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3.9
79 Reviews (79)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
82.5%
Recommend this course
71 out of 79 reviews
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3.9
7 Reviews (7)
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4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.4%
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3.8
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.6%
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11 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6356 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.4

Portage Country Club is situated along the scenic shores of Swan Lake. Opened in 1930, the golf course has a traditional layout that is both challenging and playable. At 6,356 yards from the back tees, it is shorter than most championship courses you will find today but the layout still has plenty to offer besides length. There is a mix of holes that are wide-open and some that are framed by stands of mature trees. The rolling terrain provides subtle but tricky undulations in the greens and fairways as well as the occasional double-tiered green. One of the most memorable holes for both its level of difficulty and the scenery is the par-4 third. This no. 1 handicap hole plays along the lake and forces you to keep a close eye on the target.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6356 yards 70.4 127
Middle 72 6078 yards 69.0 124
Other 72 5475 yards 66.3 118
Forward (W) 73 5222 yards 68.0 119
Scorecard for Portage Country Club
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: 69.1/119 365 125 166 380 483 150 341 480 476 2966 192 516 400 471 329 373 137 434 281 3133 6099
White M: 68.0/118 355 119 156 372 475 145 333 471 471 2897 190 501 384 460 313 353 123 392 276 2992 5889
Gold W: 70.0/115 347 84 156 276 276 135 304 409 364 2351 170 262 280 346 313 331 123 309 276 2410 4761
Red W: 68.3/112 347 74 146 276 276 125 304 409 364 2321 170 262 280 346 300 321 111 289 271 2350 4671
Handicap 3 13 17 11 1 15 9 7 5 8 2 6 14 16 10 18 4 12
Par 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 5 5 35 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 9 17 11 5 15 13 3 1 12 6 10 4 16 8 18 2 14

Course Details

Year Built 1930
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Art Johnson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
79 Reviews (79)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 12
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 10
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 7

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Bugs

There were a tremendous amount of mosquitos which almost made the course unbearable to play. We had mosquito repellent but didn’t have much impact. We started around 10 AM, I’m sure early morning or evening would be worse. This is a distance and placement course which makes it harder the first time you play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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They have improved the course significantly since the last time I played. Whole course was in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good value for the price

I always enjoy playing this course. Good value for what I pay. I would like to see them fix the second hole. They say it is 119 yards, if you hit it that far, you are in the lake.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly relaxing course

Staff very helpful to us as first time there. Will go back for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Mosquitos

Greens were sensational and fast. Fairways were fair. Price was really great BUT I have never seen thousands and thousands of mosquitoes on a golf course before. Had to rush every shot despite wearing Cutters Mosquito Repellant. Pro shop guy said first 4 groups to go off had stopped after a few holes because of swarming mosquitos.
We made all 18 but it was pretty irritating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unbelievable

There were an unbelievable amount of mosquitos. We played a couple of holes, and could not handle the pesky bugs. Went back to the club house and asked for a rain check. Staff was very understanding....didn't blame us for asking, and gave us the rain check.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautifully lined ages trees but has ample gaps to hit thru.

Overall, nice course. However, because of major area flooding, mosquitos were attacking us like locusts in a corn crop. Take plenty of bug spray.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice little course but

Lay out not positive. First nine not well design. Very narrow. Greens touth to put but in good condition. Berger second nine. Would not play at full price

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was fun and very unique.

Course had many challenges, short and long. I do use Golf Logix to track my score and the course needs to be updated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The course is fun to play the greens were in excellent shape
Very friendly staff. The restaurant was very clean and the food was very good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

We had a group of 3 women that held up 4 groups behind them and wouldn’t let anyone play through. Management didn’t care. It was 92 degrees out and none of the water jugs had any water in them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions on the fairways and greens

Some of the best fairways in the state, prime condition, greens were very well kept too. Tee boxes however, were tired at best, We put this down to perhaps too many visitors who maybe don’t think it’s wrong to leave their divots unrepaired with the divot sand. Also, it was notable that many of the players do not rake the bunkers after play. Not the Portage club issue but maybe there could be reminders about good etiquette.
Still lovely course with a great team, both in the pro shop and the bar afterwards.
We enjoyed it so much we returned on Friday 25th,
Highly recommend you play this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great day of golf

Course was in great shape. Twosome ahead of us was out of sight after two holes, and or foursome played in 3.5 hours. Very enjoyable day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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