History

Tagalong Golf Resort is located about 20 miles northeast of Rice Lake, in Barron County, Wisconsin. In the early 1920s, wealthy businessman Frank Stout, said to have been Chicago’s fifth-wealthiest man at the time, built a 9-hole course on the shore of lovely Red Cedar Lake, to go with his Adirondack-style family lodge (now Stout's Island Lodge). He built it for the private use of his family and guests. Private construction of the now-public course began in 1916 and was completed in 1922.

It’s said that Stout had the bentgrass for the greens cut in Scotland and shipped across the ocean, along with a world-famous architect and a member of the Scottish nobility. Fourteen miles of pipe were used to irrigate the greens, tees and fairways. The course also features elevated greens surrounded by deep, grass bunkers. As a gala to commemorate the opening of the course in 1925, the reigning U.S. Open and British Open champions, Willie Macfarlane and "Long Jim" Barnes, christened the course with a match.

The construction of the second set of nine holes was created to keep with the style of the original course, although the old and new nines have their differences. The original nine retain their wide fairways and open roughs, while the new nine offers tighter fairways, demanding a more accurate approach.


Tagalong's unique golf course is the perfect course for every skill level.

For more information or to make tee times call: (715) 354-3458

Golf Pro Shop and Course Manager - Tyler LeBrocq