Earlier this week, I won an online auction that was put on by the Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
The prize was a foursome (with carts, though that might not be needed) to play at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. I don’t know what the retail value of this thing is, but it will end up being $55/person to play. I have to play the round at some point in the 2011 season. It shouldn’t be too difficult. This is, to quote Charlie Sheen, winning.
I have played at Eau Claire only once previously. It’s quite good. There is a thread from 2002 on Golf Club Atlas in which the course is described as \”The best course you\’ve never heard of.\ I’m not sure that I would go to quite that level, but it is a very good golf course.
The pictures are gone from the thread, but you can see pictures if you go to Facebook and search for Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. It will give you a sense of what is there. Basically, it is a cool 100-year-old golf course that has good, fast greens and some interesting holes.
If it was in the Twin Cities, it would stack up very favorably with the middle-to-low tier classic private clubs. I mean, it isn’t White Bear Yacht or Interlachen, Golden Valley, Somerset or Oak Ridge, but it is still excellent.
Now I just have to figure out when to make the two-hour drive over to Eau Claire. And obviously I will bring my camera.