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: 74.3/141||424||544||374||204||409||530||411||175||432||3503||440||540||370||157||396||605||190||420||464||3582||7085|
|Championship M: 72.2/132 W: 78.9/142||395||509||351||173||370||500||387||149||398||3232||414||498||349||131||364||572||166||391||437||3322||6554|
|Regular M: 68.4/128 W: 74.5/136||387||411||342||133||357||471||379||136||376||2992||388||396||341||121||358||447||160||383||340||2934||5926|
|Forward M: 65.8/116 W: 70.8/129||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: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
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Need better informed
I called the pro shop to know the timing of aeration and informed that it was done month ago. Well...green was too bumpy to predict the line. The 17th hole was closed for x-mas decoration which was not informed.
Even then we did enjoy the course very much.
Put on your list
I highly recommend this course. Pins were tucked away so it made it very enjoyable.
closed 17th hole wo warning
closed 17th hole wo warning w zero compansation.
Theirway or the highway
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Course was in great shape. Some holes and pin green slopes were challenging. Very scenic views and elevation changes. 2 holes were cart path only and probably not necessary.
Beautiful & challenging course, very well maintained
Played on Saturday with my 3 buddies and it was a great experience. the course is very well maintained though the green is aerated hence a bit difficult to judge the putting line.
The pace was good in front 9, however got stuck on hole 10 with 3 groups piled up to tee off, waited about 15 - 20 mins and not sure why. Waited almost every hole in the back 9 and finished 40 mins later than normal pace. Hopefully rangers can come out to ensure the pace is on track.
Great course, large greens and bunkers.
First time playing, in mid-October and a relatively calm day, cool and sunny. Enjoyed this challenging course. Some unique holes, watch the pro's tips for some of these before you play, particularly #3.
Most challenging greens played in a long time
Unfortunately, it rained on and off the round so it wasn't the most ideal weather to play in. However, the course was fantastic and in superb shape. The greens were the most PGA like I've played all year. No straight putts unless an easy tap in. Make sure to practice lag putts as well.
I was impressed with the difficulty of course. I had a very enjoyable time playing my round. I had a lot of fun and will be back to play another round
Nice course.....not sure if I'd play again
Got a fairly decent deal thought Golf Now so thought I'd give this course a shot. Got there an hour early so I could warm up. As I'm 10 minutes into warming up with a few shots, the starter comes over to the range and is yelling my last name. He wants to know if I could start right now because--what sounds like a convoluted mess going on--'he's got singles and a two some and then this and that......' So then he says, 'how about in 10 minutes?". I said that was ok. So I continue. Then five minutes later he comes back and says--'no, wait, how about in 15 minutes?" Ok. I can do that. So then I hit a few more, go to the putting green and as I'm just about to hit my first practice putt, he comes back and asks if I can go now--again. Sure. He speeds away and comes back and say, 'no, go ahead and hit some putts--you can go in five minutes'. So I literally hit 5 putts and he comes back and says 'you need to go now--the twosome you're playing with has teed off and they're waiting for you.' OMG. By this time, my frame of mind is pretty much shot. Hit a horrible opening tee shot cuz I totally felt rushed. Just kinda ruined the whole experience.
Course was in good shape. Greens were fast and some of the pin placements were really borderline unfair, especially for high handicappers---who I was playing with. They really struggled putting on the greens. A few quirky holes. I'd say its a fair test of driving and iron play. Better keep your ball below the hole or you'll be in trouble. WAY too much sand in the bunkers. Like being on the beach somewhere. Other than the starting debacle, it was ok. I just kinda felt like I was being punished for showing up early. I mean, the reason I did that was to get a good warm up---not to go running to the first tee because of an apparent inability for others to show up on time and a starters inability to work through the issue. It was almost comical actually.
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Aptly Named Course
Everything at The Brute is oversized. The bunkers are huge. The fairways are wide. The greens are expansive. The elevation changes are significant. (There's no way I would walk this course.) It was fun, but I felt like it was more presentation than substance. For comparison sake, I'd much rather play Hawk's View, Washington County, or Prairie Woods. Those courses are similar in condition and quality, but more interesting and, ultimately, cheaper.
About half the holes at The Brute will challenge the placement of your drives. 10 in particular requires careful placement. The course overall was quite beautiful, it definitely felt like a resort experience. The carts are maybe the best I've seen in Wisconsin, the staff were great. The course was fairly dead on a Monday and so I spent some time searching for balls and was well rewarded, lots of Pro V1's in the trees, just be prepared for nettles to coat your entire body.
Overall, I'm glad I came out, but I don't think I'll be coming back soon. The Golf Now hot deal rate was worth it, but there are other courses I like more for less money.
It’s been a number of years since I played the Brute and it hasn’t changed much. Beautiful and challenging track.