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Golf & Parks Division


Golf and Parks Home Page The Golf and Parks Division is responsible for the operation and planning of the Washington County Golf Course and the operation of the County Park System.
The Park section also provides grounds maintenance for County properties in West Bend and the Fair Park. The Golf and Parks Division is also responsible for master planning the Washington County Park System including site analysis, design specifications, grant applications and construction management of large-scale projects.


County Golf Course

The Course

The Washington County Golf Course is now closed for the season.

Click here for information on inside lessons and fittings being offered
Monday-Saturday by appointment!

This 18 hole championship golf course that opened in April 1997 on 280 acres, was designed by Golf Course Architect Arthur Hills and features all bentgrass fairways, tees and greens.

Come play one of the premier golf courses in the state. Rated 4 1/2 stars and the #2 Municipal Golf Course in the Nation by Golf Digest. The course is nestled along the Rubicon River environmental corridor and boasts panoramic views of Powder Hill and Holy Hill. Native grass roughs add to the aesthetic pleasure of the course. Over fifty sand traps, three major water hazards, stream obstacles and three rock walls challenge players of all experience levels. A state of the art irrigation system provides optimum playing conditions.

Address:
6439 Clover Road, Hartford, located East of STH 83 on Clover Rd.

From Milwaukee/Green Bay
Hwy 41 to STH 60, West on STH 60, 3.5 miles, North on Kettle Moraine Rd., West on Clover Rd., to entrance.

From Hartford
One mile north of Hartford on STH 83, East on Clover Rd. to entrance.

Telephone Numbers:
Toll Free: 1-888-383-4653
Local: 262-670-6616



For full details, and to obtain information about scheduling a tee time, visit our site at www.golfwcgc.com


Washington County Park System includes more than 1,200 acres of breathtaking views, wooded trails and serene lakes and ponds. Spring, summer and fall activities available include hiking, picnicking, boating, swimming, nature/cultural trails, canoeing, fishing, basketball and sand volleyball. Winter is bustling with activities such as ice-fishing, sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Washington County Parks
Ackerman's Grove County Park
Cedar Lake Wayside
Family Park
Glacier Hills County Park
Goeden County Park
Heritage Trails County Park
Homestead Hollow County Park
Leonard J. Yahr County Park
Lizard Mound County Park
Ridge Run County Park
Sandy Knoll County Park

Other properties managed by Washington County Planning and Parks Department include:
Henschke Hillside Lake Access
Eisenbahn State Trail

Other links
County Park Fees, Rules and Regulations
Park Shelter Information
Countywide Park Map
County Parks Recreation Activities Chart
Lizard Mound Visitor Comment Form Hit the Tab key to fill in the form online,
then print out and return to the Planning and Parks Department.


A Park and Open Space Plan for Washington County: 2035

The Planning and Parks Department is updating the County Park and Open Space Plan which will address both open space preservation and outdoor recreation as key elements to the future success, economic vitality and quality of life in Washington County. To view the summary document of public outreach events held throughout October 2014, click here.



The Planning and Parks Department conducted an online survey in 2013 to help determine future funding priorities for improvements to the Washington County Park System. The survey offered a chance for the public to provide opinions about what the County Park System would look like in the future. A total of 650 surveys were submitted. The full survey report (64 pages) is available below, along with a 2-page fact sheet summarizing survey results.




Click on the link below to view the full 64-page survey.

2013 Washington County Park Survey

*Note* The document above is a 4.87 MB file and may take some time to download.


Click on the link below to view the fact sheet on the 2013 Park System
Online Survey Summary.


2013 Washington County Park System Survey Summary

Washington County Planning & Parks Geocache Placement Guidelines

  • To place a physical or virtual cache, you must have prior written permission from the Assistant Administrator for Golf and Parks. For each cache location, complete a separate Permit Request Form.
    Geocaching is not allowed in: Lizard Mound County Park, the Washington County Golf Course, or other sensitive areas that the Assistant Administrator determines cannot tolerate human traffic including but not limited to: stream banks, wetlands, prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, unique geological features, steep slopes, areas containing plants that are hazardous to humans or other unsafe areas.
  • Place a cache close to trails and use only existing trail corridors for travel to the cache location.
  • Caches may not be buried. Caches may be placed under leaves, rocks or logs.
  • Caches may not be affixed to any structure or building by any means.
  • Caches should be placed at eye level or lower so that children can reach caches without climbing.
  • If possible, caches should be labeled clearly with the word "Geocache" on the outside of the container.
  • The owner/placer of the cache must monitor the location of the cache at a minimum of 4 times per year.

The following items are not permitted in a physical geocache:
     Food
     Knives or weapons of any kind
     Illegal items
     Materials restricted from minors such as tobacco, alcohol or other
     harmful substances

Geocache Removal or moving

  • If you wish to move or remove a cache, you must complete a new Permit Request Form, and you must remove the cache location from any and all websites identifying the location of the cache or provide new information about the new location of the cache.
  • The owner / placer of the cache may leave the cache at the permitted location for no more than 2 years. After removal, the owner / placer is responsible for returning the site to its original condition to the satisfaction of the Assistant Admin. for Golf & Parks.
  • The Assistant Admin. for Golf & Parks may at any time remove or require the cache to be removed or moved if he/she decides that there is an unacceptable hazard to humans, an unacceptable level of damage to the environment or it is not in compliance with policy. The Assistant Admin. will make a reasonable effort to notify the owner/placer of a removed cache.
  • Any found cache that has not been approved by the Assistant Admin. of Golf and Parks may be removed by Park staff.


The Washington County Planning and Parks Department, in partnership with the Healthy People Project has just completed an active living web site designed to locate recreational resources and map your plan to be active.
Get moving and get active! Use this site to connect to trails, walking and biking routes, parks and other physical activity events throughout Washington County. Active living is a way of life. Our vision for Get Moving Washington County is to develop a culture of healthy and active life styles for all ages and abilities.

  • Opportunity for the active
  • Inspiration for the inactive
  • Awareness for all
Click here or on the "Get Moving" logo above to visit the web site!