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:
Shoop Park Golf Course -- "If I only lived closer"
Review by: Bruce A. Williams When I was younger, and my dad was still around.. he told me about one of the oldest courses in Wisconsin; that being, Shoop Park.. Now my dad was Scotch/Irish and loved playing the "Highlands" kind of golf and even though the grass isn't reedlike and there are next to no bunkers or even that big a threat of water here; I found Shoop to be an interesting 9.. It has a number of holes that offer sidehill lies ...It also has 2 holes that give you a nice view of Wind Point and the green at hole #2 is at the very base of the lighthouse...OH, did I mention that the Wind Point lighthouse is ON Lake Michigan?? Anyway.. to make a long story short..I played it; some 25 years after my fathers' passing and found that for what you pay to play here, it's worth a 2nd & 3rd look .. I'd play it alot more often ...If only I lived closer.
From West Allis, WI USA




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