Golf Courses Near Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire, a small and proudly quirky city near Chippewa Falls in west central Wisconsin, calls itself “the Kubb Capital of the World.” Kubb is a Swedish lawn game in which you try to knock down wooden blocks by throwing wooden batons. Golf is another popular “lawn” game in Eau Claire. The city’s premier public facility is Wild Ridge/Mill Run, two sister courses that are adjacent to each other and share a parking lot. Wild Ridge is longer, hillier, and more difficult, while Mill Ridge is sportier, more walkable, and better suited for all skill levels. For a quick, fun game, locals favor Hickory Hills, a lush, par-63 executive course that showcases beautiful Chippewa Valley scenery. Princeton Valley Golf Course is a picturesque regulation-length nine-hole layout featuring fast greens that are rolled every day. You may even be able to score a Hot Deal tee time.
Situated at the junction of two rivers and two forest systems, Eau Claire beckons residents and visitors to nature. Bike trails, parks, rivers and waterfalls will keep you busy whether you are sightseeing or pursuing your favorite recreational activity. Eau Claire is home to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which gives the city a dose of college-town exuberance. Music is one of the most popular majors at UWEC, so it’s not surprising that downtown features lots of music venues. While the city’s food preferences follow the usual Wisconsin passion for cheese, brats, burgers, and beer, Eau Claire is the world’ largest horseradish producer thanks to the Silver Springs Foods company. Of course, when Eau Claire was founded, it was a lumber town. Many ornate homes of the old lumber barons still adorn the city. To learn the story of lumbering history and Paul Bunyan’s legend, visit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. You may even pick up a knack for telling tall tales that can add color to your golf experiences.