The North Nine at The House on the Rock Resort and Golf Club

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4.6
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4.3
Pace
3.6
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5.0
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3262
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 36 3262 yards
Middle 36 3010 yards
Forward 36 2659 yards

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
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.

Reviews

4.7
27

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Elevation Changes 1
Forced Carries 1
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 1
Advanced Golfers 1
Entertaining Clients 1
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 1
Near Local Attractions 1
Worth the Drive 1

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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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Played On
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
Played On
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

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