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4.4
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
94.5%
Recommend this course
115 out of 130 reviews
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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6909 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.1

St. Croix National Golf Course is a championship course that is tucked away amongst rolling, wooded hills. This scenic course is one of western Wisconsin's hidden gems. The undulating landscape covered with mature trees can seem intimidating but the layout was designed with spacious fairways and bailout areas that act as an excellent balance to the more challenging elements. The well conditioned greens putt fast and true, acting as a perfect complement to the beautiful scenery. There are strategically placed bunkers and water hazards coming into play but it is the topography will truly test your accuracy as well as a variety of other skills. St. Croix National G.C. also boasts a driving range perched high above a valley that collects the practice shots. It is the perfect preparation for the challenges of the golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2016 #18)

Reviews

4.4
130 Reviews (130)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 17
Locals 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course

We had a great time playing this course even though the weather didn't cooperate for the first few holes. The course dried out quickly and the staff was very helpful in rescheduling our tee time to a dryer time. This course is amazing with the elevation changes and blind approach shots. Definitely need to ride the brakes on the carts with the sloping cart paths. We will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful

Great course! The scenery is the best in the metro area. With that said it’s extremely hilly so a challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Bring extra balls

That was one of the hardest courses I’ve ever played. The course is perfect for reminding you why you’re not on tour. Somehow this course has every aspect of the game. Fescue, actual rough, seemingly welcoming fairways, water, and elevation. If you wanna just come out and smack some balls around, pick a new course. This course will challenge you to actually think about each shot. The greens are large, but they are fast. Bring extra balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Favorite Course

I have found my new favorite course within driving distance of the Twin Cities. Played today for the first time. The elevation changes and scenery were incredible. It challenged different aspects of your game on different holes and made every hole fun to play. I will come back for sure and bring others with me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

UP & Down

This course is built on a former ski area. LOTS of blind shots!! Sloping fairways and elevated greens are the norm. Tee boxes were rather beat up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

If you are looking to play a challenging, really, really, tough golf course, play this one! I never had a flat lie the entire round...Course is in spectacular condition...Staff was very friendly and accomodating...I would recommend this course to everyone under a 10 handicap...Truly enjoyed this course...Pace of play very good, considering difficulty...Keep it down the middle!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun day

Ended up playing 36. Got done went back into shop and they had no problem squeezing us in for another 18. Some quirky holes but overall a fantastic experience! Highly recommend!! Conditions were fantastic, I can deal with a few tee boxes that aren’t 100percent level!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun, challenging but a bit quirky

The course is well maintained, pretty and the greens a great. Lots of elevation changes, blind approaches and narrow areas to make it challenging. Be prepared to lose a few balls if you spray a few. My only real complaint is with the tee boxes. They were in poor shape and not level. They will create a draw or cut situation without even swinging the club.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brought the boss out

Another great day at the course play was great staff as always are top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play!!!!

Being from Myrtle Beach, golf central, I have played many different types of golf courses. I have played courses in North Carolina, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. I have never played a course quite like this! First, I have to start with the man in the pro shop. Feel bad I forgot his name, but he was super friendly and told me what to look out for on the course. He did say it is a very challenging course. He was correct! I normally shoot in between 92-105. So I am not a really good player, but have been around golf for a long time and this is a playable course for all!! If you are a true beginner I would probably wait on this one. I felt challenged because of the severe slopes and elevation changes. I don’t practice much of that because I am normally on very flat surfaces. You will feel like you are almost playing a round in West Virginia...it’s that steep!! Needless to say I enjoyed every shot!!! The greens where fast and pure! The pace of play was perfect! The GPS on carts was perfect for blind shots. The only thing I was scared of is the very steep downhill rides in the cart. You’ll learn it quick on the first hole. You have to be careful while driving.
I’ve seen the reviews about it being gimmicky and just have to disagree. It’s a the most creative and beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen!!! Love it so much I’m playing again later in the week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Covid can suck it!

Yeah I said covid can suck it! The corse is great the staff are great the summer has begun and this is one of our go to places. Beer cart was out there so we could drink Wisconsin’s finest. We all must fight for our civil liberties and one of those is to golf!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Forest and hill style

Fun playing this course with blind shots to fairways and greens on several holes. Challenging, but risks are rewarded.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite course in the twin cities

If I have a visitor from outside of the twin cities, I bring them here. Consistently, I hear from friends out of town that this is the most memorable golf experience they’ve had. The elevation changes are so unique, and the fairways and greens are always in fantastic condition. The range and cart funding technology used in the golf carts is 100% necessary due to so many blind shots, and it makes golf here that much better. Everything is reasonably priced given the condition of the course, amenities it provides, and distance from the twin cities. I always look forward to returning to this course!

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

Great course

Love this course lots challenging holes, lots of variety. Had a great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
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