A few weekends ago, five friends of mine and I made the trip to Lake Geneva for a wonderful golf trip spent at Geneva National Golf Club.
That morning was my first time ever on the Trevino course at Geneva National. I had played the Palmer and Player courses quite a few times throughout the years, and felt comfortable enough with my love for those tracks that I didn’t want to “Try out a new course” there after the hour-plus drive.
The Arnold Palmer course was for members only on this Saturday morning, though, so we started things off on the Trevino course, and I was excited to check it out, in addition to knowing I’d have the Gary Player course to play afterwards!
We had a phenomenal group for this golf weekend: A couple of my best friends from college, Nick and Jeff (both proficient golfers and two of my favorite people to spend time with), Mike (who is a phenomenal golfer and long-ball hitter – he and Jeff are both members at Tuckaway Country Club), Dan (who has one of the most unique yet fluent and repeatable swings I have seen for a low-handicapper), and Kevin (member of Racine Country Club and one of the longest hitters I’ve ever played with).
I shot an 88 on the Trevino course from the Gold tees (second from back), and was by several strokes the highest score for our first eighteen. Jeff, who was my blind teammate for the best ball tournament, led the way with I believe a 79, and we were the big winners at eight dollars apiece for our morning round.
Trevino was a very nice course. While I enjoyed it, though, I cannot say I enjoyed it as much as I like the Player and Palmer courses. The Player and Palmer courses are much more memorable, with more holes that stick in your memory as being almost “Signature holes.”
Trevino is a little more technical course, with tighter fairways and perhaps a little more undulating greens. The following is a retrospective look back at the Trevino course in photographs from our September 7 round: A really nice course, but my “Good” option in a “Good/Better/Best” of Geneva National’s three fantastic golf courses.
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Yardage: Black-7,120, Gold-6,710, White-6,258, Gray-5,650, Red-5,193
Slope/Rating: Black-136/74.3, Gold-132/72.0, White-128/70.0, Gray-129/72.7, Red-124/70.2
Weekend Rates: $130