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4.8
106 Reviews (106)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
98.0%
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102 out of 106 reviews
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4.9
23 Reviews (23)
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4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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4.9
44 Reviews (44)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7085 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.8

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Robert B. Harris (1968)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #33) (2014 #45)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2019 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2019 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2019 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #16)

Reviews

4.8
106 Reviews (106)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Bunkers 11
Plays Long 11
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 10
Group Getaways 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 11
Worth the Drive 10

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Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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 !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful course

Got a hot deal that I couldn't pass up!Beautiful scenic course in excellent shape!Huge fast greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast green

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track

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,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/11/2020

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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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?)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Brute Covid19

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Accommodating

Very prepared for concerns about corona virus. Very determined to comply with guidelines. Golf was fun for my granddaughter and myself. I’m 75 and I didn’t feel like a risked my health.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

AMAZING

Nothing short of amazing! Beautiful course with amazing scenery! One of my most favorite courses now!

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