Gary Player course at Geneva National - hole 16
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Gary Player course at Geneva National - hole 16
Fall colors help the 16th hole at the Gary Player Course at Geneva National Golf Club look even more scenic. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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The Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - hole 18
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The Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - hole 18
The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa overlooks the 18th green of The Brute. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Abbey Springs golf course - hole 17
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Abbey Springs golf course - hole 17
The 17th hole at Abbey Springs overlooks Lake Geneva. Courtesy of Abbey Springs
Arnold Palmer course at Geneva National Golf Club - hole 16
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Arnold Palmer course at Geneva National Golf Club - hole 16
A golfer tees it up on the par-3 16th hole on the Palmer Course at Geneva National Golf Club. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Lee Trevino course at Geneva National Golf Club - hole 1
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Lee Trevino course at Geneva National Golf Club - hole 1
The elevated first tee on the Trevino Course at Geneva National Golf Club reveals a par 4 cut through the woods. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Evergreen Golf Club - hole 2
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Evergreen Golf Club - hole 2
Water protects the par-4 second hole on the North nine at Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn near Lake Geneva. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Lake Lawn Resort golf course - hole 2
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Lake Lawn Resort golf course - hole 2
A sailboat on Lake Delavan sets the scene on the par-3 second at Lake Lawn Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Highlands Course - Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - hole 17
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Highlands Course - Grand Geneva Resort & Spa - hole 17
The par-3 17th hole on the Highlands Course at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is surrounded by natural hazards. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Lake Geneva mansion
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Lake Geneva mansion
Lake Geneva is lined with mansions like this one. Courtesy of the Walworth County CVB
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa terrace
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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa terrace
The Embers Terrace at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a great spot outside the resort's signature Geneva Chophouse, overlooking The Brute Course. Courtesy of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Como Crossings Course - Hawk's View G.C. - hole 17
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Como Crossings Course - Hawk's View G.C. - hole 17
The 17th hole on the Como Crossings course at Hawk's View Golf Club tumbles downhill. Courtesy of Hawk's View G.C.

Great golf courses and resorts make Lake Geneva a choice getaway for Chicago and Milwaukee residents

Lake Geneva, a small resort town in southern Wisconsin, serves an escape from city life for Chicago and Milwaukee residents. Lake Geneva, Lake Como and Lake Delavan provide scenery and recreation, from boating and fishing to golf.

The Geneva Resort & Spa, one of five AAA Diamond destinations in Wisconsin, is home to The Brute and The Highlands Courses.

The 54-hole Geneva National Golf Club boasts courses by Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Gary Player. The massive clubhouse, which serves all three four-star courses, overlooks Lake Como.

Hawk's View Golf Club offers two stunning downhill par 3s on its Como Crossings Course and 18 strong holes on its executive Barn Hollow Course.

Abbey Springs in Fontana might be the toughest track in the region with narrow up-and-down fairways.

Lake Lawn Resort, home to a 6,200-yard course by Dick Nugent, has rebounded from a foreclosure to stay a fixture on the shores of Lake Delavan.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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