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“Am I in "The Shining"?”

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Tagalong Golf & Resort
North Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Am I in "The Shining"?”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Was a the resort last weekend for a wedding. This place is strange. I understand from the locals that there have been some financial issues here and that new ownership is involved. It seems like they are trying for something that they can never be. The accomodations are pretty nice...we stayed in a two bedroom villa that was clean and spacious. The common areas seemed like a motel, however. The front desk staff was very surly when we checked in, the bar, while nice enough, closed at 9 pm. There were very few staff in evidence ANYWHERE on the property. There were signs all over the place saying if you wanted something (to play golf, get a towel, housekeeping) to go to the bar. The food was inedible.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cameron, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

The setting was beautiful and the Tiki bar was awesome;however, the food was terrible.
Steak was like those purchase from a vendor going house to house saying his truck broke down and he has to sell what is left on the truck at a discount. Self-proclaimed, best around cheese curds were hollow inside-no sign of cheese here and the garlic mashed potatoes tasted like Betty Crocker instant.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cascade, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Styed in a very nice condo, Staff was friendly and helpful. Golf course is Ok, but not great.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

I'be watched this golf course evolve from the original nine holes created for the private use of one of Wisconsin's lumber barons to the 18 hole course it is today. Like many golfers, I'm always on the lookout for courses with fun, challenging holes, and Tagalong has enough of those to keep things interesting.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Central Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

The golf resort business in Wisconsin has taken a hit with crummy wet, cold weather this Spring and Tagalong is no different. While the weather has helped grow grass it hasn't helped occupancy. We practically had the place to ourselves for a couple of days of our stay in early June 2011. Our experience overall was good. The people are helpful and pleasant though there aren't many of them so when someone doesn't show up for work there isn't much depth of bench. The place is clean, in good condition, and well organized. This is a condo hotel property and you don't get daily housekeeping service. The linens need to be upgraded given the price point for this property. The upper level rooms in the main building have a better view of the lake and we couldn't find an elevator so getting to the upper level with suitcases means taking the stairs. The Pump House wasn't open during the week. The clubhouse is nice and is open for lunch and dinner. The pro shop is in the same building and well stocked with resort logo wear. The golf course is average for the area with all greens in good to excellent shape after a tough winter. There are four fairways with patchy winter kill and one that is in really tough condition. We booked three days on the golf package over the phone. We weren't told that we were expected to play the day we arrived and not the day we left. Be aware, we tried to get some relief for playing only two of three day golf package but no help. We should have booked one night without the package. We had dinner two nights in the Clubhouse and the service and food were excellent. Internet service is free but you have to use an ether net cable in your room to access it. There is Wifi in the lobby and clubhouse. It's the best you can find in Birchwood!

Room Tip: Upper level rooms have better lake views.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tagalong Golf & Resort
Address: 2855 29th Ave, Birchwood, WI 54817-2051
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Birchwood
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Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Birchwood
Number of rooms: 30

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