We're Striving for "A Nicer Way to Golf" at Broadlands Golf Club.
Making every golfer feel welcome while receiving excellent customer service, during a great day of golf, is our goal at Broadlands Golf Club. This has led to our reputation as a friendly place to enjoy a round, outing, league, or lesson. Broadlands Golf Club welcomes all golfers, starting with the young players in our junior program to events and leagues specifically designed for women, men, and couples. All of this begins and ends with our magnificent course.
There are high-end courses nearby, but Broadlands Golf Club offers the best value. We are a full service golf, retail, and banquet facility, but avoid unpopular offerings that inflate costs at other courses.
Friendly customer service, GREAT golf conditions and a casually-warm respite after your rounds – what else could a bunch of golf buds ask for?
It looks harder than it plays. It plays great!
Opened in 2000, “Broadlands” is a hold-over name from when this land was an 1800’s-era family farm. No more grazing, today the grass is bentgrass on tees, fairways and greens.
The terrain continues to exhibit a bit of that dairy land look we’re known for here in Wisconsin: some woods (near greens and tee boxes), some water and plenty of natural beauty. The course is a fairly wide open, links-style course, where fescue is the predominant hazard.
Broadlands was designed for the average golfer to have fun and yet offers enough challenge to you low handicappers – making us the perfect venue for an outing that includes golfers of all skill levels.
Our huge fairways make it easy to keep the ball in play. OB’s are mainly to the left – by design. We didn’t want this to be the hardest course in the Milwaukee area – we want to be the public course that people want to come back and play again and again.
A word from architect Rick Jacobson, ASGCA – UW grad and protégé of Jack Nicklaus.
Rick’s philosophy of golf course design is to create an unforgettable layout that stirs the imagination, challenges the competitive spirit and engages a golfer's mind and body. Regarding his idea behind Broadlands, Rick says, “The strategic integration of the site’s natural features and constructed hazards results in an inspiring challenge for golfers of all levels.”
We play a typical Midwest season – late March through October unless Mother Nature has something to say about it. We aerate once in October, after sending out a “fair warning” notice, with little to no interruption to your enjoyment of the course.
Black - 6884 | White - 6272 | Gold - 5714 | Red - 4952
18 holes, Rating: 72.1, Slope 125 from Black tees. View/Download full scorecard.
Allow Head Golf Pro Andy Spaulding to give you a few pointers on playing Broadlands.
We asked Andy for a brief run-through on what to expect here:
Describe the beginning of a round here: difficult? picturesque?
How do you see a round unfolding?
Number one is a long Par-4 where you need to bomb your first drive. But it’s hard to hit out of bounds. The second hole is gorgeous. The first half of the course is surrounded by homes but do not interrupt play.
What is the best Par-5 on the course?
#13, a risk/reward dogleg left. Your tee shot will determine how much of the water hazard you want to cut off to give yourself a shot at the green in two. If you go too conservative, you can end up out of bounds to the right. It’s all in your tee shot.
What’s the best Par-3 on the course?
#18. This is about the most elevation you’ll get on a tee here. The prevailing winds on this hole are make-or-break. Andy says, “I’ve hit everything from a pitching wedge to a 3-hybrid from the back tee. It’s a beautiful hole but it requires a lot of thought in club selection.” No cakewalk end to your round!
What is the toughest hole on the golf course?
#14, a long Par-4. There’s out of bounds left and a ton of fescue to the right. The green is protected by two huge oak trees – if you’re not in the correct part of the fairway, you ARE going to hit a tree.
What is the most challenging green on the golf course?
#16, our two-tiered green. If you’re on the top tier and the pin’s on the lower tier, you’re in trouble. And vice-versa! Tough judgment, speed-wise.
What is Broadlands’ “Signature” hole?
#2. The view off the tee is magnificent. The hole has 11 bunkers, water and fescue. It’s got a little bit of everything.
What’s the finish to Broadlands like?
Sixteen is an uphill Par-5. On paper it doesn’t look like it, but it’s our most reachable Par-5 in two. If you’re straight, this can be a birdie hole. Seventeen is a short Par-4 that you can also score on. Eighteen is one of the best holes on the course. So you have two chances at birdie and one on which par is a great score.
A solid course and a good value.
“Broadlands is a very solid course. It's usually in great shape and has a very nice clubhouse. Pretty wide open, so you don't get in too much trouble. I've played there over a dozen times and haven't had a slow round yet. They often have specials and/or discounts that make it an even better deal.”
- Ben, golfwisconsin.com
We were given 4 1⁄2 stars by Golf Digest “Places to Play.”
Come find out why! Book a tee time online or give us a call at (262) 392-6320.
Dress Code Policy: Appropirate golf attire is required. Collared shirts for men. No halter tops for women. Shirts must be worn at all times. Cut off shorts are not allowed. Footwear with heels is forbidden on the golf course. Failure to abide by this policy will result in removal from the premises.