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Getting To Know: Lake Arrowhead Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Darryl Sorbo, PGA Head 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 Darryl Sorbo 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
Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin's central sands region Lake Arrowhead Association is 2,000 member home owners association. Lake Arrowhead is a diverse community boasting two 18 hole award winning golf courses. a 300 acre lake , 2,500 acres of natural wooded beauty and many recreational amenities for members and guests to enjoy.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Easy to reach location in Central Wisconsin with a tranquil, peaceful setting surrounded by the natural beauty. With two distinctively different golf courses and both 4 1/2 star rated , excellent meeting, dining and recreation facilities along with friendly and attentive staff makes for one great experience for a golf trip.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Pines Hit driver off the tee to leave a short iron to attack the correct tier or quadrant of the green which leaves you a makeable birdie putt.

Lakes Accuracy is of the utmost importance off the tee box. When approaching the greens leave yourself under the hole so you are able to put a more confident stroke on the ball to make the first putt.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
1999 Lakes Course Nominated for Best New Course Public Category
2000 Top 100 Courses for Women Golf for Women Magazine
2002 Wisconsin Merchandiser of the Year Public Category
2003 Rated Extraordinary America's Top Courses by ESPN & Zagat Survey
2013 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year by Wisconsin Golf Course Owners Association
2014 Discover Wisconsin Choice Destination Recipient Consistently Rated 4 1/2 Star Places to Play by Golf Digest

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 9 Pines has had a longstanding reputation as the ultimate risk/reward par 5. Our signature hole presents challenges whether you choose to play it as a two shot or three shot hole. A roomy landing area off the tee allows the big hitters to take their best rip. Once approaching the green, keep in mind a front hole location leaves little room for error while a middle or back hole locations force a carry over an expansive bunker with an intimidating wall made of strategically placed rocks. Water along the left side of the green may give you reason for second thoughts when going for this green in two.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 12 Lakes Course Par 5 537 yards reachable in two shots and ultimate risk reward golf hole. Pond on the left off the tee so tee shot must be played to middle of fairway or right side of fairway. Pond on right all the way to the green for second shot. Aim at left greenside bunkers and play cut into green to set up eagle chance. Plenty of room to the left for second shot.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Friday night fish fry. Otherwise can't go wrong with anything off the menu.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Kirk Wieland 63 on the Pines at The WPGA Junior Invitational Alumni Flight

Back Tee Stats
Par:
Pines 72
Lakes 72

Yardage:
Pines 6625
Lakes 7015

Slope:
Pines 132
Lakes 140

Rating:
Pines 72
Lakes 74.8

More Information
Lake Arrowhead G. C.
1195 Apache Lane
Nekoosa, WI, 54457
715-325-2968
www.lakearrowheadgolf.com


 

Revised: 01/26/2016 - Article Viewed 19,770 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.

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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