There are 27 holes on the House on the Rock property, and the original 18 were the work of the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones. These were first in play when The Springs Golf Course opened in 1971.
The course reopened under the Springs Golf Club Resort banner in 1993 and a year later, it was joined by the North Nine, built as the result of a collaboration between Roger Packard and Andy North, two-time US Open winner.
Winding along the floor of a valley, the Springs course is a classic Trent Jones layout, featuring narrow landing areas, intimidating bunker complexes and dazzling water hazards that will challenge golfers of all abilities.
The 18th shares the same green as the 9th hole and is considered one of the toughest finishing holes in the state of Wisconsin. Played from an elevated tee to a fairly tight fairway with trees to the left and water to the right, the fairway then leads to an enormous double green with water on one side and bunkers on the other. A par four marked on the scorecard here will be well earned here.
An excellent and gorgeous course in Wisconsin. Not very long at just under 6500 from the tips. The course if very serene. It's located far from any major roads so the only sounds will be birds and the wind. The course winds nicely beneath the small mountains of the Driftless Area with some nice small creeks running through it and water does come into play on multiple holes. Several holes give you a challenging presentation off the tee and the many doglegs (seems like all doglegs) challenge your distance control. There aren't many fairway bunkers but each green complex has sand to navigate. One issue is that there's a few holes where the trees have grown to an extent that they force your hand or limit your options off the tee. I would definitely play here again.