Hitting the Links
Whether you’re a budding pro or a beginner, Milwaukee has the perfect course for your golfer’s getaway.
|Grand Geneva Resort was named a Top 25 Golf Resort by Golf Resorts & Meeting Destinations Magazine.|
Grab your clubs and hit the green in Milwaukee! Some of the Midwest’s best courses are just a short drive from downtown - tee off on local courses that host major tournaments, from the PGA Championship in 2015 to the U.S. Open in 2017; Par 3 courses suitable for beginners and everything in between. Plus you’ll find driving ranges to work on your swing between rounds and offbeat on-the-course sports like disc and foot golf that are fun for all ages.
The 15 courses of the award-winning Milwaukee County Parks System are area favorites, offering everything from Par 3s ideal to beginners to the Tournament Course at Brown Deer. Located just minutes north of the city, Brown Deer Golf Course is where Tiger Woods began his PGA Tour career and has also hosted USGA national championships.
Less than an hour from downtown, Erin Hills was ranked #10 in Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. This course will host the 2017 U.S. Open, the first time the tournament will be played in Wisconsin. Also on the 100 Greatest Public Courses list is The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, Wisconsin's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. 30 minutes north of the city is The Bog, a 18-hole, par-72 championship layout course designed by Arnold Palmer. This public course is playable to all skill and courage levels. For a complete golf getaway just south of Milwaukee, head to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in scenic Lake Geneva. You’ll find two championship golf courses here: the Brute, a par-72 course that’s one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest, and the Highlands, a Scottish style course originally designed by Jack Nicklaus and Peter Dye and updated in 2006 by Bob Lohmann.
Maybe some of your travel buddies aren’t up for spending a day on the course? Don’t worry! The Milwaukee County Parks System offers nine disc golf courses free for individual play – just bring your discs. Or try Milwaukee’s newest no-clubs-necessary sport fun for all ages and ability levels: Foot Golf! Try to kick your soccer ball (bring your own or rent one from the course) from the tee box to the hole in the least number of kicks. You can play 18 holes at Lincoln Park course or 9 holes at Doyne Park.