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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
57.7%
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3.5
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4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 36
Length 3157 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

The House on the Rock Resort & Golf Club boasts 27 holes set amidst the rolling hills of the Wisconsin River Valley. There is the original Springs Course, an 18-hole layout designed by Robert Trent Jones, and the North Nine. Despite being a nine-hole course, the North offers just as many challenges as the full-length golf course, just on a smaller scale and like the other course, there is plenty of scenery to enjoy from every hole. The terrain provides a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. The greens flow across the natural contours of the land, which also helped to determine the placement of the bunkers. The philosophy of the golf course's design was that the land should give the course its character rather than the opposite.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/04 Closed: 11/02
Architect Roger Packard (1994) Andy North (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Reviews

3.7
29 Reviews (29)
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Reviews 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Had high expectations based on other reviews and cost. Course Conditions were average (actually below many of the lower cost courses we played during two week trip). Course design requires skilled shot shaping on many holes, both due to the hole’s routing and the intrusion of trees into the playing corridors. Greens were generally in good shape. Tree pruning severely needed on course and along cart paths.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs More Publicity

I suppose all the new course built in the state over the last several years have taken this course out of the spotlight. But it is a very nice course at a cost far less than the newest high level and high cost courses.

Well maintained, very good greens, and friendly people. Will go again, and again, and again...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

This course has always been a classic

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for every degree of your game.

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Great golf course with lots of interesting features.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit it on the right day.

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Summer Day

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!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic course, always enjoy playing the course

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

beautiful senic , lots of elavationchanges

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play all 27!

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.
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An excellent experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course, but too many mosquitoes

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Probably best experience of the summer so far!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course.

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course in great shape greens are a little slow

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is next to nature!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained and scenic course.

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I would recomment this course!!

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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