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

4.6667000000 4.7 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3262 yards

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 36 3262 yards N/A N/A
Middle 36 3036 yards N/A N/A
Forward 36 2659 yards N/A 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.

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
Top 500 Contributor
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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