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4.6
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.6
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6644 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.2

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Gordon Emerson (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2019 #17)

Reviews

4.6
155 Reviews (155)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 17
Bunkers 7
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17

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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

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...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great condition for the price. I would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great place to play

Course is challenging and staff is above and beyond helpful and friendly. Will continue to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great deal

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Clifton

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Friday

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Country Like Setting

Love the quiet, country, isolation, setring but not far from city. Friendly staffs, clean bathroom, course well maintianance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

The staff was very friendly and everything was in great condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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