Gary Player at Geneva National Golf Club

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3.7
Value
3.2
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4.0
Friendliness
4.6
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3.0
Amenities
3.5
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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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7008 yards 74.3 141
Gold 72 6417 yards 71.5 133
Gold/White Combo 72 6208 yards 70.6 131
White 72 6014 yards 69.7 130
Gray (W) 72 5462 yards 72.0 128
Red (W) 72 4823 yards 68.4 120
Scorecard for Gary Player
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.3/141 394 588 427 148 354 195 410 566 474 3556 552 366 470 169 526 186 556 223 404 3452 7008
Gold M: 71.5/133 347 549 388 132 310 178 401 524 455 3284 511 360 433 147 468 156 534 187 337 3133 6417
Hybrid M: 70.4/131 347 522 375 132 283 178 389 524 428 3178 495 337 397 147 468 156 534 159 337 3030 6208
White M: 69.7/130 325 522 375 118 283 165 389 514 428 3119 495 337 397 122 445 133 514 159 293 2895 6014
Gray M: 67.9/123 W: 72.0/128 305 432 356 104 257 136 360 474 382 2806 462 313 377 120 419 115 462 133 266 2667 5473
Red W: 68.4/120 280 410 306 90 255 98 287 409 296 2431 405 291 357 113 364 105 429 116 212 2392 4823
Handicap 11 9 7 17 5 15 3 1 13 6 8 10 16 4 18 2 14 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 11 17 1 13 15 9 7 12 4 6 14 8 10 2 18 16

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

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Reviews

3.8
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Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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

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.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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