Every golf course goes through a rebellious phase, sprouting water hazards, obnoxious sand traps, or an anchor tattoo on its back nine. Tame a treacherous course with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of green fees for a round of 9- or 18-hole golf at The Bog in Saukville. One round costs $79–$95 per golfer for 18 holes, and half price for nine holes. The value of this Groupon can also be used toward cart rental, which costs $14 per golfer. Golfers can book tee times online up to seven days in advance.
The Bog, an Arnold Palmer signature design course and winner of multiple awards, is an 18-hole par 72 championship course sprawled throughout 297 acres of fertile woodlands, lush wetlands, and rolling hills. The par 4 fifth hole strikes fear into slice-prone right-handed tee swingers as they face down the Cedarburg Bog, the largest peat land in southern Wisconsin, which gobbles up golf balls into its hazardous abyss abutting the fairway. While traversing the back nine, even argyle underwear can't shield timid golfers from the perils of the longest hole on the course–the par 5 17th–a behemoth that doglegs left before beckoning two uphill shots to the green. Overlooking the 18th hole, the clubhouse offers lunch and dinner for those who cannot subsist on divots alone.
The Bog enforces a dress code and course policies, so be sure to leave all sleeveless T-shirts bedazzled with metal golf spikes at home.
Designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, The Bog’s 7,221-yard layout sprawls across 297 acres of tree-lined fairways, wetlands, and rolling , mounded terrain. The well-bunkered course incorporates all of the native surroundings into one seamless, award-winning layout, in which golfers must send balls somersaulting over intervening water hazards, avoid sprawling thickets of native tall grasses, and resist the urge to forsake humanity in favor of the vibrant ecosystem of the Cedarburg Bog, which forms a natural border on multiple fairways. Hole 17—a par 5 that forms the longest and most demanding hole on the course—embodies many of the course’s distinct characteristics, as stick-flickersclubbers drive from a low, water-kissed tee-box before climbing an uphill, 593-yard split fairway that doglegs left around sprawling waste hazard areas and into a green fortified by six bunkers and mounded rough. A duo of PGA-certified instructors roam throughout the course and its adjacent driving range, imparting score-shaving advice in lessons and fending off rogue windmills hoping to upgrade from their mini- golf residences.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Arnold Palmer
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 7,221 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 75.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 143 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options
- View The Bog's scorecard, course flyover, and course layout
- Site of the 2013 WSGA State Amateur Championship
- Rated one of the top-50 public facilities in America by GRAA
- Golf Digest course overview