Thornberry Creek at Oneida - Legends Championship Course

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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6934
Slope 134
Rating 73.4
Type Public
Situated just outside of Green Bay, Thornberry Creek at Oneida is perched atop one of the highest peaks in Brown County. The club offers 27 holes of golf with the Championship 18 and the original nine-hole golf course. The Championship Course presents plenty of variety, starting and ending with holes that are reminiscent of the Wisconsin Northwoods and a middle section that feels as though you've been transported to Arizona or south Florida. There are more than 70 strategically placed bunkers lurking throughout the golf course as well as 11 water hazards. Risk-reward opportunities are abundant though it is not a terribly punishing course so beginners shouldn't be too intimidated. Locals of the Green Bay area consider this to be one of the best public golf courses in northeast Wisconsin.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6934 yards 73.4 134
White 72 6376 yards 71.0 125
Gold (W) 72 5725 yards 68.1 119
Gold 72 5725 yards 73.2 125
Red 72 5103 yards 69.6 117
Scorecard for 18-Hole Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.4/134 428 169 497 397 420 361 383 190 518 3363 397 440 190 525 457 550 385 218 409 3571 6934
White M: 71.0/125 400 146 480 358 368 331 347 170 490 3090 355 415 160 492 412 505 367 196 384 3286 6376
Bronze M: 69.5/122 352 146 459 358 279 331 347 170 450 2892 355 415 160 458 367 463 348 196 370 3132 6024
Gold M: 68.1/119 W: 73.2/125 352 118 459 330 279 296 313 133 450 2730 322 370 130 458 367 463 348 167 370 2995 5725
Red W: 69.6/117 305 97 401 298 246 271 288 107 415 2428 293 330 100 430 320 428 289 139 346 2675 5103
Handicap 6 18 4 12 8 14 10 16 2 13 11 17 3 7 1 9 15 5
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required for all guests. Collared shirt required.

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Reviews

4.1
61

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Watching the Game 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Bunkers 10
Plays Long 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Entertaining Clients 11
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Near the Airport 11
Worth the Drive 11
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great combo with Packers game

Course has a strong design with numerous ponds and wetlands in play. Though the 1st hole was the best on the course, a downhill, hard dogleg right. Course was overall in very good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Wisconsin Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

A must stop if you're looking to golf in Green Bay

I have played the Championship course at Thornberry Creek many times and it definitely gives you a nice variety of holes in regards to terrain and playability. One hole you're navigating through the woods and the next, it's wide open prairie setting (with homes surrounding a lot of the holes). If you haven't warmed up on the range, the 1st hole will test you as it requires a precise drive off the tee to a down-hill, dog legged approach shot into the green. You can bomb it off the tee on most holes but some also require a strategic decision. The course does offer plenty of tests in regards to length, hazards, and protected green complexes so a good round can get ugly pretty quickly.

It has a more resort feel than it's neighbor (Brown County) and other neighboring courses as this area has a lot of parkland type golf courses with the exception of Royal St Patrick.

My most recent trip was a month after the LGPA tour event and the course was in great shape. They host a ton of outings throughout the year and that can have an affect on the greens as I have experienced them beat up and worn out at times.

The new practice facility is an awesome improvement to the previous range with a better short game area.

For what I paid on a Friday morning before 9am, it's definitely worth checking out and the clubhouse is awesome.

I have not played the 9 hole Iroquis since the renovations but it is a gem as well and look forward to getting back there when I only have time for 9 holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Fall Round

We were the first foresome out on Sat Oct 1, course was in great shape. Greens were aireated 10 days before so they were still pretty bumpy, but that is fall golf around here. A beautiful course in fall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Bunker Fever

Early fall tee time. Greens had been aireated. Fairways in tees excellent. Thornberry is a beautiful course and is well maintained. There are many fairway bunkers and unfortunately the wind made me find most of them. It, of course, was the wind's fault. A very good value and even better value through Golf Now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recommendable course

Great course with nice variety. Better to play during the week, otherwise the pace of play really slows down.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Very nice experiance

The course was in great shape. It's a fun, challenging round. Play was a bit slower than ideal but that happens. Beautiful setting. Give it a shot, especially if you can get a deal on golfnow. We got 18 holes + cart for $20/per. Awesome deal!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played here for a quick round of 18. Course was great people were great food was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Outstanding Packers Golf Experience

I really had a great day of golf at the Green Bay Packers home course. The staff was so friendly, courteous, and helpful. The course is in excellent shape. The greens were fast. But maybe fast due to the 90 degree heat - was so thankful for the cart and all the trees on the course. Some really beautifully scenic holes and who can complain with Packer logo on hole #1. Some confusion navigating around the course. Some slow players who took several holes before asking me as a single to play through. Absolutely fantastic clubhouse with a great view for post game food and libations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

its not a country club but they think they are

Played a early round weather was perfect so was expectin the course to follow suit, first off guy a counter tell me its colorard shirt only and I thought it was funny told him quit acting like this place is a country club when its not. And as far as the golf greens were nice but man the geese problem out there is a joke with droppings all over many fairways and the fairways were wet some with puddles and you wonder why you get no roll at all, pretty disappointing with that aspect and the regular prices out here are a joke

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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golffreak68
Commented On 05/01/2016

Nice comment but the collared shirt comment was in reference to another who cam in after I was done and nothing was said to him at all.And in Green Bay area almost none require a collared shirt just saying, but hope the course does get better than it has been considereing the lpga is coming there but it could be a money thing only is why there coming but good luck, considereing the course 2 miles away is miles better

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kuks05
Commented On 04/12/2016

How can you be shocked at having to wear a collared shirt? You state you have a 5-9 handicap, which means you have to play a lot of golf to get that good. Most every course requires a collared shirt, even ones that aren't nearly as nice as Thornberry. C'mon man.

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JDoxtator
Commented On 10/20/2015

golffreak68, I am sorry to hear about your experience regarding the requirement of wearing a collared shirt. We do pride ourselves as being the best golf facility in the way of condition and service. Our request for a collared shirt is minimal based on the experience we provide and I'm certain there are many other options in the area that can accommodate your lack of collar. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again soon; with a collared shirt of course.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great conditions, nice layout, five stars

Played the tips and found it challenging but fair. Tee`d off at 6:30 which was perfect. No one in front of us, no one in back pushing us, and on a holiday yet! It doesn`t get better than that. Bar/resturant was very nice; much better than one would exect at a public course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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