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Awards

At SentryWorld, we put a lot of hard work into our course, facilities, and restaurant, and we’re honored to see that hard work recognized by golfers and publications from around the state and beyond. Every award we’ve received over the past three decades is a direct result of the time, effort, creativity, and ingenuity of our team.

We know a golf course doesn’t just get to call itself a “destination course” without backing it up—it’s a title and an honor that’s earned, round after round, year after year. We earned that designation when we opened the course in 1982, and renewed it during a major course renovation ending in 2014. And we promise to continue searching for ways to make your SentryWorld experience even better. Because more than anything else, that’s what matters. 
An award-winning championship golf course from the beginning
SentryWorld has a long and decorated history of hosting top events and legendary golfers. The course’s natural beauty and versatile layout, including five sets of tees, make it ideal for tournaments of all kinds—from state high school tournaments and senior championships to women’s amateur championships and U.S. Open qualifiers. Many of the world’s finest golfers have played SentryWorld over the years, including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Steve Stricker, Betsy King, and Jan Stephenson, along with nonprofessional golfers such as Willie Nelson and Brett Favre.
A course of champions

Awards, accolades, and notable events

Winner of first Best New Public Course award from Golf Digest in 1983

 
Top 10 ranking in Golf Digest’s Best in State: Wisconsin category every year since opening
 
Hosted 1984 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys’ State Tournament (won by future PGA TOUR pro Steve Stricker)
 
Hosted SentryWorld Challenge Cup in 1985 (notable participants included Arnold Palmer and Gary Player)
 
Hosted 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship (won by Cindy Schreyer)
 
Hosted 1993 Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) Senior Amateur Championship
 
Hosted 2001 U.S. Open Qualifier
 

Hosted 2001 Wisconsin State Women’s Open Championship

 
Hosted 2005 Wisconsin State Senior Open Championship
 
Hosted 2005 WSGA Two-Man Team Championship
 
Awarded Golf Course of the Year by Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin in 2007, 2009, and 2016
 
Hosted multiyear SentryWorld Junior Girls Championship
 
Ranked No. 15 in Best New and Newly Remodeled Courses of 2014 by Golf Digest
 
Ranked No. 2 in Most Anticipated New Golf Courses of 2015 by GOLF Magazine
 

Ranked No. 4 in Best in State by Golfweek, 2015-2016

 
Ranked No. 5 in Best in State by Golf Digest, 2015-2016
 
Brian Dumler awarded Teacher of the Year by Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin, 2016
 
Ranked No. 4 in Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Wisconsin by GOLF Magazine, 2016-17
 
Ranked No. 78 in Top 100 Courses You Can Play by GOLF Magazine, 2016-17
 
Ranked No. 34 in America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest, 2017 
 
Awarded Teaching Center of the Year by Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin, 2017
 
A destination course in a destination city
If you’re ready to create your own SentryWorld memories, we encourage you to check out our Stay and Play packages. Spend the day at SentryWorld—start with a round on our celebrated course, stop at PJ’s for a delicious lunch, and visit our Pro Shop to use your complimentary merchandise credit. Afterward, explore some of what Stevens Point has to offer and then relax in your room at your choice of several Stay and Play hotels. This city is home to many excellent restaurants, craft breweries, hiking and biking trails, rivers, lakes, and art galleries, so you’ll have plenty of recreational opportunities to pair with your SentryWorld experience.
Enjoy the full Stevens Point experience