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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7008 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.3

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Architect Gary Player (1995) Gary Player (2000)

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2017 #17)

Reviews

4.6
33 Reviews (33)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

I’ve played “Players” and “Palmer”, both amazing courses. You won’t be disappointed playing here. Full tee sheet, but still ran at a reasonable pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great layout

greens not as great as other visits but that time of year

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

In good shape for this late in the season

Unseasonably warm today so I went up to Lake Geneva to play at Geneva National. The course was still in pretty good shape for November. There were some repairs that were in progress, and they had just aerated and sanded the greens, so putting was difficult. But overall it was a great day to be outside. This course has very beautiful views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Our Final Day at Geneva National - the Player Course

Our group of 24 was first off at 7:30am on the Player course before we departed for home. It was refreshing to be out there with the mowers and set the pace of play that had been an issue our first 2 rounds at GN. The Player course felt like it had the most character and it was the most evident on the holes that went around the halfway shack/steak house. With holes that provided some risk/reward and some shapely par 5's the Player course provides the most playability for all handicaps. With some nice views of Lake Como as well as some holes winding through some of the neighborhoods there was a nice blend of holes on the Player. One small issue was it looked like the 18th hole has been re-done and the yardage book I purchased was out of date. It made for an interesting finish....
In all Geneva National is a great resort with a great setup if you choose to a group outing since you can stay within walking distance of the clubhouse. There look to be some institutional things that need to be corrected and the value is a little higher than I would expect but our group had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

The first Player

Living just north of Lake Geneva and only playing one area course when the opportunity to play a Geneva National course for $60 presented itself I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. At this price point, there was extreme value in the course. With normal weekend rates touching $120 it may be a bit of a stretch but the conditions seemed fair and the holes were interesting and challenging.

Having never been on location and only hearing stories, I assumed it would have been more upscale and stuffy. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there. It was nice and accommodating, the club drop and check in let everyone know the tone for the day. It would be one of the nicer experiences of the year.

The course itself was very interesting to me and the layout kept us engaged all afternoon. Although we were told this was the 3rd of the 3 courses because it wasn't on the lake, it had plenty of views and changes in scenery. The conditions throughout were what you would expect and the greens were rolling really well from what we saw. The greens featured a good amount of movement which as fun to navigate all day. A few of the par 3's seemed to be under construction as the approaches were being removed and used for other parts of the resort. It didn't factor into play at all which you would expect at a place like this.

Overall we really enjoyed or time on the course and enjoyed the bar area for the post round wrap up and discussion. Will certainly put the Palmer and Nicklaus course on the list, but may continue to watch for another deal before splurging on them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Dont play

There are better courses in the area for less money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

I played Palmer course and did a replay at Player course for $30!! awesome price for great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Day

Beautiful day at a stunning course. Only drawback was pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Have fun!

When you want a almost guarantee that it wil be a great day head out to the Player!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played Player - nice course.

Very enjoyable. Look forward to playing the other 2 courses.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

beautifully designed and wonderfully maintained

Couldnt have been treated any better. Outstanding golf course
A
Must
Play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

We both love the Player course at Geneva National.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in very good condition

We played as foursome and never had to wait. The course was in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great place to play

it is always fun to play this course and always get to meet new players. had a blast

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

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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