A course even the most gluttonous of golfers never tire of playing...

Located in Fontana, Wisconsin, Big Foot Country Club is a private 190 member-owned Golf and Tennis Club featuring a Tom Bendelow designed championship golf course (slope 140; 6,767 yards; rated 73.4 from the back tees) routed over 270 acres of wooded land, rolling hills, and spring-fed streams. During a round of golf at Big Foot, you’re able to visit the Grand Canyon (hole 5), drink from the Fountain of Youth (hole 2) or play Basketball (hole 17). You can also ride a Double-Decker (hole 4), relax on an Inner Spring (hole 15), or tweak the Devil’s Elbow (hole 14).

Tom Bendelow designed the golf course in 1924. It’s comforting to know that the Big Foot of 1924 is alive and well. From the awe-inspiring view from the 12th tee to the majestic Indian Mound on hole 11, from the tranquil pond of hole 8 to the spring feed creeks that slice through the rolling hills and the formidable wall of grass concealing the 12th fairway, Big Foot is a joy to play. Each of Big Foot’s unique holes have been named for its location, terrain, or outstanding feature.

Big Foot’s borders are secure. Big Foot remains as intended: a paradise of golfing tranquility.


The course has played host to the following events:

  • 1992 USGA United States Open Qualifying
  • 1995 PGA Wisconsin Stroke Play Championship
  • 1998 USGA United States Senior Qualifying
  • 2003 US Junior Qualifying
  • 2003 Wisconsin State Open Qualifier
  • 2009 Wisconsin PGA Stroke Play
  • 2012 United States Women's Open Sectional Qualifier
  • 2012 United States Senior's Open Sectional Qualifier
  • 2013 USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier


Head Golf Professional, Carsten Van Vuren, leads the professional staff in the Golf Shop. He has been a Class A Member of the PGA for 14 years and is starting his fourth season at Big Foot Country Club. Assistant Golf Professional Ryan Scheve will also be starting his fourth season at the Club. Assistant Golf Professional Joe Scherer joined the team last year and is starting his second season at the Club.

Golf Course Superintendent, Matt Leinen, is starting his third season at Big Foot Country Club. He overseas the dedicated efforts of an experienced crew who select plants and flowers to enhance the beauty of a spectacular natural landscape, and is putting his touch on the course.

See the hole descriptions, score card, and photos to learn more about Big Foot.

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