Majestic Oaks at Lake Lawn Resort

3.7382529412 3.7 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6201 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 2400 E Geneva St, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115, Walworth County
  • (262) 725-9200
  • (262) 728-2347
  • www.lakelawnresort.com

Year built: 1921
Architect(s): Dick Nugent (1990), Tom Bendelow (1928), Brad Bartell
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: March - December

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts and slacks or tailored shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6201 yards 70.0 124
White 70 5849 yards 68.4 120
White (W) 70 5849 yards 73.8 120
Red (W) 70 5054 yards 69.4 116
Red 70 5054 yards 64.6 112

Lake Lawn Resort spans across two miles of shoreline along Delavan Lake. The resort was founded in 1878, making it one of Wisconsin's oldest leisure destinations. Its proximity to both Chicago and Milwaukee has made it very popular. The championship golf course was not added until 1921, but it is still one of the area's oldest. It has a traditional layout that was revamped in 1990 but the original character was carefully preserved. The course is known for the stately oaks that are abundant throughout the course. The mature trees frame the holes and demand accuracy as well as creative shot-making. There are also deep sand bunkers strategically placed along Lake Lawn Resort's greensides. The greens themselves are quite tricky and varied too. Some have subtle but tough undulations while others are multi-tiered.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
56
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

94 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for locals a weekend splurge seniors   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Poor staff, does not put customer first"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

We arrived at the course at 5:45 to play twilight and were going to putt around for a bit. The shop employee said that we could wait till 6 to play super twilight for a cheaper rate so we did. After finishing 9 holes for 3 players in an hour and a half we turned to play a couple more, as we payed for twilight. The ranger came up to us and stated that they were closing the course at 8 and he would come to get us, even though the sun didn’t set until 8:35. We did not want to be rude so we played 10,11,17,18 and were in by 8:15. Upon returning the staff was again rude about closing the course by 8, although there were two groups on the course. We were very disappointed that the staff did not honor our twilight rate and would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not Women Friendly"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at course and the course showed my GolfNow reservation as a different time than my confirmation. Wouldn’t honor Golf now confirmation or provide any compensation. On course was hounded constantly by ranger who said a group of guys were blaming the slow play on my group of women when in fact we waited every hole for the group ahead of us. Ranger suggested we play the first nine again rather than continue to play through the back nine. Finally the starter told the group ahead to play the back faster but “ of course you know guys, they blame the women”. Disappointing but we played well and tried not to let these issues ruin our day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent shape"


u129282170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were well maintained. Tee boxes as well. With as much rain as we have had only 1 hole #10 was affected. Will be back again soon.


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


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful views of the lake - - I think my golf ball preferred to go to the beach instead of staying in the fairway. Really enjoyed the course


I recommend this course


"First time at Majestic Oaks"


Freddyma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were able to play even though it had rained heavily the night previous to our tee time.. We were pleased with the drainage of the course and how well it was maintained. The course is challenging and we will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tricky greens."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Coarse is always in great shape. What makes this track challenging are the undulating greens. Never a flat putt. lots of curves, valleys and difficult pin placements. Staff are always friendly, courteous and helpful. Beautiful old design with classic holes. If you are in the lake Delevan area this is a must play. Cheers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



johnneary66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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


"nice course Extremely slow play"


u681755211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course but it took 5;40 minutes to play 18 holes. they had groups of 8 , 6 and 5 on the course, which to me is not acceptable at any time. the group of 8 was the major issue most of the day and they did not try to fix it even though numerous groups in front of us and behind us complained. the group of 8 was on 4 when we were on 2 and that was the issue all day


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course to tackle"


JAMES3766120'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 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well conditioned. Wonderful greens.

Challenging course the has you battle not only the layout but winds that keeps you making decisions.

Go enjoy majestic oaks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not difficult, but a little tight"


yesborg's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can tell by the name of the course that there are a lot of trees. They come into play every hole, sometimes even if you're in the fairway. There are only 3 water hazards on the whole course: a tough pond next to a par 3 green, one in front of a par 4 tee box, and the shoreline of Delavan Lake goes the length of a par 5 on the back 9.

The holes are often very close together so you will see people playing from the wrong fairway a few times.

Other than the lake and the other two water hazards, there aren't a lot of places to lose your ball here except if you manage to hit your ball over the fence on one of the 5 holes that go along the edge of the property. Lake Lawn really needs to put up tall netting to prevent these errant balls from hitting a car on the highway because I've seen it happen several times.

There are more than plenty of bunkers on this course. There is only one hole on the entire course that doesn't have a greenside trap. The sand is in decent condition but often it is unraked, which in my opinion is a reflection of the type of golfer that frequents this resort (I'll just say there were 10:1 Illinois license plates vs Wisconsin plates in the parking lot).

Although you may not lose many balls here, they will possibly get scuffed up by the ever-present blacktop cart path that runs along the right edge of the fairway on most holes. Your slightly right of the fairway drive will bounce off the path into inevitable tree or sand trouble.

The greens are not in very good condition. Some greens have no grass on top of the higher humps, possibly shaved too low by the mower. Most greens are pocked with unrepaired divots, going back to the inconsiderate golfers that often stay at the resort. Half of the greens have a large hill or hump separating the front from the back, adding difficulty to putting.

There is a small bar in the clubhouse and an adjoining (small) banquet room. The staff is very friendly, but good luck seeing a drink cart after 5:00PM. There is a driving range and you can get a bag of 50 balls for a reasonable $7 but you have to drive almost a mile from the clubhouse to get to it.

The resort has a restaurant but I would not recommend it. There are several better and cheaper restaurants within a mile of the resort.

Overall I like the course but not the people that often play there. I usually refuse to play there on weekends and I'd never pay the full rate as it's wildly overpriced. Look for online deals or play after 4:00 for better rates.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



"Last time"


uFFRB2672FF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was amazing... Golfnow continues to disappoint. Membership is a one way business in favor of golfnow. I am done with them and I call this my last time.


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



u000007635181's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Resort Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a Resort course they can get play by people who aren’t golfers and can abuse the course, but it appears the staff does a wonderful job of overcoming that abuse and keeps it in good shape .


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


"Over charged"


Suzanne2835924's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I booked on line through Lake Lawn Website. When we got there we were charged $34/each. My receipt via email said we owed $116 at course. I had already paid the on line booking fee so my “hot deal” cost me $40 instead of $30. I have no complaints on the course itself as it was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007846728's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Compared to othe courses in area a little pricy"


ljgutteridge's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old course with old course layout. Greens are good but course is not overly challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course for your money"


u446402841's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We play here every time we are in this area. Fair but also challenging. The staff is consistently courteous and professional. And the course is always in great shape. Keep up the good work!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time for golfing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We golfed in the later afternoon on a Sunday and the course was pretty open. No pressure to hurry. Relaxing Beautiful day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Okay"


Jack9091703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in places we brown and bare. Some dumb holes with pointless annoying bunkers and mini golf like slopes on greens. Did have nice views and decent fairways and teeboxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u8200626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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