Abbey Springs Golf Course, is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Abby Springs first opened for play in 1972. The course was designed by Dick Nugent and Ken Killian.
Be prepared to thread your way through those trees along some narrow fairways. You may have to play off uneven lies at times. The course can be challenging. But you're also going to find it's one of the prettiest courses. Four holes â€“ Nos. 12, 13, 16 and 17 overlook the lake.
#2. a par-3 (184 yards from the back tees and 153 from the forward) is the first major challange. You have to hit your tee shot over a pond to a small green with a lot of slope.
#4 is a par-5 going uphill on a dogleg right to a heavily wooded fairway. There is about 100 feet of elevation change from tee to green. It's a 523-yard hole from the back tees (405 from the forward), but it plays much longer.
#8 is another outstanding hole on the front nine. This par-4 measures 402 yards from the back tees and 299 from the forward. There is water up the right side of the fairway and water to the left of the green. There are two strategically placed bunkers to the left of the green. This hole requires a very accurate approach shot into the green.
As you head to the back nine, you're going to find more elevation changes than you did on the front of the course. But you'll also encounter some holes with more level terrain, like the par-3 No. 11 (152 yards from the back and 128 from the front).
#12 provides views of Geneva Lake unfolding in the distance. This is a 347-yard par-4 (280 yards from the front) that has a dramatic drop down a hillside. The heavily wooded fairway requires you to make a really accurate position shot from the tee. You need a good first shot because you'll be making a second shot that requires hitting off a tricky downhill lie to a green that is sloping away from you.
#14 and #15 are considered by many to be the two best holes on the course. .On the 14th, a 549-yard par-5 (393 from the forward tees), you get a break from the change in terrain. It's a downhill hole, so the long hitters can go for the green in two. If you hit a long enough drive, your ball will roll far enough downhill, so that you are left with a bit more than 200 yards for a second shot. However, your shot will also have to be long and lofted enough for the last 70 yards to cross a pond just in front of the rather small target green. Making things even more complicated, just in front of the pond lies a large beach bunker. So if you plan to lay up in front of the pond, you have to stop your ball just short of that bunker. The bunker stops balls from going into the water, but it's pretty hard to hit out of the bunker and over the pond to the green.â€
#15 is a 476-yard par-4 (368 yards from the front). You make your tee shot toward an uphill landing area, so you get very little roll. You may hit a great drive, but you're still going to have 200 yards to go to the green. You're also hitting along a very narrow fairway to an elevated green that is heavily bunkered; so be sure to shoot straight off the tee. Par is a considered a great score on this hole.
Many consider #17 the signature hole on the course because of its beautiful oak trees, landscaping and unforgettable view of the lake. This is a 320-yard long par-4 (276 yards from the front) with a 100-foot elevation change from tee to green. You're going downhill along a fairway that is heavily wooded on both sides.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,628 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,526 yards. The longest hole on the course is #10, a par-5 that plays to 545 Yards. The shortest hole on the course is #11, a par-3 that plays to 152 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for #15, a 467 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is #6, a 158 yard par-3.
Black Walnut tees: Par-72, 6,628, course rating 71.5, slope rating 136.
Crimson Maple tees: Par-72, 6,283 ysrds, course rating 70.2, slope rating 133.
Brown Oak tees: Par-72, 5,501, course rating 66.2, slope rating 125.
Green Ash tees: Par-72, 4,526, course rating 69.6, slope rating 124.
$41 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2014 at 4pm
The course was in great conditon. Greens are very slopey and you must stay below the hole. From the back tees you play all of your clubs. Be prepared for all shots (uphill, sidehill, downhill). Some long par fours but mostly sporty par fours, and challenging par 5's. Beautiful layout with views of Lake Geneva on several holes. Quiet, peaceful and serene
$56 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2012 at 2pm
Very Very nice course. Sanded Bent grass greens were very fast and a challenge. Errant approach shots can have harsh penalty. Many Massive trees. Well kept grounds. Very nice staff. very good day was had...besides my score....lol Dean
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