It’s mid-February and that means one thing: Spring in the Midwest, and the 2022 golf season, is right around the corner!
There’s a lot to look forward to this season at WiscoGolfAddict, including great golf trips and courses, new equipment and gear, custom WGA merch and warm weather.
Did you know that my average course review takes over 30 hours to post? Write-ups on courses like Erin Hills, the Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run, North Hills, SentryWorld, Sand Valley and Quintero, in fact, took well over 50!
While that doesn’t lend itself to massive volume and quick turnarounds, I remain committed to high-quality, well-researched content and providing you my unbiased opinions and recommendations… And there’ll be a lot more to come!
Here are just a handful of reviews currently in the works at WiscoGolfAddict.com:
I can’t say enough how impressed I was with this relatively new (opened in 2003, which might as well have been last year as it relates to golf course inventory) Greg Martin design in Janesville. With no water hazards and a wonderful Irish-inspired (Glen Erin translates to “Ireland’s Valley”) design, Glen Erin boasts beautiful, high-end course architecture at a modestly priced daily fee property.
An immediate top 5 private club in the state of Wisconsin for me, Craig Haltom’s recent renovation of Stevens Point is inspired, melding the sand barrens of nearby Sand Valley with a little bit of a Northwoods feel and oh, so much charm.
Combined with a memorable round at nearby SentryWorld (reopening this Spring), this was an all-time-great 36-hole day that I can’t wait to redo in ’22!
One of three Wisconsin short courses to debut in 2021, Pioneer Pointe in Verona is a 13-hole Lohman Quitno design with great variety and incredible green complexes. The Biarritz, Punchbowl, Lion’s Mouth and Boxcar are all memorable templates that were executed beautifully. And the 4th hole and its interior bunker (picture #1 below)? Love it!
One of the Milwaukee area’s top private clubs, this 1922 Langford/Moreau track keeps getting better and better.
With its 100th anniversary and the 2022 State Open quickly approaching, I had the opportunity to play OCC twice in 2021 and am actively working on my rewrite of this 2015 review.
The newest [but not for long] course at Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Florida, the Gil Hanse-designed Black course is a wide, up-and-down adventure with some of the wildest greens anywhere.
My next golf trip this season will likely be to the Gulf Shores of Alabama next month, potentially coupled with a few days in Coastal Mississippi.
Other courses I’m hoping to set up and photograph/review this year include Trapper’s Turn (I’ve had the worst weather every time I’ve been there) and their new 12-North short course, House on the Rock, Troy Burne, the Legend courses (Bristlecone, Brandybrook, Merrill Hills and Bergamont), Minocqua, Janesville, Beloit, Oconomowoc, Maple Bluff, Glen Flora, Meadowbrook, potentially preview play at The Lido and return visits to SentryWorld, Lawsonia (I’m ashamed I haven’t updated my review since their not-so-recent renovation, despite playing it every year), The Preserve at Oak Meadows, West Bend, Strawberry Creek, Racine and Bishops Bay, among others.
There’s been a lot going on at WiscoGolfAddict, and while we’re doing a ton of new things and growing fast it’s still my top goal to continue providing you the golf course reviews, photography and content you’ve come to love over the past 11 years.
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