Featured Partner: Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course

5/1/2019 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Featured Partner, Sports & Outdoors
Brighton Dale Links
Brighton Dale Links
People golfing at Brighton Dale Links
Petrifying Springs Golf Course
Petrifying Springs Golf Course
golfing at scenic Petrifying Springs Golf Course

The Kenosha County Division of Golf is comprised of two public golf facilities set in beautiful natural settings. Brighton Dale Links features 45 scenic holes, complete with wetlands, mature deciduous trees, cathedral pines, numerous bunkers, and hilly terrain. It’s located adjacent to Richard Bong State Recreation Area. Meanwhile, Petrifying Springs Golf Course is an 18-hole course that’s situated in the most mature park in Kenosha County, with an abundance of huge deciduous trees and a rolling landscape. The flagship of Kenosha County Parks, Petrifying Springs is both the oldest and largest park in the county park system. The park features streams and rivers, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball courts, softball diamonds, an artesian well, an off-leash dog park, and a seasonal beer garden.

Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course each offer PGA professional lessons, a golf shop, practice facilities, gift certificates, events, and much more. An additional amenity is a Flight Scope X3 Launch Monitor, which is used to show golfers their club and swing data on video. It allows the golf professionals to give more specific instruction to a wide range of skill levels. The Flight Scope is also the best tool to dial in that new golf club purchase making sure you are getting the best product for your swing and game!

Both golf facilities “serve very tasty food and beverages” at a clubhouse grill during the season, according to Daniel A Drier PGA, General Manager, Division of Golf. Non-golfers are always welcome. The hours are 8 a.m. until dusk or 7 p.m. “We have an excellent menu … an extensive beer list. The public is always welcome.”

Created in 1936 by Joseph A. Roseman, Petrifying Springs Golf Course offers excitement and challenge with every hole. The traditional 18-hole, 6,000-yard, par 70 golf course is very player friendly and a must play. Petrifying Springs Golf Course “has been Kenosha’s favorite course for six years running and we just recruited our new Grounds Superintendent from Black Wolf Run, a top 100 course in the nation, to oversee our maintenance department so we expect even better conditions in the future,” according to Drier.

The clubhouse and golf course itself were both Works Progress Administration projects. The Works Progress Administration was one of many New Deal programs and projects, created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s time in office.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course, 4909 Seventh St., is located in northeastern Kenosha County; the clubhouse is 1/2 mile east of the intersection of highways 31 and A. Enter off of Highway A.

A 15-mile drive west from Petrifying Springs sits Brighton Dale Links, where three separate tracts comprise the 45-hole facility. The White Birch and Blue Spruce are 18-hole, par 72 layouts that measure 7,012 and 6,687 yards, respectively. The Red Pine is a 9-hole, par 36 layout of over 3,500 yards.

The original 27 holes at Brighton Dale, designed by Edmund Ault, opened in 1972. The course and clubhouse were renovated, and 18 additional holes were added in 1992-93. In Spring 2019, Brighton Dale Links experienced a $600,000 restoration on its White Birch course. “We addressed some drainage issues, put the Better Billy Bunker Liner and new bunker sand in all of the bunkers, and sodded the green surrounds for much better playing conditions,” Drier explains.

Brighton Dale Links, 830 248th Ave., is located in northwestern Kenosha County, just north of the intersection of highways 75 and 142. Enter off of Highway 75.

Daily fees and season passes offer great value at both facilities, according to Drier. “For the conditions and memorable golf holes offered, it could be the best value in the world.” There are additional options including unlimited golf, senior, and junior rates to enhance your experience.

Whether you are looking to join a league, hold an outing, enter a scramble, learn how to play golf, enjoy a morning with friends, or find a new place to dine, consider Petrifying Springs Golf Course or Brighton Dale Links!

(262) 697-4653,

May 2019

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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