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Getting To Know: Oakwood Park Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Andy Gieryn, PGA Head Golf Professional

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 Andy Gieryn 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
Oakwood Park Golf Course was designed by E. Lawrence Packard and founded in 1971. All golfers will be challenged by the longest of Milwaukee County Parks' golf courses. The course includes four Par 5 holes, all over 500 yards. The course has hosted tournaments of the USGA.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Oakwood has a great variety of different yardages to play from. 4 sets of tees can put you at 7,074, 6,737, 6,301 or 5,562 yards. The golf course is pretty forgiving off of the tee but you can find trouble too. The greens have a good mix of fairly flat to challenging but fair. Location is great too as it is just off of I-94 and also only 15-minutes from Mitchell airport.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
As usual hit it straight and keep it below the hole.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
The course has a fun layout and is great for hosting outings. The outdoor Pavilion provides a great area for large groups.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
One hole many people remember is #2. From the back tees it's over 600 yards. It is a beast!

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
If I had to pick a favorite I would say the #12. It's about a 415 yard Par 4 dogleg through the trees that you can play many different ways depending on how aggressive you want to be off of the tee.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The pizza and pitcher deal is a popular selection.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7074
Slope: 125
Rating: 73.4

More Information
Oakwood Park Golf Course
3600 W Oakwood Road
Franklin, WI, 53132
414-281-6700
http://milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com/oakwood_details/


 

Revised: 07/13/2015 - Article Viewed 20,240 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

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.

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