The spring of 1991 marked the birth of Trappers Turn Golf Club and the dream fulfillment of Robert and
Patricia Francis from Green Lake, WI to create a golf lover’s paradise. Two-time U.S. Open Champion
Andy North and renowned golf course designer Roger Packard have created what many consider
the ultimate golf course. North and Packard masterfully molded a layout to compliment the differing
land features. The course is set in an area carved by glaciers, with the beauty of the Wisconsin Dells
countryside as its backdrop creating a uniquely challenging and scenic design. The canyons were
formed when melting waters of the glacier cut through the native sandstone leaving a natural route that
today encompasses some of the most panoramic golf holes found anywhere.
Trappers Turn Golf Club hosted the 1998 Wisconsin State Open, won by PGA tour winner Steve Stricker, as
well as several Wisconsin PGA Championships. Some of the best players in the world have attempted to
conquer Trappers Turn.
Immediately following the Wisconsin State Open in 1998, ground-breaking began for the addition of the
Arbor nine as well as reconstruction of the first three holes of the original 18 layout. Trappers Turn Golf
Club was proud to present the Lake, Canyon, and Arbor nines in 2000. Our 27 hole facility allows our
guests to choose between Scottish flair, traditional tree-lined fairways and holes compatible with the
natural canyon beauty that made Wisconsin Dells famous.
A Masterpiece® continues in 2007. Under the new ownership of Kalahari Resorts, Trappers Turn is proud
to announce the acquisition of a full color state-of-the-art GPS system by Uplink. The system will allow our
guests to view advanced graphics of each hole and provide precise distance measurement to the pin,
hazards, and other golf cars on the course. Uplink also allows our guests to order food and beverage
items while on the golf course. Join us at Trappers Turn Golf Club in 2007 to experience tomorrow’s
Trappers Turn Golf Club
- 27 holes of championship golf.
- Steve Stricker holds the course record with an 8 under par 64.
- The original name of the golf course was Trappers Canyon.
- Trappers Turn has 102 acres of rough, while only 34 acres of fairway.
- There are 13 holes where water comes into play.
- There are 82 bunkers on the golf course.
- Trappers Turn is home to such wildlife as whitetail deer, beaver, osprey, eagles, sandhill cranes,
and a once sighted black bear!