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4.7
155 Reviews (155)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
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4.7
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.7
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
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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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
155 Reviews (155)

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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One of The Best Public Courses in Wisconsin

The weather was perfect on this day. Very relaxing and pace of play was great considering it was just the two of us and it was packed . Played in 4 hours.

The course itself was in great shape. Teeing grounds are large and spacious and well manicured. So are the greens! ball rolled pretty true all day. WC gets lots of play and I thought the fairways were in very good condition. Enven though the rough was thick, I was still able to play my shots out of some thick rough.

Got a great "Hot Deal" from Golfnow.. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Pace of play

They put people out on the back nine even when there are players on 9th green. Back nine was a death march.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Pace of play

Our foursome walks and enjoy playing early. We were unhappy to see a foursome going to the 10th tee when we were on the 9th green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Washington County

Course was in excellent condition. Has a nice links style feel to it with rolling terrain. Relatively open fairways, average amount of bunkers,. Greens are fairly difficult with a lot of break and undulations. Played from white tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Previously Played

Hit it straight

Great course, but spent the day watching foursome ahead of us trying to find their balls in the long grass. If you can't hit it straight, play a shorter tee. 4 and 3/4 hours is too long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Lotta wind- as usual

Had a great round very enjoyable little wet to start with but turned out to be a sunny day loved it

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

The best county course in the area. One of our favorites, of any local course, to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Washington County

We had a great time. It is a beautiful course and it was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course.

Very nice links course. The wind was not blowing very hard so it didn’t play extremely difficult as it might under different conditions. The pace of play could be better. The staff and fellow golfers were very friendly. We had a nice day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Very difficult course, but love the challenge with how well the rough and fescue was maintained. A few too many ball marks, but the greens still rolled true! Great service.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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

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

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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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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