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WI Dells Resort Courses

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I am planning a vacation to Wisconsin Dells with my extended family, and was wondering if anybody knows of a resort in the area with a decent course and cabins for rent.

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Christmas mountain village
- This is a Blue Green time share property but you can probably find someone looking to rent it out. 27 hole golf course on property

The Kalihari
- This is a water park resort and they bought the nicest course up there Trappers Turn 27 hole course. They offer shuttle service between the two.

Chula Vista
- 18 hole course on property, Front 9 is oldest in the state. They built a back 9 about 3 years ago but I don't really care for the back much it is somewhat boring and uninteresting compared to the front.

Northern Bay
- This is about an hour north of the Dells, but it has 5 great replica holes including one of TPC sawgrass 17th. They have on site cabins there as well and tote themselves as the Dells but they are a good hike away.

The Wilderness
- More of a municiple course up there but not a bad 18-hole track.

Nice thing about the Dells is all those courses are right in about a 10-15 minute trip of any of the waterparks or hotels in the area. There are more courses in the surrounding area outside of the Dells but what I have listed is more than sufficient for a week of golf for me.

I will play each of the courses the week of 7/5-7/11 when we are up there on vacation this year. Maybe not Northern Bay, it is more of a drive than I care for.

Regards,
-E

If you go to www.wisconsingolfonline.com and do a search for courses within 30-miles of 53965 you will see all the courses and links to their web pages in the Wisconsin Dells area.

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The Wilderness

The Wilderness is more of a muni? Wow, last time I played there that wasn't the impression I got at all and they just dumped a large chunk of change to redo the entire thing.

Having said that, I've rented both their large cabins and condos that are right on the golf course I recommend them and I would recommend playing the course as well. http://www.wildernessresort.com/reso...f-courses.html

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The Wilderness is more of a muni? Wow, last time I played there that wasn't the impression I got at all and they just dumped a large chunk of change to redo the entire thing.

I think perhaps this did not come off as I intended.

IIRC, since the web site is down it was a bit cheaper than the other resort courses, and a bit less manicured. It could also be that I prefer to play at Trappers Turn and Christmas Mountain when I am up there. Also, all the county courses in Milwaukee are really nice so "muni" for me does not carry the negative connotations as it may for some. Biggest difference on the county courses and the independant daily fee courses is the county uses bluegrass for the fairways and fringe and bent only on the greens.

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Trappers Turn is probably the best course in the Dells. My parents actually live just a few miles down the road from there. If you are willing to travel outside of the Dells, I would recommend Northern Bay.

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Been wanting to play Lawsonia link course myself, but it is probably too far out of the way for you. About an hour or so drive.
http://lawsonia.com/lawsonia.com/index.html

http://www.golfwisconsin.com/golfcou...fm?recordid=67

The Links ranked #55 “Classic” course in the Nation by GolfWeek Magazine
GolfWeek ranks the Links Course as the #3 overall course in Wisconsin

Not quite in the Dells ,but nearby

http://www.devilsheadresort.com/


Here's a link for some of the courses
http://www.golfwisconsin.com/maps/de...n.cfm?areaid=2

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My personal favorite is Coldwater Canyon at Chula Vista Resort: http://www.wisconsindellsgolf.com/si...=312&page;=7402

This resort is geared around golf and it is the prettiest course in the Dells, in my opinion. Also, I think it is the quietest resort without a lot of "on the strip" business, like Wilderness Resort. Plus, after 18 holes enjoy a mouthwatering steak at the in-famous Kaminski Brothers Chop House, located at the Resort.

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Finally got a chance to play this one this past weekend. All I can say is wow !

I don't think I have ever seen a course like this. The greens,bunkering, mounding were amazing. When you consider the piece of land to begin with and what it was transformed into and the time perion in which it was accomplished, it is a great classic course.

If you are any where near, make the drive it's worth it.

For some pictures and more reading about the design, check this link.
I don't the pictures even convey the full feel.

http://golfclubatlas.com/courses-by-...-course-wi-usa


http://lawsonia.com/lawsonia.com/index.html

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