Golf Destination: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Located conveniently between Milwaukee and Chicago, near the Wisconsin/Illinois border, Lake Geneva has become a Summer hot spot for Midwesterners that offers tons of golf, wonderful hotels and resorts, great dining and plenty to do downtown and on the lake.

The two main golf resorts in the area are Geneva National and Grand Geneva.

With three championship courses that were designed by three of the game’s great players (Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino), Geneva National is a bit more sprawling of a property with more to do outside and more of a gated community setting.

Grand Geneva, on the other hand, is more of your typical resort hotel, and has two championship courses of its own: The Robert Bruce Harris design Brute and the Bob Cupp redesigned Highlands (formerly known as the Briar Patch, the course was originally designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus in 1968).

Other golf properties in the area include Hawk’s View, Abbey Springs and Lake Lawn Resort. While I have not played the last two, Abbey Springs is currently (Spring 2022) undergoing a significant renovation led by Lohmann Quitno and I’ve heard good things about the Majestic Oaks course at Lake Lawn. Hawk’s View’s Como Crossings championship course is a wonderful test of golf and should definitely be checked out when in the area.

The Wisconsin Dream 18: The State’s Best Golf Holes

While the idea behind this post is not original, it’s a fun practice and one I’ve tried a dozen or so times in the past but got too frustrated to finish. I decided to give it a go again, especially as I reflect on what was a great season of golf in Wisconsin and look…

Grand Geneva, The Brute

My updated review of the Brute course at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A classic Midwest golf course with tons of history, Brute-ishly large design features and a new transportation option unique in Wisconsin: GolfBoarding.

Geneva National: The Perfect In-State Getaway

Yesterday, my friend, Ross, and I had the opportunity to head to Lake Geneva for an amazing day of golf and dining. Last year, Geneva National closed down their main on-site restaurant for major renovations, updating it to become the area’s premier steakhouse and a culinary destination for foodies from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.…

Golf Course Photo Gallery: Geneva National, Trevino Course

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. Nick, Mike, Kevin, me, Dan and Jeff at Geneva National GC That morning was my first time ever on the Trevino course at Geneva National. I had played…

Golf Course Review: Hawks View Como Crossings

The night before Labor Day, my friend Eric and I decided we wanted to get a round in early on Monday morning. The problem was that most clubhouses were already closed, and those that weren’t either had minimal availability or else higher rates for the holiday weekend.   So, as I do often, I went…

Geneva National, Arnold Palmer Course

Golf season has come early this year, and that brings a lot of happiness to golf enthusiasts like myself. It also means an extended period of time for early-season rates, and one of the best early-season rates in the state can be found at Geneva National Golf Club, in Lake Geneva. Located an hour south…

Geneva National, Gary Player Course

Geneva National is a lot of things. First and foremost, it is a fantastic facility with three championship golf courses designed by three of golf’s all-time legends: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino. Geneva National is also the most friendly golf course I have ever been to. Without provocation, I was bombarded with friendly conversation…