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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6849 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.4

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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Orange 71 6849 yards 72.4 126
White 71 6342 yards 70.3 121
Green 71 5786 yards 67.7 116
Green (W) 71 5786 yards 72.7 124
Burgandy 71 5021 yards 68.9 116
Scorecard for Glen Erin
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 14 18 10 6 2 8 16 4 12 1 11 3 15 13 7 17 9 5
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Providence Bent Grass
Golf Season Mar 15th - Nov 15th
Architect Greg Martin (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire Required. Sleeves on Shirts, No Denim

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Reviews

4.8
117 Reviews (117)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Undulating Greens 21
Thick Rough 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Near the Airport 13
Convenient to the City 8

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5.0
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Great course

Very unique. Narrow tree lined fairway force a straight drive. Large greens, but multi tiered make placing your chips important.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Golf Glen Erin

Course was in excellent shape. Very busy on course

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

info

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

Larry

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

This course in great shape

The course is in really good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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......

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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!

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

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.

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

Good course

Get there early to putt. Greens are big

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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