Golf Course Reviews

Alabama Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. RTJ Golf Trail at Ross Bridge (Hoover, $125)
2. Kiva Dunes (Gulf Shores, $105) – reviewed before renovation
3. Peninsula (Fort Morgan, $99)
4. Craft Farms, Cotton Creek (Gulf Shores, $89)

Alabama Golf Destinations:

Gulf Shores (Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL)

Arizona Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Quintero Golf Club (Peoria, $385)
2. We-Ko-Pa, Cholla (Fort McDowell, $265) – review upcoming
3. Dove Valley Ranch (Cave Creek, $150) – review upcoming

Arizona Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Desert Mountain, Seven (Cave Creek) – reviewing upcoming

Florida Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Streamsong, Red (Streamsong, $225)
2. Streamsong, Blue (Streamsong, $225)
3. World Woods, Pine Barrens (Brooksville, $119)
4. Juliette Falls (Dunnellon, $48)
5. World Woods, Rolling Oaks (Brooksville, $119)
6. TPC Tampa Bay (Lutz, $160)
7. Lost Key (Perdido Key, $79)

Florida Golf Destinations:

Streamsong Resort (Streamsong)
World Woods Golf Club (Brooksville)

Georgia Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Reynolds Plantation, Great Waters (Greensboro, $195)
2. Reynolds Plantation, The Oconee (Greensboro, $260)
3. Reynolds Plantation, The National (Greensboro, $165)

Illinois Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Cog Hill #4 Dubsdread (Lemont, $155)
2. TPC Deere Run (Silvis, $95)
3. The Preserve at Oak Meadows (Addison, $89)
4. ThunderHawk (Beach Park, $85)
5. Mistwood Golf Club (Romeoville, $110)
6. Harborside Int’l, Port (Chicago, $95)
7. Shepherds Crook (Zion, $60)

Illinois Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Shoreacres (Lake Bluff) – not reviewed
2. Medinah, No. 3 (Medinah)
3. Black Sheep (Sugar Grove)
4. Medinah, No. 1 (Medinah)
5. Chicago Highlands (Westchester)
6. Medinah, No. 2 (Medinah) – review upcoming

Iowa Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. The Harvester (Rhodes, $129)

Michigan Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Greywalls (Marquette, $130)
2. Timberstone (Iron Mountain, $100)
3. Sweetgrass (Harris, $75)

Michigan Golf Destinations:

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: The Perfect Foursome (Upper Peninsula)

Minnesota Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. The Classic at Madden’s Resort (Brainerd, $119)
Madden’s Resort: A New Direction for the Classic Course in 2013
2. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay (Tower, $99)

Nebraska Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Prairie Club, Dunes (Valentine, $195)
2. Prairie Club, Pines (Valentine, $195)

Nebraska Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Dismal River, Doak (Mullen)
2. Dismal River, Nicklaus (Mullen)

Nebraska Golf Destinations:

Sand Hills, NE (Valentine)

Oregon Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Pacific Dunes (Bandon, $315)
2. Bandon Dunes (Bandon, $315)
3. Old Macdonald (Bandon, $315)
4. Bandon Trails (Bandon, $315)
5. Pumpkin Ridge, Ghost Creek (North Plains, $125)
6. Stone Creek (Oregon City, $60)

Oregon Private Golf Club Reviews:

1. Pumpkin Ridge, Witch Hollow (North Plains)

Oregon Golf Destinations:

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon)

South Carolina Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Kiawah Island, Ocean (Kiawah Island, $374)
2. True Blue (Pawley’s Island, $159)
3. Kiawah Island, Cougar Point (Kiawah Island, $232)
4. Kiawah Island, Osprey Point (Kiawah Island, $232)

South Carolina Golf Destinations:

Myrtle Beach, SC (Pawley’s Island)

Washington Public Golf Course Reviews:

1. Chambers Bay (University Place, $205)
Chambers Bay: A Fresh Feel on Customer Service

Wisconsin Public Golf Course Reviews:

My Gift to You: Wisconsin Golf Courses to Play, 2015

1. Erin Hills (Erin, $320)
2. Whistling Straits, Straits (Haven, $385)
3. Sand Valley, Sand Valley course (Rome, $250)
4. Blackwolf Run, River (Kohler, $395)
5. Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes (Rome, $250)
6. Lawsonia, Links (Green Lake, $95) – updated review needed
*  Langford Shield, Langford’s Impact on Golf Course Design
7. SentryWorld (Stevens Point, $175)
8. Whistling Straits, Irish (Haven, $270)
9. Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys (Kohler, $270)
10. The Club at Lac La Belle (Oconomowoc, $125)
11. Wild Rock (Wisconsin Dells, $109)
12. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (Sheboygan Falls, $135)
13. University Ridge (Madison, $95)
14. Geneva National, Player (Lake Geneva, $125)
15. Brown Deer Park (Milwaukee, $96)
16. Hawk’s Landing (Madison, $74) – no longer public
17. Washington County (Hartford, $82)
18. Grand Geneva, Brute (Lake Geneva, $135)
19. The Oaks (Cottage Grove, $85)
20. Wildridge (Eau Claire, $79)
21. The Bog (Saukville, $75)
22. Geneva National, Palmer (Lake Geneva, $125)
23. Hawks View, Como Crossings (Lake Geneva, $89)
24. Castle at the Bay (Arkdale, $110)
25. Morningstar (Waukesha, $90)

Baraboo Country Club (Baraboo, $66)
Big Fish (Hayward, $65)
Broadlands (North Prairie, $68)
Edgewood, Oaks
(Big Bend, $51)
Fairways of Woodside (Sussex, $67)
Fire Ridge (Grafton, $65)
The National at Fox Hills (Mishicot, $60)
Geneva National, Trevino (Lake Geneva, $125)
Ironwood, Birr/Callow (Sussex, $64)
Ironwood, Meath/Callow (Sussex, $64)
Kettle Moraine (Dousman, $45)
Lawsonia, Woodlands (Green Lake, $95)
(Pewaukee, $65)
Rock River Hills (Horicon, $47) – now renamed The Rock
Silver Spring, Island Course (Menomonee Falls, $54)
Silver Spring, Falls Course
(Menomonee Falls, $54)
Whispering Springs (Fond du Lac, $57)

Wisconsin Golf Destinations:

Geneva National Golf Resort (Lake Geneva)
Sand Valley Golf Resort (Rome)
Wisconsin Dells
(Wisconsin Dells)

Wisconsin Private Golf Club Reviews:

My Top 15:

1. Pine Hills Country Club (Sheboygan)
2. Milwaukee Country Club (River Hills)
3. Green Bay Country Club (Green Bay)
4. Blue Mound Golf & Country Club (Wauwatosa)
5. Kenosha Country Club (Racine)
6. West Bend Country Club (West Bend)
7. Strawberry Creek (Kenosha)
8. North Shore Golf Club (Menasha)
9. North Hills Country Club (Menomonee Falls)
10. Nakoma Golf Club (Madison)
11. Ozaukee Country Club (Mequon)
12. Hawks Landing (Verona)
13. Horseshoe Bay Golf Club (Egg Harbor)
14. Racine Country Club (Racine)
15. Tuckaway Country Club (Franklin)


Other great Wisconsin private clubs (alphabetical order):

Bishop’s Bay Country Club (Verona)
Bullseye Golf Club (Wisconsin Rapids) – now semi-private
Chenequa Country Club (Chenequa) – not reviewed
Hidden Glen (Cedarburg)
The Legend at Bergamont (Bergamont) – not reviewed
The Legend at Bristlecone (Hartland) – not reviewed
The River Club (Mequon) – not reviewed
The University Club (Milwaukee – fka Tripoli)
Westmoor Country Club (Brookfield)

Other articles about North Hills:

* The Vince Lombardi Charity Classic
* Another Writer’s Perspective: North Hills CC (Kris Halsrud)
* North Hills 2018 Membership Promotions
* Feherty Interview with Golf Legend Ken Venturi
* AW Tillinghast’s Letters to the PGA

2 thoughts on “Golf Course Reviews

  1. I guess you have not played Troy Burne, White Eagle or St. Croix National. I am going on a golf trip to Minn/Wis in May. What do you hear about White eagle and St. Croix. I know Troy Burne is great. I have played 575 courses and rated them, going for 600. Will be about 590 by fall. My top 5 courses are Wolf Creek (Mesquite) Arcadia Bluffs and Black Wolf Run River, Belrieve CC and the Irish. Have not played the Erin Hills or Straits, hope to play Straits this year. I played 102 courses in Wis.

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    1. I have not played any of those yet, but have heard good things about Troy Burne and St. Croix National (haven’t heard of White Eagle before). 575 courses is a ton! I’m not sure how many different courses I’ve played, but my guess is somewhere in the 225-275 range. Top 5 for me are still as shown in my “Best Golf Courses in America” post (, which I’m hoping to update along with some other “Best of” pages in the real near future.

      Arcadia Bluffs and Wolf Creek are both on my wish list to get to someday. I’m hoping this will be the year for some great Michigan golf, including both courses at Arcadia Bluffs. I’ve certainly pored over their websites/images on Google plenty.

      Thanks for reaching out, Dennis, and make sure to keep following for some [hopefully] great reviews this coming season!


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