The 1920's Gangster Golf Course



We invite you to experience 'Legendary Golf'!


Lakeside Club House & Services
|  Golf Course Specifics | Course Layout & Pricing


Carefully hidden in the national forests of Northern Wisconsin, "We Offer a Time Treasured Golf Course" designed and built by a 1920's Chicago Gangster.  This Historical Golf Course is in part of a resort estate used as an escape retreat for Joe Soltis.


We invite you to Experience Legendary Golf, the novelty of walking in the gangsters shoes, discovering natures natural bounty and preserving a game of sport and tradition. Golf is a great way to enjoy business associates, friends and your family.  Whether you come to play competitive golf or a few relaxing rounds, Barker Lake Golf Course Legend will suit your needs.  Take the time for your Golf Escape!

Relaxing & Enjoyable



   Unique Historic Golf Course
   Classic Golf Design out of the 1920's era
"Polack Joe" Soltis, a Joilet saloon keeper and beer baron from Chicago's southwest side, ventured north to Winter Wisconsin when he needed a change of pace.  When the heat was on in Chicago, "The Big-City Bad Boys" retreated to the solitude of the Northwoods for rest, relaxation, and a little recreational mischief.

Joe Soltis founded Barker Lake Golf Course first and foremost on his deep passion and reference for golf.  He faithfully placed and interweaved a strategic, Scottish style layout of rolling hills, natural elements of woods, water and sand, and elevated greens.  Hole number 4 is designated to be its most signature hole.  A 260-yard carry to the edge of a fairway pond and a second shot to an elevated green with water on the left.  Joe Soltis was such a perfectionist he had rich top soil shipped in train cars from Tennessee.



   Experience Your Surroundings
  Enjoy Northwoods Recreation
This Legendary Golf Course lays between the pines and hardwoods of the Majestic Chequamegon National Forest and views of the shimmering waters of Barker Lake.  Wildlife such as bald eagles, deer, fox and many song birds are commonly seen to enjoy and the calls of the lowly loon may be ever present for you to hear.  Throughout the golf season you will encounter picturesque sights.  The new fresh greens of spring - the warm pastel wild flowers of summer - and the brilliant fall colors of autumn leaves.  For some, this beauty still remains a treasure.


   Lakeside Club House & Services
Family, Group & Business Outings Welcome
There was a time when style was important and the attention to detail and quality was a necessity.  The Barker Lake  club house has been refurbished to reflect such a style of tradition and provide an atmosphere of preferred professional service.  

Amenities Include:

  • A refreshment snack, juice and liquor bar complete with a variety of refreshing choices.
  • A selection of golf merchandise and memorable souvenir clothing.
  • Golf rentals such as pull carts, gas carts and club rentals.
  • Services and space available in hosting golf tournaments and corporate business outings.
  • A lounge area to relax after a great game.
  • Sun decks available overlooking both the Golf Course and Barker Lake to rejuvenate and indulge in those unmistakable lake breezes.  (Special Note:  This is the only clubhouse in the area that resides along a lakeside shore.)



   Golf Course Specifics & Layout

Number of holes: 9

Course Yardage: 2836/2446

Course Par: 35

Course Description: 1920's Scottish style, elevated greens, emphasis on second shot. Lake on one side and the Chequamegon National Forest on the other.

Rentals: pullcarts, powercarts & clubs
Golf course
"Poses geographically distinctive challenges - think greens" --Dennis McCann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Named one of nine great courses in Wisconsin's Northwoods." 
--Golf Traveler Magazine
"Recognized for its originally built 9 hole classic golf course and its quiet and relaxed atmosphere" --Vacationland News


"We're a part of Wisconsins Golf Capital"
"Featured on the TV Program" - Discover Wisconsin
"Historically Featured" -- Vacationland News
"Historically Featured" -- AAA Home & Away Magazine
"Historically Featured" -- Wisconsin Trails Magazine
"Some of the best golf around." -- Northern Action Magazine



   Escape to a Wonderful Vacation Area

Barker Lake Golf Course Legend is Proud to be a part of the
"Golf Capital of Wisconsin!"

The Winter, Chippewa Flowage and Hayward Areas are wonderful places to vacation.  Providing first class resorts & hotels, activities, events and enough woods and water for all your northwoods recreation.  "The Winter Area" embraces "The Heart of the Tuscobia Trail", "The Gateway to the Chippewa Flowage".

We would like to "Thank You Personally" for considering this site for your next golfing experience.  We pledge to give you the personal service and attention you deserve.  Barker Lake Golf Course Legend, "Where there is a sense of welcomed friendship and a genuine feeling of belonging."



   Course Layout & Pricing
White Tees 180 380 340 400 290 472 180 243 351 2836
White Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35
Handicap 2 4 7 1 5 8 9 3 6  
                     
                     
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
                     
                     
Red Tees 150 360 315 300 245 385 170 233 288 2446
Red Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35
Handicap 7 5 4 2 8 1 9 6 3  

White Tees 180 380 340 400 290 472 180 243 351 2836 5672  
White Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 70  
Handicap 2 4 7 1 5 8 9 3 6        
                               
                          
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT NET
                           
                          
Red Tees 150 360 315 300 245 385 170 233 288 2446 4892  
Red Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 70  
Handicap 7 5 4 2 8 1 9 6 3      

Quality Personable Golf
at an Exceptional Value!

 




Golfing Rates 9 Holes 18 Holes
Week Day $13.00 $20.00
Weekend $13.00 $20.00
Power Cart (rate is per cart) $12.00 $24.00
Pull Cart $2.00 $3.00
Rental Clubs $4.00 $4.50
Privately Owned Power Cart Access $7.00 $14.00
Twilight Rate (After 5 p.m./ Sun. thru Wed.) $8.00  

(Weekend Pricing/Fri.-Sat. - Sun. - Holidays)
Tax not included in pricing above.
All rates are subject to change without notice.

Plan for your Golf Escape!

Barker Lake Golf Course Legend
6877W Golf Course Road
Winter, Wisconsin 54896
1-715-266-4152

Located 24 minutes east of Hayward off Hwy. B, 5 minutes east of the Chippewa Flowage off Hwy. B,  and 7 minutes north of Winter off Hwy. W

A variety of lodging is available on Barker Lake and minutes away.  For more information on lodging, call us at (715) 266-4152 or stop for a visit.
(Next to Historic Barker Lake Lodge)

Hayward Lakes Area | Hayward Area Resorts
Chippewa Flowage Area | Winter Area


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