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Golf, Food, & Retreat: A Getaway to Lake Geneva

Photo Credit: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Looking for the ultimate golfer’s getaway? Head to Lake Geneva where you not only can golf on the many pristine courses, but also can enjoy the entire experience from fabulous foods to relaxing retreats. Lake Geneva is surely known for its beautiful lakes, gorgeous shore path, and even their award-winning restaurants, but golf is a little gem of an experience that will keep you coming back time and time again. Join us as we discover this luxurious Lake Geneva golf getaway.

The Pristine Golf Courses of the Lake Geneva Area

Photo Credit: Lake Lawn Resort

Did you know Lake Geneva is one of the premier golf destinations in the midwest? It’s true! In fact, Lake Geneva is home to some of the most prestigious and challenging courses in the state of Wisconsin. 

Ready for your first challenge? Begin your golfing trip at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, offering two immaculate 18-hole courses, The Brute and The Highlands. The Brute, a par-72 course, reaches over 7,000 yards and is considered one of the most challenging courses in the region. Consisting of 68 bunkers and rolling hills, The Brute dares you to bring out your best game. While at The Highlands, golfers get to experience a unique Scottish style and updated renovations that add to the green beauty and, of course, the competitive contest.

Next on the must-visit list is the Majestic Oaks Golf Course at Lake Lawn Resort, which is positioned among 250-acres of towering trees and two miles of scenic shoreline. Originally the championship course opened in 1929, and has since been redesigned to suit players of all skill sets! For the daring golfer, they will be challenged by the deep sand bunkers and subtle undulations.

Another golfing gem is Geneva National Resort & Club where you will find three outstanding golf courses–all in one location! Each maintained course provides a magnificent and manicured playing field from their fairways to their greens. In addition, there are five tee boxes for players of all levels. These unique 54 holes are some of the finest of Wisconsin, given they were designed by some of the best players of all time: Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and even Lee Trevino! 

Last but certainly not least, Hawk’s View Golf Club takes pride in their 5-star rated course, which consists of 18 holes and is surrounded by lavish landscapes from beautiful trees to breathtaking wetlands. During tee time, you’ll notice the natural elevation changes on the course that work to boost the courses’ playability. Another unique feature of Hawk’s View is Barn Hollow, the only family friendly, Top 10 Nationally rated par 3 course! 

These are only a few of the finest golf courses in the Lake Geneva area. The list could go on and on! If you’re looking for more, check out Evergreen Golf Club where you can experience 27 high-quality holes. At Evergreen Golf Club, they serve customers with an unmatched golf course value with unbeatable pricing. Also in the golf-centered area, play at Abbey Springs on 18 prestigious holes, which are interwoven with unique, intricate features from restored bunkers to green complexes. Not only will you get to enjoy a remarkable round of golf, but also excellent service with spectacular surrounding views.

Delicious Dining Throughout the Area

Photo Credit: Hunt Club Steakhouse

After golfing up an appetite, you’ll be ready to grab a bite to eat at some of Lake Geneva’s local hotspots. Since Lake Geneva is the ultimate golfer’s getaway, there are delicious dining options right by the courses, which is not only super convenient, but also an experience like none other.

On site at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Links Bar & Grill has every course you love–breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The best part? No need to dress up, come as you are and enjoy some of your favorites like mouth-watering burgers, fresh greens, and an array of hand-held sandwiches. 

Lake Lawn Resort offers their own unique dining experience at 1878 on the Lake with a twist on traditional favorites making a mouthwatering meal. Start your day on the lake with their spectacular Smorg Board breakfast or end it with a divine dinner including your choice of sizzling steaks, sensational seafood, or farm-fresh chops. And don’t forget to taste their indulgent desserts!

At Geneva National Resort & Club, treat yourself to a special meal at Hunt Club Steakhouse, named as one of the best restaurants in Wisconsin! This luxurious steakhouse serves tender cuts of your choice steaks. To note, taste their signature 12 ounce Prime Manhattan Cut New York Strip paired with a glass of wine selected from an award-winning wine list on your next trip to Hunt Club Steakhouse! 

Another memorable meal awaits at the Clubhouse at Hawk’s View Golf Club–none other than a Wisconsin Friday Fish Fry! In fact, the Clubhouse was voted 2nd in 2021 for the Best Fish Fry in Walworth County! They have each of your preferences of baked, beer-battered, or deep-fried fish along with homemade potato pancakes, corn fritters, or classic fries. But that’s not all! Head to Tail Feathers Bar & Grill for more fare at Hawk’s View, which serves specialties like Fresh Lake Perch and Sea Bass!

Places to Stay in Lake Geneva

Photo Credit: Geneva National Resort & Club

Your golf getaway to Lake Geneva wouldn’t be complete without an amazing place to stay! Conveniently, many of the courses offer cozy accommodations to relax and unwind after an eventful day hitting the links and enjoying the cuisine. 

The first of many marvelous options is Grand Geneva Resort & Spa where you can choose to stay in their newly renovated guest rooms, extravagant suites, or luxury villas. Within each room, you will have an inviting space and the opportunity to take advantage of all of the on-site amenities. Amenities range from all-things fitness to a full-service spa!

While at Lake Lawn Resort, reserve a resort room, one of the spectacular suites, or a lavish lake house! No matter which layout you choose, you will get to experience a warm and cozy ambiance along with picturesque views of the lake. Aside from the golf course, you can enjoy the full package from the Calladora Spa to boat tours on the water!

At Geneva National Resort & Club, you’ll have an abundance of options when deciding where to stay such as The Suites, The Cottages, and The Ridge Hotel. During your stay at The Suites, enjoy the coastal-inspired rooms with your very own private patio. If you choose to stay at The Cottages, which is perfect for bigger groups, take in the spacious bedrooms and an outstanding golf course view. Or, if you’re looking for a modern vacation vibe, The Ridge Hotel is the place for you! 

Lake Geneva is truly the ultimate golfer’s getaway. Reaching further than just phenomenal courses, the dreamy destination provides an entire experience for golfer’s and visitors alike to enjoy from flavorful foods to amazing accommodations. Start planning your luxurious Lake Geneva golf getaway and experience it for yourself.

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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