Edited by -GoldenHawk-, 03 May 2018 - 02:14 PM.
Best stay and play options for a budget golfer??
Posted 03 May 2018 - 07:02 PM
Primetime rates = 1 nights stay and 2 days of unlimited golf = $150
Ping K15 3 Wood 16* & 5 Wood 19*
Ping Karsten Hybrids 19* 22* 25*
Ping Karsten Irons 6-PW
Ping Karsten Wedges 51* 55*
Ping Scottsdale Greyhawk TR Putter
Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:05 PM
For a future trip, keep in mind that Northern MN is within 6-8 hours of basically all of Iowa. Giants Ridge has two great courses (The Quarry and the Legend) and the Wilderness at Fortune Bay is only about 45 minutes away. Make Giants Ridge your home base (they have hotels or rental houses/condos). Golf is in the $60-75 per round range for some great courses. Terrific spot for a summer or early fall getaway. Northland Country Club in Duluth would be on the way, and while private, would be worth trying to get on.
Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:06 PM
I'll 2nd Northern MN, 6-7 hr drive from Iowa. My friend and I do stay and play every year up there. 37th hole special includes 18 on The Legend, 18 on The Quarry and lunch in between, think it was about $160 last year. After that drive 40 minutes up to stay at Fortune Bay Casino and play 36 holes at the course The Wilderness at Fortune Bay the next day. Stay and Play is $150-170ish I believe and you have a casino to boot. It doesn't get more Northern MN woods away from it all feel then that. Plus I believe all 3 courses are in top 100 public courses in the country. When compared to Sand Valley and a few other WI options prices don't compare. We can do a long wkd trip for under $500 guy and play 4 rounds at 3 world class courses.
Edited by eboettne, 03 May 2018 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:08 PM
Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:27 PM
That's A LOT of time to play golf.
Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:56 PM
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:07 AM
Sand Valley Golf Resort
Sand Hills in Nebraska
Either would depend on what part of Iowa you are in but both are bucket list courses and driving to them could save you some $$ vs flying.
Great, thanks! I love Wisco, I'll check it out.
If you want great value golf in Wisconsin, I would hang out in the quad formed by Wisconsin Dells, Nekoosa, Stevens Point and Green Lake.
Right now, Nekoosa is big because of Sand Valley. But one mile away is an older 36-hole complex called Lake Arrowhead which is very nice.
Some fine courses around the Dells. I really enjoyed Northern Bay at Castle Rock, an 18-hole course with 6-8 replica holes which are well done (including #17 at TPC).
In Stevens Point, you have Sentry World, which will be pricy but just underwent renovation, For a bit less, Stevens Point Country Club is decent.
In Green Lake, you'll find Lawsonia. Gets rave reviews from the Chicago crowd here, but I'm not as much a fan. But, their 36-hole special on the Links and Woodlands is like stealing.
Fun pubs and restaurants nearby Green Lake and a few hotels and B&Bs. If you choose to stay closer to Point, consider staying in Plover, which is home to Mikey's Pub and O'So Brewing and several small chain hotels.
Another fun spot for value golf in Wisconsin is Minocqua area with Northwoods in Rhinelander, Timber Ridge in Minocqua, St. Germain and Eagle River.
Agree with much of this. Wild Rock in Wis Dells is a great track. Trappers Turn is in the Dells, nice, but tough. Northern Bay is about 45 minutes north of there and fun to play with the replica holes. University Ridge in Madison would make a great add to your trip!
Green Bay has Thornberry, the LPGA plays there. Nice course. Royal St Patricks is just down the road and is great. Lawsonia Links is one of my favorite courses.
Edited by USAF Retired E7, 07 May 2018 - 06:08 AM.
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Edited by moonshine, 14 May 2018 - 08:31 AM.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:27 AM
Titleist 917F3 13.5*/Fujikura TS Pro 84 Stiff/43"
Taylormade RBZ Tour 18*/Fujikura Speeder 757 X/41.5"
Titleist 718 AP3 3 iron/Project X LZ 5.5 Hardstep x1
Titleist 718 CB 4-PW/Project X LZ 5.5 Hardstep x1
Titleist Vokey Design SM7 54-08, Project X LZ 6.0
Titleist Vokey Design SM7 60-08, Project X LZ 6.0
Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5/Pingman grip/33"
Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:18 PM
Edited by TK3, 15 May 2018 - 02:48 PM.
Bag - Sun Mountain MPB
Driver - Ping G400 MAX with HoF Prototype
3 Wood - Rocketballz15* with Diamana Red M+
Hybrid - Rocketballz 3 hybrid
Irons - JDM Titleist VG3 4-PW irons with Nippon Modus 3 shafts
Wedges - Ping Glide 50* / 54* / 58*
Putter - Scotty Cameron GoLo 33"
Shoes - Nike Air Zoom Accurate
Ball - Srixon Z Star
Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:36 PM
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