Marathon Wisconsin Golf Courses

Pine Valley Golf Course

Featured Golf Course Review:
Pine Valley Golf Course -- Two stars is so much better than one
Review by: Jesse Maas I've played most of the courses in the Wausau area and, as a poor college student golfer, I'll say this is the best golf you'll get for your buck. Equally as inexpensive as the other courses in the area, but you won't find your drives and approaches in the natural hazards created by the lack of attention that so many other low-budget courses get. They have different colored flags and different tee boxes not just for show but because they've actually got big enough greens and long enough holes that one can play the course differently accordingly. A nice, long, wide open back nine with a 575-ard par five and the par 3 "signature hole". Challenging par 4's throughout the 18 that will put your decision-making and club-chosing to the test. It's one of those courses that will make you play it a few times to achieve the score that you're truly capable of. My three complaints: it gets pretty sloppy during the wet parts of the year, the front is a par 35 -which I don't like-, and the student-rate membership fee is near $700, significantly higher than its competition (although that would only apply were you a student and wanted a membership). A solid course overall, two stars over one any day of the week, any time of the year.
From Wausau, WI USA

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Neillsville Country Club -- Could be way better
Review by: Band Aid I've played Neillsville Country Club over a hundred times in high school and now that I know more about courses I realize that the course could be so much better. First they need to establish a certain length rough and fairway and stick with that and have a scheduled mowing process too. Some days the roughs are as short as the fairways, I know there are a lot of older people that play there but you wont get anyone different there if you dont challenge decent golfers. Secondly, they need to mow the greens at a certain length that is respectable by both a good player and a below average player but leaning a little towards the good player. None of this will cost any money except for labor but its not extra work its just setting blades and sharpening them. I know they bought a used but pretty new roughs mower and I know for a fact they dont use it on the right things. This mower should be used all over the course instead of using the reels that are way to old. Another thing they should do is make sure they are spraying the right thing when they fertilize and spray for fungus and other dieases. It wont cost to much to do any of this and the course would make a huge turn around if they would take a little more time and look into problems out there.
From Michicot MN