Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center

4.0510823529 4.1 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6431 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - lighted
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: Shirts with collars required. No tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6431 yards 70.4 124
White 72 6102 yards 68.9 121
Gold 72 5836 yards 67.7 118
Red 70 5126 yards 68.8 117

Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center is situated just 30 minute from the suburbs of both Milwaukee and Chicago. It is popular among locals for being one of the area's best values. Despite its convenient location, the course feels tranquilly secluded thanks to the miles of picturesque countryside surrounding it. Mature trees dot the rolling landscape, coming into play along the fairways and framing most of the holes. Water hazards come into play on four holes. Strategically placed bunkers are also lurking near most of the greens. The golf course is challenging but offers a playability that makes it appealing to a range of skill levels. Four diverse sets of tees make it even more approachable. There is also a lighted grass driving range and expansive chipping and putting areas available at Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

88 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"DO NOT BUY A HOT TEE TIME"


jgraham1647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the second consecutive year I've bought a hot deal tee time for 18 holes and a CART. Both times they weren't able to let carts out due to the condition of the course. No refund was given by golf now or bristol oaks due to the last minute change by bristol oaks management of a walking only policy. Great customer service bristol oaks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Bristol Oaks Golf Club & Banquet Center. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding regarding your recent reservation. If you have any questions regarding your GolfNow reservations in the future, please do not hesitate to contact 1 (800) 767-3574. If it is confirmed that the course was walking only and your Hot Deals tee time included 18 holes and a cart, you are refund eligible. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another round soon.


"Inexpensive and not crowded"


cconner42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for the Country Cluub experience, this isn't the place. If you're looking for inexpensive golf at a place you can get on and off fairly quickly (On weekdays at least) and still feel you're playing a respectable course, this is it. Despite the recent rains, the course is very playable, although some of the rough hasn't been mowed recently, the greens are in good shape. If you haven't been here, there many interesting holes. It's a nice place. It's not special, but it doesn't pretend to be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"OK for this early date."


James9653983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were just okay for this early in the year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/08/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Bristol Oaks Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course conditions may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Beautiful Course....other areas need improvement."


Floyd3050177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let's start with the good. Course was beautiful and well kept. The driving range was in great shape. The carts dont have sand bottles to repair your divots. That was odd to me but no big deal. They did have port-o-johns every few holes throughout the course. Staff were very friendly. I think management really needs to fix the smell issue inside the clubhouse. It smelled like really bad mildew inside. I ate a brat that day 30 minutes before the tee off and by hole 2 I was looking for the port-o-john. Stomach was cramping horribly bad from the sausage.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"3 stars"


mjmacisaac's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Bristol Oaks is a great course for less-talented players. We were also allowed to start on the back9 so we would not have to wait for a league where the players showed up a little early due to pending bad weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout, constantly improving, becoming must play"


Seahawks375's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Bristol Oaks is fast becoming a must play course in SE Wisconsin. The conditions continue to get better, the layout is fantastic, with a great mix of holes. This year the course went back to its 1964 layout, so now the 18th hole is the 2nd hole from previous years, which is a fantastic dogleg right par 5. There is just enough water and sand to make it a great challenge, but a lot of the difficulty comes in the greens, they can be very tough if you miss them. The practice range is fantastic, with ample space, and the food is amazing. Highly recommend.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



azgreg127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



KobyDuncan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most local course where soaked form the last rain but Bristol Oaks drains well no standing water at all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Problem with the tee time"


mjmacisaac's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We booked our round for 154pm and were told by the ranger with 5 holes to go that we would have to ceded our spot for a shotgun start. They should not have allowed us to book the round if it would not be completed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Will Play It Again"


rctobin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Was in the vicinity to pick up a camera and booked a round at Bristol Oaks. Course is a little difficult to find the first time, but is worth the effort. Rain had covered the area the previous two days and course was quite soft, but greens were moderate to fast. Not a lot of water in play, but plenty of bunkers to protect the greens. Will play there again when I'm in the area. Good value and course is in superior condition.


Pace of Play: Good

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great family oriented course..Nice place in the country"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played with my beginner golfer daughters and wife so the slow pace didn't bother us. It would have if I played with guy friends. Nice cart beverage service, halfway house and friendly club house. Nice bar but we couldn't stay. Okay practice tee. Nicely located short women's tees was a huge plus for us. The trees, rolling hills, and non home lined course was beautiful.

Great value hot deal but regular rate is a great value also.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



azgreg127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"had fun but was wet rained overnight no carts"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to walk no cart paths here but it was ok good work out. A few hills but no big deal. A nice course will go back some time when it is better dry day. I had played it in the past but realized it when I started playing. It has some very nice holes and good to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bstevenson1234321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Fun Round at Bristol Oaks"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The round was fun; The course layout has been slightly changed for the better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u3694880's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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