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4.6
Value
4.5
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4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
89.5%
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34 out of 38 reviews
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7354 yards
Slope 147
Rating 76.3

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms has the distinction of being the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Wisconsin. This highly acclaimed golf course is ranked in the top three in Wisconsin and was ranked as one of the top 100 public courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest. Formerly the Pinehurst Dairy Farm, the rolling terrain was transformed into a challenging and scenic layout. The golf course stretches to 7,354 yards from the back tees. It is a round that will test both your distance and your accuracy. Mature trees and native grasses accentuate the lush greens hills. There are a variety of elevation changes throughout the course, some of which are seemingly benign but can actually be quite tricky. The golf course closes with a memorable par 4 that has water in play, in the form of a lake and a rocky creek, until the sloped green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required - collared shirts and non-denim shorts or pants are preferred. No tank tops, cut-offs, tee shirts or torn clothes allowed.

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4.5
38 Reviews (38)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 10
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Advanced Golfers 9
Entertaining Clients 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9

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Beautiful course

Layout has a wide variety of challenging holes. No two holes alike. A beautiful setting, well manicured. GPS carts are nice. One of my favorite courses in our state. The course usually beats me up a bit, yet I enjoy myself every time. The practice facility is well above average. The whole facility is classy.

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Tough Layout

This course can really long if the winds are coming out the east. Some holes are very tough especially the two finishing holes. Hole 18 is one of the toughest finishing holes in the county. If you are having a bad driving day you will loose a lot of golf balls.

Conditions Excellent
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the bull never disapoints

after being a member last year first time back this year. Miss the place. Gorgeous!

Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
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Pace Average
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Play it if you can

One of the highest quality course I have played. Course is very difficult, but a lot of fun as long as you can choose to play from the appropriate tee box.

It is great condition, very challenging and forces you to hit good shots from tee to green. This should be on your bucket list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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a very good golf course.. the best i have played in wisconsin...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Hot weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Bull-Fun & Challenging

If you like a course that is forgiving off the tee, then the Bull is for you. But then the fun starts. Approach shots require accuracy due to greens surrounded by bunkers, water and trees. Many greens require a high approach shot due to many hidden slopes on greens. Fun to play!

Conditions Good
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Pace Too Skow

Nice course, played a few times over the last several years. Pace is too slow. No Marshall’s.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Play it folks

We loved it and will try to play at least every other week rest of the season! Pace is always great here and the Nicklaus layout can’t be beat for location near Kohler courses!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Bad Bull

Played The Bull 5/16/19.
Rained for 2 hours medium amount and course was wet and cart path only. A lot of walking.
Course condition was very good but wet.
There are several par 5 holes where you have to hit an iron off the tee box as well as 3-4 par 4 holes where you have to hit irons off the tee box. This was not acceptable. A significant amount of blind tee shots as well as elevated greens. This was a nightmare for first time players.

The bottom line, do not play this course, horrible layout which is a shame since it was in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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3.0
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Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The Bull

The course was beautiful except for the sand traps. For a course that features as many traps as this one does I found that they qere in terrible shape. They were not groomed at all and for me to rate as a premium course the sand needs HUGE improvements. Overall good course, I enjoyed it other then the traps.

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

GPS

Trust the GPS on the carts... some holes look closer than they were but 99% of the time the GPS on the cart was right.

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

Good Challenge, Easy Road Trip

Took a day trip from Chicago to play the Bull with some friends. Well worth the trip. Bought the top 100 special online before, which is the way to go.

Course really challenges you in a variety of ways, but its fair, and makes you think before judging the risk/reward of the shot. Lots of elevation changes and scenic views along the way. Rained all day before we teed off but course dried quickly and was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The Bull is a ballstriker’s delight

I made it a point to wedge in a late afternoon trip to The Bull on my Wisconsin excursion because I had heard so many good things about this course that often contends with the shadow of its’ more-famous neighbor down the street in Kohler.

So glad I did.

From grassy, tree-lined rolling meadows to holes carved from hardwoods, lakes, ravines, wetlands and the Onion River factor in on 16 holes.

The first two holes are pretty benign, and I was encouraged to be patient with my expectations. Sure enough from the fourth hole on, The Bull offers a variety of holes that offer a variety of strategy.

Risk/reward par 5s and a good mixture of long and short par 3 holes stand out. For me, however, it was the ability to use multiple clubs off of tee boxes. I pulled 4 and 5 irons a lot today to contend with narrow fairways on short par 4s. Likewise, properly placed drivers yielded significant advantages on several holes. A great example was the seventh hole.

No. 8 is one of the most interesting holes i’ve ever played. A par 5, with two fairways split by the Onion River offers choices. Likewise, the par-4 11th does the same with alternate fairways.

The Bull has a great finishing stretch of holes (Nos. 15-18). Fifteen is a short par 3 that is guarded by a pond. Sixteen is an old-school hole that offers a Pine Valley-esque approach shot to a small green guarded by large hardwoods and a ravine. Seventeen is a bomber’s delight par 5 and eighteen is a long par four that plays uphill and requires taking on the marsh if you are going to challenge the pin.

The fairways were lush and greens rolled very good. And you cannot beat a Top 100-rated Public Course in America that offers a $45 twilight rate.

In summary, this is an ultra-playable layout in great condition. No trip to Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits should not include a quick diversion to The Bull.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

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