Getting To Know: Waushara Country Club
An Insightful Interview With Jason Scharping, General
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Jason Scharping who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
We have 27 fun holes. Each nine is very unique. A lot of doglegs and risk/reward shots. You can hit driver on every hole or you can play it conservatively. We have three different sets of tees for all skill levels. Two true island par threes and many other uniquely carved holes out of the woods. Our par fives are reachable in two but be careful because many hazards come into play.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
You can spend an entire weekend at Waushara. We rotate our nines daily so you are never playing the same 18 twice in a three day span. You can also play different tees; even if you don't hit it a ton you can play the blues from 6,300 and the whites from 5,900. I truly encourage players to try out blue tees. We have some great tees that hardly ever get used. We change tees and pins regularly. We also have daily specials every day during the week. Specials include $25 for seniors on Mondays, 2 for 1 on Tuesdays, Twilight starts at 1pm on Thursdays and Facebook Fridays give our Facebook fans great discounts. We also have some great stay and play packages with many local lodging options including: Silvercryst, Boarders, Super 8, many campgrounds and even some lake properties you can rent by the week.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
I would say the best advice I can give is don't be over the greens. If you can't control your driver don't hit it; it can get you in a ton of trouble.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
We have put a lot of money into our greens over the last four years. They use to be somewhat slow and inconsistent; now they are quite fast and consistent. Our superintendent, Eric Buchholz does a great job with a small crew. We also have let a lot of the natural grass areas grow up to give the course more definition. I have heard a lot of great comments over the last few years on all of our improvements.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
I would say Bridges #7. It is a great par three with an island green. It can play anywhere from 99 to 150 yards. I also here a lot of great comments about #6 Lakeview. It is a par 5 carved out of the woods, you can reach it in two but can also take a huge number because of out of bounds on the right and woods on the left, the green is also guarded by rocks and bunkers. You also get a great view of Silver Lake from the tee and a beautiful view of our marsh at the green.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is Lakeview #6. Control your drive and hopefully put yourself in position to reach in two. I've been on in two but also taken unspeakable numbers. The hole gives you that "up north" feel.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Sit our on the deck and watch groups come in on #9 and tee off on #1. Have a local brew or one of our bartenders many special drinks. We don't have a huge menu but our Silver Creek hot dogs are great and the popcorn is fresh and free. Silvercryst Resort and Moose Inn Supper Club are about a mile down the road and both have awesome food.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
I believe it's a 63 by a couple different people.
Back Tee Stats
Waushara Country Club
N2410 Hillside St.
Wautoma, WI, 54982
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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