Prairie Woods Golf Course

4.0434823529 4.0 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6010 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes - $19

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6010 yards 69.0 118
White (W) 71 5520 yards 71.6 120
White 71 5520 yards 66.7 113
Red (W) 71 4649 yards 66.7 111
Red 71 4649 yards 62.7 105

Prairie Woods Golf Course tumbles across some of Wisconsin's most rolling terrain. On almost any point on the course, whether you're standing on the tees, the fairways, or the greens, the undulating landscape will put your skills of perception to the test. The golf course offers plenty of variety with a unique design on each hole. The rolling hills determined the strategic placement of the bunkers and there are water hazards coming into play on several holes. It's a layout that will keep you on your toes and reward a well thought-out shot, but it's not overly punishing for high handicappers. The golf course is just over 6,000 yards from the back tees but the changes in elevation can make it feel longer. Besides being one of the most unique rounds in the area, Prairie Woods G.C. is also one of the most affordable.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

47 out of 48 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for seniors wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Great course"


Sniese100's avatar
Age:  65+
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice course with professional and friendly staff. Worked us in after another course cancelled our T-Time for our state to state golf trip with my son's.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Foot Golf"


Joekirt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Our threesome played this course today. As we rounded the turn an eight some playing foot golf cut in front of us. We had to wait for them on the next six holes. They used alternate tees for some holes but on others they teed off close to the center of they fairway. They manager of the course advised us we just had to deal with it. The course is just trying to maximize income at the sake of loyal golfers. They have a good deal of space as you enter the course that could be used for a place for foot golf and frisbee golf. Hint to management, have a drink cart come out and you'll make the money needed to stay a golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"great course"


u000007645229's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course, although they should have senior rates


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Couse"


heyjude747's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Good for all ages. Challenges but not to difficult.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great layout, short but tight"


capeked's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wish it was closer so I could play it weekly. Fun course to play from the blue, white and gold tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


manele's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were excellent with well maintained greens, fairways, roughs, equipment and facilities. White tees very suitable for seniors and made for duffers with natural slice. Price was excellent thru GolfNow. Staff provided good service and were exceptionally gracious in the clubhouse. Those in kitchen even bid us farewell from their location as we were leaving. Food and drinks very good at fair price. Definitely recommend to others and planning to return before the season ends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"tight but fair"


mtc1055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fun course for even the best golfers. must keep the ball in play off the tee. holes are not long, but don't let that fool you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


degolier's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In most cases your ball is still playable even if you miss the fairway slightly. Keeps play moving along. Played in three and one half hours, even with a five-some ahead of us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Short but tight course. Greens run true. The greens are smooth but don't seem as fast as in years past."


Theturner's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent practice facilities and very good overall course conditions. I'll be back! I'd play it more often but a little too far away to be a regular stop.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


WHTRUSN's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is a little bit of everything at this course (i.e. wide open fairways, tight fairways, doglegs, water & sand hazards, etc.). This course is a nice all around course. Too bad it's not closer to town or I'm sure it would be visited more often. Seems like it should only take a few minutes to get out there but it's a good 20 minute hike from Janesville.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course overall!"


u045201841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses and I'm so happy they returned to GolfNow!


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was great"


Richard3174546's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First the GPS on here sent me to a farm house. On arriving the long drive was in good shape and inviting maybe a little more signs would be helpful. When checking in the young staff a little like not happy I used golfnow or could it have been Sunday don't know won't stop me from coming back. When said my first time here not much to help but tee one around the pond. Nothing about range or where the cart was.
For the course was in great shape for the end of the year. The greens had a few leaves on them but it is part of fall play they played fast some holes were in hard position but made it a challenge with the new putter.. I will be going back even if its only my first full year


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Much Imroved"


nodolro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course back in 2005 and it was still maturing at that point. I think is have improved by leaps and bounds. It has a great setting being in a rural area with lots of woods around it. Very nice layout and a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great coarse"


John8935174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have always enjoy playing this coarse. Has the longest t- box I have ever seen


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2016

its like an airport runway!


"Great Price & Great Round"


Jonathan2006981's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price was really good. Like the free range balls. The course is hard if you do not know where you are going. I have golfed here at least 40 times in the last 10 years and love to make the drive down from Madison. Pace of play is sometimes slow. Overall, I give the course a B+.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Service"


KrDSC's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Corse is always in good condition. Dry in spits due to lack of rain but overall good and greens although were slow they were in great condition. The staff is super friendly and well trained. Kids were cleaning and moving during this slow day leaving the surrounding areas and bar spotless.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course and worth the trip"


u829219461's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Prairie Woods was a nice course and it played harder than the 6000 yards sounds but would be a good scoring course after a few rounds to learn the landing areas. It was my first time playing here so I know that I could shoot better the next time around now that I know what the holes are like and where to aim off of some tee boxes. Greens were a little slow for my liking but they rolled true. If you can control a 5w or 3w off the tees that is all you will need on many holes and others ever a hybrid or 3 iron. I had a few nice shots that were just not aimed properly based on the landing area available to me. I would play again if I am back in the area. The course has many more hills and trees than you would expect from the surrounding area. The back nine has many holes that are tree lined. Staff was great, Its a nice touch to include the driving range with a paid greens fee and the beverage carts was always out and about.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice course for all golfers"


u253993556's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

golf course is in good condition. I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice challenging quiet course"


Duane3938403's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I had the chance to play in the middle of a work day with my daughter who is a new golfer. Chose a time when we thought we would have time to work on our skills. The course was challenging enough for a new player and yet allows for successful rewards as well.
The grounds were in great shape and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

I would definitely recommend playing this course if you have the opportunity.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Feel good kind of course"


JAMES3766120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It has matured into a wonderful place to play. It needs to be marshalled more. Everyone should enjoy their round of golf. But golfers need to be aware of what ready golf is.. What pace of play means. And have consideration to others playing golf. Not to mention show more respect towards the course itself.. Too many lazy people using age, overweight and lack of respect, to do what works for them and showing little consideration for the players behind them..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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