Golf is extremely popular in Madison WI, and the city is home to several professional players. On this page we’ll provide listings to all golf courses in the Madison Wisconsin area, as well as information about the golf scene and events in and around the city. First let’s start with the basic lists:
Madison WI Public Golf Courses – the city of Madison operates four golf courses, Glenway, Monona, Odana Hills, and Yahara Hills. The first two are 9 hole only courses, while Odana is an 18 hole course and Yahara offers 36 holes of golf. In addition to the popular city courses, there is a number of privately owned public golf facilities in the Madison area. In my opinion, most of these courses are far superior to the city owned course options, with the exception of price. Here is a complete list of golf courses in Madison Wisconsin that allow public play:
- The Legend At Bergamont
- University Ridge
- The Bridges
- The Oaks
- Hawks Landing
- Tumbledown Trails
- Vitense Golf Land – hardly a course, just a par 3 – however great place to teach kids.
- Pleasant View
- Nine Springs – another tiny par 3 course.
Madison WI Private Golf Courses – country clubs and private “members only” courses in Madison WI. I’m personally a member of Bergamont (public at the moment but going private any year now) and was previously a member at Stoughton Country Club. Here is the other private golf courses I know of around the city of Madison.
- Blackhawk Country Club
- Bishops Bay
- Maple Bluff Country Club
- Nakoma Golf Club
- Cherokee Country Club
- Stoughton Country Club
Professional Golfers Living In The Madison Area – Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Andy North.
Madison Wisconsin Golf Lessons And Instruction – most courses and several private ventures around the area give lessons, most notably several professionals and coaches of the University of Wisconsin Golf Team do give lessons at University Ridge. Picking the right instructor is important, as everyone learns differently. Talk to your local pro shop for insights on golf lessons in Madison WI.
I plan to update this page soon with descriptions of each course (hey, I like to play – this gives me an excuse!) and links to each course for those wishing to make a tee time.