Clifton Highlands Golf Course
Clifton Highlands Golf Club, just north of Prescott, enjoys a scenic location overlooking the St. Croix River Valley. The club offers a championship 18-hole course as well as a par-3 course. Dr. Gordon Emerson, Wisconsin's most prolific course designer, designed the Championship Course. He considered it some of his best work. The golf course has enough diversity to appeal to both low and high handicappers. The layout is fairly tight with mature trees framing many of the holes. The undulating greens and fairways are meticulously maintained. A combination of water and sand comes into play, providing a fair amount of challenges without being too punishing. In addition to the 27 holes, Clifton Highlands G.C. also has a driving range and practice greens that are adjacent to the first tees of both golf courses.
|Red (W)||72||5197 yards||70.1||120|
|Blue M: 72.2/127||433||179||427||373||444||515||219||342||470||3402||322||338||433||153||323||576||173||382||542||3242||6644|
|White M: 69.7/126||386||169||353||356||407||512||192||328||457||3160||307||319||407||137||302||537||132||371||539||3051||6211|
|Gold M: 67.1/118 W: 71.7/124||370||150||334||308||364||434||172||282||423||2837||264||306||387||131||288||441||123||284||501||2725||5562|
|Red W: 69.7/120||361||145||285||304||361||431||167||277||385||2716||256||291||346||121||223||426||120||276||422||2481||5197|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Lockers, Locker Rooms
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin
Solid course, challenges your short game
Solid course, good deal, some nice views. Only got to play the front 9, heard the back 9 is beautiful. Front 9 had somewhat simple shots off the tee but small greens as targets and very sloped greens making chips and putts pretty dang tough. A fun experience and the people in the clubhouse were super friendly.
Course superintendent needs to REDUCE penalizing pin placements.
This is my third round at Clifton Highlands and I can honestly say, I love playing the course!! It is extremely well maintained, and the greens are undulating and consistent in roll. The layout of the fairways is nice, many lightly tree-lined and just a beautiful walk.
Now...on to the part many I have talked to would agree with me on....the placement of the pins. So many of the pins are placed in positions that are more penalizing than fair. Pins are placed on the apex of humps that fall off on all sides, so getting the ball to the hole is one thing...getting it to stop near the hole is completely another. Miss a read? you could at some point end up off the green. Hole 7 today was placed directly on the apex of a mound in the lower right corner. Hit the putt to the hole but miss? It's going to be a long putt back as every putt runs away from the hole after passing it. This isn't the PGA tour...
Beautiful, challenging course. Great staff!
I have been back to Clifton Highlands 5 times this season. Challenging course, tough greens. Beautiful conditions and very quiet. I love this course and it's a great value. Staff is very nice in the pro shop and bar/grill area. Looking forward to going back.
Great place to play
Course is challenging and staff is above and beyond helpful and friendly. Will continue to come back
The course was very interesting and I enjoyed the funky layout. Surprisingly tough greens, as I felt like I didn’t have a flat putt all day. Conditions were good and bad at times, but for the value I would recommend.
Really nice course. Good layout, nice shape, all holes interesting. Some great views, nice elevation changes. Didn’t have a flat putt all day. Really tough greens
The course was in great shape, we had perfect weather, and the staff was awesome. The starter was very helpful to direct us for our first round there.
Country Like Setting
Love the quiet, country, isolation, setring but not far from city. Friendly staffs, clean bathroom, course well maintianance.
Played here for the first time. The course was in spectacular shape. Nice variety of holes. Beautiful landscape. Not super long but fun course. I will come back.
First round of the year
Played this course today under our “new normal” social distancing conditions. Course was in good shape, weather was great. Great experience.