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4.3
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
84.2%
Recommend this course
90 out of 100 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7221 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.3

The Bog in Saukville has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 golf courses in Wisconsin. At 7,110 yards from the back tees, it is a course that will test both your distance and accuracy. The course takes no time in introducing its challenges. It opens with an uphill par 5 that requires a straight tee shot in order to avoid the bunkers that line both sides of the fairway. There are also at least 12 bunkers within 100 yards of the greens just waiting to swallow up errant shots. The golf course also provides a scenic round with mature trees and lush landscaping enclosing most of the holes. It can be a tough test but different sets of tees make it more approachable. The Bog is also a popular place for its practice facility, which includes a driving range and short game area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Open: 4/20 Closed: 11/15
Architect Arnold Palmer (1995) Ed Seay (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required. Collared Shirts & No Denim/Jeans. Dress Code will be enforced May - October

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2015 #11)

Reviews

4.3
100 Reviews (100)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Forced Carries 26
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 26
A Weekend Splurge 24
Entertaining Clients 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 7

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3.0
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Previously Played

Just OK. Not special

Course layout is nice. Conditions were so so. Course seems beat up and tee were really bad shape. Staff is prickly and makes you feel like you are bothering them. I wouldn’t pay standard rack rate that’s for sure. Probably max it’s worth is maybe $75. All in all there’s probably better choices but it’s something worth playing once.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good not great

Not worth the rack rate when you look at it overall, would recommend a play if you can get a cart for a deal of $40-55. Course was in average condition, carts don’t have gps which is a bummer for a course that has a nice layout.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The Bog

Overall it was very nice. I was very pleased with the pace of play for 2 two some, 4 hrs. .Played this course many times. Make sure you play the correct tees for your handicap because the slope does mean something.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great!

Great track. Friendly staff, course in lovely condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem hiding in a small Wisconsin town!

This course will challenge you on every hole, and outright frustrate you on a few! I have to think Palmer was having a bad day when he designed a few of these holes. Nice folks, good food and drink. A class facility with a touch of a small town feel. Don't miss it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

I’ve course, worth the trip

Very nice course layout and condition. Helps to have a good GPS to help route around some holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout and condition

The Bog (an Arnold Palmer signature design) is a fun course to play and in excellent condition. Beautiful rural Wisconsin setting a half hour north of Milwaukee with gently rolling fairways, plenty of trees and shrubs at the perimeter but mostly not in play. Generous fairways on the front give way to tighter driving areas on the back. Some sharp doglegs add interest. A few forced carries off the tee and a few blind shots, but not overly stressful for the mid-length hitter playing from appropriate tees (6300 yards). The rough is cut down to modest length, making the course much more playable, especially because drives starting down the middle can easily tumble a few yards into the rough on some holes. Greens are in great shape, not too undulating; highly receptive to irons shots but still fairly quick putting. The somewhat skeletal staff on the Tuesday we played was friendly and not intrusive. This is not Erin Hills or Whistling Straits (thankfully); the course is beautiful but playable, and the green fees are quite reasonable for the quality of the experience. Worth the drive from Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I played with a member & his son who were both perfect gentleman.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Fairways and greens were in great shape for a brisk, Fall morning. Minimal leaf cover. Some bunkers were under repairs, but understandable.
Paid a great rate, which made the outing more enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Nice layout. True greens and fast. Great deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great Course---Great Staff

Played here for the first time. A few blind shots which will be much easier next time. A few forced carries so higher handicappers will struggle. Staff was excellent--friendly, helpful--couldn't have been better.
Greens were super fast and hard to read----local knowledge will help. Course was in very good condition, however, there were a few bunkers that I noticed had some huge stones in them. A few looked like they had just replaced the sand in them so they were soft. Other than that, it was fine. Definitely would play there again for a hot deal or in the $50.00 range. Very neat layout, lots of rolling hills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jimmyv

Especially Loved the back nine - tuff holes - #17 I had to drive up to the hole to understand were the green was and how you could hit a blind shot over the trees if you were up to it

If you are looking for a club that has a real nature feeling with lots of mature trees then try the Bog

One last comment - even the forward tees require ability to hit at least a 140 yard drive to clear brush and land in fairway

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, not competitively priced

Good course, good conditions, but given the other courses in the area it is priced a little high.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting and challenging corse!

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. The only significant drawback was the condition of the bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need a ranger

Played in the afternoon and was held hostage by a foursome of players who, clearly, had not played much golf. They were running around in the tall grass, driving their carts on the green aprons, etc. and taking 3 practice swings to hit a 20 yard shot.
Wouldn't let us play through.
Don't know if we'll go back because of this even though the conditions were pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Overall, this is a very nice course. Get to the course, a cart person takes your clubs to a cart and puts a bag of balls in you cart to hit at the range (that only has flags to 220). The putting green rolls a lot slower than the course, which is extremely annoying. Overall, the course was very nice, cart girl wasnt the greatest though. Saw her on my approach shot on 1, then not again until the green on 11.

Theres a yardage book in the carts for you which is very nice. A lot of blind shots and layup shots on this course. Since this was my first time playing the Bog, that saved my life.

Overall, good experience. I recommend playing if you can get a deal on Hot Now.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Hot Day at the Bog

On one of many hot days this July I golfed the Bog in the late afternoon - early evening. The course was in fine shape, with fast greens (not as fast, though as my previous visit to The Bog) and well cut fairways. The layout itself is excellent. Fortunately my putter was also hot, and I had my best score ever for this particular course, a 78.
Most of the wetlands or "bog" lands are not in-play but just off the course or between holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hit them Straight

We did an excellent job of chossing an excellent facility. Pracitce area - Excellent. Golf course - Exellent; Food Service - Slow. Food - Okay. Friendliness - Excellent. There a re quite a few blind shots which we will know about next time. Greens are mowed and rolled everyday and it shows. We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good track in great condition

The Bog is a very good golf course and is in fantastic condition. There are a couple of weak (silly) holes (especially the par 5 17th) but on the whole it is a challenging, well-laid out course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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