Glen Erin Golf Club
Glen Erin Golf Club is an homage to the strong Irish heritage of Janesville, Glen Erin, which literally mean "Ireland's Valley," sprawls across lush, emerald green hills that are accentuated with a prominent vale that runs throughout the course. The course has a distinctly Irish character with wide, undulating fairways and immense greens that are flanked with pot bunkers. Sandy waste areas and ribbons of native fescue serve as the outer rough. The elevation changes on the golf course range from subtle to dramatic. Golfers should be prepared for a fair amount of uneven lies as well as some forced carries. Glen Erin Golf Club finishes memorably with a long par 5 that offers a risk-reward opportunity. The double-tiered green is well guarded but with good placement and a little bit of luck, a birdie is definitely possible.
|Green (W)||71||5786 yards||72.7||124|
|Orange M: 72.4/126||349||225||366||378||408||398||183||568||409||3284||589||377||424||354||207||421||155||438||600||3565||6849|
|White M: 70.3/121||327||184||345||372||389||369||143||523||385||3037||559||351||400||325||185||395||122||407||561||3305||6342|
|Green M: 67.7/116 W: 72.7/124||291||165||319||358||363||316||112||471||333||2728||531||333||352||288||157||363||110||383||541||3058||5786|
|Burgandy W: 68.9/116||267||147||258||340||299||287||108||408||290||2404||405||311||284||254||128||339||97||364||515||2697||5101|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin
Very unique. Narrow tree lined fairway force a straight drive. Large greens, but multi tiered make placing your chips important.
Best Shape since Course opened years ago
I used to be member at one time but moved away Brought in two other men They were totally impressed Very Good Job Rob and Staff We all will be back again
Irish links gem
Possibly one of the hardest courses I’ve played, it’s not recommended for beginners to play the white tees. Some of the fairways are narrow with plenty of fescue waiting to claim your ball. The fairways are often on rolling hills, the greens are oversized and hilly themselves, and the pot bunkers are deep and unforgiving. The two par 5s on the back 9 are over 575 yards. Many of the holes are made to deceive the eyes, right down to the half-height flags. The #2 par 3 green has five different tiers with a 30ft elevation change surrounded by large bunkers. Don’t be too disappointed with your score the first few times you play here. When you get a little more used to the layout, it can be tamed as long as you keep your drives straight.
The bar is very nice and offers several local craft beers on tap, with a full restaurant menu (but no breakfast, as I sadly discovered). The beverage cart comes around plenty often. There is a driving range, as well as a large sloped putting green which you should take full advantage of to practice your inevitable 3-putts. The prices are surprisingly decent (under $40 on weekends).
If you like Broadlands, I feel like this course is similar but much more difficult greens and deeper bunkers.
Enjoyed this course, only negative is that 5 or 6 holes butt against the airport fence and sort of ruin the look on a few holes. The other holes, especially those down in the wooded area look incredible and are laid out well. The other holes have a links look to them with fescue and forced carries. Fairways and green were in great shape, traps were better than average for the area.
The day was great, the course is in excellent condition. It's a good layout on the front nine kind of relaxes you. Then the back nine, much more challenging with the narrow fairways. I would change clubs to tee off with on a couple of holes.
Overall a wonderful course in great condition!
The course was great
Our 4 some had two first time players. They both said how much they enjoyed playing this course.
What I liked the most was the fact they had the leafs cleared off the fairways. Nothing worst than trying to find your ball with fairways full of leaves. Course was also not as wet as most others in the area. Must have better drainage than most.
Sand traps had a few stones in them Overall course was in great shape.
I wish they would have told us it did not include all you can play
ended up going to Edgerton and paying another $ 30.00 since the person at Erin would not give us much options
Took the day off to play and was very diappointed
might not play there again
Used to be better
Played here over 15 times. Hadn't played here in two years. Not sure what course the previous reviewers were playing but this course has really gone downhill. The conditions were not good. Fairways were burnt out in many places. Rough was really long all over. Tee boxes are beat up and unlevel. Greenskeeper either doesn't have much of a budget or they stink.
Busy day and pace of play was slow but ok. However on numerous occasions I saw guys driving way up near the greens where they shouldn't be and in one instance, literally on the fringe. Marshal just drives up and we think " oh boy, these guys are gonna hear about it". Nope. Just pretended he didn't see it because there's no way he couldn't have. Marshals need to do more than just drive around, waving at people so they can get either free or discounted golf.
Paid $30 on golf now hot deal. Felt ripped because of course conditions--even at that low of price.
Range balls WAY overpriced. $8.00 for 50 crappie pinnacles? C'mon......
Ireland in WI
This course was not all hype at all. It was like we were playing in Ireland. It was just as challenging as well. Deep rough, prairie grass past the rough, hilly and pro-style greens. The greens even the practice green was hilly and fast. Had to use good stategy to score well and of course keep it straight. Very enjoyable.
This was the first time playing this course. The front nine is a links style and was very interesting. The back nine you need to hit it straight. Had a great time.
Nice links course
This is one of my favorite courses in the area. Well kept and always a fun course to play. Staff is wonderful!
Great day at Glen Erin
Glen Erin is a hidden gem. It had been a few years since I had played there because of moving away. The course was in great shape and played fair. I wish I could move the course closer to where I live now.