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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6819 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.4

Playing Rock River County Club in Waupun is like getting to play two golf courses in one. The course originally opened in 1927 as a nine-holer but was renovated and lengthened in the 1980s but the front nine wasn't added until 2004. Only a few holes remained from the original nine-hole course, but they play just as they did in the 20s. The newer front nine has a link-style design that demands accuracy off the tee with 29 sand traps strategically placed throughout the nine holes. There are a variety of other hazards as well. As you move onto the back nine, the golf course's character changes completely. The holes have a traditional design and they are much more wooded with mature trees framing almost every hole, just waiting to knock down an errant tee shot or missed approach.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6819 yards 72.4 128
White 72 6444 yards 70.6 124
Red (W) 72 5542 yards 71.5 123
Scorecard for Rock River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/128 539 395 185 417 373 580 201 370 434 3494 392 143 532 397 404 413 163 371 510 3325 6819
White M: 70.6/124 W: 76.3/133 501 372 168 387 342 558 161 340 394 3223 386 141 523 383 393 403 125 365 502 3221 6444
Red W: 71.5/123 447 318 122 318 296 509 128 256 333 2727 334 129 476 287 330 371 110 327 450 2814 5541
Handicap 3 9 17 7 13 1 15 11 5 12 18 2 10 6 8 16 14 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 15 7 11 1 17 13 5 12 18 2 14 8 6 16 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.3
43 Reviews (43)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Bunkers 7
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Locals 8
9-Hole Rounds 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Fun Day

I purchased the discounted round and was excited to play this new (to me) course with 2 friends on our way to a Men's Retreat for the weekend. I was disappointed to learn (after we got to the course) that the front 9 was closed due to too much rain. I don't hold anyone responsible for that, as the decision might have had to be made that morning, but it was disappointing to play the back 9 twice when we would have gone somewhere else had we known. We still had a fun day and the young lady in the clubhouse was very kind and engaging.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Decent Place to Play

Course is in good shape , you will enjoy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course is in excellent condition one of the nicest courses I have played this year. Definitely worth booking a tee time and playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best greens in the state

I always enjoy golfing this course because of how nice the greens are. I've golfed many different courses across the state and these are some of the best greens around. This course will challenge you in many different ways and is always a course I find myself shooting higher than usual on. I always look forward to the challenge of golfing here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent value for the money

A buddy and I hit the place on a Thursday morning. Quiet day, a bunch of older members out but no one slowing play. Course was in great shape and it was an amazing value at $25! It's not in our backyard but only a 30 min. drive, having said that, there are nicer courses closer, but we wanted to try something new and for the price, it was worth the drive to check it out. I did get the vibe that you might not

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Atale of two nines.

A links style on the first nine going into a wooded second nine. This course gave you the best of both worlds. I would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is very difficult

This course was fun for experienced players, however that being said I am very experienced and it literally was too hard to get away from the trees. On the course the trees made the back nine almost little to no fun to play. Great shape the course is in I just thing it should be trimmed a bit. Holes that wrap all the way around with no chance to hit a long iron even make it very hard to score well or under par.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great course overall. The two nines are completely different, which make it fun to play. My only gripe about the course is it is really hard to find your yardage. it would be nice to at least have a marker at the 150 yard mark

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun Course to play

First time on the course, The weather was Sunny on the cooler side, making the ground somewhat harder even on the fairways. First nine reminded me of the Straits, very open with rolling hills and the high grass. The back nine reminded me of Pinewood very scenic with the trees, slightly rolling hills. Overall it was a great experience. Will definitely try to get back there again. Staff and everyone were very friendly, looked as though the pro shop was being worked on, but looked promising.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Golf Course

Always enjoy playing at Rock River - The course is very well maintained, staff are friendly, and each round is challenging and fun. Thank you again for great experience :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great Value.

We (4-some) did 18/riding. It rained most of nite and into morning, but stopped a few hrs. before we teed off, so course was somewhat wet in spots and temps were kinda cool, and some wind. Leaves made finding the ball a problem, but we played the "leaf rule". However, it turned out to be a nice day, and being on the golf course is always better than the alternative. Staff was very friendly and all-in-all, we had a great time. Course is in great shape for fall. Can't beat the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

this course has excellent diversity between front and back nines

I am a 'discount golfer' in other words I like to play for around $30 max for 18 with cart. but I will not play at lower grade courses even if there is a great deal. rock river c.c is always a treat when they have there specials. lot of water on the front nine makes it challenging and the woods on back nine demand a straight tee shot. the only drawback playing on 9/25 was they aeriated the greens several days prior. on a few putts that normally would've gone in lipped because of it. but all in all for $25 it still is definatly worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Spotted three deer on the course!

Had a great time! Weather was very hot. Greens were extremely fast, but first started mid afternoon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rock River Review

Great course for the money!
$25.00 with cart.
Cart broke down in front of 10th green had to call clubhouse to get someone out..
Took at least 10-15 minutes and they came out in maintenance cart, so they had to go back and get me a replacement.
In all I had a very enjoyable time and would go back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course, price was right, friendly staff

We played this course on a Saturday afternoon. Staff was friendly and courteous. Nice facilities and restrooms. Course was in excellent condition, Front nine played easier than back nine. Back nine had established trees and was a great challenge. Would definitely recommend to other golfers in the area! Price was great and pace of play was perfect. Thanks Rock River Country Club for the fun vacation golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Frustrated at the turn

Golf course in excellent shape true and fast greens and more than a few three putts for the boys. Had issue with clubhouse our group had very good pace on front and once we got to back there was a foursome ahead of us that were sitting in bar and they let them go out. It was a very disappointing back nine, but the day was so beautiful just tried to enjoy the time there. Would highly recommend this course to anybody looking for a challenging place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast greens, pristine condition

Can't say enough about the condition of the course.Tee boxes, fairways and greens were excellent. Unfortunately we got stuck behind an outing that day. This course is worth every penny. Tough layout so bring your A game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Didn't play

Went to Horicon Hills (new name) by mistake.

Called Waupun to cancel.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

A nice surprise

A very pleasant experience. The front 9 is more of a links style course. Greens were firm and true. Nice fairways and a nice layout. Accuracy is a premium on both the front and back 9's. But you need to hit short of the greens on the front and let the ball roll. Highly suggest practicing on the putting green because the actual greens are the same. Back nine tightens up and a lot more trees. Nice course, well maintained, and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous!

Great course with fast, true greens! Decent length with a variety of holes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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