Washington County Golf Course

4.6669000000 4.7 stars from 5 (124)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7048 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

  • 6439 Clover Rd, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027, Washington County
  • (262) 670-6616
  • (262) 670-5542
  • www.golfwcgc.com

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

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 124 Reviews
5 stars:
76
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

123 out of 123 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include thick rough bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Excellent"


Benlorber's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A Milwaukee area must!!!"


polishpal's avatar
Wisconsin Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




u000005763509's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000005015206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A diamond in the rough"


Spowellnis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is not your typical muni course. It is beautiful and challenging. Unfortunately, it was windy and cold when we were there. Nonetheless, we always enjoy playing this course. they will be adding liquor. Now, beer only.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u1568838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



wlistwan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Top Notch Facility"


roccovanzetti's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time played and it won't be the last. Players need to fix there divots on greens and fairways to keep this a real gem. Cart paths in great shape. Excellent range and electric carts. Variety of food selection in club house. Overall, great design and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average


I recommend this course



u000001114324's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses. Always in great condition. Have to admit I wouldn't pay what they charge at full price but the deal I get on golfnow.com is well worth the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



John9588047's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bpaffenroth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Washington County-Sept. 1, 2017"


Bigarbor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mostly sunny, somewhat breezy, autumn-like day. Course was in very good shape, overall. My first time there, but my partner had been there a few times. The course could be much more difficult for the first time player, because of the undulations, and berms along the fairways. The high grass was definitely to be avoided. The greens were not in the best of shape, probably due to the number of players in the last few days. Overall, a very good experience. Looking forward to going back there soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


werrygolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Washington County is a great layout, it is long plays to over 6600 yards, but is well worth the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf"


u421687038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great, pace was super slow. 3.5 hours for ten holes. Had to leave I was getting frustrated.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



timearl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


u000001114324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really like the course. Usually always in good shape. Wish more golfers would repair ball marks on greens but that isn't on the golf course it's just being lazy on the golfers part. Pace of play was good. Won't pay full price because that gets a little pricey for a County course but the senior weekday rate is a good deal and Golfnow has some deals as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing Value"


dahlryan's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago-Milwaukee Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This place is a must play in the state of Wisconsin. Great value, close to other fantastic courses( 10 mins from Erin Hills), and wow what a well conditioned golf course amazing for a municipal course. Course is very playable with well sized landing areas, but if you miss you are either in a bunker that you can play from or in fescue grass but not super thick and definitely playable from. Greens are magnificent some of the best I have played on. Super receptive to spin have them special feeling when you walk on them. They also role so true and very quick. First 5-6 holes are are great warm-up getting you feeling good then you get to #7 which is a very well designed par 5, from tee to green this hole is a bear. Back nine is similar couple of good warm-up getting you feeling good holes then hammer you with a tough 15th and a very tough 200 plus par 3 with a wind out of the west made it very difficult. All in all you cant beat the value of this play $40 before 10 am M-F is unheard of. Make sure you check this place out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




gary2667995's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Hot Deal"


BoyerLBGA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best public course owned by a municipality. Getting a GolfNow Hot Deal certainly makes us want to go back. Very hard to beat.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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