St. Croix National Golf Club

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4.3
86
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
94.8%
Recommend this course
73 out of 85 reviews
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4.5
19
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
19
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6909
Slope 131
Rating 74.1
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6909 yards 74.1 131
Blue 72 6544 yards 72.7 128
White 72 6102 yards 71.7 121
White (W) 72 6102 yards 76.3 136
Gold (W) 72 5208 yards 71.3 125
Scorecard for St. Croix National Golf Course
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: 74.0/134 389 336 212 569 418 576 152 428 426 3506 428 311 507 442 421 149 395 190 560 3403 6909
Blue M: 72.8/128 346 328 194 560 404 557 142 389 388 3308 400 297 490 412 397 136 382 182 540 3236 6544
White M: 70.1/125 W: 75.8/139 320 320 141 497 390 543 128 352 366 3057 382 277 476 371 361 116 373 174 515 3045 6102
Gold W: 71.9/129 288 260 136 439 337 472 99 263 265 2559 363 248 436 330 309 101 299 117 446 2649 5208
Handicap 17 13 7 5 9 3 15 11 1 6 18 14 4 2 16 12 10 8
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 11 15 3 7 1 17 9 5 8 14 2 10 6 18 12 16 4

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.

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Reviews

4.3
86

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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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Better than earlier this year

I played St Croix a couple of times earlier this year and it is in much better shape now. They are making progress on filling in old bunkers that were a mess before and the greens and fairways were in great shape. They were some of the fastest greens I have seen in a while.

The course is still plagued by a couple of really bad hole designs: #1, the blind drive down the ski hill and #14, a 430 yard par 4 you are forced to lay-up off the tee with an iron. But there are plenty of good holes too.

I have never played on this course on a weekend and probably never will if I can avoid it. I can't deal with the 6 hour rounds anymore.

This is a course where the typical 100 -shooter will shoot 120 and lose 15 balls.

I recommend this course, for better players

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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Course was in great shape. Very very tough course with a lot of blind shots. Will be easier the more you play it and understand were to hit it. Greens were perfect!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot day, No water,

Yes it was a Monday afternoon, but still no water or cart person. One vending machine after Hole 9. Forgot to ask if there was a cart person. But also wasn't informed. I've seen this course in better shape year before. Understaffed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from St. Croix National Golf Course on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the amenities provided when you played. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you will be able to have a better experience the next time you golf with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st timer

Played for the first time wow what a great choice. I am a fan of the courses that have lots of elevation changes and this one didn’t let me down. I have become fond of Mississippi national highlands,Summit,and Siren National now I am adding this course to my favorites list. Excellent shape great staff, gps carts and am fully stocked club house. Lots of challenges the entire round. Definitely bring my golfing friends here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

This is one of the most scenic courses that I have played. Lots of elevated tee boxes! The carts have much needed GPS to help guide your play. It’s a pretty tough course for the average golfer but the views are spectacular!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Meh, not bad...had higher expectations

Lots of blind shots, good thing for gps on the carts because layups were constant. Greens were recently aerated which was wierd for early July. Couldn't get food after our round around 530p, kitchen was closed. Spent a fair amount of time looking for golf balls since we couldn't see where they were landing because of all the blind shots, this slowed the pace of play down considerably.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from St. Croix National Golf Course on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for coming out to play St. Croix National Golf Course and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear that the course did not reach your expectations, but we hope that you enjoyed your day. Thank you for the feedback for our course. We will make sure to pass this along to our staff, and we will be working hard to improve the course. Thank you again for the review, and we hope to see you again sometime soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is Beautiful - But Golfnow Hot Deal May Not be Honored

I was informed by the staff at the Pro Shop that unless they are able to pair you with someone you pay more for your cart than what you originally paid GolfNow. In other words it is really "with 1/2 of cart. When I told them that is not what the deal states all I got was an argument. Beware, they may not honor your hot deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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gonz2
Commented On 07/03/2018

I don't think my comment was understood. To be clear; if I cannot be paired with anyone SCN expects me to pay the other half cart cost to ride by myself. That's not what the offer states. It states that I am paying a price that includes a cart. There are no other contingencies for this offer as it relates to cart costs.

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SCNGOLF
Commented On 07/03/2018

Thank you for playing SCN. Your golf experiance with us is very important and we can usually accommodate a single rider. However, the tee sheet was completely full and all inventory is sold by seat and not by cart by our Vendors (GolfNow and TeeOff) booking engines. 1/2 carts are customary sold with all golf courses.

We have some open inventory this week and welcome you back. In the meantime, we hope you enjoyed meeting a fellow golfer:)

Thanks again for your patronage.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough course

This is a tough course with many blind shots. Very hilly with greens that are very elevated or well below your shot. Pretty narrow with thick foliage and trees. Easy to lose balls but if you search you can find many, just not yours.

The course was in great condition despite a lot of rain the previous day. There were some wet spots but for the most part it was not muddy. The greens were in great condition and rolling quick. The course can be had if you hit it straight or play somewhat conservative off the tee. But don't expect it to yield many birdies.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course - Bring Your A Game

Lots of shots with uneven stances. Greens were challenging to read and fast. Blind drives some with rough of 150 yards or more in front require you to execute clean drives. Elevated greens challenge club selection. Enjoy the beauty and be happy with your score - it's not an easy course.

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

This course has some challenging terrain. The course is beautiful and in really good shape.

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

Outstanding

If you want to see where your golf game is this is your course. Course is forgiving if you hit fairways. A must play if you are in the area. Staff is outstanding and course marshal keeps pace of play. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great venue

Course was in excellent shape

Greens especially nice

Well maintained and GPS on golf course really helps

Staff friendly and courteous

Extremely pleasurable day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Highest rating i’ve given a course!!

Perfect from tee to green. Totally impressive. Fantastic layout and several interesting and challenging holes.

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

Tough course, in great condition!

Love this course. Challenging for all levels, very scenic and overall in great condition! I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than I expected

After reading all the reviews, I was expecting a really bad course but was pleasantly surprised. The layout was better than expected, despite being built on an old ski hill. Other than the 14th hole, most seemed pretty fair. Now, if you can't elevate your shots more than 30 feet and carry the ball more than 150 yards, this course is the Bataan Death March across the Swiss Alps. But for good players, it's an interesting track.

Unfortunately, course conditions were just okay. The greens were good, but the rough was in bad shape with lots of weeds, meaning they are short cash and can't afford to treat the rough. I had the course to myself mid-day in late May, that's not good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fall Golf in Minn.

understanding they have limited ground crew, no tee markers,leaves could have been better. Not worth the price at the golf course------UNLESS you use GOLF NOW

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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