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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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Walnut 72 6644 yards 71.5 136
Maple 72 6307 yards 70.2 133
Oak 72 5523 yards 66.2 125
Ash 72 4668 yards 69.6 124
Scorecard for Abbey Springs Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Walnut M: 71.5/136 409 188 367 523 378 174 497 402 367 3305 545 152 347 375 549 487 185 321 382 3343 6648
Maple M: 70.2/133 W: 76.0/135 397 168 356 509 349 158 478 369 356 3140 519 141 329 364 519 461 173 309 352 3167 6307
Oak/Maple M: 68.8/129 354 153 356 458 349 134 478 324 326 2932 424 141 329 301 486 368 152 309 352 2862 5794
Oak M: 66.2/125 W: 73.2/131 354 153 301 458 316 134 428 324 326 2794 424 128 280 301 486 368 152 286 304 2729 5523
Ash M: 69.6/124 W: 69.6/124 328 113 272 405 278 91 403 258 257 2405 386 86 231 257 393 259 119 276 256 2263 4668
Handicap 6 8 10 4 14 18 2 16 12 1 11 15 7 3 5 17 13 9
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 4 10 2 12 16 18 14 8 1 15 17 11 5 7 13 9 3

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.

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Reviews

4.9
70 Reviews (70)

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

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Handicap 5-9
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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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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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
Played On
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Do Not Miss Out on Playing This Golf Course

Having lived less than an hour away from Abbey Springs for 20 years, I have come up with excuse after excuse for not playing the course during that time frame. "It's probably overpriced...it's probably overplayed...it's probably too this or probably too that..." I was so very wrong on all accounts. I was able to get a good price on a tee time that fit my schedule needs on Golfnow.com and the course is every bit as good as the prior reviews here indicate. The greens were in terrific shape, the views were outstanding as advertised, and all of the members of the staff that I encountered were friendly and courteous. There is no doubt that I will be back to golf there in the future and I now regret that it took me so long to play there in the first place.

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

A wonderful day at Abbey Springs

This course is an absolute gem amongst the many beautiful courses in the area......found the course a few years ago.....now play it all the time when in the Lake Geneva area...or, in this most recent case, well worth the trip driving down from Madison......always have some combination of my sons with me.....they all love it......and, of course, the 17th hole is the frosting on the cake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Breathtaking

Had never played this course before. What a treat. Don't be fooled, you need to hit the ball straight to avoid trouble. The greens were fast, but fair thru all 18 holes. Lots of undulations in the fairways, and greens. The course was in great shape. On the back 9, every hole was more beautiful than the one before. The 17th hole, WOW is al I can say. Play this course, you won't be disappointed. If I had one negative, it would be that on two holes, two different grounds keepers, cutting grass, followed us down the fairways. That was annoying.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tremendous value

Booked through golf now for 60. Did not eat there. Golf shop has great selection of apparel.

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

Awesome!

Best course I've played in a long time. Greens were perfect. Customer treatment was great! Awesome food and beverage. Great value.!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Very challenging course. Beautiful views.

Lot of WOW tee shots(steep uphill and downhill shots). Course was in very good condition. Undulating greens were pretty fast but rolled true. Pro-shop staff was friendly, helpful & engaging. Maintenance staff needs a serious lesson in manners:
1. Please pause your mowers and weed whackers when golfers are very near.
2. Please don't ignore golfers and continue to mow down the middle of the fairway when golfers tee off. After looking at us directly.
3. Please don't give us dirty looks because we want to tee off before you finish mowing the tee box.
4. Please don't park a variety of maintenance vehicles in the middle of fairways.
Come on guys, really?
Other than encounters with the maintenance guys, and lack of outside service or inside service(no drinks or food available) our experience was very nice despite being cold and a bit rainy, I would play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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