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
White/Blue at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
Glen Cairn Golf Club Ogdensburg $20
The Golf Course at Branch River
Tee Times
Cato $20
Tuscumbia Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Green Lake $25
Blue/Red at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
Red/White at Mascoutin Golf Club
Tee Times
Berlin $18
Blue/White from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
Idlewild Golf Course
Tee Times
Sturgeon Bay $12
27 Pines Golf Course Sturgeon Bay $23
Seven Lakes Golf Course Cato $14 - $23
The Creeks at Ivy Acres Hortonville $21 - $53
Westridge Golf Club Neenah $22
White/Red from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
Autumn Ridge Golf Club Valders $39
Legends Championship Course at Thornberry Creek at Oneida Oneida $34 - $59
Golden Sands Golf Course Cecil $15 - $20
River Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Oconto Falls $12
Shorewood Golf Course
Tee Times
Green Bay $5
Village Greens Golf Club Green Bay $14.75 - $22.75
Sherwood Forest Golf Club Sherwood $12.00 - $14.50
Reid Golf Course
Tee Times
Appleton $24
Royal Scot Country Club New Franken $20 - $28
Red/Blue from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $17 - $43
Cherry Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Sturgeon Bay $12
Glacier Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Iola $12
Maxwelton Braes Golf Resort
Tee Times
Baileys Harbor $12.5
Pigeon Run/Berms at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
Championship at Ledgeview Golf Course De Pere $26.50 - $42.50
The Woods Golf Club Green Bay $10 - $25
Executive at Oakgreen Golf Course Fond du Lac $9
Deer Run Golf Course & Resort Washington Island $13 - $25
Links at Lawsonia Golf Course Green Lake $25 - $79
Riverview Country Club Appleton $36
Oconto Golf Club Oconto $10
Garden/Spring at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Cedar Springs Golf Course Manawa $15 - $20
Irish Course at Whistling Straits Sheboygan $140 - $285
Blue Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $38 - $40
Vernon Hills Golf Course Peshtigo $30 - $42
Whispering Springs Golf Club Fond du Lac $23 - $54
Blue/Red at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
Red/White at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Fox Valley Golf Club Kaukauna $57 - $61
Mr Golf's Ultimate Range De Pere $7
High Cliff Golf Course Sherwood $18 - $27
NorthBrook Country Club Luxemburg $29 - $45
Waupaca Country Club Waupaca $30 - $55
Weymont Run Country Club Weyauwega $12.50 - $21.50
Red Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $38 - $40
Pine Hills Country Club Sheboygan N/A
Stonehedge Golf Course Egg Harbor $24
Highland Ridge Golf Club De Pere $23 - $38
Bull at Pinehurst Farms Sheboygan Falls $35 - $145
Red/White at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Countryside Golf Club Kaukauna $20.00 - $42.00
The Orchards At Egg Harbor Egg Harbor $33 - $45
Hunter's Glen Golf Club Crivitz $25 - $53
McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club Lakewood $26 - $41
Riverside Golf Club Clintonville $20 - $42
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club Egg Harbor $62 - $82
Chaska Golf Course Greenville $45
Westhaven Golf Club Oshkosh $20
North Shore Golf Club Menasha $70 - $103
Hilly Haven Golf Course De Pere $17 - $28
Iroquois 9-Hole Course at Thornberry Creek at Oneida Oneida $14 - $29
Hickory Hills Country Club Chilton $17.50 - $35.50
Green Bay Country Club Green Bay $40 - $150
Twin Oaks Country Club Denmark $25 - $45
Irish Waters Golf Club Kaukauna $25 - $40
Lake Breeze Golf Club Winneconne $25 - $40
Riverdale Country Club Sheboygan $11 - $55
De Smidt's Golf & Country Club Crivitz $16 - $34
Black Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $38 - $40
Berms/River Woods at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
Bay Ridge Golf Course Sister Bay $10 - $25
Deer Run Golf Course Brillion $21
Meadow Valley at Blackwolf Run Kohler $140 - $230
Utica Golf Club Oshkosh $16 - $23
Red Maple Country Club Suring $15 - $30
White/Blue at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Alaskan Golf Club Kewaunee $22
Meadow Links Golf Club Manitowoc $21 - $35
Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Club Elkhart Lake $28.00 - $49.00
Far Vu Golf Course Oshkosh $17 - $29
Family Links at Tuscumbia Golf & Country Club Green Lake $9 - $15
Perry's Landing Golf Course Marion $17 - $32
Maple Hills Golf Course Wittenberg $14 - $22
Oneida Golf & Country Club Green Bay $87 - $96
Beachwood Golf Course Porterfield $10 - $15
Royal St. Patrick's Golf Links Wrightstown $20 - $45
Sandalwood Country Club Abrams $38
Brown County Golf Course Oneida $16 - $31
Hidden Waters Golf Course Waupaca $19 - $21
Evergreen Golf Course Plymouth $9
Blue/Red at Rolling Meadows Golf Course Fond du Lac $31 - $48
Winchester Hill Golf Course Larsen $18 - $28
Pigeon Run/River Woods at Sheboygan Town & Country Golf Club Sheboygan $25.00 - $30.75
Butte des Morts Country Club Appleton $100
Shamrock Heights Golf Club New London $18 - $24
Eastwin Valley Par-3 Golf Course Two Rivers $7
Emerald Hills Golf Course Two Rivers $30
Crystal Springs Golf Course Seymour $10 - $28
Crystal Lake at Sir Lanserlot Golf Course Plymouth $20 - $30
Par-3 at Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Club Elkhart Lake $16.00 - $26.50
Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course Oshkosh $17
CNC Links Newton $19
Pines at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $14.50 - $21.50
Miller's Glen Golf Course Howards Grove $11.50
Sunset Hills Golf Course Sheboygan Falls $9.25
Straits Course at Whistling Straits Sheboygan $140 - $395
Peninsula State Park Golf Course Ephraim $20 - $57
Blue/White at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Shawano Lake Golf Club Shawano $19 - $30
Thornbrook Golf Course Fond du Lac $8
Pine Hills Golf Course Gresham $27
Edgewood Golf Course Oconto $22
Woodlands at Lawsonia Golf Course Green Lake $35 - $79
Sunset Par-3 Course Oshkosh $9
Oshkosh Country Club Oshkosh $80
Woodlands Golf Course at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $14.50 - $21.50
Pine Acres Golf Club Abrams $10
Eagle Links Golf Course Kaukauna $29
White Course at Alpine Resort & Golf Egg Harbor $38 - $40
Ridgeway Country Club Neenah $72
Badger Creek Golf Course New Holstein $18
River/Garden at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Spring/River at Wander Springs Golf Course Greenleaf $24
Little River Country Club Marinette $21
Wedgewood Golf Club Omro $24.25
South Hills Golf & Country Club Fond du Lac $23 - $38
Grand View Golf Club Hortonville $12 - $20
Red/Blue at Mid Vallee Golf Course De Pere $27.50 - $42.50
Green Lake Campground Golf Course Green Lake $10
Parkway Golf Club Pound $29
Red/White at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
Highlands at Winagamie Golf Club Neenah $12.00
Bridgewood Golf Course Neenah $14.95 - $23.95
Foxfire Golf Club Waupaca $23 - $38
Par-3 at Oakgreen Golf Course Fond du Lac $7
Executive at Ledgeview Golf Course De Pere $7.75
National from Fox Creek at Fox Hills Resort Mishicot $27 - $35
River at Blackwolf Run Kohler $200 - $320
The Club Manitowoc $12
White/Blue at Woodland Ridge Golf Course Crivitz $18
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