Salem Wisconsin Golf Courses

Spring Valley Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Spring Valley Country Club -- An Old Favorite
Review by: RT I grew up playing this course in the 70's and not much has changed since (except for some new homes going up). How many courses can you share a tee box with a horse named Bourban? He is buried (along with his grave marker) on the 14th hole. It's great, be sure to read the marker. Oh yes, the course. This is an old course and the evidencce can be seen in the way the greens are laid out. Almost all of the greens are plateaus. This makes hitting the greens a must if you are going to score well. There are no sand traps on the entire course and the course is relatively wide open. However, it is a challenge. What is lacks in sand traps and many trees it makes up for with large fairway berms and, as previously mentioned, elevated greens. The par 3 third sounds ridicously easy as it is only about 130 yards with no water or sand. I have maybe hit that little green 3 times in all my years. It is very small, very sloping, and is guarded by big old trees. Good Luck. The next is the par 5 4th and leaves a totally blind second shot. If you don't know the course, you must shoot through two large fairway mounds and lay up because fronting the green is a bullfrog laden pond ready to swallow your approach. I could go on and on about this course, just play it, you won't be disappointed by its charm.
From NW IL

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Maple Grove Country Club -- This place is a hole
Review by: Kevin Voight The people that run this place are not very friendly and impossible to work for. They offer dinners that are a joke. The land is nice, but there are other nicer golf courses in this region. Try Drugans, that place is great, the landscape is like none other.

Avoid Maple Grove Country club, and oh, Drugans has no dress code, if you want to wear jeans, do so ;)
From LaCrosse Wis

Spring Valley Country Club -- An Old Favorite
Review by: RT I grew up playing this course in the 70's and not much has changed since (except for some new homes going up). How many courses can you share a tee box with a horse named Bourban? He is buried (along with his grave marker) on the 14th hole. It's great, be sure to read the marker. Oh yes, the course. This is an old course and the evidencce can be seen in the way the greens are laid out. Almost all of the greens are plateaus. This makes hitting the greens a must if you are going to score well. There are no sand traps on the entire course and the course is relatively wide open. However, it is a challenge. What is lacks in sand traps and many trees it makes up for with large fairway berms and, as previously mentioned, elevated greens. The par 3 third sounds ridicously easy as it is only about 130 yards with no water or sand. I have maybe hit that little green 3 times in all my years. It is very small, very sloping, and is guarded by big old trees. Good Luck. The next is the par 5 4th and leaves a totally blind second shot. If you don't know the course, you must shoot through two large fairway mounds and lay up because fronting the green is a bullfrog laden pond ready to swallow your approach. I could go on and on about this course, just play it, you won't be disappointed by its charm.
From NW IL




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