Glen Cairn Golf Course

3.7610571429 3.8 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6230 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6230 yards 70.8 120
White(W) 72 5925 yards 74.6 126
White 72 5925 yards 69.4 117
Red 72 5049 yards 65.4 107
Red (W) 72 5049 yards 69.8 115

Glen Cairn Golf Course in Ogdensburg is laid across a diverse terrain of woodlands, grassy meadows, and marshlands. The course was carefully carved from over 160 acres of lush, rolling countryside. As its name would indicate, the course draws inspiration from the traditions of British Isles golf. Golfers can enjoy a round of traditional Scottish links all while being only 20 minutes from Waupaca. The two nines, the Thistle and the Heathers respectively, each offer a different set of challenges. The front nine has shorter, tighter holes, while the tree-lined back nine will test both your distance and your accuracy. There is only one water hazard, a lake that comes into play on the third hole. The bunkering is also somewhat sparse although not on the par-3 eighth hole where the green is almost entirely surrounded by sand.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

36 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for seniors   Challenges include elevation changes  

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"Hidden golf course"


gdeppe54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were sort of beat up, but all and all it is a very nice course, hopefully get back when the leaves start to turn I think that it will be beautiful back there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable course"


pgh2851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape. This is a very scenic course with plenty of challenges. A good time. Staff was very friendly


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


"Great round with an exception"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fareways need upgrade - surface too hard


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very picturest links type course"


samerson1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Must hit the ball straight


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mixed Feelings"


pilot1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard of this course from others but had not played it until today, so decided to try it with a buddy. It's out in the boonies so use your GPS to find it ! Nothing fancy for clubhouse, snacks or bathrooms (ahem) but friendly staff greeted us and treated us kindly. It's a hilly course with lots of trees, so be prepared to hit it strait, otherwise, brings lots of balls. Course marking could definitely use some improvement as we struggled to find the line from tee to green and green to the next tee box, more than once ! Several of the holes are quite scenic, so take a camera. My biggest disappointment was the long grass on the fairways and the even longer grass in the rough. hard to tell the difference many times. No marshal, so the hackers ahead of us really made the pace of play slow as no one was prompting them along. Looked like they were parking carts on the greens from our distance !!! Overall, with more mowing maintenance and a few more course direction markings, this would be a really fun course. However, I found myself frustrated after the round. Probably will choose a different course next time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Quiet Private Setting"


SJMotiff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some narrow fairways and elevated greens along with the rolling terrain make this a nice outing. The staff is super friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem!"


GKohek's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Amazing staff, superb course, creative layout, and plays hard difficulty. Minor maintenance shortcomings, but the deep rough added to the challenge for me. Definitely, would play again, and recommend others do so as well. The challenge is worth, and with a little TLC, this has 5-star potential.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"will play again!"


u632307869's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 1st time here. Had to use my gps to find it with an hour drive. My golf buddy and I said we would golf here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"So so"


u185200199's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good - Scenic course with ups and downs. Bad - Fairways are no different than rough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"We love this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course

Love the wildlife and quietness


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


ervzz2012's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

course has some winter kill and fairways were dry. challenging course with elevation changes and mature trees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Friendly worth the trip"


Joey9644613's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was dry due to having a slight drought. The irrigation system was going to be set up in the next few days after I played. The staff is always friendly and this is a course that I always come back to again and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No stupid holes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of elevation changes and good looking holes. Number 3 is a great par four. Number 10 was unique dogleg right. I tried to fade it around the corner and heard ball hit a barn you can't really see from tee. So did other ball in my group. Both balls ended up in the middle of the fairway. Number 13 was a cool 2nd shot up a steep hill. Number 16 is a nice short and easy par 3 that any golfer can have a chance for a birdie putt. 17 and 18 make for a challenging finish.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"everybodys golf course"


bear1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

love this course but fairways are getting dried up/brown grass( but that's mother natures fault)they need rain. third time golfing there friendly staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


brian5506664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing disc golf course recommend it to anyone as I know I will be going doctor again this year. Play on the course was very good although other golfers need to get better at a kit of golf as they just hit at you instead of asking to play through when you're a little slow. I am legally blind but enjoyed playing the course with my friend it is a long course you have to know what club to choose in certain areas but enjoyed it thank you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun layout"


u000008161186's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has lots of elevation changes and mature trees


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Glen Carin"


Andy1962558's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cannot complain to much about the course, the only thing I would, is that some of the greens have some winter damage. But of course with time and warmer weather that will get better. It is Wisconsin


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"horrible shape"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were pretty much unputtable. There were dry dead grass spots everywhere. The layout is pretty cool but they NEED some major TLC from some good grounds keepers. Waste of time and money for me, even with the hot deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"HAVE TO PLAY"


GOLFGASHONDA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A GREAT COURSE FOR THE MONEY AND FUN AND CHALLENGING. THE OWNERS ARE HANDS ON AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR FAMILY OWNED COURSE.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u671251971's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nicely wooded and the layout is very nice. The yardage is a little on the shorter side but a lot of added obstacles to make the course a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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