Cold Water Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort

4.1219294118 4.1 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6027 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6027 yards 68.8 116
Blue 71 5734 yards 67.7 114
White 71 5301 yards 65.8 110
White (W) 71 5301 yards 70.6 116
Red (W) 71 4649 yards 67.9 111

Cold Water Canyon Golf Course in the Wisconsin Dells has a layout that dates back to the 1920s, making it one of the oldest golf courses in the state. Originally a nine-hole course, it was expanded to a full 18 holes but the original layout was carefully preserved as the front nine. The back nine offers a completely different round with a Scottish-links design, however it manages to blend seamlessly with the classic layout of the first nine. Water hazards come into play on a few holes and there are strategically placed bunkers to contend with as well. The second half of Cold Water Canyon Golf Course is more challenging than the front but both are equally scenic. The golf course and the adjoining Chula Vista Resort are tucked away amidst thick forests of mature trees.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

58 out of 61 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge seniors locals   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart attendant wasn't seen until the 9th hole. The front 9 is nothing special, but the back nine is challenging and fun. Friendly staff once they started coming around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short but Extremely Challenging"


u000007635743's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the tale of two sides, very different sides. The front was created in something like 1927 and is tree lined and a lot of "position golf". Greens are great, traps in "okay" shape on the front. The back becomes more of a links style course and is 300 yards longer from the tips. The yardage won't scare you, 6100 from the tips, but the length is strategically placed and you will be challenged all day. Back side traps are excellent though I suppose if you stayed out of them it wouldn't matter! LOL Staff is excellent and Chula Vista is one of the best resorts in the Dells


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



enbmlb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u341156046's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002899190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cold Water Canyon"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Greens were a little slow but in great condition. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice golf course."


u7753830's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played 22 different golf courses in Wisconsin at the $30 - $50 range. CWC is as nice as any of them. I booked a hot deal so I didn't have to pay full price. I would not pay that much to golf there. For a beginner like me, a well mowed, wider style golf course would be ideal. This one has some narrow spots. Lost some balls. I'll golf there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



craig2253772's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wisconson November golf"


PaulLBrook's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
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Reviewed on

Staff was very, very friendly; greens were well kept. Fairways were cut short and rough was okay.

Nice carts, included in the price--weather was in 70's (yes in November). A couple of sweet dog legs, and short par threes.

No service carts were there--but I only saw four other groups of gofers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Once a year"


Todd4211054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play the course once a year. Nice course. Price is right through Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"fun course"


ponchv13's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beautiful day, course was in real good condition, loved the greens, would highly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course but Not Long"


u000007635743's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay, "not long", but it is sneaky long because of the dog legs, rough and tough greens. The two nines are very different. First nine is more carved through trees, tight'ish, and tiny greens. Ball placement is critical both off the tee to give you the proper angles into the green and because the greens are so small on the front you have to be accurate.

The back side then is a total change. Much more wide open and more true links style. Plenty of room off the tee but if you waiver from the fairway be ready for those large fescue hills that will swallow up your ball. Large greens and undulating. Fun course though and greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course and is playable for the average golfer"


u671955957's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value when using golf now and the hot deals The course has always been in good condition and is enjoyable to play.


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


"great value for the money"


uPNPZ6284PN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played the canyon the day after 4.5" of rain and it was in great shape! very tight front nine and more of a links style on the back nine. i will play this course again when I get back to the dells area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value. Challenging"


Jim7011711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Steady pace of play. Great mix of traditional tree lined fairways on front nine followed by a links style back nine. Would definitely play again. Golf now deal, played midday . Played for $12!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Coldwater canyon at Chula Vista"


Ddoug2160's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and staff and facilities were also top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good mixture of shot making"


golf45fw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine..tighter fairways then back nine. Fairways don't butt up against each other. .I like that. Again just off season so not many on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Higher Expectations"


u000004121257's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Course was pretty easy and should have played faster. Condition of the front 9 was adequate and the back 9 was very nice and well taken care of . I would possibly play again earlier in the season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice course unacceptable service"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, but pace of play was very slow as it took 5hr for 18 holes and we never stopped at the turn. The part that was very concerning is we only seen the beverage cart 1 time the whole round which was at hole number 5. We even called when we got to hole 13 and they said the beverage carts were still out and that they would be sure to send one out right away which never happened!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


John4555017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape only thing I would recommend is upgrading the carts


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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