Big Foot Golf Course Tour
Our beautiful corner of Geneva Lake has welcomed members and guests since 1924. Our golf course was built on moraines formed by the southernmost edge of the last North American glacier. The early occupants of our land were primitive Indians knows as "mound builders", they were followed by the Potawatomi. Legend has it that the mound on hole 11 may be a relic of an ancient civilization. Lake Geneva was originally called "Big Foots" Lake after the chief of the Geneva Potawatomi. The Indians hunted and feasted in the hills and woods around the present Club grounds and the seven pools that so beautifully adorn our grounds were sacred to the tribe.
Hole 4 - Double Decker
A well trapped, deep, and treacherous green. From front to back, there may be as much as a 3 club difference. Once again, stay below the hole.
Hole 5 - Grand Canyon
Hit your tee shot to an extremely narrow fairway. No traps, but the green is always interesting. Hit your driver down-wind and downhill and see how close you can get to the green!
Hole 9 - Forest Glen
A creek short of the green, two greenside bunkers, and a severe slope to the green makes par a good score on this straightaway Par 4. "Stay below the hole!"
Hole 10 - Hidden Water
An uphill Par 4 with a narrow fairway and a creek at the base of the hill. A flat fairway lie is unusual and the target bunker should be avoided. Don't be left with your approach shot as the green slopes sharply from back to front and left to right.
Hole 11 - Indian Mound
Carrying the creek offers long hitters a great angle for the approach shot. A large mound catches short tee shots. Getting up and down from behind the green is a challenge for even the most accomplished players. Maybe the toughest green on the course.
Hole 12 - Lost Horizon
Players are confronted with a steep hill directly in front of the tee on this short Par 5. The hole doglegs to the right and approach shots are hit to a very well trapped green.
Hole 13 - Long Trail
This straightaway Par 5 stretches to over 600 yards from the back tee. The bow-shaped green offers its own interesting challenges if you get above the pin.
Hole 14 - Devil's Elbow
This dogleg Par 4 tempts long hitters from the middle tee to drive the green. Play the hill in front of the green correctly and your "short" shot may end up close to the pin. Local knowledge is at a premium here.
Hole 15 - Inner Spring
This downhill Par 3 makes club selection most important. Hitting from a grove of trees makes judgement of the wind conditions difficult. A front pin location means three putts will come into play.
Hole 16 - Right Hind Leg
This dogleg right has a creek down the left side of the fairway and a water hazard to the right and behind the green. Greenside bunkers challenge the approach shot. Staying below the hole is a very good idea.
Hole 18 - Try-N-Find It
This long, Par 4 finishing hole requires a well struck tee shot and a very accurate approach shot. A creek that runs across the fairway challenges long hitters and the green is very well trapped. Par or birdie caps off a great round.