Tee it up at these Madison golf courses

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or the next Tiger Woods, these 12 places to play golf around Madison are sure to make for a good round.

608 Glen golf course

The Glen Golf Park often hosts public community events.

Photo via City of Madison

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We can’t think of a better way to soak in Madison’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 12 golf spots to make a tee time at in the 608.

Members only

Nakoma | 4145 Country Club Rd. | 18 holes
Membership opportunities range from a $1,000 Social Clubhouse membership to a $10,000 Full Play membership which allows full access to the golf course, pool, tennis course, and clubhouse.

Maple Bluff | 500 Kensington Dr. | 18 holes
The Junior Sports program offers a plethora of tennis, swim, and golf activities for kids. Each category has options specific to skill level and age. Think: From Family Fun lessons to PGA Junior League.

Blackhawk | 3606 Blackhawk Dr. | 18 holes
Are you a Shorewood Hills resident? You don’t have to become a member to enjoy Blackhawk’s amenities. During the offseason, you’re welcome to enjoy the dining facilities and use the grounds for winter sports.

Public courses

The Glen | 3747 Speedway Rd. | 9 holes
Not a golfer? Locals can enjoy strolling the course without worrying about rogue golf balls whizzing by on Monday mornings from sunrise to 8 a.m. through Oct. 16. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Odana Hills | 4635 Odana Rd. | 18 holes
Located just west of the Arboretum, Odana is the city’s busiest golf course. Perhaps this is due to its convenient location, pleasant fairways, or it being a hub for city and state golfing events.

Yahara Hills | 6701 Hwy. 12 + 18 | 36 holes
This October, Yahara Hills is set to undergo phase one of its redesign project. By 2026, golfers can expect some new course features such as “Chocolate Drops,” “Volcanoes,” and “Bulkheads.” Learn more about the project by checking out the FAQ page.


Wind down after your 18 holes on Yahara’s patio. | Photo via City of Madison

Monona | 111 E. Dean Ave., Monona | 9 holes
Escape the isthmus at this 9-hole course east of Lake Monona. Do you have a friend who isn’t well-versed in the art of golf? With a large practice area and straightforward fairways, this course is great for beginners and pros alike.

Just puttin’ around

Vitense Golfland | 5501 Schroeder Rd.
Get your mini golf on all year long at the top-rated miniature golf courses in the state. Choose from the California or Wisconsin-themed outdoors courses, or opt for the Madison-themed indoor course.

Blind Shot Social Club | 177 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
If you can’t swing a simulator booth reservation, Blind Shot’s indoor putting green is free to use for all patrons.

blind shot

Come for the golf balls, stay for the goat cheese balls at Blind Shot. | Photo by 608today

Take it indoors

Hook and Fade | 113 S. Hamilton St.
Previously reservation only, this indoor golf spot is now welcoming walk-ins as of this week. Pro tip: If you want to guarantee a spot, reserving a tee time is recommended.

X Golf | 1714 Eagan Rd.
Any techies out there? Check out the in-depth overview of X-Golf’s simulator technology. From an automatic ball-feeder to remembering your preferred tee height, you can expect a TaylorMade experience.

7Iron Social | 508 State. St.
Soccer, lacrosse, and bocce ball are among the numerous options beyond golf that 7Iron’s simulators offer. With a full bar, food, and private room rentals, this is a perfect spot for your next State Street outing.

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