Brown Deer Park Golf Course

The jewel of the Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 30: Corey Pavin hits a tee shot on the seventh hole during the fourth round of the US Bank Championship at Brown Deer Park Golf Club on July 30, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Park Systems golf courses, and host to the Milwaukee Championship since 1995, Brown Deer Park is set in fantastic surroundings and dates way back to the late 1920’s. Architect George Hanson was responsible for its original design in 1929 and since then it has been tweaked here and there so that it remains attractive to the organisers of the PGA Tour.

Brown Deer Park Golf Course Statistics

  • Par 71
  • 6 759 yards
  • 72.9 rating
  • Green and fairways are of Bentgrass and the rough is Bluegrass
  • 60 bunkers and water hazards come into play on 10 holes

Milwaukee Championship Golf Course Guide – The Front Nine

  • Hole 1 – Par 4, 461 yards – This very difficult, long Par 4 necessitates a drive left centre of the fairway for the entire putting surface to be visible. A long second shot will see you safely on the green, which is surrounded by bunkers.
  • Hole 2 – Par 4, 417 yards – A stream across the fairway is the first hazard, and a narrow opening must be negotiated to the elbow of a dogleg left. A long second shot is required to reach the green.
  • Hole 3 – Par 3, 171 yards – Difficult tee shot between trees, and the green slopes markedly from back to front where it is guarded by an outsize bunker.
  • Hole 4 – Par 5, 485 yards – Plays downhill from the tee, and is protected on the left by trees. To reach the green approach shots must be fired over a stream.
  • Hole 5 – Par 3, 164 yards – Play uphill to a bunker-ridden putting surface and beware of the wind.
  • Hole 6 – Par 5, 556 yards – The most difficult Par 5 of the course features a large landing area with the fairway straddled by two trees. Be aware of a ridge running through the centre of the green.
  • Hole 7 – Par 3, 215 yards – A long tee shot, narrow green and bunkers on three sides makes this the toughest Par 3 on the course.
  • Hole 8 – Par 4, 436 yards – A long tee shot is essential to see the green and while short iron second shots will see you to safety, this is possibly the most testing of the front nine.
  • Hole 9 – Par 4, 359 yards – Stay in the fairway, and all will be well. Long hitters may aim directly for the green from a forward tee position.

Milwaukee Championship Golf Course Guide – The Back Nine

  • Hole 10 – Par 4, 447 yards – Demanding, as a straight drive is required. The green is protected by bunkers on both sides.
  • Hole 11 – Par 3, 196 yards – Water and sand on the left could be problematic. The green slopes from right to left, making birdies near impossible.
  • Hole 12 – Par 4, 381 yards – Trees and the deep rough off the fairway are challenging, but a 3-wood or iron off the tee will set up an uphill approach to the green.
  • Hole 13 – Par 4, 437 yards – Best that your tee shot falls short and right of the stream. A small, undulating green doesn’t make birdies easy.
  • Hole 14 – Par 3, 188 yards – Four large bunkers protecting the pin are the real challenge.
  • Hole 15 – Par 5, 531 yards – Dogleg left is reachable in two shots, but watch out for the thickets on the right and a tiny, sloping green.
  • Hole 16 – Par 4, 371 yards – A narrow landing and a difficult green make this a challenge. Trees on the left and sand on the right don’t help, and the stream protects the front of the putting surface.
  • Hole 17 – Par 4, 387 yards – Drive between large willow trees to a narrow fairway, but beware the bunkers guarding the green.
  • Hole 18 – Par 5, 557 yards – You should make the green easily in two shots, but avoid the five bunkers in front of the green.