Madison



Considered one of the country's prettiest capital cities, Madison, Wisconsin weaves around five lakes circled by miles of bike paths, parks and waterfront restaurants. Providing plenty of reasons for a golf trip are the city's four municipal courses and the renown collegiate course, University Ridge, the Robert Trent Jones II design that is home of the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

The terrain lends itself to rolling, tree-lined golf courses with plenty of elevation changes and tricky doglegs, such as Bridges Golf Course or Hawks Landing. The family-built and owned Tumbledown Trails Golf Course doesn't have any development around it and The Meadows of Sixmile Creek north of the city uses ponds and bunkers to challenge your game. Take advantage of a Wisconsin tradition and set your tee times so you finish in time for the ever-frequent fish fries.

While not on the golf course, you'll find Madison to be a textbook case of a sustainable city that encourages transportation by foot or bike with plenty of resting spots at its 15 parks and miles of visible lakefront. If you're there on a Saturday, go to the Dane County Farmers Market on Capitol Square. It's the nation's largest and known for its wide selection of artisan cheeses.

The best part of Madison is it has a little of everything, from young and hip along State Street (try State Street Brats), to pubs and breweries, such as Great Dane or Angelic, to upscale restaurants like Sardine's for French fare, Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro, or The Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant serving Wisconsin fare. The long-time Mariner's Inn, a waterfront restaurant, serves steaks and seafood and The Stone House at Quivey's Grove is known for its for lamb, duck and beef tenderloin. To sort it all out, there's a food explorers tour. If on campus, try the famous Babcock Ice Cream at Memorial Union or Babcock Hall.

Other Madison highlights include the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, or on campus, the Arboretum or Chazen Museum. The Wisconsin state capitol, the largest capitol building outside of Washington, D.C., is the only seat of government in the country with a granite dome.

Madison is often named one of the best places in the country to live. You'll also see it's a great place to visit, too.


Madison By The Numbers


Average Overall Rating

4.2 stars from 5

based on 686 reviews.

4-5 stars:
44.4%
3-4 stars:
15.6%
2-3 stars:
2.2%
1-2 stars:
0.0%
Unrated:
37.8%
Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 4.4 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Madison Area


Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. The Legend at Bergamont

    Oregon, Wisconsin, USA

    4.7 stars from 5 (18)

  2. Lake Windsor Golf Club

    Windsor, Wisconsin, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (45)

  3. Hawks Landing Golf Club

    Verona, Wisconsin, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (31)

  4. Koshkonong Mounds Country Club

    Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (41)

  5. Lake Wisconsin Country Club

    Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (58)

  6. Deer Valley Golf Course

    Barneveld, Wisconsin, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (43)

  7. Pleasant View Golf Club

    Middleton, Wisconsin, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (29)

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