Glacier Wood Golf Club

4.7099117647 4.7 stars from 5 (80)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6520 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 604 Water St, Iola, Wisconsin 54945, Waupaca County
  • (715) 445-3831
  • (715) 445-2755
  • www.glacierwoodiola.com

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Larry Packard (1966), Art Johnson (1999)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6520 yards 71.6 130
Green 71 6112 yards 69.7 126
Gold (W) 71 5113 yards 65.2 114

Glacier Wood Golf Club has a unique landscape that was carved by ice and earth. The scenic course sprawls across diverse terrain that combines open, grassy meadows, with mature forests and marshland. Sweeping elevation changes and glacial rocks that frame the course provide stunning views from tee to green. The more open holes have a spacious feel while the wooded ones are invitingly secluded. Golfers will have numerous strategically placed bunkers to contend with as well as many water hazards. The par-3 12th hole is the course's signature. This stunning hole incorporates dramatic elevation changes, forest, and wetlands for a challenge that you won't soon forget. The 15th is another hole that is as equally memorable, a u-shaped par 5 that is a double dogleg with a steeply sloped green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 80 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

79 out of 80 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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BILLtari47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Golf course has a lot of hole variety, course is challenging, but not overpowering. Weather was perfect, good beer variety and great food at end of a good day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value for beautiful course"


u7902352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Well maintained without ever seeing the grounds crew.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has some great challenges"


Russ8802565's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a great course for both low and high handicaps. Layed out beautifully.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Scenic and Challenging Course"


u817030850's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glacier Wood is on my list of best courses in Wisconsin. The course blends naturally into the rolling glacial terrain of northern Waupaca County. It is very challenging with tree and boulder lined fairways, and water comes into play on several holes. The large greens are well maintained, as are the fairways and tee areas. The Clubhouse amenities are excellent, with a varied and affordable food menu and fairly priced beverages. It is well worth the drive to find this course, you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golfing Iola in fall"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great condition for late fall. Good deal. Had a great time golfing with friend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Day at Great coarse!"


Jeff5788759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

2nd time at this course and its worth the hour plus drive to golf there! The staff is very friendly & helpful. The course was once again in great shape. Would recommend golfers to play fall golf here. Beautiful scenery! Will definitely be back to play again!!!


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



u525932041's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must to play !"


packy305's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
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Reviewed on

I love playing this course ! The scenery is great and the course is in great shape .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful Autumn golfing"


u8083643's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I would recommend this golf course and the Iron Grille restaurant highly. Booking the tee time was effortless and a great savings. The course exceeded my expectations and the scenery was breathtaking with the autumn colors. We had a light lunch before teeing off at the on-site restaurant which offered high quality food, beverages and service. Very highly recommended!!


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



GeorgeDavidson123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rooster42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track with color"


rburke9559's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course offers a golfer a great time to work on shaping shots off most of the tees. Greens are bunkerd along with some slopes. Glaciers moved through this area with leaving hills and giant boulders outside of several fairways. This wood line course is a must play course in the fall.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



GeorgeDavidson123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


smits00's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is phenomenal! If you can get a deal on golf now.com, it will be the best course you ever played for the value!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GeorgeDavidson123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best kept secret in WI"


Lisaben's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Great price, even at full price, had some rain issues lately but is usually the best conditioned course around. Better greens and fairways than most in the Fox Valley and it's really pretty. People play golf in Iola, apparently, so the pace is fast and there's no drunks out on the course screwing up everything. We'll stocked pro shop and friendly, courteous staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



GeorgeDavidson123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Always a good course kept in good shape. Friendly staff. Good challenge for a good value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Great Course"


honeydu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful course, well designed, challenging at times......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


u3247505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful course layout

Hilly

Rolling fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u452632246's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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