Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa was ranked in the top 10 northern U.S. golf resorts by Conde Nast Traveler. The resort boasts two championship courses, the Brute and the Highlands. The formidable Brute Course stretches to over 7,000 yards. It is considered one of the toughest golf courses in the Midwest. The layout wanders across rolling terrain, incorporating a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. There are 68 bunkers strategically placed along the massive, undulating greens. The course is aptly named since it will relentlessly test your skills. It is more challenging than the Highlands, which is a links course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. In addition to the two courses, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa also has a practice facility complete with a driving range and putting and chipping greens.
|Forward (W)||74||5244 yards||70.0||129|
|Tournament M: 73.8/136||424||544||374||204||409||530||411||175||432||3503||440||540||370||157||396||605||190||420||464||3582||7085|
|Championship M: 71.9/131||395||509||351||173||370||500||387||149||398||3232||414||498||349||131||364||572||166||391||437||3322||6554|
|Regular M: 69.0/125||387||411||342||133||357||471||379||136||376||2992||388||396||341||121||358||447||160||383||340||2934||5926|
|Forward W: 70.0/129||255||409||327||129||305||385||364||123||320||2617||286||392||329||107||352||443||141||310||335||2695||5312|
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Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S.
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Always a treat to play at Grand Geneva
This is my second time playing The Brute and it was just as magnificent as I remembered it. A very picturesque course that really gets you thinking on every shot. And once you get to the greens, it's a whole 'nother ball game. Very challenging. Great golf conditions. I wish more people would fix their ball marks on the greens! The putting surfaces were pretty pock marked by the afternoon. I fix a few every hole and like to think it's good Karma.
This course is the crown jewel of golf venues.
The course is immaculate and beautiful. The test is a great challenge of your golf ability. The staff and all on course attendants are thoughtful and considerate. This is without a doubt the premier facility for golfers in northern Illinois. I can't wait to get back out and play !!
W O W
What beautiful golf course. More open than I thought it would be . Some hole require a iron off the tee unless you have the capability to bomb a drive into narrow landing areas. Just a great course. What a layout! Everything was in top notch shape. Love to play again..Worth the trip. Nice to see how the other half lives.. Staff were very friendly and the golf carts were like driving a Caddillac.
What a day !
Played on a Monday and it couldn't have been better. Beautiful weather and paired with 2 great guys. The Brute is worth every penny! Fantastic layout, course was in pristeen condition. Staff was friendly and courteous. I will definitely be back and will bring my friends. What a great way to spend a beautiful day !!
Got a hot deal that I couldn't pass up!Beautiful scenic course in excellent shape!Huge fast greens
Great Day at Geneva National
Course was in great shape and thankfully greens weren't too fast given some holes slope severely back to front. Staff was very helpful and friendly, taking precautions given COVID risks.
The course was great, the staff was great
Somehow my reservation was lost in the system but they recovered well and still got us out within an hour. Course was in super shape.
Challenging course..not for the faint of heart
The Brute is a tough but fair course. Narrower fairways than most courses. Lots of water. Many elevated greens requiring you to carry the green.. no rolling up on these babies. Very friendly staff. Put this course on your must play list.
The Brute is just that. While the layout provides plenty of room to bail, certain pin placements on the greens can be virtually impossible ( see back center of 18 - water can come into play). If you get frustrated easily, you may want to play somewhere else.
Course was in great shape, greens especially played firm and fast. Love the layout lots of variety and very hilly. Fun old school design. Pace of play was slow the course was very busy. Bunker sand is too fluffy,
Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa!
The Brute is a great track. Well maintained and in great shape already this spring. After 3 days of constant rain I thought it would be sloppy and it was not. This course is very challenging but not unfair. It is a must play for any one who has the chance.
A brute only if you walk it
Beautiful day, course is immaculate. Most rode but chose to walk. Very hilly gorgeous track. Let the fact that were playing Covid precautions (no indoor restaurant/bar, don't touch the pins, no bunker rakes, cups have a liner so putts rest against flag) not impact your experience. Enjoy the beauty, the challenging course rating and a fair but difficult layout. Previous 3days rained but course was fine, I'm sure the crowned green complexes were slower than normal (10ish?)
Great course during this "pandemic' to play.....taking all the precautions necessary so everyone is safe to play!
Staff taking care of the carts are wonderful!