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: 2824/2325

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.

Golf course
A Golfing Destination:
  • We specialize in smaller non-complicated golf tournaments and outings. (Families, friends, work related and wedding & bachelor groups)
  • A foursomes golf destination
  • A couples get-away
"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" -- AAA Home & Away Magazine
"Historically Featured" -- Wisconsin Trails Magazine
"Some of the best golf around." -- Northern Action Magazine

"Historically Featured" -- Artful Living Magazine Summer Issue 2015

   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" and "The Gateway to the Chippewa Flowage". "Hayward" embraces the title of "Golf Capital of Wisconsin."

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 165 380 340 400 290 475 180 243 351 2824
White Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35
Handicap 4 5 7 1 8 3 6 9 2  
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Red Tees 135 345 320 265 207 389 170 230 264 2325
Red Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35
Handicap 4 5 2 1 8 3 6 9 2  
White Tees 165 380 340 400 290 475 180 243 351 2824 5648  
White Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 70  
Handicap 4 5 7 1 8 3 6 9 2        
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT NET
Red Tees 135 345 320 265 207 389 170 230 264 2325 4650  
Red Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 70  
Handicap 4 5 7 1 8 3 6 4 2      

Quality Personable Golf
at an Exceptional Value!

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Golfing Rates 9 Holes 18 Holes
Week Day Golf $18.00 $27.00
Weekend Golf $18.00 $27.00
Junior Golf $12.00 $21.00
Power Cart (rate is per cart) price can be shared by two people $16.00 $32.00
Pull Cart $3.00 $4.00
Rental Clubs $9.00 $13.00

(Weekend Pricing/Fri.-Sat. - Sun. - Holidays)
Tax not included in pricing above.
All rates are subject to change without notice.
No coupons or discounts during outings and holiday weekends.

Plan for your Golf Escape!

Barker Lake Golf Course Legend
W6877 Golf Course Road
Winter, Wisconsin 54896

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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