Destination Guide

Destination: Milwaukee

Don't think Milwaukee is just a beer-and-brats town surrounded by some impressive golf courses. Start with the $110 million Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by Santiago Calatrava. Its wing-like structure earned it the designation as the Sexiest Building by

During your golf trip, check out downtown. It is a collection of reborn neighborhoods boosted by an economy held aloft by a diverse group of Fortune 500 company headquarters. Work around your golf game to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum, where you can see a motorcycle from nearly every model year since they started making them in 1903. Or roll a game or two at the Holler House, a south side neighborhood bar that has the nation's oldest certified bowling alley. Two lanes laid by hand in 1908 are still serviced by a personal pin setter.

Snap a shot of the Bronze Fonz statue inspired by the TV show "Happy Days" or take a brewery tour by boat, stopping in at MillerCoors and Lakefront Breweries.

This city on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan isn't an indoors place, not by a long shot. Enjoy a warm summer afternoon sailing, windsurfing or fishing for bass, trout or whitefish. Pedal around the city and the lakeshore on 65 miles of bike paths or stroll along the RiverWalk.

And in less than an hour from downtown, you have a choice of dozens of excellent golf courses, from Erin Hills Golf Course that will host the 2017 U.S. Open, to The Bog, a memorable Arnold Palmer course that has settled into just about everyone's best courses lists. And don't let the fact that Brown Deer Park Golf Course is part of Milwaukee County Parks fool you. This course is a classic. It opened in 1929 and is known for its abundance of bunkers.

Afterward, see some of the 3,500 animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo or visit a rain forest and desert in the Domes at the Mitchell Park Conservatory.

Get a glimpse of 19th century Milwaukee in the Historic Third Ward, once a German neighborhood that is now a restored warehouse district with an array of art galleries, shops and restaurants, including The Wisconsin Cheese Mart, which has been selling hundreds of varieties of cheese since 1938.

Wind up the day with a meal of any flavor. Dining choices range wildly, from the Slavic fare at Three Brothers in a former Schlitz tavern to four-star dining at Sanford to lakeside food at Coast or The Knick.

It will take just one golf trip to Milwaukee to realize breweries are just a drop of what this place has to offer.

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Rivermoor Country Club
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Waterford $14
Broadlands Golf Club
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North Prairie $21.5
Blackstone Creek Golf Club
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Germantown $14.99
Washington County Golf Course
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Hartford $17
Kettle Moraine Golf Club
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Dousman $15
Oaks at Edgewood
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Big Bend $24.5
Blue Spruce at Brighton Dale Links
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Kansasville $19
La Belle Golf Club
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Oconomowoc $9.95
Pines at Edgewood
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Big Bend $16
Paganica Golf Course
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Oconomowoc $12
Island at Silver Spring Country Club
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Menomonee Falls $42.5
Pewaukee Golf Club
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Pewaukee $19.65
White Birch at Brighton Dale Links
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Kansasville $25
The Falls at Silver Spring Country Club
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Menomonee Falls $32.5
Fire Ridge Golf Club
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Grafton $15
Petrifying Springs Golf Course
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Kenosha $19
Scenic View Country Club
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Slinger $14.35
White/Blue at Ives Grove Golf Links
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Sturtevant $19.65
Baehmanns Golf Center
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Cedarburg $4
Red/White at Ives Grove Golf Links
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Sturtevant $19.65
Moor Downs Golf Course Waukesha $16.75
Muskego Lakes Country Club Muskego $25 - $34
The Preserve at Deer Creek
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New Berlin $10.35
Browns Lake Golf Course
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Burlington $11
Hawthorne Hills Golf Course
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Saukville $28
Mayville Golf Club
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Mayville $12
Hartford Golf Club Hartford $18 - $25
Mee-Kwon Park Golf Course
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Mequon $40
Red Pine at Brighton Dale Links
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Kansasville $25
Blue/Red at Ives Grove Golf Links
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Sturtevant $19.65
Valley Green Golf Course Muskego $7
Ozaukee Country Club Mequon $100 - $110
White/Blue at Hon-E-Kor Golf & Country Club Kewaskum $23 - $38
Oak Hills Golf Course Oak Creek $15 - $25
Washington Park Golf Course Racine $9.50 - $17.75
Warnimont Par-3 Golf Course Cudahy $15
Callow Golf Course at Ironwood Golf Club Sussex $17 - $30
Racine Country Club Racine $80 - $100
NAGA-Waukee Golf Course Pewaukee $20.50 - $32.00
Whitnall Park Golf Club Hales Corners $34
Birr Golf Course at Ironwood Golf Club Sussex $17 - $30
Morningstar Golfers Club Waukesha $45 - $75
Horicon Hills Golf Club Horicon $26.50 - $40.00
Johnson Park Golf Course Racine $27.50 - $45.00
Eagle Springs Golf Resort Eagle $12.50 - $15.75
Missing Links Golf Course Mequon $10
The Legend at Merrill Hills Waukesha $65 - $105
Valley at Kettle Hills Golf Course Richfield $26.50 - $41.25
Red/Blue at North Shore Country Club Mequon $100
Kenosha Country Club Kenosha $75
Stoneridge Golf Course West Bend $14 - $21
Deer Haven Golf Course New Berlin $24
Meadowbrook Country Club Racine $65 - $82
Highland/Woodland Course at River Club Of Mequon Mequon $78
Summit/Meadows at Alpine Valley Resort East Troy $15.99 - $44.99
Dretzka Park Golf Course Milwaukee $34
West Bend Country Club West Bend $86 - $106
Woodland/River Course at River Club Of Mequon Mequon $78
Brown Deer Park Golf Club Milwaukee $30 - $80
Westmoor Country Club Brookfield $97
Tripoli Country Club Milwaukee $90 - $110
Shoop Park Golf Course Racine $44.50
Grant Park Golf Course South Milwaukee $29
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club Wauwatosa $90
Hansen Park Golf Course Milwaukee $15 - $23
Meadow/Sugar Creek at Alpine Valley Resort East Troy $15.99 - $44.99
South/North at Evergreen Golf Club Elkhorn $17 - $23
Madison Golf Course Milwaukee $7
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Saukville $49
East/North at Evergreen Golf Club Elkhorn $17 - $23
North Hills Country Club Menomonee Falls $125
White/Red at North Shore Country Club Mequon $100
Western Lakes Golf Club Pewaukee $20.95 - $27.50
Brookfield Hills Golf Course Brookfield $18.25 - $28.75
Edgewater Golf Club Grafton $15
Ponds/Woods at Kettle Hills Golf Course Richfield $26.50 - $41.25
Blue/White at North Shore Country Club Mequon $100
Songbird Hills Golf Club Hartland $26.00 - $35.50
Meath Golf Course at Ironwood Golf Club Sussex $17 - $30
Haskell Noyes Park Golf Course Milwaukee $7
East/South at Evergreen Golf Club Elkhorn $17 - $23
Zablocki Park Golf Course Greenfield $7
Fairways of Woodside Golf Course Sussex $18 - $33
Doyne Park Golf Course Milwaukee $7
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Golf Course Delafield $11.25
New Berlin Hills Golf Course New Berlin $28
Bristlecone Pines Golf Club Hartland $80 - $110
Lauderdale Lakes Country Club Elkhorn $11 - $19
Deertrak Golf Club Oconomowoc $24 - $45
Lake Park Golf Course Milwaukee $9
Lake Beulah Country Club Mukwonago $12.00 - $19.50
Oconomowoc Golf Club Oconomowoc $80 - $90
Arrowhead Golf Course Richfield $11.00 - $16.50
Lincoln Park Golf Course Milwaukee $8 - $25
Currie Park Golf Course Wauwatosa $29
Tuckaway Country Club Franklin $80 - $90
Rivers Bend Golf Club Germantown $20
Sugar Creek/Summit at Alpine Valley Resort East Troy $15.99 - $44.99
Rolling 9 at Kettle Hills Golf Course Richfield $16.50 - $24.00
Erin Hills Golf Course Erin $265 - $280
Hidden Glen At Bentdale Farms Cedarburg $98
South Hills Country Club Franksville $20
Milwaukee Country Club River Hills $75 - $100
River/Highland Course at River Club Of Mequon Mequon $78
Wanaki Golf Course Menomonee Falls $21.00 - $50.50
Greenfield Park Golf Course West Allis $35
Chenequa Country Club Hartland $91
West Bend Lakes Golf Course West Bend $13.25 - $36.92
Woodland Golf Course Oak Creek $14
Oakwood Park Golf Course Franklin $34
Wisconsin Club Milwaukee $100
The Legend At Brandybrook Waukesha $102 - $107
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