Browns Lake Golf Course

4.1424823529 4.1 stars from 5 (80)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6443 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $15
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6443 yards 70.8 124
Red 72 5583 yards 72.4 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 80 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

70 out of 80 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Fall golf Wisconsin"


tgell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Keep it straight no problem, hit iunder trees and you’ll have to hunt in the leaves for the ball, played no penalty for that to speed up play, greens were in surprisingly good shape but played 2 putt maxx rule anyway to challenge for going for greens in 2 and being aggressive in putts. Fun round for WI November golf..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is close."


glenny12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2018

Reviewed on

Course is nearly right across the street from my wife and my apartment. Convenient and challenging.


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


"A Little Shaggy"


3wack's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Browns lake is a nice little course. I think with the recent rains, the grounds crew had problems mowing. Fairways greens and tee boxes we're on the shaggy side. slowest greens at played on all year. all in all it's a fun course to play however holes are very close together and you must be aware of errant tee shots and approaches. I've only played this course once before a couple of years ago and the conditions were better then. once again the recent rains are probably to blame.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very friendly staff"


tlstarks's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course. Well maintained. Good pace of play. My wife and I followed a couples foursome that played 18 in 3 plus he's. Yahoo. Staff very friendly, both on and off the course. This course is differently a do again. Cheers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Forgiving course"


u574554148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well. I played my best round of golf that day. Started off the back 9 and shot a 3 over. And shot a 1 over on the front for a 76!!!! Not bad for only being the fourth year golfing


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Browns Lake Golf Course on 08/08/2018:

Thank you for playing Browns Lake Golf Course and for leaving us a review. Great playing out there! We are always looking to improve, and we are welcome to hearing any more feedback that you might have. Thank you again for the review, and we hope your future rounds with us will be just as good.

"Nice"


dennisnork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good people in the pro shop and we're nice about moving our tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place!"


u112143645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Browns Lake is one my favorite places to golf because the course is laid out so well and the staff is always very nice. Plus it’s very professional yet very comfortable to golf there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


BRYAN5180854's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. The greens are great. Several challenging holes. Great value for the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This Course Sneaks up on you !"


latitudeswi's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course appears simple with some short par fours and few bunkers, but narrow fairways, challenging greens and changes in elevations still make it challenging.

It always seems I should be scoring better, but holes 7 and 16 are my Kryptonite.

The course is undergoing many changes and enhancements and is look better everyday. The changes don't effect play except some older trees have had to be remove so actually sometimes it helps! Looking forward to watching the course continue to improve.

I play on A weekly basis and it's alway fun, and different.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great staff"


u415082365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A two some before us was a little slow and the 1 guy after us was always hitting 2 balls and a few times to close for comfort.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


afleetalex7's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and it will not be my last. I enjoyed everything about it, the course to the excellent customer service. I loved the layout of the course. Some long par 3's and back to back par 5's were nice. Great job Brown's Lake, can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Richard3024668's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Good course"


u415082365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a lot of long holes. Not good for beginners, but those who have long drives you will enjoy this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



evenstevens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great shorter course some holes are close to returning fairways."


u7709717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before but they have lost a lot of the ash trees that separated the fairways.. The stump holes have been filled and seeded. The missing trees have opened the course up.

It's a great afternoon play I had a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Browns Lake April 2018"


u172518905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the weather finally turning nice it was a lot of fun getting on Browns Lake. I like the way the course has both challenging short and long holes. I have no complaints about the course other than the greens have not matured, but that is to be expected with all the cold weather we've had in WI. The staff are very customer focused and I found the pace of play was good...took just under 4 hours to complete 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kinger48's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Browns Lake Golf Course on 10/06/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Browns Lake Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the fairways and rough were not in the best condition that day, however in seeing that you enjoyed the pace of play and course layout we hope you still had a great round. Thank you for recommending our course and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Aerated greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were recently aerated. We didn't know. Would have been a deal breaker with one of our foursome but the rest of know that can happen in fall golf and we got a really cheap rate. Windy and some very hard ground in some spots gave big drives but landing approach short of greens sometimes gave huge bounces that carried over the green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Browns Lake Golf Course on 10/06/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Browns Lake Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We apologize for the greens not being in the best shape that day, however we hope that the pace of play and great value you received was able to make your round more enjoyable. Thank you for recommending our course and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

"This cours is bad."


budda8761sg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cours was to bumpy, hard surface, no beverage cart on cours, no drinking water stations around the cours and outher golfers around no respect for the game and golf cours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Browns Lake Golf Course on 09/25/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Browns Lake Golf Course, in the Milwaukee area. We are sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and that there was a lack of amenities on the course. Your feedback is appreciated so that we know where improvements can be made. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for golfing with us and we hope to earn you business again soon.


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