Destination Guide

Destination: Green Bay

It's pretty difficult to visit Green Bay and not notice that it's the home of the Packers. The "cheeseheads" are pretty rabid about the fan-owned team founded in 1919 that has more championships than any team in the NFL. Not bad for a city of just over 100,000 residents, the smallest to host an NFL team.

But there's much more than football in this city that has long been a seat of Great Lakes shipping and paper mills. Fox River runs through downtown and empties into Green Bay, an ideal place from which to pull bass, whitefish and muskie. Other draws include Oneida Bingo and Casino, the National Railroad Museum with 70 locomotives and railcars on display, and the NEW Zoo.

Close to town are several golf courses, most which have a supper club or restaurant attached. Plan your Friday round so you can finish in time for the weekly fish fry. Courses range from Royal Scot Golf Course, which claims to have the best conditioned greens in the area, to Royal St. Patrick's Golf Course that says "you deserve this golf" on its 500-acre British-style course that opened in 2003. Don't overlook Brown County Golf Course, a feisty muni set in woodlands with water hazards on 10 holes, some narrow fairways and quick greens. The Oneida Legends course at Thornberry Creek has 72 sand bunkers and 11 water hazards to pose many risk-reward choices.

The city's northern position lends itself to a lot of daylight on summer days, so you can "pack" in a lot, maybe even a couple of rounds. Summer afternoons occasionally get a little steamy, but more often than not, the temperatures are comfortable.

But to say you've been to Green Bay, even on a golf trip, you have to visit the Packer Hall of Fame where you can see tributes to legendary coach Vince Lombardi, team founders Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun, and franchise quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Peek into the outdoor Lambeau Field, named twice by Sports Illustrated as the "best stadium experience" and known for hosting a few playoff games in blizzard-like conditions. But you can only dream about having season tickets. The waiting list has 80,000 names on it.

Wrap up your day with a meal at one of Green Bay's many landmark restaurants, from the four stages of chili at Chili John's that opened in 1913 to the anything-but-a-burger-and-a-beer Hinterland Brewery and Restaurant. Its upscale menu features marinated pheasant goat cheese pound cake, all enjoyed with the sounds of jazz drifting from the upstairs jazz bar. Kroll's (East or West) has been around since in the 1930s and is on the dining map for its broasted chicken.

Of course, it is northern Wisconsin, so there are plenty of pubs, brewhouses and dive bars to cap your evening, too. Oh, and if just for the night, we suggest you claim to be a Packers fan.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Blue/Red at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
Tuscumbia Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Green Lake $27
Red/White at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
White/Blue at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
The Golf Course at Branch River
Tee Times
Cato $16
Maxwelton Braes Golf Resort
Tee Times
Baileys Harbor $12.5
Legends Championship Course at Thornberry Creek at Oneida Oneida $34 - $59
Idlewild Golf Course
Tee Times
Sturgeon Bay $18
Autumn Ridge Golf Club Valders $39
Royal Scot Country Club New Franken $20 - $28
The Creeks at Ivy Acres Hortonville $21 - $53
River Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Oconto Falls $12
Blue/White from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
Golden Sands Golf Course Cecil $15 - $20
Reid Golf Course
Tee Times
Appleton $23
Glacier Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Iola $14
Seven Lakes Golf Course Cato $14 - $23
Cherry Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Sturgeon Bay $12
Village Greens Golf Club Green Bay $14.75 - $22.75
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Sherwood $12.00 - $14.50
Red/Blue from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
Shorewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Green Bay $12
White/Red from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
27 Pines Golf Course Sturgeon Bay $23
Westridge Golf Club Neenah $22
Peninsula State Park Golf Course Ephraim $20 - $57
Red/White at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
Red Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $20 - $23
Pigeon Run/Berms at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
North Shore Golf Club Menasha $70 - $103
Brown County Golf Course Oneida $16 - $31
Cedar Springs Golf Course Manawa $15 - $20
Blue Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $20 - $23
Hunter's Glen Golf Club Crivitz $25 - $53
Wedgewood Golf Club Omro $24.25
South Hills Golf & Country Club Fond du Lac $23 - $38
River/Garden at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Black Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $20 - $23
Sunset Par-3 Course Oshkosh $9
River at Blackwolf Run Kohler $200 - $320
Westhaven Golf Club Oshkosh $20
The Orchards At Egg Harbor Egg Harbor $33 - $45
Executive at Oakgreen Golf Course Fond du Lac $9
White/Blue at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
Fox Valley Golf Club Kaukauna $57 - $61
Twin Oaks Country Club Denmark $25 - $45
Hickory Hills Country Club Chilton $17.50 - $35.50
Winchester Hill Golf Course Larsen $18 - $28
Sunset Hills Golf Course Sheboygan Falls $9.25
Evergreen Golf Course Plymouth $9
High Cliff Golf Course Sherwood $18 - $27
White/Blue at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Badger Creek Golf Course New Holstein $18
Irish Course at Whistling Straits Sheboygan $140 - $285
Bay Ridge Golf Course Sister Bay $10 - $25
Pines at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $14.50 - $21.50
Meadow Valley at Blackwolf Run Kohler $140 - $230
Maple Hills Golf Course Wittenberg $14 - $22
Par-3 at Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Club Elkhart Lake $16.00 - $26.50
Miller's Glen Golf Course Howards Grove $11.50
Bull at Pinehurst Farms Sheboygan Falls $35 - $145
Chaska Golf Course Greenville $45
Utica Golf Club Oshkosh $16 - $23
The Club Manitowoc $12
Shamrock Heights Golf Club New London $18 - $24
Waupaca Country Club Waupaca $30 - $55
Meadow Links Golf Club Manitowoc $21 - $35
Lake Breeze Golf Club Winneconne $25 - $40
Garden/Spring at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Sandalwood Country Club Abrams $38
NorthBrook Country Club Luxemburg $29 - $45
Hilly Haven Golf Course De Pere $17 - $28
Edgewood Golf Course Oconto $22
Iroquois 9-Hole Course at Thornberry Creek at Oneida Oneida $14 - $29
Alaskan Golf Club Kewaunee $22
Blue/Red at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Woodlands Golf Course at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $14.50 - $21.50
Royal St. Patrick's Golf Links Wrightstown $20 - $45
Executive at Ledgeview Golf Course De Pere $7.75
Foxfire Golf Club Waupaca $23 - $38
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club Egg Harbor $62 - $82
Glen Cairn Golf Club Ogdensburg $20
Red Maple Country Club Suring $15 - $30
Weymont Run Country Club Weyauwega $12.50 - $21.50
Pigeon Run/River Woods at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
Stonehedge Golf Course Egg Harbor $24
Riverside Golf Club Clintonville $20 - $42
Championship at Ledgeview Golf Course De Pere $26.50 - $42.50
Family Links at Tuscumbia Golf & Country Club Green Lake $9 - $15
Irish Waters Golf Club Kaukauna $25 - $40
Spring/River at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Blue/White at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Berms/River Woods at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
Pine Hills Golf Course Gresham $27
Shawano Lake Golf Club Shawano $19 - $30
Highlands at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $12.00
Far Vu Golf Course Oshkosh $17 - $29
Grand View Golf Club Hortonville $12 - $20
Perry's Landing Golf Course Marion $17 - $32
Blue/Red at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
Butte des Morts Country Club Appleton $100
Pine Acres Golf Club Abrams $10
Red/White at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Deer Run Golf Course Brillion $21
The Woods Golf Club Green Bay $10 - $25
Oconto Golf Club Oconto $10
Hidden Waters Golf Course Waupaca $19 - $21
Ridgeway Country Club Neenah $72
Red/Blue at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Riverview Country Club Appleton $36
Little River Country Club Marinette $21
Parkway Golf Club Pound $29
Emerald Hills Golf Course Two Rivers $30
Maplewood Golf Course Pickerel $15
Eagle Links Golf Course Kaukauna $29
Pine Hills Country Club Sheboygan N/A
Highland Ridge Golf Club De Pere $23 - $38
Par-3 at Oakgreen Golf Course Fond du Lac $7
Oshkosh Country Club Oshkosh $80
Straits Course at Whistling Straits Sheboygan $140 - $395
Deer Run Golf Course & Resort Washington Island $13 - $25
National from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $27 - $35
Red/White at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Eastwin Valley Par-3 Golf Course Two Rivers $7
Woodlands at Lawsonia Golf Course Green Lake $35 - $79
Vernon Hills Golf Course Peshtigo $30 - $42
Thornbrook Golf Course Fond du Lac $8
Green Lake Campground Golf Course Green Lake $10
CNC Links Newton $19
Links at Lawsonia Golf Course Green Lake $25 - $79
Bridgewood Golf Course Neenah $14.95 - $23.95
Countryside Golf Club Kaukauna $20.00 - $42.00
Whispering Springs Golf Club Fond du Lac $23 - $54
Beachwood Golf Course Porterfield $10 - $15
White Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $20 - $23
De Smidt's Golf & Country Club Crivitz $16 - $34
Green Bay Country Club Green Bay $40 - $150
Crystal Lake at Sir Lanserlot Golf Course Plymouth $20 - $30
Mr Golf's Ultimate Range De Pere $7
Oneida Golf & Country Club Green Bay $87 - $96
Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course Oshkosh $17
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club Lakewood $26 - $41
Crystal Springs Golf Course Seymour $10 - $28
Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Club Elkhart Lake $28.00 - $49.00
Riverdale Country Club Sheboygan $11 - $55
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