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4.6
Value
4.6
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4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7048 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.6

Located just northwest of downtown Milwaukee, Washington County Golf Club feels much further thanks to its seclusion in the beautiful Kettle Moraine area. Arthur Hills designed the course, which is ranked second in the nation among municipal golf course in Golf Digest. The layout sprawls across wide-open, gently rolling terrain. The subtle contours of the landscape provide a few difficult lies and they can also make the greens hard to read but overall it is a course that most players can approach with confidence. Thanks to a versatile layout it appeals to a wide range of skill levels and it is an ideal spot for tournaments and events. Over the years Washington County Golf Club has hosted several championships including the U.S. Open Qualifying Round and the Wisconsin PGA Championship.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7048 yards 73.6 134
Blue 72 6587 yards 71.5 130
White 72 6198 yards 69.7 126
White (W) 72 6198 yards 75.1 131
Red (W) 72 5200 yards 69.6 120
Scorecard for Washington County 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
Black M: 73.6/134 417 449 535 183 350 189 545 334 450 3452 386 395 455 570 197 411 222 555 405 3596 7048
Blue M: 71.8/130 396 426 513 169 323 176 524 310 425 3262 362 329 433 548 175 369 200 533 376 3325 6587
White M: 69.7/126 W: 75.1/131 373 399 494 156 300 163 505 294 404 3088 341 310 414 528 147 341 171 514 344 3110 6198
Gold M: 67.3/122 W: 72.2/127 373 359 423 156 300 143 431 294 359 2838 341 310 362 457 147 248 171 432 344 2812 5650
Red W: 69.6/120 311 354 423 120 256 143 431 246 359 2643 284 272 362 457 92 248 152 432 258 2557 5200
Handicap 9 7 3 17 13 15 1 11 5 12 14 8 4 18 10 16 2 6
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 3 17 13 15 1 11 5 10 12 6 4 18 14 16 2 8

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Arthur Hills (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.7
140 Reviews (140)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 21
Bunkers 19
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
Locals 16
Walkers 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Perfect weather
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WCGC never disappoints

After a wet Spring, the course was is great condition, greens were firm, no plugged balls, no mushy fairways. This golf course is a dream, Thanks to the WCGC staff and grounds team!!

Conditions Excellent
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Previously Played

What wind

First time in a long time there was not a lot of wind very very enjoyable to play this golf course

Conditions Good
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Amenities Excellent
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Previously Played

Windy but fun

The wind was gusting to probably 35 mph, which made golfing very very difficult and also physically uncomfortable. That said, the course condition, given the amount or rain over the past month, was close to excellent.. I will wait for a much calmer day before I come back, but the layout is always fun, and I will be back..

Conditions Good
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Challenging but accessible

First time playing this Arthur Hills designed beauty. Everything is, according to the pro shop guy “right in front of you” which sounds simple enough, but with 15mph winds at every angle, the course gets tricky. Walked as a single, fast pace of play. Greens read true, not lightning fast but still challenging. Nice placement of fairway bunkers and challenging second cut. Will definitely be back on a less windy day to see how it plays. Would recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Previously Played

A favorite

WCGC is a course I’ve played dozens of times. It offers a beautiful layout and challenges around every corner. I believe it sits very high on the cost/value scale.

The only thing that kept it from perfection this time around was that due to the ton of rain we’ve had, there were 4 holes restricted to path only. This slowed play on these holes a bit, but overall round time was still fine.

I always recommend this course to friends and family, and I’m certain anyone reading this will enjoy their round here. FYI it is very open. Check the wind forecast, it plays heavy here. Bring a pullover.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

great course

despite cool windy conditions and a somewhat damp course we had a fun round. carts were not allowed on 4 holes, but overall the fairways were in nice shape. The greens were in excellent shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

It's worth your time

It's been quite a while since I've played a links course. The last time I played one was Chambers Bay outside Seattle, this place was better than Chambers Bay In every way

The course was in great shape. Both the fairways and the greens we're lush, but firm.

My only complaint would be that prior to the round I wanted to have breakfast at the course restaurant. They did not have even the most basic breakfast items. All they had was some frozen premade stuff that they would reheat. I had to drive 10 minutes into town to get a decent breakfast. Also it was a hot sunny day and there was no beverage cart. However, there was plenty of water coolers spread around of course which is good on a links course where there is little shade.

Overall, I would highly recommend this course. Pace of play for a Sunday morning was good at 3hrs 53min. I would definitely play here again if the opportunity arises.

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

Perfect day

So-so golf but a great weather day, course was an excellent shape. The starter was very helpful.

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

Always top notch

Highly recommend to all my friends when they come to Wisconsin! Look, if you Dont play Erin hills, head on over to wash cty gc! It’s Big and fun and gives me a reminder of Erin every time I play here wow! I play Erin 2x/yr.
Drew in the pro shop wants you to be happy with the experience everytime and that matters. (Cart girl not so much-drive over here by us don’t make us walk to you please-credit for its 730 am haha)
Now the course can’t control the 6 am slow play in front of you but hey slow down and take a look around like we did! The course can’t control patrons who won’t clean ball marks on greens, but everything else was great! Hope I can play here 10x or more this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very Nice Golf Course

The layout is challenging but not overwhelming. The hills create blind shots and change how long some of the holes (elevation change). Course was in great condition. Fairways and greens are well maintained and the rough will cost you if you’re ball is not sitting up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

washington county

GREAT COURSE, GREAT LAYOUT, PICTURESQE,
GOOD VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. ENJOY THIS COURSE.

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

Excellent

An excellent Lynx style course that always presents challenges. I shared a tee time w fellas playing from 6600 yards while I played from 5500. I saw more of the course that way and I really love it. Best course in the area

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

A Milwaukee area must!!!

I hadn't been to Washington County in at least 4-5 years as it was always a favorite of mine when I lived in the Milwaukee area so it was good to get back to see it from a reviewer's perspective.
If you're a golfer and you live in WI, you love fall golf and the day we played, it was perfect fall golf weather. 60 degrees and sunny. Leaves changing colors all over the place.
The value: We played 36 holes for $63 with cart! Fantastic deal.
The course:
It is wide open with a good mix of elevation changes, doglegs, and variety in hole design you will not be bored with. You cannot spray your drives as you can still find the long grass off the tee or other well place bunkers that demand your attention. Long hitters can really swing away but still have to be accurate. For the average golfer, the white tees still provide a good test as one of the course's defenses is the wind. We played the Blue tees in the morning in calm conditions and the whites in the afternoon . The wind negated any yardage advantage especially if you were hitting into it.
The course does not have a signature hole in my opinion but what really stands out is the conditioning. It was as good as any country club I have played. Greens were fast and rolling true and the fairways were lush, green carpets. You would not believe this is a municipal course.
Speaking of those greens. They are also another one of the courses best defenses. Plenty of undulation and subtle breaks really make par difficult if you're on the wrong side of the hole. Local knowledge would be helpful in deciding where to hit your approach shots.
I know they charge close to $80 for non residents during peak season but if the course is the condition is was in today, it's worth your money. The practice facility is top notch with short game area and practice holes as well.
Milwaukee County golf courses are pretty good for value but they don't come close to this gem of a facility. Can't wait to head back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

I can't get enough of this place , especially now that fall has arrived .
I've played here quite a bit and have always enjoyed it but now that fall has arrived I really love it due to the lack of leaves . This place reminds me of Erin Hills without the big price and minus the 2 mile walk just from the greens to the next tee box.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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