Clifton Highlands Golf Course

4.1706764706 4.2 stars from 5 (101)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6642 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

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  • N6890 1230th St, Prescott, Wisconsin 54021, Pierce County
  • (800) 657-6845, (715) 262-5141
  • (715) 264-4319
  • cliftonhighlands.com

Year built: 1978
Architect(s): Gordon Emerson (1978)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6642 yards 71.9 129
White 72 6193 yards 69.9 125
Gold 72 5462 yards 66.9 111
Gold (W) 72 5462 yards 71.6 121
Red (W) 72 5188 yards 70.6 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 101 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

92 out of 101 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Great layout,severe greens!"


mulschmid's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The venue has a beautiful scenic layout and is challenging. The greens had extreme slopes for their speed and quite penal. Might have been the hole placements that day.

I liked everything else about the course and quite nicely maintained! The pro shop was excellent and very helpful ! Thanks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens Challenging"


cindylambert's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The pace of play was very slow. There was no ranger to stop a member in front of us from playing two balls. The greens were very challenging to the point of almost seeming unfair to most approach shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tough greens"


Bigdaddy4616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition staff (Kyle) was super based on my interaction with him alone I would play again

Greens were tough and fun to play course layout was nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u411464624's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u746708100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape is always fun to play. Got stuck behind a two some who was behind a four some. The four some let the two play through which left us behind the four some. We had a single behind us so we were waiting a lot. The single behind us startin hitting into us and really pushing us so that took away for the enjoyment of the round but what can you do. I will definitely continue playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well Maintained"


u9806930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite tracks.

Well maintained and worth every penny - and then some.

Having hit a few different courses over the last week, I find myself appreciating CH even more.

Tight grooming from tee to cup.

Only down-side is the rediculously slow golf carts.

Seriously, they are so slow, you almost feel like someone is punking you or something...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Battleship's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001627651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough pin placements"


u482995969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We went into the clubhouse after our round to comment on the overly difficult pin placements on more than half the holes and the attendant told us their grounds crew likes to do that on purpose on the weekends. I may never play this course again. Otherwise it was in great condition, but it is a challenging course even without tough pin placements.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Clifton Highlands Golf Club on 09/06/2017:

Hello Bradley, thank you for taking the time to review our golf course, Clifton Highlands Golf Club, in the Minnesota area. We are glad that you enjoyed the course conditions, and your feedback is appreciated regarding the challenging pin placements. Thank you for playing with us and we hope that you will give our course another shot.


u521885696's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great deal on a perfect day"


revcat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got a last minute tee time on Golf Now at Clifton Highlands. It was sunny and a little breeze and we got on the course at just the right time...no one ahead of us or behind us and it took just 3 hours to play 18. The greens had been aerated a few days earlier so they were a bit bumpy but the fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. A nice variety of holes with only a few blind shots...a fun course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Tony6169735's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


emmacbaker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Paid about $28 per person on a hot deal after fees/taxes. This course was in very good shape, greens are very undulating. The course has some great deals on Mon/Wed/Thur .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Tony6169735's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bobarvold's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised at what a fun course this is. Just enough of a challenge that if you are off line you will find some interesting but fair shots. Come prepared for challenging but fair putting. I will come back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"we beat the rain"


marynorma's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course again...The greens seemed a little slow, but consistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


u000001767849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape. The greens roll very true and are undulated and fast. Several tee positions can make the course easier or very challenging. The fairways are also in great shape, you just need to land of them more. The staff was very friendly to us, even though we had read a very negative review on GolfNow posted by other GolfNow players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



uSHQR7288SH's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day at Clifton Highlands"


John1142613's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I live in Florida and was in Minnesota for the summer. I played Clifton Highlands 3 different times during summer. I loved the course. Great people, excellent value, and there was a reason I played it 3 times. I liked it!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jane9527702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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