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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7120 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.3

Geneva National Golf Club is the second largest golf facility in Wisconsin, offering three championship courses, each designed by golf pros Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino. The courses are abundant with scenery, provided by the rolling countryside that sits along the banks of Lake Como, but they are also conveniently located just a short drive from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee. The Trevino Course may be the least difficult of the three but that doesn't mean it is without its fair share of challenges. It has the least amount of water of any of the three courses but it does make a memorable appearance on the par-3 fifth hole where a stream cuts across not once but twice. There may be little water, but plenty of strategically placed bunkers will keep you on your toes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Architect Lee Trevino (1990) Charles Mahannah, Jr. (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
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Day 2 at Geneva on the Trevino Course

Day 2 at Geneva National for our 24 man buddy trip was a morning (9:30am) round at the Trevino course. The Trevino course was my least favorite of the 3 courses at Geneva National mostly because there is so much left-to-right bias that it made it less fun. I believe 7 of the par 4's as well as most par 5's all favor a fade which can get a little redundant especially when you are a natural drawer of the ball. The Trevino course seemed to be a little more playable than the Palmer course and the greens were definitely less severe. While both courses were well manicured it seemed like the Trevino course greens were not as fast. As was the case with our first round, pace of play was horrendous. Our group teed off at 9:00 and the 1st group was done in 5:15 which is completely unacceptable. This again was attributed to a slow group in front of us but nothing was done by the ranger to try and get back on pace. The Trevino course would rank 3rd on my rankings for the 3 courses at Geneva National.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Conditions Average
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
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Geneva National (Trevino) - Beautifully Conditioned, Right-Doglegged Excessive Lake Geneva Gem

The Good: Well-conditioned Lee Trevino layout is a great addition to the Geneva National resort. Not as intimidating or appealing to the eye as the Palmer and Player courses, this track has an excellent first 6 holes that weave through the most densely wooded area of the 54-hole property. Outstanding course conditions, very smooth greens, and very nice on-course amenities. I was particularly impressed with how the course has drained considering how much rain the area has gotten the past two-weeks. Top-notch practice facility and an exceptional clubhouse and service for a public facility. Make sure to eat at the Hunt Club Restaurant after your round!

The Bad: The middle portion of the course routing seems to drag a little and does not provide the eye-candy as the first and final third. While its expected because a Trevino design, there are SEVEN dogleg right holes and not enough overall variety of shot-making required. A really solid course, but overpriced at the $85 price tag during off-season weekdays. Lack of GPS is a glaring omission from the resort that has amazing amenities.

The Verdict: The Trevino course is a great experience, but the "weakest" of the three at Geneva National. This is no slight though, as it is more playable than the other tracks. Trevino's layout certainly favors those who slice!

Best Hole: While the back nine is not as impressive as the front half, the closing #18 is a great par 4. The drive must avoid big trouble left & right, and the approach with a long-to-mid-iron must carry a ravine to the green. Great finisher!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
First Time Playing

A fair test of your game the entire round

This was my first time playing any of the courses at Geneva National. Since I was playing with my girlfriend (a newish golfer), I called ahead and asked which was the easiest of their three courses. Their answer was the Trevino course. After playing this one, I'll certainly be back to test myself on the other two courses.

Pros: I'll start with the staff. From the bag drop to the starter, to the beverage cart attendants, to the rangers, all were top notch and very friendly and helpful. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be working there. The pro shop has anything and everything you could ask for. The driving range is awesome. It provides a beautiful view over Lake Como. I liked the course design by Trevino. He definitely forcused on playability when he designed this course. For better players that can fade the ball, they can attack pins all day and try and cut off some corners on the dog leg holes. But for players who are just happy to hit the ball straight, they'll be able to enjoy the round with scoring opportunities on multiple holes. I felt that as the round progressed, the holes got thougher with there being narrower fairways and decisions to be made with forced carries or lay ups. This is not a course where you just hit driver off the tee on every hole. Good variety of holes with enough hazards to punish wayward shots yet not take you out of the hole. Large green complexes with multiple ridges and levels running through them. Be sure to pay attention to pin placement or risk a 50+ ft putt over multiple ridges.

Cons: The course is in nice condition but I've played better conditioned courses this year for a much better price. For me, the value of playing a casual round here is just not there. Special events/occasions? Sure. A normal weekday morning match with my normal golfing buddies? Too steep of a price for me. That reason alone is what differentiates this from being a five star course. My only other big criticism was the inconsistent speed of the greens. It was difficult to lag putt as some were very fast and others were much slower. The caveat to this is that we played after some heavy rains and it also briefly drizzled during our round. That may have had something to do with it. Being a walker for almost half of the rounds I play, there's no way that I would attempt to walk this course. Several of the tee shots can be quite intimidating for players that may spray the ball a bit off the tee with houses coming up right next to the fairways. There were multiple tee shots my girlfriend refused to hit because she was worried about slicing one into a house.

Verdict: The Trevino course is one on which you can score. It offers a good variety of holes. It has picturesque tee shots and approaches. I took multiple photos of various holes. Multiple tee options make it playable for all. I enjoyed myself enough that I'm willing to recommend it to others as well as to give the other two courses a try. Conditioning, value, and design wise, I would place it on the same level of both courses at the Grand Geneva resort (The Brute and The Highlands).

Extra tip: The Hunt Club steakhouse was excellent. Great food and great views overlooking several golf holes and Lake Como in the distance. Gorgeous in the evening. Golf attire is appropriate for the dress code.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

high quality course but course had groups stacked on tee box , fairway and greens. Love the courses but this should not happen at a five star course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course was in great shape for the end of October. Staff was super friendly.

I played 18 in under 3 1/2 hrs without even rushing. Course was in great shape especially for late October. Greens were smooth and fast. Would play again in a heartbeat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course; Great Price!

I would recommend to everyone! For all the Courses on this Venue!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

While the course presents challenges for an 18 handicap like me, it is a fair course. There are few areas where you need to carry your shot. All aspects of the course were well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

The course was in great shape. It was raining and had some standing water in the fairways. Because of the rain my nephew and I had the course to our selves. They gave us a members cart to use to keep our clubs dry. The staff were great in that I had never played the course before and gave me precise directions. There are two other courses there that I would love to play. The Player course and the Palmer course. I look forward to playing them also. I will keep a close eye on Golf Now for the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good course, excellent staff

The Geneva National facility is top notch, with great staff. The Trevino course was in very good condition with a nice variety of holes. No surprise from Trevino, most of the holes go from left to right so bring your power fade game!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fun , beautiful, big undulating greens fast

Great course, beautiful seanery, lots of elevation changes, great conditions . big greens , fast and rolling, brush up on your putting,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent facility

Trevino course was challenging without being unfair. Huge greens with lots of hidden breaks. Expect a few 3 putts in your round - especially if playing for the first time. Pace of play was fantastic for first 13 holes - ran into slow group - no help from rangers on that. At "sticker price" this is kinda expensive for what you get, but if you can get the discounted times its a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5.5 hours terribly long. There was no excuse for it. Kills the game for anyone

Play was 5.5 hours. Every shot was wait and wait. The group behind kept hitting up on us and we stayed right on the group in front of us. The course must have been overbooked. I did not see a Ranger moving any group
along.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun golf coarse.

This track is neither super difficult or easy. I found it challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We'll be back.

My Son & I have played all three Geneva National Courses & found them to be different & enjoyable. Scroll Golf Now for the best tee time prices.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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