Course & Court Sports

Wisconsin course and court sports come with a top-notch pedigree that surprises many. From golf to tennis and disc-golf to ultimate frisbee, course and court sports are plentiful! Time to tee it up with a Wisconsin B&B getaway that revolves around golf and other popular sports.

There are some 500 public golf courses in the state, with fairways designed by major champions including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and the PGA Champions Tour American Family Insurance Championship are here. In addition, Wisconsin will host the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Perhaps the most important golf milestone took place in 2017 when the U.S. Open, the grandest stage in golf, was contested in Wisconsin for the first time. The venue was Erin Hills in Erin, just a short drive from Milwaukee, and only the sixth publicly accessible course to host the championship, which says a lot given it was the 117th U.S. Open. Golf Erin Hills plus the two other public courses in Wisconsin designed by the same designers who created Erin Hills, Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry - Wild Rock in Wisconsin Dells and Troy Burne in Hudson.

Few would argue that it was the courses of Kohler - Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – that put Wisconsin on the golf map. The newest course, Sand Valley, Nekoosa, in Central Wisconsin, was named the “#1 Best New Golf Course for 2017” by Golf Digest.

Other noteworthy courses include SentryWorld in Stevens Point and University Ridge in Madison.

Likewise, there are two other golf options - disc golf and frisbee golf. Wisconsin has nearly 300 public disc golf courses. As a result, it's in the top five in the nation for courses and tournaments. Courses range from compact 3-hole layouts all the way up to 27 holes. Most courses are free.

Ultimate frisbee, on the other hand, is a seven-person team sport played on a football field. In this keep-away game, players move the Frisbee by passing, with one point earned per goal in the end zone. Certainly, strategy and athleticism define this sport.

Switching gears from courses to courts, Wisconsin is a hotbed for pickleball. You read that right, pickleball, with major tournaments played in Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee.

For the full-court experience, pack your tennis racquets and play at well-maintained public courts around Wisconsin.

Sweet Autumn Inn

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Lake Mills Golf course is right across the street and features 18 holes. Of course there are many other fine courses just minutes in any direction.

 

Lake Mills Golf course is right across the street and features 18 holes. Of course there are many other fine courses just minutes in any direction.

 

Westby House Inn

Westby, Wisconsin

Viroqua Hills Golf Course, located 8 miles from the inn, is nestled in the heartbeat of Vernon County. This spectacular public course offers golfers a challenge with 18 holes and over 6,300 yards of scenic fairways and greens. A 9-hole short course is the Snowflake Golf Course north of Westby.

Viroqua Hills Golf Course, located 8 miles from the inn, is nestled in the heartbeat of Vernon County. This spectacular public course offers golfers a challenge with 18 holes and over 6,300 yards of scenic fairways and greens. A 9-hole short course is the Snowflake Golf Course north of Westby.

Justin Trails Resort, LLC

Sparta, Wisconsin

One recreational disc golf course and one championship course out the back door on our property. The Classic Course is a short one mile walk with elevation change which usually takes one to one and a half hours to play. The Big Brother Course is 3 miles of walking, more elevation change and more challenge takes three to four hours to play. Bring water and snacks.Benches and compost toilets available on the course.

One recreational disc golf course and one championship course out the back door on our property. The Classic Course is a short one mile walk with elevation change which usually takes one to one and a half hours to play. The Big Brother Course is 3 miles of walking, more elevation change and more challenge takes three to four hours to play. Bring water and snacks.Benches and compost toilets available on the course.

Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

Appleton, Wisconsin

Area golf courses close to the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast include these guests preferences:

Reid Golf Course, 920-832-5926
Bridgewood Golf Course, 920-722-9819
Chaska Golf Course, 920-757-5757
Winagamie Golf Course, 920-757-5453 (pictured)
High Cliff Golf Course, 920-989-1045
Eagle Links, 920-759-0945

Telulah, Pierce and Plamann Parks in Appleton also sport disc golf courses!

Area golf courses close to the Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast include these guests preferences:

Reid Golf Course, 920-832-5926
Bridgewood Golf Course, 920-722-9819
Chaska Golf Course, 920-757-5757
Winagamie Golf Course, 920-757-5453 (pictured)
High Cliff Golf Course, 920-989-1045
Eagle Links, 920-759-0945

Telulah, Pierce and Plamann Parks in Appleton also sport disc golf courses!

Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast

Whitewater, Wisconsin

Hamilton House is centrally located to several golf courses including Newly opened to the public, Whitewater Country Club. A hidden gem just south of Town. Specials starting at $22 for unlimited play with cart on Thursdays and weekend twilight hours. Regular rates for 18-Holes with cart range from $30 on weekdays and $35 on weekends. NO tee times required and a full service bar with multiple dining options.

Hamilton House is centrally located to several golf courses including Newly opened to the public, Whitewater Country Club. A hidden gem just south of Town. Specials starting at $22 for unlimited play with cart on Thursdays and weekend twilight hours. Regular rates for 18-Holes with cart range from $30 on weekdays and $35 on weekends. NO tee times required and a full service bar with multiple dining options.

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn

Belleville, Wisconsin

Cameo Rose is just 10-20 minutes from the area's best golfing with University Ridge Golf Course near Verona; The Legends of Bergamont Golf Course at Oregon, WI; Argue-ment Golf Course between Belleville and New Glarus; Edelwiess Golf Course in New Glarus as well as many other Verona and Madison area public courses.

Cameo Rose is just 10-20 minutes from the area's best golfing with University Ridge Golf Course near Verona; The Legends of Bergamont Golf Course at Oregon, WI; Argue-ment Golf Course between Belleville and New Glarus; Edelwiess Golf Course in New Glarus as well as many other Verona and Madison area public courses.

Lindsay House Bed and Breakfast

Manawa, Wisconsin

Surrounding Manawa there are several wonderful courses, with varying skill levels. Cedar Springs right outside Manawa is a beautiful 18 hole course. Glen Cairn is located between Manawa & Iola. Hidden Waters is an 18 hole golf course located off of Hwy 54. Weymont Run is off of Hwy 10 just outside Weyauwega. Glacier Woods is located in Iola, it is a gorgeous 27 hole course. Foxfire and Waupaca Country Club are located just around Waupaca. So come and join us and play a few rounds!

Surrounding Manawa there are several wonderful courses, with varying skill levels. Cedar Springs right outside Manawa is a beautiful 18 hole course. Glen Cairn is located between Manawa & Iola. Hidden Waters is an 18 hole golf course located off of Hwy 54. Weymont Run is off of Hwy 10 just outside Weyauwega. Glacier Woods is located in Iola, it is a gorgeous 27 hole course. Foxfire and Waupaca Country Club are located just around Waupaca. So come and join us and play a few rounds!

Lake Ripley Lodge

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Several Area Golf courses, Private course with the Innkeeper also.

Several Area Golf courses, Private course with the Innkeeper also.

Inn On Lake Wissota

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

 Lake Wissota Golf course is an 18-hole par 71 public course located less than 1 mile from Inn on Lake Wissota.  Nestled amongst the natural setting of Lake Wissota and it's rolling, wooded terrain, it has a widely acclaimed layout and they offer stellar playing conditions.  The attentive staff is there to make sure Lake Wissota Golf is the best value in the Chippewa Valley.

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl in Chippewa Falls is a family friendly experience for people of all ages.  Their easy hop on golf course and wooded scenery has made Ojibwa a Northwoods favorite.  

 

 Lake Wissota Golf course is an 18-hole par 71 public course located less than 1 mile from Inn on Lake Wissota.  Nestled amongst the natural setting of Lake Wissota and it's rolling, wooded terrain, it has a widely acclaimed layout and they offer stellar playing conditions.  The attentive staff is there to make sure Lake Wissota Golf is the best value in the Chippewa Valley.

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl in Chippewa Falls is a family friendly experience for people of all ages.  Their easy hop on golf course and wooded scenery has made Ojibwa a Northwoods favorite.  

 

Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast

Hartford, Wisconsin

Breath taking views!

Erin Hills Golf Course
262.670.8600

Home of the US Open in 2017! As the Ice Age receded 10,000 years ago, rivers of water from the melting glaciers carved out the rough contours of the land. A rolling hill here, a broad plain there, it is as if the terrain was destined to become a championship golf course. Inspired by the classic Scottish and Irish courses that were once built by horse-drawn plows, Erin Hills has been created in harmony with the land.

Sand Valley Golf Course
888.651.5539

Opened 2017!

Whistling Straits
855.444.2838

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic con...

Breath taking views!

Erin Hills Golf Course
262.670.8600

Home of the US Open in 2017! As the Ice Age receded 10,000 years ago, rivers of water from the melting glaciers carved out the rough contours of the land. A rolling hill here, a broad plain there, it is as if the terrain was destined to become a championship golf course. Inspired by the classic Scottish and Irish courses that were once built by horse-drawn plows, Erin Hills has been created in harmony with the land.

Sand Valley Golf Course
888.651.5539

Opened 2017!

Whistling Straits
855.444.2838

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the Straits, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, the Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of the Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

Hartford Golf Club
262.673.2710

Hartford Golf Club has an illustrious history and has been an important part of the community for over eighty years.

Kettle Hills Golf Course
262.628.0200

Zimmermann’s Kettle Hills Golf Course is a full service 45-hole golf facility located in the Holy Hill area. Enjoy Wisconsin golf while surrounded by scenic wooded natural terrain.

Inn at Wawanissee Point

Baraboo, Wisconsin

Devil's Head Resort, next door, offers two challenging championship, 18-hole golf courses with incredible views of the Lake Wisconsin valley. 20 minutes southwest is Lake Wisconsin Country Club in Prairie du Sac, a par-70 course along the Wisconsin River with a 117-slope rating, a nice experience for all abilities.Just north of Baraboo is a delightful nine-hole course, Fairfield Hills Golf Course: 1,900 yards, par 30, with rolling, wooded terrain, a water hazard and sand bunkers to challenge but welcoming to beginners, plus a large practice range and putting green. It's locally owned, meticulo...

Devil's Head Resort, next door, offers two challenging championship, 18-hole golf courses with incredible views of the Lake Wisconsin valley. 20 minutes southwest is Lake Wisconsin Country Club in Prairie du Sac, a par-70 course along the Wisconsin River with a 117-slope rating, a nice experience for all abilities.Just north of Baraboo is a delightful nine-hole course, Fairfield Hills Golf Course: 1,900 yards, par 30, with rolling, wooded terrain, a water hazard and sand bunkers to challenge but welcoming to beginners, plus a large practice range and putting green. It's locally owned, meticulously maintained, beautiful, fun and playable in two hours.20 minutes north in Wisconsin Dells are three courses. Trappers Turn Golf Club: a 27-hole course designed by Andy North and Roger Packard, offers a spacious learning center and practice facility. Wild Rock Golf Club at The Wilderness Territory, new in 2008, earned Golf Digest Magazine's vote for one of America's best new courses. It blends three diverse terrains, appealing to all skill levels. Christmas Mountain Village has a 27-hole golf course.Drive an hour southwest to the county's driftless area to enjoy rolling hills and numerous water elements of the House On The Rock Resort's 27 holes of championship golf in its The Springs Course and The North Nine, near Spring Green, Wis.An hour-drive southeast offers University Ridge in Madison, Wis.

Old Rittenhouse Inn

Bayfield, Wisconsin

Bayfield offers a wide variety of Hiking, Biking, and Cross Country Ski trails including the Brownstone Trail, Jolly Trail, Mt. Ashwabay, and Valhalla recreational areas. If you love the outdoors, you will love Bayfield! There's even a world class pool and recreational facility located within blocks of the Inn.

Bayfield offers a wide variety of Hiking, Biking, and Cross Country Ski trails including the Brownstone Trail, Jolly Trail, Mt. Ashwabay, and Valhalla recreational areas. If you love the outdoors, you will love Bayfield! There's even a world class pool and recreational facility located within blocks of the Inn.

Rochester Inn

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

Experience the legendary championship golf that Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, and the surrounding areas have to offer.  The Rochester Inn is located minutes from Whistling Straits (home of the 2020 Ryder Cup), Blackwolf Run, and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, which is Wisconsin's only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and is ranked #85 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.  Contact our staff for recommendations and golf reservations.  

Experience the legendary championship golf that Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, and the surrounding areas have to offer.  The Rochester Inn is located minutes from Whistling Straits (home of the 2020 Ryder Cup), Blackwolf Run, and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, which is Wisconsin's only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and is ranked #85 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.  Contact our staff for recommendations and golf reservations.  

Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast

West Bend, Wisconsin

Hidden Serenity offers an on-site lighted Sport Court for Pickle Ball. We are also centrally located between 3 of the Nations most famous golf courses.  

Arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits at Whistling Straits® has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits®, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences ...

Hidden Serenity offers an on-site lighted Sport Court for Pickle Ball. We are also centrally located between 3 of the Nations most famous golf courses.  

Arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits at Whistling Straits® has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits®, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, The Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

Experience these two must-play courses crafted by hall-of-fame designer Pete Dye and ranked among the best in the United States.

The Bog, Located 25 minutes north of Milwaukee. Designed by Arnold Palmer. THE BOG is a public 18-hole, Par 72 championship layout, playable from 5,110 yds - 7,221 yds to all skill and courage levels, flowing through 297 acres of woods, wetlands, rolling hills and wildlife habitat.

Erin Hills. Long before golf was played at Erin Hills, the 652 acres of pristine land was host to icy fingers and streams from the last glacier to cover south central Wisconsin. Rivers carved graceful features into the landscape, turning the Kettle Moraine into the diverse region that it is today. Architects adopted a minimalist approach in designing Erin Hills, as nature had sculpted the land so well that the golf holes seemed to emerge from the property.

Cobblestone Bed and Breakfast

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Golf Tagalong Golf course.

Golf Tagalong Golf course.

White Lace Inn / Door County

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

No matter your skill level, you'll want to try one or more of Door County's 11 golf courses. With fresh air, warm sun and unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, golfing in Door County is an experience to remember.

No matter your skill level, you'll want to try one or more of Door County's 11 golf courses. With fresh air, warm sun and unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, golfing in Door County is an experience to remember.

Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast

Eagle, Wisconsin

Eagle Centre House is 5 minutes from the oldest Golf 9-Hole Golf Course in the State, Eagle Spring Golf Course.  They say it is quite a challenge.  Minutes more from Broadlands, North Prairie, Kettle Moraine, Dousman;  Lauderdale Lakes & Evergreen Courses in Elkhorn and many more nearby.

Eagle Centre House is 5 minutes from the oldest Golf 9-Hole Golf Course in the State, Eagle Spring Golf Course.  They say it is quite a challenge.  Minutes more from Broadlands, North Prairie, Kettle Moraine, Dousman;  Lauderdale Lakes & Evergreen Courses in Elkhorn and many more nearby.

Stewart Inn

Wausau, Wisconsin

The Wausau Marathon is an emerging event in the marathon circuit.

The Wausau Marathon is an emerging event in the marathon circuit.

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