at Fire Ridge!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Your feedback is important to us, John5122064. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poorly maintained. Rude staff. Living on past glories

Nice layout which has been very poorly maintained. Horrible, horrible greens which badly need watered, or in some cases replaced. Ball bounces anywhere from 5 to 10 ft in the air, making holding the green near impossible & absolutely no reward for a good approach shot. Complete lottery!

To add further insult, the pin locations were mostly tucked at the front of the greens, with several on actual slopes!!

Running the ball into the greens also wasn't an option as the fairway in front of most was saturated - perhaps this water was supposed to be for the greens?

Tee markers looked like they'd been thrown into position, most on slopes, facing entirely the wrong direction to that of the fairway, or barely wide enough to tee it between the markers.

As someone with some green keeping experience, it seems like they've lost a senior or head green keeper.
It's either lack of knowledge or a blatant lack of care & attention that has lead to the current course conditions.

Staff - unhelpful & rude. Young guy in the pro shop gave us directions to the practice range, without letting us know we had to purchase range balls, FROM HIM! Which resulted in 2 trips & reduced warm up time.

Our experience in the bar afterwards reflected the course condition & pro shop service - POOR!
After 3 failed attempts to pull a pint from a new barrel, we were served 2 pints, which was 50% head. When questioned, the barman grumpily replied that's the way it came out. I requested 2 bottles instead, only to be asked to pay for the 2 dodgy pints as well. We opted to avoid ordering food & swiftly left.

As my playing partner is a visitor from another country, this was a doubly disappointing trip. Needless to say, I won't be back & I'll definitely not be taking any further clients here for golf.

To those looking for a game in this area, save yourself the pain & head for The Bog in Saukville, or The Bull in Sheboygan.
Even Brown Deer beats this place if you want to stay public.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hi lawsy123. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day

Everything was good except the course needs more water. Tee shots bounce 20 feet in the air and everything rolls off the greens. Fix that and it is even better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us roenicke73. Your feedback on the firmness is valuable, and we look forward to improving that and delivering you excellent service again soon. Fire Ridge Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2019

Hi roenicke73. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Challenging Course

It's a nice course but could use some water. Very firm conditions takes balls in many directions. Undulating greens are very fast and hard to read. Pretty course but you better hit it straight.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2019

HiThomas8299838. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wish it was closer to my house!

Wonderful course. There are many challenging holes. Fast and smooth greens. Love playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2019

AbulAzad, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/17/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Fire Ridge Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Due to recent rains course was very wet. Cart path only for carts. Played this course before and loved it. Wish course was closer, (over an hour drive). Would recommend this course to anyone. The greens were in great condition as were the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/10/2019

gmjaguar, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Fire Ridge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Bad Customer Service HOT DEAL

I used to love coming to play this course. It was reasonably challenging and fun to play. But in recent years, including this last time I played, the service of the course staff members have deteriorated noticeably and undeniably. Do NOT BUY the HOT DEAL times. The head pro have made it clear to our group that they do not like the Hot Deal tee time customers. We waited an hour with no one teeing off because we purchased hot deal time. If they don't like people to purchase the deal why put it up at all? Why make customers wait when there was no tee time booked prior or after and we were already ready to go? Course condition wasn't’ Up to par and they are usually flooded and muddy during this time of the year. Its too bad the staff doesn’t appreciate customers. They have lost my business and more importantly they don't realize their reputation is tarnished by such a minor things that they should already be practicing, a good customer service.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/12/2019

We're so sorry to hear about your poor experience at Fire Ridge. We never want our golfers to feel unwelcome! We will pass along your experience to our management team to address with the staff.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course to play

For the time of year, this course is in great shape. Cartpath only for the day means they are definitely concerned about the quality of the course. Guys in the pro shop were really nice, let us go off early even tho our time was for 45 min later.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2019

We're so pleased that you had a great round with us! Please come and see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello, edwin9302382. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Fire Ridge Golf Club!

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