Bull at Pinehurst Farms

4.9747882353 5.0 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7354 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 76.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7354 yards 76.3 147
Blue 72 6867 yards 73.8 144
Green 72 6424 yards 71.7 138
Green (W) 72 6424 yards 78.0 146
White 72 6027 yards 70.1 135
White (W) 72 6027 yards 76.2 140
Red 72 5087 yards 70.4 130

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes forced carries  

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Reviews


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"Keeping pace with it's more famous neighbors"


polishpal's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My friends and I have been going to the Bull annually to take advantage of their Steak N Play special for 5 years now and it's always one of my favorite golf days of the year.

Jack Nicklaus' only Wisconsin design never disappoints. The greens always roll beautifully but getting to them is always the most difficult part of playing the Bull. Every green is protected with a combination of elevation, bunkering, or water hazard. Your ball striking has to be on in order to play well here. Any miss and it could end up being a big number.

That being said, it's still great to embrace the challenge. Holes 5,6,7 are about as good as they get in the state, and for some reason, the Bull makes you feel good after dominating you all day.

It's right up there with the Kohler courses in regards to aesthics and facilities and with their 50/50 program, you never have to pay full price to experience high end golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


jcielak's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Incredible venue. A manager named Pat came up to us on the course and asked if we where enjoying ourselves.

How cool and professional was that!

The rest of the staff A+++++

I would highly recommend playing here.

An absolute destinations!!!!

Their practice area 2nd to NONE!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in Wisconsin"


grenzelmann's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I'm a 50/50 member at The Bull, which is one of the best golf deals you can get in the area. This course is a top-notch facility that is on par with the nearby Kohler courses.

The course features some outstanding stretches of holes, particularly Nos. 5-8 and Nos. 16-18.

Included in your greens fees are use of the practice facilities (range, chip/putting greens) and a cart with GPS.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic Nicklaus Track"


smith851's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is a classic Jack Nicklaus design. Plan to encounter many strategic par 4s that will require correct club selection and accuracy off the tee. The course routing is very enjoyable, with both nines starting you comfortably in the open before heading into the tree lines area, which is where the teeth of the course can be found. Conditions, even in April, were fantastic all things considered. This was a very tough track, but one that left you rewarded when you executed good shots. Highly Recommend this course, truly a must play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bucolic Nicklaus Signature design in the woods"


KielChristianson's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Perennially ranked in top 10-15 public courses in WI, The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is the only Nicklaus Signature design in the state. The course really comes to life at the 5th hole, at which point it turns into the dense woods and away from houses. The routing is pretty -- through woods, and back and forth over a winding stream -- but quirky at times. Hole 8, for example, is wacky, with a split and bifurcated fairway. I asked some regulars how they liked the course, and they admitted that "You have to play it a lot to know where to hit it and where to avoid." Very true. Typical Nicklaus target golf: there are distinct landing areas, with better and worse sides, often dependent on where pin is (which you often can't see from tee). Big hitters will enjoy taking a rip at the drivable par-4 11th. Definitely worth the price and lost balls, though. Great location near Kohler, pristine conditions, great staff, and a challenge for golfers of all levels.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"worst pace of play in history!"


u000003897425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very nice but a 5 hour forty minute round is unacceptable. We booked not knowing an outing was taking place and would have played elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


None's avatar

Commented on 06/12/2015

Hello u000003897425, we are extremely sorry about your round the other day at The Bull. We strive to have a pace of play of under 4.5 hours for all of our rounds. If you could please email me directly I would love to turn your 2 star rating into a 5 star rating next time you play! Thank You


"Excellent course great jack Nicklaus signature layout"


michael7535474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well worth the 1hr drive north from Milwaukee. And if you are playing the kohler resort course, it is an excellent afternoon round option especially for the $50-70 price point. Nice elevation changes, and the way the course winds in and out of the woods and meanders near the stream. It's a great course that is hidden among some great courses in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


None's avatar

Commented on 06/10/2015

Thank you michael6557354 for playing The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. We are glad that you enjoyed your round and the course layout. Well worth the drive.

Please come back and visit us soon!


"Very enjoyable round on a challenging course"


u000007790541's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The bull will definitely challenge all skill levels. The course was in great conditions and played very fair. The staff was very accommodating and polite. Overall a very good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff was super friendly"


Matthew8271437's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course presented a very technical golf experience with beautiful pin settings. I would highly recommend this course to friends and family. It is by far the best course I have played with a relaxing environment. The staff made my round fun and relaxing. The course layout was spectacular. The fairway and green were in exceptional condition! I really enjoyed the whole experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great track!"


u840108358's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Bull gets far less fanfare than the nearby courses up in Kohler, but this Nicklaus design is a great golf course. But bring some extra balls with you because you'll probably need them. First four holes are fairly unspectacular "warmup" holes, then you get in the woods and the course shows its teeth. But it's fair and forces you to think and hit good shots. Course condition was great (esp for early May) and it's a great facility for practicing too. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the SE Wisconsin area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"My New Favorite Course!"


Daveistheman86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Made the 2 hr drive from Lake Geneva to play here. The course is absolutely amazing! 5 stars in my book. great deal on GN and the staff was very friendly. Great course conditions, and they had the pin placements in the toughest spots on the greens. Very Very challenging course, but so beautiful and picturesque. Played from the blue tees since the blacks were not out. Very nice course, my new favorite to play. Will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"ONE OF THE BEST!!!!!!"


ratlogger's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2015
Previously played Used cart Fair weather

Reviewed on

I play the course a couple times a week. Every time i play the bull the staff goes above and beyond expectations. The course is always in great shape. The bull is very difficult ,but you still have a chance to score on a few holes. The greens are firm and fast plus the practice facility is impressive. You get the top notch experience at half the price, Play it you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"well maintained"


Christophe3932259's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bull is a challenge. Very fun course. Was paired up with two other players. That was also nice they were fun people.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf the bull"


danali2003's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The Bull never disappoints.<br/> Outstanding course.<br/> Score on the holes that you can because others will eat you up.<br/> Worth the trip from Milw/Chicago.<br/> Great deal on GolfNow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"its as good as you hear"


golffreak68's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2014
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Played this course for the 1st time and sometimes you build up a course to be better and than you play it and your kinda bumbed out. I kinda built up this course to be really good and after playing it , it was even better than that, its not only in perfect shape challenging and electric carts with GPS units were great as well, not only were the views great this course can challenge you maybe more than what you could handle as well. but well worth it but do yourself a favor play it more than once to figure this course out and the landing spots


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A MUST PLAY! AGAIN AND AGAIN..."


DrEsox's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are a few courses that come to mind as must plays within an hour or so of Milwaukee. If The Bull is not on your list it should be. Wisconsin's only Nicklaus Signature Course is every bit as good as any of the courses in the Kohler area and with online special rates you can play this gem for a fraction of the price. Go play The Bull, you will thank me when you're done.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Experience"


u875682826's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Jack did an extraordinary job of carving a masterpiece and retaining the intense natural beauty of the property. Taking notes from the pro tips that accompanied the course tour on the website was extremely valuable. It would have been nice if they were included on the GPS or scorecard. It is one of those amazing golf experiences my son and I will talk about for years.


I recommend this course


"Jack Should Be Proud"


hkufahl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

If you have never played a Nickolas Signature course, you should and this is a very good one. The course is carved out of rolling hills and woods, with streams and ponds, that make it one beautiful course. Bring some extra balls along, as there are plenty of places to leave them. Two things you can be sure of, this course is difficult, but hit the fairway and the conditions will allow for excellent ball contact. Bring a camera, as you will find many scenes that you will want to take with you. One of my all time favorites!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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