The Links - Golf Course of Lawsonia

GL

8.9

S Valley View Dr, Green Lake, WI 54941

SCORE

Peak Rate:

$

120

Twilight Rate:

$

70

Reviewed:

2021

Links Course Highlights (Updated for 2021)

The Lawsonia Links course is a very unique course and well known throughout the golf course architect community and beyond.  Bill Langford and Ted Moreau designed this course in the early years of the steam shovel which resulted in lots of dirt moved into mounds, elevated greens, and hills.  You will encounter some very unusual types of hazards but they are generally pretty fair.  The greens, fairways, and tee boxes were in good shape.  Large clubhouse has a full bar and menu.  Very friendly and unpretentious staff.  See excerpt below about the woods course also on this property.

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Condition*

8.6

Large undulating greens in very good condition.  Fairways and tees good condition.  Sand traps pretty rough but upgrades are planned.

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Playability*

9.0

Very good risk/reward along with interesting greens and fairways.  Good tee box options.  Number of blind shots on the high side.  Very interesting and unusual "mound" hazards.

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Visual Appeal*

9.0

Highly unique design with great visual appeal including very large mounding, and plateaued greens along with typical links style features.

The Woods Course - GL Score 8.7

The Woods course at Lawsonia has just undergone a significant renovation to the bunkers along with a few other changes.  When we played this course a few years ago it was a bit rough around the edges but now feels like a very good compliment to the Links course.  Tee boxes, fairways, greens, and bunkers were all in great shape overall.  Lots of elevation changes are blended with plenty of trees and a moderate amount of water.  There is very little housing or other buildings on the course.  We actually enjoyed playing this track nearly as much as its more famous counterpart.

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Additional Info

Pace of Play: Good (sat morning and afternoon)

Walkability Score: B (Links) C (Woods)

Notes about yardage on the course:  Carts have GPS

Tee Box Lengths and Rating / Slope

Links Course                                      Woods Course

Blue - 6,853 (73.0/130)                     6,586 (71.9/132)

White - 6,494 (71.5/128)                   6,186 (70.1/128)

Gold - 5,889 See site                         5,782 see site 

Red - 5,078 (68.9/117)                      5,023 (70.5/120) 

* CONDITIONS:  Please note that conditions can change a lot on a seasonal, monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis.  See the About Us tab for full explanation but we always recommend you contact the course for latest conditions particularly during early season and after heavy rain storms.  Our reviews attempt to give you the best idea of what the course should be like on a typical day during the season.