May 24, 2012

Great Golf Bargains

These municipal courses rank among the best in the Badger State

Golf can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. A number of municipal courses offer golf that is both affordable and high-quality. This summer, play these three Wisconsin municipal courses and find out why challenging golf, great scenery and first-rate greens are not just for the rich.

Northwood Golf Club

Northwood Golf CourseNorthwood Golf Course in Rhinelander is one of Wisconsin’s best golf courses. This 18-hole municipal course opened in 1989 and quickly became one of the top places to play in the state. Surrounded by white pines, the course spreads out in rolling green waves. It’s a beautiful place to play

Northwood offers great golf with superb wildlife viewing thrown in for good measure. Bald eagles are often seen overhead and deer frequently wander out onto the course. Several times each year, a black bear will make an appearance. Golfing in northern Wisconsin is a different kind of experience.

Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course

Oshkosh is one of northeast Wisconsin’s very best. The course has been around for more than 90 years, with a facelift completed in 2001. Affordable and scenic, it’s a course well worth checking out.

Much of the 18-hole course’s layout overlooks the Fox River. It’s a peaceful place to play. After an afternoon on the greens, head to the clubhouse to relax and soak up views of the river. Lakeshore is sure to become one of your favorite courses.

Pleasant View Golf Course

Pheasant View Golf CoursePleasant View Golf Course in Middleton offers an 18-hole course and a highly scenic, 9-hole par-three course. In addition to excellent play, the course affords golfers panoramic views of Lake Mendota and the City of Madison.

After swinging your clubs and taking in a view that includes the Wisconsin State Capitol, head to the clubhouse. The newly remodeled clubhouse is a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat after a round of some of the best golf you’ll find in the state.

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