Trappers Turn Golf Club - Arbor/Lake

4.4513882353 4.5 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6958 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Kalahari Golf Academy at Trappers Turn"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6958 yards 73.5 135
Blue 72 6513 yards 71.6 130
White 72 5859 yards 68.6 124
Red 72 5049 yards 69.4 121

Trappers Turn Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf that stretch across scenic terrain that was carved by glaciers. The holes are divided into the Lake, Canyon, and Arbor nines, which can be played in three different 18-hole combinations. Andy North and Roger Packard collaborated to design all of the holes. The Arbor/Lake Course starts with the newest nine, which was added in 2000. This nine is known for its scenic views since it has the Rocky Arbor State Park as its neighbor. The Lake nine has four holes that wrap around the 13-acre Mystic Lake. It has a links-style design that incorporates a variety of elevation changes in addition to the water features. Trappers Turn also has a practice facility with a driving range, putting and chipping greens, and six target greens.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

62 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for dinner drinks patio dining  

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"Another gem in the Dells"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Trapper's Turn is located on the outskirts of the Dells, so after driving through waterpark and touristy madness on the strip, the scene returns to nature with beautiful woods and trees. It's here that Andy North, a native in the Badger state, built a 27-hole course that delivers one heck of a day of golf and Midwest hospitality.

I loved everything about the Canyon-Lake routing except for the very difficult first hole. From there, it is infinitely fun with a nice mix of scoring holes and challenging ones with strategic twists.

What really surprised me was the food-and-beverage operation in the large clubhouse. Thankfully, I played on Sunday morning and finished just in time to splurge on an all-you-can-eat prime rib Sunday brunch.

That night, I returned for a fine meal, kick-started by an appetizer of Wisconsin's largest cheese curds. Yum.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Trappers Turn"


Matkovich's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course really fun to play every time I play here it is in amazing shape and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend checking this gem out if you are going to be in the Dells area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Andy"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good condition,excellent value for money,very friendly staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition considering the weather we have had. Kudos to the grounds crew.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Herb9348729's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000001598195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Every hole had the "wow" factor!"


Navycpo99's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Loved everything about the entire complex! Will admit though... hole #18 on the Canyon course totally kicked my butt!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fall foliage peak"


u000007714331's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful time of the year to enjoy this course. Played the Canyon and Arbor.

Fallen leaves are always a challenge. GPS on cart is very helpful. Always a fun time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun layout"


u000008161186's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in great shape except on Canyon 9 which were recently aerated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Over saturated fairways and poor putting greens"


jboughton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a person who plays golf 4-5 times per week I was very disappointed on the course conditions. The fairways were over watered, standing water in bunkers, and the food is a bit over priced. Staff was awesome, however, I wouldn't recommend paying more than $30 for 18 holes and a cart there. I was really looking forward to playing there again since the last time I played at Trapper's was 4 years ago and I brought a good friend down telling him all about how beautiful this course is during the 2 hour drive. Completely unhappy. I've played many courses during the summer and this one is by far the worst kept course. I don't recommend anyone to play here until they can revive the patchy greens and stop watering their fairways so much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Must Play Course In The Dells"


u6716210's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had heard a lot about Trappers from people in the area and that it was THE course to play at in the Dells. I was not disappointed as it gave me choices throughout every hole not just having to go driver, driver, driver every time. I play Canyon/Arbor and loved the differences of the two. Canyon can have very narrow fairways at times or immediate doglegs in the layout so you have to think about your shot instead of just stepping up and going. Arbor was a great change of pace and I enjoyed the different elevation changes especially holes 15 and 16 teeing from an elevated drop and then teeing onto an island green. I had a great $18 deal and would love to play again if I found another as $80 is a little too rich for my blood. Awesome course and a must play if staying in the dells.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced for the lack of detail"


kccuda's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Incredibly disappointing to pay over $80 and the bunkers are not raked. Played at 7:05am so traps should've been fresh, however footprints from the previous day were evident. Also, the grass hitting in the range is full of weeds. I've played this course multiple times and it's evident the lack of detail the are putting into this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great 1st Experience"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My buddy and I, along with our family, stayed overnight in Wisconsin Dells. The family decided to get park passes so I started to search via Golf Now to see if there were any deals in the area. Turned out to be a very good choice as we choose Trappers Turn.

We played Arbor/Lakes. We were greeted by a young man who took our bags and placed them on the carts while we checked in. Had no problem with the check-in process. We were allowed to tee off before our Hot-Deals time. A start checked us in and we were off. Greens were rolling true and fairways were a little wet from rain the day before. It was cart path only so we didn't get to utilize the gps to our content. Course layout was challenging so you had to be precise with your tee shots. Good thing we played from the Blue tees and not the Gold. We enjoyed the challenges of all the holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice rainy day"


u288835576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Between rain, play stopped, and rain again, I managed to have a good 18 hole round at a beautiful golf course. Top notch club, large clubhouse, valet bag drop off, GPS carts, the whole nine yards.

Only interaction with staff were the bagboys and the ranger, who were all pretty cool guys.

The price got me to the golf course. I think I need to get my game in shape a bit to warrant the $60-$70 green fee that is the usual. But I had a great day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vacation in Wisconsin"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this beautiful well manicured Golf Course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition!"


slange47's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent golf course and was in excellent condition. I played the Arbor/Lakes course with 2 men from Texas attempting to play in all 50 states. We played the round in three hous and 15 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"STAFF IS VERY RUDE!!"


Sergio5079257's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

I was on vacation purchasing a property nearby, I always wanted to play

trappers turn. I booked a hot deal on golf now for 1:42PM, I was running a little behind

& arrived 10 Minutes before my tee time due to the fact my closing took longer then expected. I greeted the young gentlemen in the clubhouse & he just gave me a head

nod. He then said your on the tee box with the 2-some, I explained my situation to him & asked if I could warm up at the range then tee-off ( keep in mind it's Sunday afternoon at 2pm & its drizzling rain about to thunder storm) no joke, the course was empty.

He looked at me all crabby & replied " NO YOU GOT A HOT DEAL"

Why offer golf now deals if this is how you treat customers?

I could understand if the course was packed on a beautiful day,

but the place was empty! I just left the course & never played my round.

I would not recommend this place to anyone!


Staff Friendliness: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Trappers Turn Outing"


Jeff5788759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course. Wish we lived closer!And got a good deal for 18 holes with cart thanks to Golf Now. Clubhouse employee was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!!! Bar staff was ok but could have been more personable! Overall a good day of golf and hope to return again soon!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Deal with Golf Now"


jelke1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I got a great deal on golf now with a 'hot deal' and went out to play Trappers. Easy check-in at the desk, friendly personnel. Grabbed a golf cart, hit a few at the range, and went on my way to play. Mind you there was basically no one out there. I played Arbor/Lake. Greens were still suffering from the hole-punching but they werent too bad. Fairways were very nice as were the tee boxes. Overall a decent layout and good time, and a great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"windy"


robertorlowski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course but very windy and the slowest round I've had all year; would have liked a senior tee box


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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