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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Late in year but course in great shape. Only issue was finding balls amongst the leaves, but that is fall golg.
Challenging but fair!!
Great course and friendly staff!!
Finished 18 in less than 4 hours!!
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Course is nice with lots of false fronts that protect it from loopers who don’t know how to hit a long iron. It’s a good course for a match.
The course layout is not favorable. Greens are impossible to hold balls on and too many blind shots.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa another try in the near future.
First Class Course
Beautiful course and very well maintained. Everything about this course was first class, including the staff. It has a nice variety of holes and it is very challenging from the white tees. Actually, it was “brutally” hard on the day I played as it was very windy (2-3 clubs worth). Some of the greens also presented significant challenges as they were quite elevated (which required using an extra club or two). All in all, playing this course was very enjoyable and I will certainly do it again when back in the area - but I will pick a less windy day.
A challenging but fun course
Found the Brute to be challenging playing from the white tees ~6500 yds. Large elevation changes typically off the tee offered the chance to go a bit longer than I normally do, and there was often a bunker at or near that great dive position -- Go for it or play safe?
Bunkers and greens were large and well maintained. Not fast-fast greens, but very consistent. If in doubt, they break from back to front.
Staff - very friendly and helpful. Pace was great on the front then caught up for slower foursome; back 9 slower.
Would go back again
Taking on the Brute
Completed 18 holes in 4 hrs on a Sunday afternoon!
Amazing views on every hole and if you are on the fairway- no bugs, but I learned quickly don’t waste your time looking for your ball in the wooded areas
Look forward to playing this amazing coarse again soon!
Fantastic! Challenging and dramatic.
Great condition, excellent routing, large and re greens. Bunkers could use a little TLC, this did not detract from the course. Truly enjoyable.
Can't go wrong, worth the drive
This course is fantastic, the staff is friendly and the conditions were impeccable. It is worth the drive if you have to make it.
This course if a “ brute”
Great golf challenge: tilted fairways, hidden greens, uphill lies, sloping putts, it gives you everything you want in a brutish golf course. Fun to play, tough to score. Enjoy!
I can’t say enough about the course and the people working there.
The starters and rangers were all excellent, but Kyle Kunash the head pro was so helpful and had friendly.
Loved our stay there and we were able to play both courses. The Brut is definitely the tougher of the two, but both courses were incredibly fun to play.
Tee it forward on The Brute
I played The Brute years ago and got, well, brutalized! About 7-8 years wiser, I moved up a box to the golds and had a fantastic and fun day. A lot of the par 5s played very short (too short), so I'm thinking the course staff should consider a combo tee to balance things out.
Some holes are downright terrifying from the white (championship) tees, notably the ninth and 18th, both squeezed by water. More water hazards lurk elsewhere. I found the stream rolling through the first fairway. My playing partner rinsed one on the 9th, which has water on either side of the fairway off the tee. If you can play The Brute without losing the ball, and break 90, you've had quite the day.