Gary Player at Geneva National Golf Club
Geneva National Golf Club boasts three championship courses, each with a notable designer: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino. All three courses sit along the shores of Lake Como and were carved from lush, rolling countryside. The Gary Player Course, along with the Palmer Course, provides the greatest challenges and also some of the best scenery. Water hazards come into play on 12 holes in the form of wandering streams and large lakes. One of the most memorable holes with water is the par-3 16th. There is a lake that wraps almost entirely around the green, giving it the feel and difficulty of an island green. In addition to the water, golfers will also have numerous strategically placed bunkers to contend with. The club is popular with locals but also with visitors since it is only a short drive from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee.
|Gold/White Combo||72||6208 yards||70.6||131|
|Gray (W)||72||5462 yards||72.0||128|
|Gray/Red Combo (W)||72||5126 yards||70.2||124|
|Red (W)||72||4823 yards||68.4||120|
|Black M: 73.7/142||394||588||427||148||354||195||410||566||474||3556||552||366||470||169||526||186||556||223||404||3452||7008|
|Gold M: 71.2/134||347||549||388||132||310||178||401||524||455||3284||511||360||433||147||468||156||534||187||337||3133||6417|
|Hybrid M: 69.7/132||347||522||375||132||283||178||389||524||428||3178||495||337||397||147||468||156||534||159||337||3030||6208|
|White M: 68.8/126 W: 74.0/143||325||522||375||118||283||165||389||514||428||3119||495||337||397||122||445||133||514||159||293||2895||6014|
|Gray M: 66.1/122 W: 71.3/134||305||432||356||104||257||125||360||474||382||2795||462||313||377||120||419||115||462||133||266||2667||5462|
|Gray/Red M: 64.2/118 W: 70.3/130||305||410||356||104||257||125||287||409||296||2549||405||313||377||120||419||115||429||133||266||2577||5126|
|Red M: 63.2/113 W: 67.9/120||280||410||306||90||255||98||287||409||296||2431||405||291||357||113||364||105||429||116||212||2392||4823|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin
One of the best courses in the area
This is a very cool course with great views of Lake Como. There are large elevation changes and lots of natural wildlife areas. The conditions are always first-class at Geneva National.
The staff is fantastic, even loading your clubs to the cart and bringing them down below. Prime rates are fairly steep; however, they provide great deals in spring/fall, especially for the condition the course is usually in those times of year.
I consider this one of the top 5 courses in SE Wisconsin.
I played Palmer course and did a replay at Player course for $30!! awesome price for great course.
Beautiful day at a stunning course. Only drawback was pace of play.
When you want a almost guarantee that it wil be a great day head out to the Player!
Played Player - nice course.
Very enjoyable. Look forward to playing the other 2 courses.
Nice scenery and variety of hole designs.
Great design with good variety. Scenic views from elevated tees. Very challenging greens. Many elevation changes throughout course. Good amount of difficulty, but the 5 sets of tees allow all golfers to enjoy the course.
beautifully designed and wonderfully maintained
Couldnt have been treated any better. Outstanding golf course
spectacular views and challenges
We recently took a Friday afternoon off work to play and selected this course because it is beautiful and challenging. The staff was super friendly and the pace of play was what we expected. Fun course to play!
I've already recommended this course.
My wife and I just spent our entire week vacationing near our home by playing golf that was within one to one and one half hours from our house. This facility ranks near the top of public courses we've played in the US.
Course was in very good condition
We played as foursome and never had to wait. The course was in good condition
Beautiful and challenging layout
My father and I had the last early bird tee time at 7:30 am and for ~$70 bucks a person, the value was great. Regularly this course is $120 during peak hours, which in my opinion, it is still worth it if you're looking to splurge on a nice course on vacation.
We played 3 courses in Lake Geneva over the weekend and we liked this the best. ("The Brute" was also in very good shape, and I would recommend playing it. However, we enjoyed the playability/layout of The Player course better.)
3 par 3's and 3 par 5s on the back nine offers a good chance for scoring.
Loved this course
great place to play
it is always fun to play this course and always get to meet new players. had a blast
lots of elevation changes, beautiful views
probably the prettiest course of the 3 at Geneva National, very playable, very fast big greens, accurate shot making, practise your putting fun course
Loving the game
My partner and i got paired with a couple nice guys from Sun Prairie. Pace of play was excellent, in under 4 hrs, even with a couple rain bursts. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was in great shape. Greens rolled very fairly
Challenging & Fun
Two things will make your round more enjoyable. First, pickup the yardage book before you start to help you with some interesting decision making on tee shots and approach shots. Second, make sure you play the correct Tee. There are subtle but significant differences between each tee box. Greens are VERY nice and quick. Great course, challenging and fun round.
One of the finest courses I have played.
Heavy rains delayed our tee time. The staff accomandated us just great, with a tee time shortly after the rain stopped. The course drained off fairly quick. Fairways and greens were in superb shape. I highly recommend Geneva National.
The course was challenging and in excellent form.
Although the course is challenging - you can pick your challenge. Being and average golfer we varied our tee box choice to fit our level of challenge. The black tees were definitely out of our league. But to the long hitter those tees looked like fun. The course was in great condition and the employees were a joy to talk with.
Management taking liberties
So I purchased the all day play. When I arrived everything went smooth and I was assigned the course from the tee time and another one of the three. That was a pleasant surprise, and also the last one. I arrived at the starter podium only to be told they were delayed half an hour! Groups were playing obscenely slow and none of the many rangers I saw ever stopped to correct the situation. Slow play and a half hour delay places a certain strain on your ability to make the second tee time and complete 36 holes of golf. I had to skip three holes just to arrive at my next tee time on time. The cause of the issue, as a staffer informed me, was due to a group who were "friends of the GM" doing as they pleased for the second day. Judging by what comments I overheard members discussing on the range...this is truly a top down issue. The course, when maintained properly, offers challenge and forgiveness for any level of player. For the price, and other reviews I expected too much. I will not be returning to this mismanaged and would even urge the three greats who's names adorn their designs to remove those names. Take your money elsewhere, this course is not worth the fees.