Milwaukee Golf Courses

Golf courses in Milwaukee range from soft and mild to outstanding and difficult. There are several municipal courses around that are lovingly maintained by the city and offer rich challenges for everyone interested in a game. Also, these courses tend to be less pricey; Currie, Whitnall, Dretzka and Oakwood all feature green fees under $40. For A truly elite, though pricier, golfing experience, Milwaukee also has several Golf Digest four-star courses. The Brown Deer Park Golf Course, which opened in 1929, plays host to the PGA Tour's annual Greater Milwaukee Open. Another favorite among those who love a good challenge is The Bog, a treacherous course with every trap from woods to wetlands paving the way for an experience in frustration for novice golfers; even the low-handicappers find this Arnold Palmer-designed course to be tough.
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The Bog Editor's Pick

3121 County Highway 1, Suakville WI; Tel. 414.284.7075
This outstanding and treacherous Milwaukee golf course is a hike from Milwaukee, about 30 miles, but it's well worth the trip. Designed by Arnold Palmer, this unique track features golf course design at its best. Measuring 7,110 yards from the tips, the Bog traverses wetlands, woods, wildlife habitat and rolling hills. A Golf Digest four-star and must play Milwaukee golf course. Green fees are in the $75-$125 range.

Brown Deer Park Golf Course

7835 N. Green Bay Rd., Milwaukee WI; Tel. 414.352.8080
This older Milwaukee golf course about 10 minutes outside downtown Milwaukee plays host to the PGA Tour's annual Greater Milwaukee Open. Opened in 1929, this Milwaukee golf course remains widely accessible to the general public. This is a Golf Digest four-star course with green fees less than $75, a rare occurence. This Milwaukee golf course is notorious for its thick rough and tight fairways.

Dretzka Park Golf Course

12020 W. Bradley Rd., Milwaukee WI; Tel. 414.354.7300
Dretzka Park is operated by the Milwaukee Parks department, and is in top shape for a municipal track. Its a difficult Milwaukee golf course that low-handicappers will find a true challenge. Water intersects 12 of 18 holes. This Milwaukee golf course measures 6,828 yards, and green fees are a bargain in the $27-$40 range.

Oakwood Park Golf Course

3600 W. Oakwood Rd., Franklin WI; Tel. 414.281.6700
This municipal track is the longest in the greater Milwaukee area, coming in at 6,975 yards from the tips. This Milwaukee golf course is recommended for serious golfers only, but with four different tee selections, higher handicappers can still enjoy the long, tight fairways. This Milwaukee golf course is seven miles outside of Milwaukee, and green fees are the modest $15-$30 range.

Whitnall Park Golf Club

5879 S. 92nd St., Hales Corners WI; Tel. 414.425.7931
This George Hanson design opened in 1932, making it one of the oldest municipal courses in the Milwaukee area. Just five miles south of town, Whitnall is also operated by the County Parks Department and is very well maintained for a municipal track. The golf course is short however, measuring just 6,414 yards. As a result, this Milwaukee golf course offers several drivable par-4 holes. Green fees are in the $12-$27 range.

Currie Park Golf Course

Founded in 1927, Currie Park Golf Course is the oldest of the county parks municipal golf courses opened in 1927, also a George Hansen design. Not quite in as good a shape as its other municipal counter-parts, but still a worthy round of golf. Green fees below $25 add to the appeal of this Milwaukee golf course.
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