Wisconsin is a great state for golf, from the multiple major championships it has hosted (and will host) to the thousands of rounds played a year on its public courses.
And now that the summer's finally at the tee, there's plenty of time – and sunny weather – to take a hack at any one of Milwaukee County's golf courses, as well as the dozens of other venues in the surrounding suburbs.
Here is a list of those courses that are open to the public and awaiting your tee time:
Arrowhead Springs Golf Course
3468 Hwy. 167 West, Richfield, (262) 628-2298
This 9-hole, 2,562-yard par 34 was built in 1927 by Elmer Minzlaff.
Blackwolf Run Golf Course
1111 W Riverside Dr, Kohler, (920) 457-4446
Blackwolf Run is made up of the River, Meadow Valleys and The Baths golf courses. The site hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Open's.
Broadlands Golf Club
18 Augusta Way, North Prairie, (262) 392-6320
18-hole, par 72 plays to 6,884 yards.
Brookfield Hills Golf Course
16075 Pinehurst Drive, Brookfield, (262) 782-0885
18-hole, par 62 plays to 4,926 yards.
Brown Deer Park Golf Course
7835 N. Range Line Road, (414) 352-8080
The original George Hansen layout has been partially redesigned by two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North and Roger Packard. Plays to a par 71 over 6,759 yards. Read Jim Owczarski's profile here.
Browns Lake Golf Course
932 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, (262) 763-6065
Course built in 1921 plays to 6,449 yards.
Currie Park Golf Course
3535 N. Mayfair Road, (414) 453-7030
George Hansen design plays to a par 71 over 6,444 yards.
Deertrak Golf Club
W976 Hwy. O, Oconomowoc, (920) 474-4444
Built in 1986, 6,400-yard layout plays to par 72.
Dineen Park Golf Course (disc golf)
6600 N. Keefe Ave., (414) 871-8120
9-hole, par 27.
Dretzka Park Golf Course
12020 W. Bradley Road, (414) 354-7300
Built in 1964, the Robert Mikula design plays to a par 72 over 6,809 yards.
Eagle Springs Golf Resort
W352 S10355 Tuohy Road, Eagle, (262) 594-2462
9-hole, par 35.
Edgewater Golf Club
1762 W. Cedar Creek Road, Grafton, (262) 377-1230
9-hole, par 36 was built in 1963 by PGA professional Howard Atten. Plays to 3,161 yards.
Edgewood Golf Course
W240 S10050 Castle Road, Big Bend, (262) 662-3110
The Pines – Par 72 plays to 6,551 yards.
The Oaks - Par 72 plays to 6,783 yards.
7169 County Rd. 0, Erin, (262) 670-8600
The site of the 2017 U.S. Open and host of the 2011 U.S. Amateur and 2009 U.S. Women’s Public Links was designed by Mike Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten. Opened in 2006, the walking-only course stretches to 7,820 yards and plays to a par of 72. It also offers on-site housing.
Fairways of Woodside Golf Course
W235 N8518 Clubhouse Circle, Sussex, (262) 246-7042
Designed by Jim Frutche, the par 71 plays at 6,535 yards.
Fire Ridge Golf Club
2241 Hwy. West, Grafton, (262) 375-2444
Designed by Kerry Mattingly and Gregg Kuehn, the par-72, 7,084-yard layout was a Best New Public Course in 1995 and a 4-star Golf Digest pick from 2000-2007 and served as the Monday qualifying course for Milwaukee’s PGA Tour stop from 2002 to 2009. It was once called the Country Club of Wisconsin.
Grant Park Golf Course
100 E. Hawthorne Ave., (414) 762-4646
Milwaukee County’s first golf course opened in 1920 and was designed by George Hansen. The 18-hole layout plays to a par 67 at 5,213 yards.
Greenfield Golf Course
12035 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 256-4010
Built by George Hansen in 1932, course measures to 6,026 yards and a par 69.
Hansen Golf Course
9800 W. Underwood Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa (414) 453-4454
The 2,217-yard layout covers 18 holes and plays to a par 55.
Hartford Golf Club
7072 Lee Road, Hartford, (262) 673-2710
Course plays to a par 72 and measures 6,529 yards.
Hawthorne Hills Golf Course
4720 Hwy I, Saukville, (262) 692-2151
The original nine holes opened in 1964 with the second nine opening in 1968. Designed by Lee Egelhoff, the 6,657-yard layout plays to a par 72.
Hon-E-Kor Country Club
1141 Riverview Drive, Kewaskum, (262) 626-2520
Three, 9-hole layouts were built in 1960, 1975 and 1990.
N8501 County Road LS, Sheboygan, (800) 618-5535
The neighbor to the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, the Irish is inland from Lake Michigan and features more grassland and dunes.
Ironwood Golf Course
W270 N6166 Moraine Drive, Sussex, (262) 538-9900
Features three, 9-hole layouts called the Callow, Meath and Birr. Any combination plays to a par 72 at over 6,400 yards.
Ives Grove Golf Links
14101 Washington Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 878-3714
Links style course has three, 9-hole layouts to play.
Johnson Park Golf Course
6200 Northwestern Ave., Racine, (262) 637-2840
Opened in 1931, plays to a par 72 at 6,703 yards. It's home of the Mike Bencriscutto Junior Masters.
Kettle Hills Golf Course
3375 Hwy. 167 West, Richfield, (262) 255-2200
The facility boasts 45 holes with the Ponds/Woods (6,787 yards, par 72), the Valley (6,455 yards, par 72) and the Rolling Nine (3,182 yards, par 36).
Kettle Moraine Golf Club
W365 S4299 Hwy. 67, Dousman, (262) 965-6200
The par 72 is stretched over 6,406 yards.
Lake Park Golf Course
3233 E. Kenwood Blvd., (414) 961-3206
An 18-hole, par 54 course.
Lincoln Park Golf Course
1000 W. Hampton Ave., Glendale, (414) 962-2400
Originally a 6-hole course designed by Tom Bendelow in 1916, the course was redesigned as a 9-hole layout in 1922. Redesigned yet again in 1966, course plays to a par of 33 at 2,620 yards.
Mee-Kwon Park Golf Course
6333 W. Bonniwell Road, Mequon, (262) 242-1310
The Lee Egelhoff design opened in 1974 and plays to 6,527 yards and a par of 70.
Missing Links Golf Course & Driving Range
12950 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, (262) 243-5711
A Golf Range Magazine Top 100 Driving Range, facility features a Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole, 1,131-yard, par-27 course.
Moor Downs Golf Course
438 N. Prospect Ave., Waukesha, (262) 548-7821
Built in 1915, 9-hole facility plays to a par 34.
Morningstar Golf Club
S77 W26285 Prairieside Drive, Waukesha, (262) 662-1600
This 18-hole course plays to a par 72.
Muskego Lakes Country Club
S100 W14020 Hwy. 36, Muskego, (414) 425-6500
This par 71 plays to 6,537 yards.
Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course
W307 N1897 Maple Ave., Pewaukee, (262) 367-2153
Lawrence Packard designed the 18-hole, par 72 layout that plays to 6,830 yards.
New Berlin Hills Golf Course
13175 W. Graham St., New Berlin, (262) 780-5200
Originally opened in 1907 as the private Woodmont Country Club, the 6,517-yard layout plays to a par 71.
Noyes Park Golf Course
8235 W. Good Hope Road, (414) 353-6323
The 9-hole, par 27 plays to 809 yards.
Oak Hills Golf Course
10360 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, (414) 762-9994
The 9-hole course plays to a par 31 at 1,845 yards.
Oakwood Park Golf Course
3600 W. Oakwood Road, Franklin, (414) 281-6700
The Lawrence Packard design opened in 1971 and features four, 500-yard par 5s. Plays to 6,975 yards and a par of 72.
Paganica Golf Course
1335 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc, (262) 567-0171
The Luke Frye design opened in 1961 and plays to 6,576 yards and a par of 72.
Pewaukee Golf Club
N12 W26506 Golf Road, Pewaukee, (262) 544-8585
Facility features a par-71 course and driving range.
Rivermoor Country Club
30802 Waterford Drive, Waterford, (262) 534-2500
Originally built in 1929, the course plays to a par of 70 at 6,272 yards.
Scenic View Country Club
4415 Club Drive, Slinger, (262) 644-5661
The first nine holes of this 18-hole, par-72 layout opened in 1959 and the back nine was added in 1961.
Shoop Park Golf Course
4510 Lighthouse Drive, Racine, (262) 681-9714
This 9-hole, par-35 layout is on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center
N56 W21318 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls, (262) 252-4666
The Island Course was opened in 1986, and Ron Kuhlman designed the 6,744-yard, par-72 layout. Kuhlman also designed the 5,564-yard Falls Course, which opened in 1995 and plays to a par 70.
Songbird Hills Golf Club
W259 N8700 Hwy. 164, Hartland, (262) 246-7050
This 5,592-yard layout plays to a par 70.
South Hills Country Club
3047 S. 27th St., Franksville, (262) 835-4441
Opened in 1943, the course plays to a par of 70 and 6,300 yards.
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Golf Course
1101 N. Genessee St., Delafield, (262) 646-7151
This public and military golf course opened in 1921 and was designed by Carl Murfield. Its nine holes play to a par of 36 and measures at 3,152 yards.
3121 County Road I, Saukville, (262) 284-7075
This award-winning, Arnold Palmer signature layout has hosted the Wisconsin State Open and plays as long as 7,221 yards. It is a par 72.
Valley Green Golf Course Lounge
W126 S9218 Cape Road, Muskego, (414) 425-9985
This 9-hole, par-27 track opened in 1990.
Wanaki Golf Course
N50 W20830 Lisbon Road, Menomonee Falls, (262) 252-3480
The 6,573-yard layout plays to a par 71.
Warnimont Park Golf Course
5400 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, (414) 481-4730
This executive 18-hole course plays to a par 54.
Washington County Golf Course
6439 Clover Road, Hartland, (262) 670-6616
This award-winning municipal course has hosted numerous state championships. An Arthur Hills design that opened in 1997, the course is 18 holes and plays to a par of 72 and 7,007 yards.
Washington Park Golf Course
2801 12th St., Racine, (262) 635-0118
This 9-hole layout plays to a par of 27.
West Bend Lakes Golf Club
1241 Hwy. 33 East, West Bend, (262) 675-9922
The original nine holes were opened in 1968 and architect Dewey Laak designed the second nine in 2000.
Western Lakes Golf Club
W287 N1963 Oakton Road, Pewaukee, (262) 691-0900
Built in 1963, this par-72 course plays to 6,601 yards.
N8501 County Road LS, Sheboygan, (800) 618-5535
This Pete Dye classic on the shores of Lake Michigan has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, with likely more to come.
Whitnall Park Golf Course
6751 S. 92nd St., Franklin, (414) 425-7931
This George Hansen design opened in 1932 and plays to 6,483 yards and a par of 71.
Zablocki Park Golf Course
3717 W. Howard Ave., Greenfield, (414) 282-6610
This 9-hole, 777-yard layout plays to a par of 27.