With warmer weather comes the always-anticipated golf season. Golf is perfect for those who want to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and be active. It is also one of America's favorite pastimes that can be enjoyed by a group or as an individual. Golfers will find five fantastic golf courses within a 15-minute drive of Oshkosh. Here are just some of the area’s top golf opportunities.
Before you tee off this year, please be aware of restrictions set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services regarding golf courses.
Public and private golf courses may open, with the following restrictions:
1. Single-rider golf carts are allowed. Two people may share a cart if they live in the same household.
2. Social Distancing Requirements must be observed at all times, unless the players reside in the same living unit or household.
3. All tee times and payments must be made in advance online or by phone.
4. Clubhouses and pro shops must remain closed. Restrooms will be open and golfers can purchase food and drink for takeout.
5. Tee times must be spaced to avoid multiple foursomes from clustering or gathering at any stage of the course.
6. All maintenance work and groundskeepers shall comply with Section 2.b.i. and 2.b.ii. of this Order. All other functions may only continue under Minimum Basic Operations.
7. Driving ranges and miniature golf must remain closed.
Traditional Golf Courses in Oshkosh
Making headlines this summer is the unveiling of the now, semi-private historic Oshkosh Country Club. Traditionally known for being one of the oldest private country clubs in Wisconsin, this Oshkosh gem will be opening to the public on a limited basis. The club welcomes golfers to enjoy a round on the exceptional course as well as a meal at TJ's Highland Steakhouse, which is always open to the public. The Oshkosh Country Club hopes to change the conversation around their establishment and welcomes all lovers of golf, and great food, to experience what they have to offer the Oshkosh community. Visit their Facebook page for more info or call (920)231-1076 to schedule a tee time.
Another local favorite on the list is Westhaven Golf Club. The scenic, 18-hole course features two creeks and two lakes, which makes water in play on eight holes (four on the front and four on the back). Golfers can enjoy a driving range and skill-appropriate tees, great for those who are learning the game or looking to improve their skills. Tee times are subject to availability and the course recommends calling the pro-shop at (920)233-4640 to reserve an opening. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
Next on the list is Oshkosh’s Far Vu Golf Course. This 18-hole course was built with special attention given to the surrounding environment. The natural beauty of Far Vu includes mature trees, wooded areas, and a creek that winds throughout the course. After the game, golfers are invited to enjoy the clubhouse for food, drinks, and a comfortable seat on the outdoor deck. Far Vu has a unique, natural irrigation system that keeps the course green all summer long and offers players the ability to enjoy a game in early Wisconsin spring. Visit their Facebook page to learn more or call (920)231-2631 to schedule a tee time.
Our next featured course, Utica Golf Club, is great for golfers who want a challenge. The 18-hole, par 72 course combines tree-lined fairways and strategically placed water hazards for a game that will have even the best players breaking a sweat. Enjoy Utica's complete practice facility when warming up and be sure to grab a treat from the full-service bar and restaurant. The course recommends reaching out to PGA Golf Professional and Owner, Greg Johnson, for details and pricing at (920)233-4446.
The final course on our list is Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne. The 18-hole, championship layout course offers numerous risk/reward opportunities to players, making each game truly one-of-a-kind. After a round, Lake Breeze Golf Club invites golfers to take advantage of the welcoming bar and grill for post-game refreshments. The course aims to leave golfers with an experience that will have them saying, "I've got to play it again!" Schedule a tee by calling (920)582-7585 and find more info on their Facebook page.
One of the best things about golfing in the Oshkosh is the affordable cost. On average, greens fees in the Oshkosh area are lower than in most large urban areas. And, the quality of the golf you’ll find in the Oshkosh area is excellent!
Alternative Golf Courses in Oshkosh
Settlers Mill mini-golf course, alongside the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh, is perfect for a little family-friendly golf competition. Choose your favorite colored ball and swing away at waterfalls, streams, rivers, and other fun obstacles on the putting green. It's perfect for a warm, summer day and can be made even better with a visit to their indoor arcade or the snack shop for ice cream. This enjoyable course is suitable for golfers of all ages, but will still challenge the best to work hard for every putt.
If clubs are not your style, Oshkosh has not one, but two fantastic disc golf courses in the city!
The Red Arrow Disc Golf Course at Red Arrow Park is a challenge for those who love to disc. The course starts slow with wide-open shots but gets progressively harder as it builds up to fairways that will have you zipping around trees, flying over water (if you are brave enough), and shooting straight up-hill. Nestled in a sunny, well-groomed area of the park, this course will leave you feeling satisfied with your day spent outside, and hopefully your disc golf game too.
The Winnebago County Disc Golf Course at the Winnebago County Community Park is a nature lovers dream. The 27-hole course allows golfers to play a full 18-hole round as well as the option to add on the more challenging back nine holes. This course is literally a walk in the park as it takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of the park. During late summer, tall flowers line the fairways and mature trees provide shade throughout your game. More challenging shots are complimented with huge, wide-open shots to let you flex your skills. If you have not visited the Winnebago County Disc Golf Course yet, it is the perfect idea for a warm Oshkosh day.
From traditional to alternative golfers, Oshkosh has you covered as a destination to enjoy everything you love about the game. Golfers can always expect top-of-the-line courses and fantastic, scenic beauty from Oshkosh's several golf locations, all of which are available for the public to enjoy. Find more fun things to do in Oshkosh here.