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