The Springs Course at The House on the Rock Resort and Golf Club

4.6667000000 4.7 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6567 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6567 yards 71.7 126
Middle 72 6050 yards 69.2 122
Middle (W) 72 6050 yards 74.6 128
Forward 72 5326 yards 65.5 117
Forward (W) 72 5326 yards 70.5 120

The Springs Course is the original course at the House on the Rock Resort & Golf Club. There is also the North Nine Course, which was added more than 20 years after the first course. Despite the difference in age and length, both golf courses provide rounds that are as scenic as they are challenging. The Springs is a Robert Trent Jones design, although the lush terrain of the Wisconsin River Valley also deserves credit. The course sweeps along the valley floor and incorporates Jones signature elements, including narrow landing areas and plenty of bunkering. Water hazards also come into play on almost every hole. Two notable holes are the ninth and 18th, par 4s that wind back to a massive double green guarded by water on one side and sand traps on the other.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

26 out of 27 reviews


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"This course has always been a classic"


mellow68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect and the course equaled.<br/> Have played this course over the last 30 years, and found it in the best shape ever.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

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


"It's a beautiful course. The holes are challenging and very well framed."


badgergirl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would not miss playing this course. It is exceptional in the fall with the beautiful display of leaf color in the bluffs that surround the course. It is always a treat.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for every degree of your game."


Pto7140's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful and extremely well kept. Shot placement is critical in order to reach the greens in regulation. The greens are fast and tricky. Can't wait to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf course. Lots of interesting holes with different features."


stensojm2012's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course with lots of interesting features.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hit it on the right day."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not as busy due to weather and events in Madison. We played 27 holes in under 5.5 hours. The re-buy for 9 holes was only $10, there was a wedding which closed the back 9. As far as the play, the course was in great shape....soft fairways and the greens were just challenging enough to make you think you can hit the 50'er.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Summer Day"


gksengr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has certainly matured during the 30 plus years that I have played here and I thoroughly enjoy the layout, BUT the greens are abysmally slow. I can't express how thoroughly disappointed and frustrated I was in the speed of the greens. I can't say it enough they were SLOW, SLOOW, SLOOOOOOOW!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic course, always enjoy playing the course"


dhaffele's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, greens were slower than past years. Good value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"beautiful senic , lots of elavationchanges"


John9588047's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beautiful course, friendly staff greens fast and true, challenging but playable .,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play all 27!"


u000007447380's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff and a memorable experience playing one of the great courses in Wisconsin. Make the investment and purchase the yardage book it will come in handy on this layout.<br/> The pace was fast for a Sunday, I played all 27 in roughly 5 hours. The changes in elevation on the North presented some unique club selections and forced my mental game into making decisions on nearly every shot. The tight fairways and target golf on the first 18 proved to be a worthy challenge as well. A great ending to my WI golf adventure and look forward to returning to start the next chapter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"An excellent experience"


u000004209882's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderful course - beautiful scenery, well designed - generally narrow with a variety of challenges, but not punishing.<br/> Additionally - a staff that seems genuinely happy to have you at their facility, and puts some effort into it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, but too many mosquitoes"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would like to get out group of eight to stay and play golf sometime. They would be impressed. Great course and personnel. Thanks for a great two days.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Probably best experience of the summer so far!"


mjgeigs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/01/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My playing partner and myself enjoyed course so much we played it twice this week, with a one hour travel time. The course is beautiful, challenging and fair. The staff is top notch and more than happy to point out features(playing extra 9-holes for only $10) and answer any questions you might have.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome course."


u000007370764's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great. Fairways play great. The North course is challenging and very fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"course in great shape greens are a little slow"


Gary5655692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice views from course the course is laid out well the north 9 especially fun to play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is next to nature!"


u00000623914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the layout of this course and it is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well maintained and scenic course."


TednLynngolf's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were in Spring Green to see Hamlet, at APT the night before and were wondering where to golf. I logged on to my Golf Now app, and got a very good deal on the course at The House on the Rock course. The place is beautiful. Set in the dramatic Wisconsin River basin, the course meanders meaningly through it. They have 27 holes, a practice area, and your fees include range balls. We played 1-18. There is water to contend with on many holes, bunkers placed well and the fairways for the most part, were in very good condition. The greens were a interesting mix of flatness and undulation. Over all, it is my #2 place to play in the area. Thanks to "Golf Now" to make it affordable!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


PK3Teach's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the staff were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I would recomment this course!!"


Barb210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly suprised as I have played this course before and didn't really care for it, but I totally enjoyed it this time. We started on the North Nine and it was in very good condition and was quite challenging. The fairways were in excellant condition. However, I would suggest that you have mesquito spray as they were pretty thick in the area with lots of trees. We saw a deer and a wild turkey.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"front nine greens in poor condition"


u000001213775's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/7/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were excellent except for the front nine greens which had been recently airaited which resulted in poor putting conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very well maintained. Greens were cut to ne not too fast but not slow.

One problem was the mosquitos. They were bad!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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