Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Great Golf Courses in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Area

It’s that time of year again when the weather begins to warm up and the beautiful green grass resurfaces. To one group of people that only means one thing…it’s golf season! And after our long, snowy winter, their season is finally here and they’re ready to hit the links! Below is a list of a few of the great courses located near The Cove of Lake Geneva that are definitely worth checking out this spring.

Geneva National Golf Club
Geneva National Golf Club features 54-holes of golf designed by the masters, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. All courses offer beautiful grass tees, fairways and greens, as well as five tee boxes offering a great challenge for every player’s skill level and takes full advantage of Wisconsin’s beautiful natural surroundings.

Geneva National Golf Club is only a quick drive from downtown Lake Geneva and Wisconsin’s Premier All Suite Condominium Resort and Convention Center, The Cove of Lake Geneva.

Currently, The Cove of Lake Geneva has partnered up with the Geneva National Golf Club to offer visitors a ‘Stay and Play’ Package. Visitors can now call Geneva National Golf Club to set up their tee times and book their room at The Cove of Lake Geneva, all in one call!

For questions or to book your ‘Stay and Play’ Golf Package, please call the Geneva National Golf Club at (262)-245-3020 or email

Hawks View
Hawk's View Golf Club, Lake Geneva's only 5 star rated course, features Como Crossings, a championship caliber course and Barn Hollow, a unique 18 hole 2,708 yard short-game challenge course. Hawk's View is located 3 miles north of beautiful downtown Lake Geneva, only a quick drive from The Cove of Lake Geneva.

These courses, designed by Craig Schreiner, are recognized by Golf World as one of the nation's premier golf courses. Hawks View offers golfer’s dramatic elevation changes, mature trees, open meadows, lakes, and wetlands unique to southeastern Wisconsin.

The clubhouse features numerous banquet rooms and outing venues which include the Red Tail Ballroom, Sparrow Hawk rooms, and Overlook Terrace. Tail Feathers Bar and Grille is opened daily during golf season offering golfers and guests a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads.

Abbey Springs Golf Course
Across the lake from The Cove of Lake Geneva, you’ll find Abbey Springs Golf Course. Abbey Springs offers some of the most breathtaking scenery you'll ever experience while golfing in the state of Wisconsin, with its rolling hills and wooded fairways. On several holes, the elevation changes will also provide you with panoramic views of beautiful Geneva Lake.

The Abbey Springs Golf Course was built in 1971 and was designed by Killian & Nugent, a well-known golf design firm that has laid out many renowned courses in the Midwest, and due to the design firms wonderful layout and the course’s beautiful location, Abbey Springs has been rated a 4.5-star golf course by Golf Digest’s "Places to Play"! Giving it just one more reason why this course is definitely worth checking out this spring.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geneva Hospitality’s Tips to Make Your Hotel Experience as Smooth as Possible

1. Do your research. The more you know about what a hotel offers and surrounding amenities, the easier it will be to find the hotel that is right for you.

2. If booking your hotel online, be sure to have a copy of your confirmation and receipt. A number of things can go wrong when booking a hotel online, but having these things can come in handy if there is a mishap.

3. If you have any special requests you need met, let the hotel know ahead of time. That way they will have a better chance of being able to meet them.

4. If you are traveling for business and will be working from your room, ask for a room that is away from the more populated areas such as the lobby, pool, or dining area. Also, be sure the resort offers wireless internet.

5. When checking into your hotel, ask about any additional fees you should expect when you check out, such as hotel fees, housekeeping fees, etc. That way you won’t be surprised when your bill comes.

6. Upon arriving in your room, you should become familiar with the safety precautions in case of an emergency, including locating the nearest elevators, stairwells, and exits.

7. If traveling with children, be sure to accompany them at all times in the hotel’s public areas. With the size of resorts growing, it’s easy for children to become lost and unable to find their way back to their room.

8. Be friendly to the hotel staff. They often know the most about the area and can give suggestions and answer questions you may have about restaurants, shopping, activities, etc.

Geneva Hospitality, LLC is a premier Hotel/Condominium Management Company with over 35 years of experience.