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2300 W Princeton Ave
Eau Claire, WI  54703-1361
United States
P: (715) 834-3334
Princeton Valley Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,320 yards | 120 slope

35.6 rating

Princeton Valley Golf Course

The 9-hole "Princeton Valley" course at the Princeton Valley Golf & Sports Club facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin features 3,320 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.6 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by Dr. Gordy Emerson, the Princeton Valley golf course opened in 1976. Rob Robinson manages the course as the Director of Golf.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed November 05, 2014

Reviewed July 07, 2008

Don't be mislead by this page's photo. Although the 6th green can at times be as mentally challenging as an island green, there are no walking bridges to grace the approach. Princeton Valley is a terrific example of a well- maintained neighborhood course. And if you want challenge, please, step back to the blues and pray for a calm day. There is great local pride in ownership at PV and it shows. Pro Tim is always gracious and helpful.
The course is very playable, easy enough to be enjoyable. Laid out well enough to challenge touch and distance. But as much as I enjoy PV's course, I am always treated to meeting really fine people. I go out as a single and invariably, I will be paired by chance with people who are cordial and fun.
I recommend playing PV not only once, but twice as you play your nines again. And it you really want a challenge...Play the even number holes from the blues.

Hole by hole review.
#1 - Medium length dogleg left to a crowned but fair green. A tee shot in the fairway to the top of the hill leaves 150. Miss short since the green falls off on all sides. Green is challenging to read, especially on the left. Nice opening hole.

#2 - Straitforward mid-length par 4. The more length off the tee here helps but not as much as staying near the fairway. Left can be jail. The large, long green is contoured nicely making some pin placements challenging two-putts.

#3 - Pray for calm. This long, straight par four is a personal favorite. It takes a strong drive and a thoughtful second shot to a blow of a green with many twisting putts. It's either fun or brutal.

#4 - Strait away 175 yard par 3 guarded by sand left and pine tree right. The green, though scalloped on two edges is relatively flat and true.

#5 - Par 5 whose trouble eats the unwary. Play smart here, take a five and move on. Reachable for some long hitters and occasional "down winders"! The tricky, hard to read green is guarded by a deep bunker on the right. Take five and move on.

#6 - Number 6 is a treat. One of those risk-reward par fours. Although not long buy some standards, I have driven onto the putting surface of this 260 yard hole three times this season...once with a three wood. That said, the universe is indeed still in balance. At least that many have drowned trying. I usually play a three wood to land either to the right of or in a 40 yard landing area defined by water on two sides and sand. I like this hole a lot. Especially when the hole is on the left. Surrounded on three sides with water. A fun but potentially exasperating hole.

#7 - A very short par four but not driveable for most. Just try to ignore the gaping sand trap strategically guarding the center front. A potential birdie hole but the sharply undulating green is hard to read and harder to get some putts on line. Still. A fun hole.

#8 - 145 yard par 3. Avoid the traps on 3 sides and it's a fair hole. This green can lull you into a false sense of confidence and when it does, bogeys aren't far behind.

#9 - The pond on the right off the tee is like a magnet. Stay to the center and left unless you're long. Take five and a beer. Water can come into play on the second (or third or fourth) shot as well. Take five and a soda and try it again. A fair hole.

The clubhouse is homey with a nice deck overlooking #9 green. It was fun the other day when I chipped in there to a thunderous ovation...from three "relaxed" guys.

PV does have a fair practice area and large practice green. It is convenient and spacious.

Enjoy Princeton Valley all year round but if you go when the leaves turn, you will not only enjoy your golf, but the view as well.

Enjoy the day.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Torry H. 9 36 27 05/09/10
2 John G. 6 36 30 07/08/08
3 Casey S. 17 48 31 05/26/13
4 Kyle D. N/A 35 35 06/16/08
5 chris A. N/A 38 38 09/23/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 Casey S. 17 48 31 05/26/13

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About Princeton Valley Golf & Sports Club

Princeton Valley Golf & Sports Club

Golf Only facility

25 tees driving range

9 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Rob Robinson, Director of Golf
Chris Weiss, Superintendent
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