Tee up in and around Tosa with numerous courses for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you want to bring the kids out on the links for the first time during your family vacation or take a trip with your core threesome or foursome, make memories at these can’t-miss golf courses near Milwaukee.
Plus, each of the following courses offers pull carts, golf carts, and adaptive golf carts (with advance notice) for players with disabilities. You can also travel to Tosa without the fuss of packing your clubs as each course offers rental clubs, too!
Public Courses in Wauwatosa
Currie Park Golf Course
Regulation | Par: 71
The perfect place for beginners (and to bring the kids!), Currie Park Golf Course is on the shorter side with 6,444 yards. Because it lies on the site of Milwaukee County’s first airport, the course is reasonably smooth and flat — it’s the perfect place to skip the golf cart and carry your bag instead.
Currie Park Golf Course features a clubhouse bar and restaurant, equipped with a cozy fireplace. All available for private outings and rentals, it’s the perfect spot to host meetings or events while you’re traveling to Tosa!
Hansen Park Golf Course
Executive | Par: 55
The ideal course for the player strapped for time, Hansen Park Golf Course is on the shorter side offering 17 par-3 holes with many around 100 yards. The back nine is split by Underwood Creek, which means its open fairways are surrounded by tall trees and plenty of wildlife.
Pro tip: grab spare golf balls as preparation for the surrounding wooded area and water hazards! If you want to practice before you play (or simply improve your game), Hansen offers an irons practice area that you can use for free as long as you bring and retrieve your own balls.
Madison Park Disc Golf Course
Change up your golf game with disc golf! Originally a golf course, Madison Park Disc Golf Course was transformed into an all-new way to get out and play. Purchase a day pass or an annual pass for extra fun during every visit. Plus, you can practice ahead of time on five of their free practice courses.
This course is BYOD (bring your own discs!), so pack up and head over for a new way to play.
Public Courses Moments Away From Wauwatosa
Greenfield Park Golf Course
Regulation | Par: 69
Featuring tighter fairways and just over 6,000 yards from the back tees, Greenfield Park Golf Course is ideal for the more seasoned player. This historic course originally opened in 1923 and was renovated in 2015. Enjoy beautiful greens lined with mature trees throughout, as well as an irons practice area to improve your game (for free!).
Keep an eye out for the beverage carts on the course, and check out the snacks and beverage options available in the Pro Shop.
Brown Deer Park Golf Course
Tournament | Par: 71
The number one course in Milwaukee County, Brown Deer Park Golf Course is truly top-notch — and where Tiger Woods turned pro! Check out the driving range to practice like the pros while you’re there.
Originally designed by George Hansen and founded in 1929, this stunning Tournament course has a stream that runs through its entirety. It was also partially redesigned by Andy North and Roger Packard.
Don’t miss out on good eats by ending your round at the clubhouse restaurant, The Oak & Antler, for beverages, snacks, breakfast, and lunch options. You can also reserve The Oak & Antler for the ultimate private outing or event.
Pro tip: check out the Pro Shop for branded merchandise to have as a memento from your Tosa trip!
Dretzka Park Golf Course
Championship | Par: 72
An incredibly scenic course located in Northwest Milwaukee County, Dretzka showcases tree-lined fairways, plenty of wildlife, elevation changes, a driving range, and large inviting greens. Plus, water runs through 12 of the 18 holes with a forced carry over the river on hole #1.
A playable course for any golfer looking to step up their game, Dretzka Park offers four sets of tees ranging from 6,809 from the back tees to 5,283 from the forward set.
If you didn’t catch the beverage carts on the course, grab a burger and crisp beer at the bar-and-grill-style restaurant, which underwent a complete redesign in 2014, and is available to rent for private outings and events.
Plus, if you’re looking to try your hand at something new while enjoying this scenic course, Dretzka also features two disc golf courses. Check out the 27-hole “summer” layout and 27-hole “winter” layout — yes, you can play in the middle of winter!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please check the local hotel and travel restrictions and retail and restaurant hours/menus before you go.
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