Spooner Golf Club

4.7428571429 4.7 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6458 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6458 yards 71.2 125
Blue 71 6051 yards 69.4 122
White 71 5704 yards 69.4 118
Red (W) 72 4967 yards 68.8 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 15 reviews


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"great layout, enjoyable round"


neebsnook12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is tough for the average golfer if you can't drive the ball 180- 200 yds. You also need to control the ball, drive it fairly straight to score. The Spooner course is fair and totally enjoyable no matter what level of golf you play. The round was slow but our foursome survived and we would recommend it to all who get a chance to play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Conditions"


Mark5972024's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape! Tee to green very nice. Greens a bit slow but true and consistant. We followed a 5some and 4some and play was about 3:45 for 18 holes. Nice folks in clubhouse and bar/restaraunt. Great golfing experience. Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course fun day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a great deal on golf now. The course was in excellent shape. It was a Saturday so the course was busy but it was a beautiful day and we finished in under 4 hours. One of the best golf courses in northern Wisconsin!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"spooner Golf course"


u000007974399's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was excellent. My wife enjoyed the course so much we are playing a second day. I have played all over the US and this course for a public course is excellent. I thanked the staff and manager after our round.


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


"Perfect Day"


pschamplin's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a great price on Golfnow on this wonderful course. We never waited at any hole nor felt hurried.

A perfect day for golf on a wonderful layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Tom8640714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape already. Greens are fast, fairways and tee boxes look good. Lots of short holes to give you options about which club to use off the tee, but trouble to get in to if you don't pick your spots well. Course is worth the money even without a "hot deal" but grab one up if you can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course to play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played mid-day with a friend of mine mid-week. Course condition was excellent, great grass in fairways, greens were great as they rolled true with a lot of undulations and slopes. Rough was medium depth but was a small penalty. Course design was mixed, some holes were pretty bland, others more imaginative. Not a long course but ok. Clubhouse was old and a bit worn. Food in the upstairs bar for lunch was not memorable, but beer was cold. Staff was great. Overall, I'd play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is well laid out."


donald31854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Greens are fast but soft. Much better course than I am use to.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lake country gem"


pdawsonconga's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have had the good fortune to play outstanding courses in many locales. Spooner's home course has country club claiber greens -- well maintained and fast. Overall course condition and design is excellent. Historical connection to Vardon shows. Great set of finishing holes. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is super"


Louie2039815's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in excellent condition and fast greens. The service staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


u485643891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play is always very good. Slower players conscientiously let others play through. The driving range has an excellent area for practicing chipping. All in all, a great golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course in in excellent shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like this golf course. It is well taken care of and well managed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well worth the money."


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our 4-some had a great time. Enjoyabe and challenging enough course. Very playable and in great condition. There is a good vareity of tee boxes to choose from so you have some say in how tough you want to make it. Even with the dry summer, course was soft and greens receptive, so they are taking care of the course. Seemed to have just the right pro-shop and bar/grill for the course and location.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Committed to be THE BEST in course conditions, customer service and FUN for people of all ages and abilities."


SpoonerGolfClub's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

In response to larsba1942 - Thank you for your words regarding Spooner Golf Club being in your "Top 5" golf courses you've played throughout the country. We truly work hard everyday to earn recommendations such as this and value the strong relationships we have established with golfers in or travelling to Northwest Wisconsin. Respectfully I do feel I need to address a few of the comments in your post that misrepresent the type of facility SGC is and what we stand for.

Being that you are from a neighboring community with a number of golf courses, you are aware that a very high percentage of courses in Wisconsin, the Midwest and almost all in northern Wisconsin were affected by a crazy weather winter. BE ASSURED, Spooner Golf Club IS NOW and will continue to be a course prided on providing the very best course conditions and this year was the first in 8 years where we could not play Summer Rules from the very first day the doors opened for the season in late March or early April.

As for pace of play and course difficulty, our pace of play rating is 4 hours to 4 hours and 15 minutes and routinely we meet this mark on even the very busiest of weekend days. This is due to attention in managing play on the golf course with starters and/or rangers and through the "player friendly" golf course that can still be challenging with the many risk reward opportunities, but with 6 sets of tees and manicured treelines it is rare a ball is lost and play is slowed due to "searching". We are proud to be recognized by the PGA and US Kids Golf as a leader in facilitating Family and Junior Golf and have a golf course that enhances this reputation.

Finally I hope you have an opportunity to come back and enjoy the golf course over the late Summer or absolutely beautiful Fall here at SGC. Thank you for your comments and we will do all we can to make your experience one to earn your "Top 5" recommendation each and every time you join us.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Course needs special attention to the greens."


larsba1942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course off and on for the past 30 years and except for a couple of years under some questionable management several years ago the course has always been on my top 5 list which includes many courses around the country. I have only two minor(?) complaints: Please adhere to the 8 minute between tee-times policy, too many times we will have groups teeing off in less than 2 minute off the 1st tee. It backs up the course from the get-go and we feel pushed all the way through the 18 holes.<br/> . I understand that the course has experienced a hard winter but the greens on some holes have not fully recovered. Spooner is a great course and many people who play it for the first time find it suprisingly fun but also a challenge for a course in NW Wisconsin.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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