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Fore! It’s golf season again in Milwaukee

Posted on 30 April 2008 by Joe Beres

As exams approach and the weather warms up it becomes apparent that summer is quickly approaching and soon golf courses everywhere will be open to relieve the stress of the long school year.

Milwaukee County offers fifteen great golf courses across the Greater Milwaukee area that range from professional grade such as Brown Deer to courses for beginners like Zablocki.  The best part about the golf courses around Milwaukee is their variety of difficulty.   It does not matter whether you see yourself as the next Tiger or you don’t know the difference between a driver and a putter, chances are at least one golf course will fit you perfectly.  If you are someone who has a low to handicap (or none at all), then Milwaukee County’s Brown Deer Golf Course is the perfect fit for you.   This bunker filled golf course is home to the annual Greater Milwaukee Open and offers eighteen of the most challenging holes in Wisconsin.

Even if you’re the best golfer among anyone you know, chances are you will run into some trouble here.   It is a par 71 golf course with a course rating of 72.  9; meaning that if you make a mistake at this eighteen, its hazards will punish you.  If you are able to register with Milwaukee County as a resident, green fees for Brown Deer can run for under $25, but if you call your home state some place other than Wisconsin, chances are it is going to cost you about $70 to play at this prestigious public course.

There are also several great courses outside of Milwaukee County that offer great variety and interesting game play.   Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center located in Menomonee Falls is a 36-hole treasure with a price that would have even the stingiest golfer willing to play a round of eighteen.   This course has two signature courses, both providing challenging fun for a mediocre to good golfer.  Silver Springs is also the proud owner of the only natural grass island hole in all of Wisconsin which provides a unique experience for any golfer.   With a course rating of 71.  6 and 67.  4 for the two courses, it provides golfers with the option of choosing their degree of difficulty they wish to play.

If you can find yourself able to get out of bed early enough, you can play this par 72 golf course for around $25 if you book your tee-time online.   If that is not enough to convince you to reserve a tee time right now, every round comes with a GPS equipped cart.  Unless you are an avid golfer, you probably get frustrated hitting six balls into the woods or into the sand traps.   Luckily for you Milwaukee offers several par 3 golf courses that are great for golfers who rarely go and may not even own a set of clubs.   Courses such as Doyne and Zablocki are short nine-hole courses for less than $10 and are great for anyone who is unfamiliar with the game.  Even if you are an experienced golfer these courses will help refine your short game, and the best part is that due to its short layout you will only need a few clubs, and if you don’t have them you can rent them from the clubhouse.

Whether you are a long time golfer or someone who wants to give it a go for the first time, Milwaukee and the surrounding area offers an excellent array of golf courses.  These courses are fun for every level of play and even with an entire summer to waste, it would be hard to get bored with the dozens of available courses.   So any student spending their summer in Milwaukee would have to work real hard to find enough excuses not to get out there and tee up a ball for a great day on the links.

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