Lake Mills Golf Course

3.6297529412 3.6 stars from 5 (31)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6745 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, and Discover are excepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6745 yards 72.3 125
White 72 6218 yards 70.2 121
Gold (W) 72 5468 yards 71.4 124
Gold 72 5468 yards 66.5 112
Red (W) 72 4925 yards 68.4 117

Lake Mills Golf Club first opened in 1927, making it one of the area's oldest courses. The original nine-hole course was shaped and molded from gently rolling farmland. The course eventually expanded to a full 18 holes and has undergone other major renovations since it first opened though it still retains the same traditional character as the original course. At just over 6,700 yards from the tips, the course has several holes that will please long hitters. The occasional water hazard comes into play as well as several strategically placed bunkers. Mature trees also line the fairways, demanding accuracy. Lake Mills Golf Club has a fair amount of challenges in store but beginners should still feel confident about approaching it, especially with four different sets of tees available.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 31 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

21 out of 31 reviews


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u781562219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Badly maintained, rock solid greens and very uneven fairways with a lot of holes


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


u2247834's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Excellent all around course greens are almost perfect. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great shape and cheap price"


u089833264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, with little traffic, and at an excellent price! Doesn't get better than that!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course and value!"


Golfer4Lyfe75's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

This is definitely one of my favorite courses around! It is an older course, with lots of mature trees and it has some nice challenges to it. The owners who took over several years ago have made some great improvements to it every year, and it is noticeable! One unique aspect is that the course does run through a neighborhood, which is unique for me. The houses are beautiful though, so it makes it kind of fun. You do have to watch for the next tee signs, but it is well marked if you pay attention.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Golfer4Lyfe75's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is pretty and offers a lot of different scenery. I love the rolling hills and mature trees of the first few holes, then there is more of a prairie like setting on some of the back holes. Really nice to look at! The course also weaves in and out of a newer neighborhood, so there are some really beautiful houses to look at as well. If you are a first timer here, just look out for the signs to lead you to the next tee, as you sometimes cross streets in the neighborhood.

This is a really pretty and well-maintained course that I would recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Potential but..."


MJEHLE's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would have been disappointed had we paid full price...but can't complain too much for the "hot deal" 7:00 am tee time.

The course layout & holes themselves are pretty nice & challenging...but the condition left something to be desired. As wet as this spring early summer has been...greens were hard & dry for the most part. And between two of us I believe we lost at least a half dozen balls that we watched roll off the fairways into the rough...so much clover. Another oddity I thought was how close the houses are to a number of holes. Some of the houses are just on top of the holes/fairways and a couple got hit in our round...and not awful shots...but just a bit pulled or sliced and "bang!"

May try again sometime...but it'd be due to not having anything else available & would have to be another "hot deal" of this site.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Could be great"


Adam6083737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a lot of potential, but unfortunately was not well maintained. No golf pro was to be found, and a bartender was managing the pro shop. The dining area and bar looked remodeled and very nice, although we didn't stay after our round. This will probably be the only time I play here, as there are so many other good courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



gdchad's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"HOLE IN ONE!"


u380878153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am excited to say I got my very first ever HOLE IN ONE on the 4th hole par 3 at Lake Mills on July 20th during our round we booked through Golf Now. We never would have made the extra drive out there if we didn't get that great deal, but I love that course so it was worth it. I used to work there too and have come close on that hole before but never saw anything like it! As a 46yr old female non professional golfer with horrible arthritis on top of it, this was the most exciting thing that's happened to me in years! i didn't get to celebrate however because I had to get my partner to an urgent care before it closed for a torn muscle/tendon. But I'm rejoicing every day! And thank Golf Now and my Callaway ball for making it possible! :) Thank you again!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Course layout"


u849800191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could not find 9th tee. Saw a sign tor 10tee but no sign leading you to 9th tee. Very confusing, ended up on 18th tee & decided to play 18th seeing as we only planned on 9 holes. A sign directing you to 9th would be helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice prairie feel"


u045201841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised at how well maintained and nice this course is. Very green and lay of the land. Liked a lot!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worst golfing experience ever"


u012156133's avatar
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is not as good as it had been in previous years and honestly the only reason I played this course was due to the prepaid 'hot deal' on golfnow (18 riding for $13 per person) otherwise my friends and I would not have made the trip to Lake Mills for a round of golf. Our tee time was booked for 3:30 in the afternoon and the bar was scheduled to close shortly after we started playing which seemed odd. As a result there was also no beverage cart going around at all during our round nor were we able to get more beverages after we finished the front 9.

Most of the holes were in poor shape in general, some with rock hard sand in the bunkers and some former 'bunkers' that look like grass and weeds were just allowed to start growing in them which make them not appealing to look at or play from. The newest construction and houses are also a lot closer to the course than in previous years which can make it difficult to play some of the holes if you have a bad slice. Overall the round was poor and definitely would not have been worth paying full price to play.

In addition the next day I received a phone call from the course saying that I had damaged one of their golf carts. I was told it looked like a club was smashed against the cart and that I would be responsible for it. I will be the first to admit that I am not a great golfer but the last thing I am going to do is damage or destroy any equipment if I am having a bad round, regardless of whether the course owns it or I do. I was extremely insulted by this accusation and by my treatment from the golf course staff over the phone. Based on this experience I refuse to play here ever again.


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/07/2017

A bar closing early on a Sunday seems pretty common to me, especially in a small town.

This review reads to me like you got caught damaging property and decided to try to ruin a business because of it. Pretty sad.

I have had nothing but great golf at this course, and it gets better every year. Beautiful greens and fairways, and one of the prettiest courses in the area.


"Poor"


gul4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Lake Mills GC is not very nice. I wouldn't pay to play it. Maintained poorly. Awkward layout. Can't tell where the fairway ends and rough begins.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Layout"


u000007492093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to navigate with new construction, confusing. Course needs some work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Call ahead before booking"


daniel1526219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Full course wasn't open so they routed you through 9 holes closest to the clubhouse. Tee boxes were clean for the most part. Small slow moving greens. Clubhouse didn't honor the GolfNow price I reserved, even after I presented my reservation confirmation and the employee talked to the owner. Gave some poor excuse as to why it wouldn't be honored. Not a huge difference in price, so I didn't make it an issue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course has weak features"


rechek22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wasn't fully open and the layout was all messed up. No drink cart person out when it was a beautiful Saturday. You couldn't tell what was rough and what was fairway, poor maintenance of course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Hills"


BRYAN5180854's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great course, I'll be back! Lots of challenges. The course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"WOW! Not worth the $$$"


Robert1684173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rock hard greens and course in bad shape. Very sad


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Liked Lake Mills Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A pleasant drive from Madison. Very nice course. We plan to play again.


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



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