Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.4
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
85.6%
Recommend this course
73 out of 76 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6644 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.5

Abbey Springs Golf Course in Fontana is routed through mature woodlands that give it a peacefully secluded feel. Surrounded by countryside and enclosed within towering trees, the course is an ideal getaway. The challenging course has small, sloped greens and water hazards that come into play on half of the holes. It is a golf course that requires accuracy, especially when maneuvering past the strategically placed bunkers that lurk beside the greens. There are plenty of challenges in store for more advanced players, but beginners can still approach the course with confidence. The excellent condition of the course is also a feature that any golfer can appreciate. Abbey Springs Golf Course's signature hole is the par-4 17th, which offers what might be the most scenic of all the vistas on the course. This hole plays from an elevated tee that overlooks Lake Geneva.

Book a Tee Time at
Abbey Springs Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ken Killian (1970) Dick Nugent (1970) Mike Schulz (2012)

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2015 #2)

Reviews

4.4
76 Reviews (76)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 25
Elevation Changes 24
Narrow Fairways 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
A Weekend Splurge 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
Near Local Attractions 10
At a Resort 7

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round

Really enjoyed course. Carts comfortable and GPS enabled. They did a decent job on the leaves considering the hundreds of trees.Few rough spots on the tee boxes and greens. Sand traps were quite firm but nicely kept. Some of the greens were very challenging due to slope and pin placement.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Difficult course - narrow, difficult site lines from the back tees

A very pretty course, friendly staff, hilly and picturesque. Fairly narrow fairways, lots of trees. Difficulty finding numerous balls in rough just off fairway. Greens fast with a lot of slope to the point of being unfair due to difficult pin placements for the average golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Place

This is one of my favorite courses. In my opinion it blows the courses at Geneva National out of the water and its a little bit cheaper (not much). It has many picturesque holes and his heavily wooded so you need to be ready to hit it straight. It is not very long though. The greens were extremely challenging and I had very hard time with the speeds and undulation. I cant wait to go back and play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Abbey Springs....Wow

My third time playing Abbey Springs, and every time I play it just gets better. Course is semi private, so when you enter the lot, you have to check in with security. Staff is very friendly and courteous, and everything clubhouse wise is top notch. Great pro shop, big selection of apparel. Bar and dining areas are very nice. Putting green is great for getting used to the fast greens. Range is a bit unusual, there is not much space, so you can only hit wedges there. Still good for warming up though. The course is the best part obviously, with amazing views on 5, 6, 12, and 17. The par fives are all solid great holes. Two go way uphill, and two gently go downhill. Par threes are very solid, and two of the par fours, 12 and 17 are definitely camera worthy. Highly recommend to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

2nd to none

All the facilities there are second to none. I was impressed with every part of my experience. If your looking for a place to spend a little extra for that special round this would be the place you want to go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Scenic Layout

This has to be one of the most scenic courses in Wisconsin. Carved out of the woods with many elevation changes and a dramatic view of Lake Geneva from the 17th tee, make this a pleasant round even if your score is lousy. The greens and fairways are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

This is a great scenic course!

The views over Lake Geneva would make this course worth it it but it is so much more. The greens are tough but fair. Well maintained and groomed throughout the whole round. Pace of play was excellent. Our 4 some made it in less than 4.5 hrs on a holiday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simply beautiful!!!

I was completely satisfied with this course. I was not expecting this caliber of course for the money I spent on green fees. I will be returning next time I'm in the area ....
Well played Abby springs !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Unique and Challenging

If you haven't made your way out to this course while in the area, you should really give it a try. The only word of caution I would offer is that on our particular day the greens were beyond lightning fast, which was okay for putting but which made chipping quite problematic. Even so, a real gem and great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

We had a great day playing there. Will always play there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tough greens

Overall layout was challenging, but for the most part enjoyable. The course was very well maintained, though I was not a fan of the greens. Despite carding my first hole-in-one (hole 6) I had 8 three-putts, most for birdie where I ended up making bogey. Keeping it below the hole was of extreme importance, though even then at times the greens were borderline ridiculous to navigate. Great views, nice course, but REALLY tough greens!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Retired Super's opinion

This is a well maintained nicely designed course. Very friendly staff. Pace of play was what ever speed I chose to play. Greens where quick and true. The only negative I had with the course was pin placement. The greens have a lot of elevation change (their hilly) some of the pins where in areas that was borderline illegal. Put in spots you could put a 20 footer up to the hole and if you where short they would roll all the way back to you. Otherwise I would highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Abbey Springs

The course layout was quite challenging and had a number of risk/reward holes. My only constructive complaint would be the condition of the greens - there was no consistency in terms of speed...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

One of the best courses in the area. Great staff and course. Will play it again...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Gem of Lake Geneva

Abbey Springs always seems to please. The course was in very good shape, only down fall was the greens were very firm which made normal iron shots in the greens hardly ever stop. Greens were fast rough was challenging but fair. The course is tight but not target golf you just have to hit it well off the tee and you can be in position to have a good score. The view from the 12th and the 17th are awesome. You get a great view of the famous Lake Geneva. This is a must play if coming to the Lake Geneva area it does not disappoint.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beauty and the beast

A true gem...picturesque. ..mature.....magnificent. ....greens are slick.. undulating. ..fairways are tree lined with plenty of elevation change....prepare to be frustrated!...... but do take the time to play it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Fontana, Wisconsin
Semi-Private
4.4966470588
53
Fontana, Wisconsin
Private
0.0
0
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Semi-Private/Resort
4.5892833333
33
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Semi-Private/Resort
4.1752941176
30
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Private
5.0
1
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Semi-Private/Resort
4.2156823529
17
Harvard, Illinois
Public
4.1831882353
156
Delavan, Wisconsin
Resort
4.3108588235
171
Delavan, Wisconsin
Public
3.6813529412
41
Delavan, Wisconsin
Public
3.6813529412
41
Delavan, Wisconsin
Public
3.6813529412
41

Stay & Play Offers

From $155
Valid dates: Dec 26, 2019 - Oct 18, 2020
The Unlimited Golf Getaway package is perfect for the serious golfer that wants to pack in the rounds! The unlimited package provides you unlimited golfing access to five of BOYNE's outstanding golf courses and a night's stay. Courses included in the package are The Moor and Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands, The Alpine and The Monument at Boyne Mountain, and Crooked Tree Golf Club*.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE