Blue Spruce at Brighton Dale Links

4.3324823529 4.3 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6687 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: 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
Blue 72 6687 yards 72.1 130
White 72 6382 yards 70.7 127
Gold 72 5988 yards 68.8 124
Gold (W) 72 5988 yards 74.2 129
Red (W) 72 5417 yards 71.0 122

Brighton Dale Links boasts 45 holes that stretch across beautiful rolling hills covered with natural wetlands and studded with mature forests of deciduous trees. There are two 18-hole golf courses available, Blue Spruce and White Birch, as well as Red Pine, which is a nine-hole par-36 course. Blue Spruce is the shorter of the two championship courses and it is slightly more player friendly but both offer a challenging round. There are several large lakes that come into play on Blue Spruce. One of the most memorable holes with water is the tricky par-5 15th, which wraps around a large hazard. In addition to the trees that frame the holes, there are also several bunkers strategically placed along the greens. Brighton Dale Links is definitely a course that will test your accuracy.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

79 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great Course"


Azzolina's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play Brightondale at least 2-3 times a year and have never been 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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Brighton Dale Links - Blue on 06/11/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Brighton Dale Links a 5-star rating. We're glad that we continue to meet your overall expectations. We'll see you out on the golf course.

"Great value."


Bellrock's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a county course, both 18 hole courses are challenging, always in good shape and the pace of play is generally good. Finished in 4 hours as a threesome and let one twosome play through. For the money these are both a great value compared to many other options.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Please come back and play again soon.


"Nice course gone downhill"


yesborg's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I wrote a review praising this course earlier this year. I've played there twice since the flood and the fairways are now in terrible shape. I don't know if that has to do with the flooding, but I hope it improves next year or I will not be willing to pay regular price to golf here.

Also there was a group of 6 allowed to play in front of us. Their pace was surprisingly good but we still had to wait for them on several holes. I didn't think groups of 6 were allowed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the third time I've played the Blue Spruce. The other two times I felt the course conditions were excellent, but this time I was quite disappointed. The fairways were very patchy. It is possible that this was the result of the flooding this summer.

I always enjoy seeing the wildlife on this course. During our round two pairs of cranes were honking at each other from different fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

Thank you for your comments. I apologize about the spotty fairways. Please come back and see us again soon.


"Very well kept course"


jaciche's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good condition. The staff works to keep this course in good shape. The course is well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


"Breezy 74 degree day"


u457421581's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and weather provided just the right amount of challenge. Greens were in good shape and multiple cuts off fairways were as expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks glad you enjoyed the day.


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


"Tight"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of trees. Pretty tight on some holes. Good challenge to accurate driving.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

I agree good mix of challenge on the Red. Thanks for the comment.


"Nice Parkland Courses"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had not ventured out to the Brighton Dale facilities in several years but it was a welcome return. Well run by the Kenosha County Parks the facility has 45 holes of golf to be enjoyed. It was like visiting an old friend....enjoyable parkland golf with some pine forests, water and tight tree lined driving holes to keep your attention. Brighton Dale experienced some flooding issues with all the rains this season but we found the Blue Spruce Course to be very playable and in decent shape. If does suffer from some sameness as many green sites seem to have a trap in front in play that's not maintained and all of the sand traps are dirt and hard pan. Fairways do have some minor brown out issues but grasses are of proper length. Greens were okay I'd call them decent with good speed but some greens have ball mark issues as well as a tad of bump/wandering to them....but still very enjoyable to play on. Tee boxes grasses are very sponge like and several are not level so you have to pay attention to where you tee your ball up. Very buggy so bring some spray.

Decent dated large clubhouse with awesome brats and New Glarus Spotted Cow....it's Wisconsin! Discovered they do have a locker room with showers in the lower level. Range mats only and good sized practice putting/chipping green. Both the 18 hole courses are worth a play and it's a shame the Red Pine nine holer is not part of one of the 18's....in my opinion the very best nine of the complex with some nice elevation changes/doglegs and challenge.

Brighton Dale is a very good value...if you look around on the net they have play all day specials, reduced rates, etc....and next time maybe I'll just have to play all 45. It's that pleasant. $25-$30 value....3.25 stars overall and could get closer to a 4 if they paid any attention at all to the sand traps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks for the comments come see us again soon.


"Course in great shape"


skelley528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For all the rain earlier in July, the course is in awesome condition. Tee boxes,,fairways and greens are in tip top shape. Loved playing the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


"Cold and Wet For July"


thomasp6's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best deal was $19 with fees $24 @6:45am on GOLFNOW. If there are no deals except paying between $30-50 bucks. The temperature was 60-65 degrees very chilly and misty. This summer has been the wettest ever and Kenosha has been hit hard. The course had water damage on the fairways but none on the greens. The greens were in good condition, a lot of ball marks. I don't understand why some golfers don't fix ball marks? I fixed at least 4 per hole. No one was in front or behind us. Played 18 with my buddy w/cart and took us less than 3hrs. Like playing this course blue(18), white(18), and red (9). I recommend this course to anyone that plays.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks for fixing ball marks that is a great help. Come see us again soon.


"Great course in great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've only played the Blue Spruce twice, but I really enjoyed it. The back 9 seems to play a little easier than the front (at least to me). There is a snack stand at the turn which is good if you want a brat or hot dog. The greens play fast. It's definitely a tougher course than I'm used to playing, but I enjoy the challenge. They have a driving range and a nice bar/grill with an extensive menu.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks glad you enjoyed your day.



u839180218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


"Always a great time"


u000006369625's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played both the white and blue courses and it is always enjoyable. Tucked away in the country the course is always quiet with an exception of a couple of holes near the road. Variety of holes that present a different challenge every tee. We will always make a trip here as the conditions are great.


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


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you look forward to seeing you again soon.



u309870242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thanks


"great place"


u569758708's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always enjoy the course and staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2017

Thank you


"Pace of play"


uEJID2250EJ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We liked everything about the course. The only problem we had is the pace of play. We found ourselves waiting on 15 of the 18 holes. At least 7 holes, we had to wait 10 minutes or more as the group in front of us hasn't teed of yet. Frustrating to not maintain any pace regarding play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slooooooow pace!"


browntrout1221's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's seems like a nice enough course, but the term ready golf did not apply the entire morning. We had to quit after 13 holes because it had already taken us 3 hours to play. There is no reason for a slow pace on a Saturday morning, unless you don't belong out on an 18 hole golf course!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"I PLAYED HERE"


clyde14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice course. well maintained. But as with all courses thees last 4 or 5 years, the sand traps are hard packed.

this is a long course, and relativity tight in places. enjoy playing it 4 or 5 times a year.

a added plus of this course is that there are 45 holes. haven't p[played the red nine yet, but both white and blue are great courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot, humid, a nice breeze and a welcome rain after the 13th hole"


50054gjc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What could be better for a day of golf than the Blue Spruce. From tee box to green it was in very good condition. The cart girl came by 4 times which is always welcome. After the round we enjoyed a brat and beverage.


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



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