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.
Geneva National Resort & Club is well-known across the Midwest as a great summertime destination with fun programming for the entire family and fantastic golf. While the Gary Player and Arnold Palmer designed courses tend to garner the majority of attention in that last regard, it’s the Lee Trevino design that I’d consider its sleeper.…
My first visit to Hawk’s View in Lake Geneva vastly exceeded expectations, with the Como Crossings layout showcasing a scenic setting and outstanding modern architecture.
Over the years, Geneva National Resort & Club has become one of my absolute favorite golf resorts in the state of Wisconsin, and when it comes to golf the Player course takes top billing in my book.
Highlights from an exciting 2023 WSGA Wisconsin State Putting Championship, presented by Meridian Putters, on The Dance Floor at Geneva National Resort and Club.
Wisconsin’s top 33 par three holes (that I’ve played) leaves us only wanting more. For quality and diversity, this state is unrivaled.
Beauty vs. The Beast: Paige Spiranac and Jerry Kelly Go Low to Raise Big Dollars for Charity at Geneva National
On Sunday, June 5 at Geneva National Resort & Club thousands of spectators were treated to some of the best ball-striking and short games ever witnessed as the game’s top celebrity, Paige Spiranac, and PGA Champions Tour icon [and Wisconsin’s own] Jerry Kelly served up magic to the throngs, pouring in 16 total birdies and…
Sunday, May 21’s Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifier at Geneva National was the 1st event of the program’s 2023 tournament season and 19 qualifiers’ 1st step on The Road to Augusta.
Whether during the golf season or Winter, if you’re looking for the perfect in-state getaway I can’t recommend Geneva National Resort & Club enough.
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…
This year’s Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer’s Cup was a sporty battle at the beautiful, challenging and freshly renovated Abbey Springs.
The state’s newest putting course, the Craig Haltom designed Dance Floor at Geneva National looks forward to hosting the WSGA State Putting Championship this coming Thursday, August 25.
This scenic property on the south shore of Lake Geneva has undergone a terrific renovation, and will challenge golfers of all levels.
My wife and I recently spent a couple nights at Geneva National celebrating our 4-year anniversary.
The brand new Suites at Geneva National were the perfect home base for our weekend getaway, which involved outstanding golf, luxurious and comfortable accommodations, spa treatments and a tremendous culinary experience.
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.
WiscoGolfAddict Contributing Writer John Ziemer and I checked out the new GolfBoarding experience on The Brute course at Grand Geneva
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.…
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…
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…
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…
With massive features, the Brute course is a stern test of the game conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee.
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…