4 of Milwaukee County’s Top Public Golf Courses

Looking to tee up this weekend? These four Milwaukee County Parks public golf courses provide a challenge, a history lesson and wallet-friendly green fees for your Sunday Fun Day.

Often touted as the No. 1 public course in Milwaukee County, Brown Deer Park is commonly known as the course where living legend Tiger Woods turned pro. It might also ring a bell as the host of the Symetra Tour’s PHC Classic. Founded in 1929, the 18-hole par-71 course was originally designed by George Hansen.

Weekend green fee: $79

Offering an inviting getaway from the bustling metro area and just minutes off of Highway 45, par-72 Dretzka Park touts pretty tree-lined fairways and plenty of water throughout (water crosses 12 of the course’s 18 holes, in fact). Before hitting the green, check out Dretzka’s bar and grill for a juicy burger and an ice-cold beer.

Weekend green fee: $39

At more than 7,000 yards, Oakwood is the longest in length of Milwaukee County Parks’ golf courses. Though founded nearly 40 years ago, the 18-hole course was recently renovated and boasts a top-notch staff and practice range.

Weekend green fee: $39

Whitnall Park Golf Course was also designed by Hansen—a few years after Brown Deer Park—in 1932. The heavily wooded, 18-hole course is found in Milwaukee County’s largest park, which spans 640 acres. Deceptively tricky, the 18-hole par-71 course is known for its elevation changes and complex greens to challenge even seasoned athletes.

Weekend green fee: $39