Gary Player at Geneva National Golf Club

3.9447857143 3.9 stars from 5 (28)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7008 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.3
  • 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
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7008 yards 74.3 141
Gold 72 6417 yards 71.5 133
Gold/White Combo 72 6208 yards 70.6 131
White 72 6014 yards 69.7 130
Gray (W) 72 5462 yards 72.0 128
Red (W) 72 4823 yards 68.4 120

Geneva National Golf Club boasts three championship courses, each with a notable designer: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino. All three courses sit along the shores of Lake Como and were carved from lush, rolling countryside. The Gary Player Course, along with the Palmer Course, provides the greatest challenges and also some of the best scenery. Water hazards come into play on 12 holes in the form of wandering streams and large lakes. One of the most memorable holes with water is the par-3 16th. There is a lake that wraps almost entirely around the green, giving it the feel and difficulty of an island green. In addition to the water, golfers will also have numerous strategically placed bunkers to contend with. The club is popular with locals but also with visitors since it is only a short drive from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 28 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

26 out of 28 reviews


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Reviews


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"One of the best courses in the area"


ImaTurtle6's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

This is a very cool course with great views of Lake Como. There are large elevation changes and lots of natural wildlife areas. The conditions are always first-class at Geneva National.

The staff is fantastic, even loading your clubs to the cart and bringing them down below. Prime rates are fairly steep; however, they provide great deals in spring/fall, especially for the condition the course is usually in those times of year.

I consider this one of the top 5 courses in SE Wisconsin.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Dont play"


u00000105828's avatar
Age:  55-64

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

There are better courses in the area for less money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


Van7229506's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Palmer course and did a replay at Player course for $30!! awesome price for great course.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Awesome Day"


ShoulderDoc1961's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful day at a stunning course. Only drawback was pace of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Have fun!"


clk350's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When you want a almost guarantee that it wil be a great day head out to the Player!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Played Player - nice course."


Chuck3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable. Look forward to playing the other 2 courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice scenery and variety of hole designs."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great design with good variety. Scenic views from elevated tees. Very challenging greens. Many elevation changes throughout course. Good amount of difficulty, but the 5 sets of tees allow all golfers to enjoy the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"beautifully designed and wonderfully maintained"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couldnt have been treated any better. Outstanding golf course
A
Must
Play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"spectacular views and challenges"


u000001351681's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We recently took a Friday afternoon off work to play and selected this course because it is beautiful and challenging. The staff was super friendly and the pace of play was what we expected. Fun course to play!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


uJNUV4205JN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We both love the Player course at Geneva National.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I've already recommended this course."


Morgan2861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I just spent our entire week vacationing near our home by playing golf that was within one to one and one half hours from our house. This facility ranks near the top of public courses we've played in the US.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was in very good condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played as foursome and never had to wait. The course was in good condition


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging layout"


u000005523157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My father and I had the last early bird tee time at 7:30 am and for ~$70 bucks a person, the value was great. Regularly this course is $120 during peak hours, which in my opinion, it is still worth it if you're looking to splurge on a nice course on vacation.

We played 3 courses in Lake Geneva over the weekend and we liked this the best. ("The Brute" was also in very good shape, and I would recommend playing it. However, we enjoyed the playability/layout of The Player course better.)

3 par 3's and 3 par 5s on the back nine offers a good chance for scoring.

Loved this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"great place to play"


rhoward135's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it is always fun to play this course and always get to meet new players. had a blast


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"lots of elevation changes, beautiful views"


John9588047's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/02/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

probably the prettiest course of the 3 at Geneva National, very playable, very fast big greens, accurate shot making, practise your putting fun course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loving the game"


repoocam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My partner and i got paired with a couple nice guys from Sun Prairie. Pace of play was excellent, in under 4 hrs, even with a couple rain bursts. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was in great shape. Greens rolled very fairly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging & Fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two things will make your round more enjoyable. First, pickup the yardage book before you start to help you with some interesting decision making on tee shots and approach shots. Second, make sure you play the correct Tee. There are subtle but significant differences between each tee box. Greens are VERY nice and quick. Great course, challenging and fun round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the finest courses I have played."


Mark3973462's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/21/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Heavy rains delayed our tee time. The staff accomandated us just great, with a tee time shortly after the rain stopped. The course drained off fairly quick. Fairways and greens were in superb shape. I highly recommend Geneva National.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was challenging and in excellent form."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the course is challenging - you can pick your challenge. Being and average golfer we varied our tee box choice to fit our level of challenge. The black tees were definitely out of our league. But to the long hitter those tees looked like fun. The course was in great condition and the employees were a joy to talk with.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Management taking liberties"


Anthony3279306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So I purchased the all day play. When I arrived everything went smooth and I was assigned the course from the tee time and another one of the three. That was a pleasant surprise, and also the last one. I arrived at the starter podium only to be told they were delayed half an hour! Groups were playing obscenely slow and none of the many rangers I saw ever stopped to correct the situation. Slow play and a half hour delay places a certain strain on your ability to make the second tee time and complete 36 holes of golf. I had to skip three holes just to arrive at my next tee time on time. The cause of the issue, as a staffer informed me, was due to a group who were "friends of the GM" doing as they pleased for the second day. Judging by what comments I overheard members discussing on the range...this is truly a top down issue. The course, when maintained properly, offers challenge and forgiveness for any level of player. For the price, and other reviews I expected too much. I will not be returning to this mismanaged and would even urge the three greats who's names adorn their designs to remove those names. Take your money elsewhere, this course is not worth the fees.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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