Big Fish Golf Club

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4.9
25
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
98.4%
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22 out of 25 reviews
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5.0
1
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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5.0
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7231
Slope 136
Rating 74.0
Type Public
Big Fish Golf Club boasts a Pete Dye-designed championship layout. The course starts outs with a links-style front nine that is relatively wide-open and virtually treeless. There is some fescue on the front but it does not pose much of a threat. The seventh is the course's signature hole. It is a tricky par 5 that calls for creative shot-making with sand and water all along the left side. The ninth is a great finishing hole for the first half before the even more challenging and scenic back nine. One feature both nines definitely have in common is the abundance of strategically placed bunkers, including pot bunkers. The 13th hole is another of the golf course's memorable par 5s, flowing downhill from left to right and down along the right to the green, grazing a strand of mature trees.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7231 yards 74.0 136
Championship 72 6608 yards 71.7 130
Member 72 6084 yards 69.6 127
Club 72 5646 yards 67.5 115
Club (W) 73 5646 yards 72.2 126
Forward 73 4940 yards 68.6 116
Scorecard for Big Fish
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.0/136 412 555 166 517 375 458 560 434 129 3606 389 380 215 525 440 490 191 555 440 3625 7231
Blue M: 71.7/130 378 525 149 437 337 410 514 385 123 3258 362 345 174 487 398 464 179 524 417 3350 6608
White M: 69.6/127 332 513 137 387 315 394 484 346 104 3012 347 285 149 475 351 420 171 490 384 3072 6084
Gold M: 67.5/115 W: 72.2/126 303 475 118 359 290 352 457 321 86 2761 334 277 121 440 322 401 154 470 366 2885 5646
Red W: 68.6/116 269 435 95 309 242 282 421 294 86 2433 277 224 98 401 310 324 134 397 342 2507 4940
Handicap 18 8 10 2 14 6 4 16 12 15 17 13 9 3 1 11 5 7
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 05/11 - 09/20
Architect Tim Liddy (2004) Pete Dye (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Unacceptable attire includes tank tops, cut-offs, and bare feet.

Reviews

4.9
25

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 5
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Brunch 1
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 7
Bunkers 5
Elevation Changes 5
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 5
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 4
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 4
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
Near Local Attractions 2
Convenient to the City 1
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Start to a Guy's Weekend

We hit Big Fish on day one of a golf trip with 12 guys. They were great about slotting us into three consecutive tee times and the pace of play was really good. Under five hour for our group.

Course was in great shape and we had a blast. A fun treat to have almost two different courses between the front and back. Front plays like a links course with little danger.

Also loved the stopover at Mulligan's Pub at the turn. Good food and a great atmosphere.

We will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
Good weather
Used cart

The course is beautiful.

Great course can be challenging but fun.

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

Pretty close to perfection

Golfing this time of the year at a northern Wisconsin course can be challenging for a number of reasons. However yesterday's weather was pretty close to a perfect October day and Big Fish was the perfect course to golf. Although amenities were somewhat lacking we expected that just due to the time of year and it really was no problem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Great layout---horrific condition

Love Pete Dye layouts and this is a very fair and playable golf course for everyone.

The greens were in ok condition but hard as a rock. Fixed no ball marks after hitting14/18 greens because you don't make ball marks here---the greens were that hard!!

The fairways and tee boxes were awful--especially on the back nine. In some cases I'd say 90% of the fairway was bare/burnt out. I was saddened because I was really looking forward to playing here.

I asked an employee after the round about the course conditions and they told me that the irrigation system has been broken for the past couple of years so they only water the greens. They said they get comments from people about it all the time because of it. They went on to say the front nine was in better shape because they did recently fix the irrigation on the front nine because a golf magazine was coming out to take pictures.

I'm really hoping they can pull this together because the layout is great. However the conditions were probably some of the worst I've seen. Sad. Very sad.

C'mon Big Fish........lets get together!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in better shape then last year.

Nice day! Greens rolled much more true this year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average at best

Greens were immaculate. The rest of the course could use some work. If we would have had to pay full price for the round I would not recommend the course. The people that we first met at the club house were very friendly and helpful. The bar/restaraunt was basically out of beer when we made the turn and the cart on the course had a very limited selection. We would golf here again with a hot deal from golf now but would never pay full price.

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

Big Fish

I booked my tee time through Golfnow.com and played Big Fish on June 11, 2016. Reservations and check-in went smoothly. Staff was courteous and friendly. The course was in very good shape. Tee boxes were in average condition. The greens rolled nicely but were very hard. Had fun, enjoyed the course and would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

For the value and challenge great course!

Have played Big Fish every other week almost thru the summer and fall. Two very distinctly different 9's. Both have different challenges and degree's of difficulty. Greens are fairly beat up after a high traffic season. Course is still in great shape and a ton of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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

Best Bet In Northern Wisconsin

The BEST of the BEST in Northern Wisconsin! If you like Pete Dye creations you will be at home, If you think Pete DIE is diabolical you may want to choose another course as the challenges are abound and the rewards are endless and earned! Pete Dye designed a masterpiece out of virgin farm land and thick forests to bring together a golfing experience of a lifetime! I can't wait to go back to the little town of Hayward WI and play this fabulous golf course! Where in this world can you find a Pete Dye course under a hundred bucks, the answer is the Big Fish golf course in Hayward WI!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big fish out of water

My first time at big fish. Loved the lay out, but I felt that the course was really dry. The lies in the fairway were thin, some bare spots and in a few places the ground appeared to be cracked from the lack of water. The greens were fast, although they did not look very pretty with all the brown spots on them. The staff did say that they had just been advised to raise the mowing height a little for the fairways. The round was definitely worth the "hot deal" price I paid. Having been there once, I don't think I would go back at the full greens fee rate until it was in better shape

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average

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