Four Courses of Memorable Golfing

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Four drop-dead gorgeous area golf courses steeped in history, and as challenging as you will find most anywhere. Get acquainted with each venue, all of which are open to the public and near fine food establishments and excellent lodging. In addition, the courses offer various packages, seasonal specials, and cordial service. Each also provides the expected golfers’ amenities, such as a pro shop, food, and drink. And yet, each has its own distinct character. Plan to play them all—you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!

Tuscumbia Golf and Country Club

Wisconsin’s oldest course, founded in 1896, is located just east of downtown Green Lake. This lovely and well-manicured course dotted with beautiful trees offers 18 holes plus an executive par-3, 9-hole course. Tuscumbia is just across from Heidel House Resort & Spa at 680 Illinois Avenue in Green Lake. Pro Shop: (920) 294-3381, Office: (920) 294-3234 or (800) 294-3381. .

Golf Courses of Lawsonia

Outstanding and very challenging golf on either of the two 18-hole courses provides you with completely different experiences. The Links, built in the 1920s as part of a country club, gives the feel of a course in Scotland, with wind being a major factor, and had some restoration done in the early 2000s. In contrast, the 1980s Woodlands is truly a wooded wonderland of classic Wisconsin scenery, including gorgeous views of Green Lake. Lawsonia has won and retained high ratings by Golf Digest and Golfweek, and was voted the 2008 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year. The area boasts fascinating history, too. Enter through the elegant brick and iron gateposts of Green Lake Conference Center and follow the main road to Lawsonia. W2615 S. Valley View Drive in Green Lake. (920) 294-3320. .

White Lake Beach Resort and Country Club

This 18-hole golf club is part of Scharenberg’s Resort, an institution for more than 85 years in Marquette County, just west of Green Lake County between Princeton and Montello and just a bit off of State Highway 23. Glaciated hills and valleys, woods, and ponds make up the scenic beauty of this course. Because of resort facilities, this may be an ideal destination for families as well as avid golfers. You’ll also enjoy 600 feet of White Lake beach, two dozen or so peacocks, and more. W1680 Country Club Drive in Montello. (608) 297-2255. .

Mascoutin Golf Club

The youngest of the courses is Mascoutin, on the site of fire-worshiping Native Americans many moons ago, which offers wonderful play. Ancient trees, rolling hills, and classic Wisconsin vistas across moraines distract golfers from the challenging 18-hole course, opened in 1976, plus a newer 9-hole course with very different characteristics was added in 1999. This club is just south of Berlin, west of the Fox Valley, and six miles north of the City of Green Lake. W1635 County Road A in Berlin. (920) 361-2360. .