The House on the Rock Resort
The Springs Course
The original 18 hole Springs Course, designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., winds along the valley floor. Rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, it is a classic Jones course, featuring narrow landing areas, sand traps and water hazards that will challenge golfers of every skill level. Nearly every hole has water coming into play giving the course its name and reputation. The fourth hole is a traditional Robert Trent Jones, Sr. par 5. Not real long, big hitters may be able to reach in two. Miss the green, however, and the narrow landing area is full of traps in front with water lurking behind the green. The green is very narrow and tough to hold with long irons.
The par 4 ninth and eighteenth holes wind back to a monstrous double green guarded by water to one side and traps to the other. The par four 18th hole is recognized as one of the top finishing holes in the state.
Madison Magazine said “it’s the Best Par four in the State. This hole has everything. Great view from an elevated tee. Reasonably narrow fairway with woods on the left and water on the right. An ideal finishing hole. Trent Jones knew what he was doing.”
The North Nine
The North Nine is also rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest and is equally challenging and visually breath-taking. Designed by Roger Packard and two-time U.S. Open Champion Andy North, the course offers dramatic changes in elevation, well-placed traps and subtly sloped greens.
“Our philosophy is that the landscape should give the course its character, not the other way around. The course has some outstanding scenery and lots of great vistas.” - Andy North
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