Best Golf Courses Near Hayward, WI
The Hayward/Hayward Lakes region in northwest Wisconsin is known for its gorgeous Northwoods scenery, abundance of picturesque lakes, prolific wildlife, cross-country skiing and flat-tire bicycle races, and fishing competitions that have seen the largest muskellunge ever caught. Golf is big here too, and Hayward’s headline course is the Pete Dye-designed Big Fish Golf Club that features a windswept links-style front nine and a scenic, dramatically sloping and heavy treed back nine. Other popular tee times in Hayward include Hayward Golf Club, where you’ll find classic Northwoods doglegs and two nerve-wracking par 3s over water; and two beginner-friendly nine-hole layouts—Spider Lake and Lakeview Golf and Pizza, which is a par-3 short course. In nearby Spooner, the original nine holes were designed in 1930 by Harry Vardon’s brother Tom, while in Sarona, the sporty, well maintained Butternut Hills Golf Club provides a fun game and a chance to score a tee time discount. Hayward tends to attract high energy tourists looking for a big catch or a trophy, so a round of golf on one of the area’s Northwoods layouts offers an ideal tranquil escape.