Best Golf Courses Near Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire, located at the junction of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers near Chippewa Falls and just 90 miles from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, was originally a lumber town. Home to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, it’s become a university town that’s well known for its live music scene and its proximity to Chippewa Falls and the gorgeous scenery of the Chippewa Valley. Golfers appreciate this scenery at a number of fine Eau Claire courses. Wild Ridge, a very hilly and devilishly bunkered test, is a championship-style layout, while the adjacent Mill Ridge, a sister course, is sporty, walkable and fun for players of any skill level. Hickory Hills, a superbly maintained par-63 executive course, is a beauty winner that perennially earns local “best course” honors in Eau Claire. Two nine hole layouts that also have faithful followings are Pine Meadow, a par-3 short course that’s ideal for beginning and only takes about an hour to play, and Princeton Valley Golf Course, which is set in picturesque valley and is regularly lauded for its mature trees and smooth, fast greens, and attractive tee time discounts.