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Koshkkonong Mounds Country Club

Getting To Know: Koshkkonong Mounds Country Club

An Insightful Interview With Matthew Reel, General Manager / Head PGA 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 Matthew Reel 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
Koshkonong Mounds Country Club sets upon the eastern shores of historic Lake Koshkonong just south of Fort Atkinson, WI. Koshkonong Mounds Country Club originally known as The Lake Shore Hotel built as a resort in 1870 to host affluent sportsman wishing to hunt the legendary waters of Lake Koshkonong. In 1922 the initial golf course construction began utilizing many of the native effigy mounds as navigational hazards. The golf course opened for play in the summer of 1924.

Today, Koshkonong Mounds Country Club is an award winning full 18 hole golf facility with an additional 9 holes being added in 1981. As our facility continues to grow and change we always look to our past for inspiration and towards the future for aspiration!

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
It's simply...we are the Best in the Area! We offer a very high level of service and a truly unique golf experience, along with a terrific menu of amenities to take advantage of before or after your round.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The best advice I could give any player new to KMCC it would be; "take what the golf course gives you and stay patient". Meaning don't try to over power the golf course and simply play to landing areas and to the center of greens and good things will happen!

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest: 4 Stars - Best Places to Play The Knot (Online Wedding Guide): Top 10 Wedding Destination Jefferson County Daily Union: Area's Best Golf Course - 5 years running

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our signature has to be our panoramic sunsets views over Lake Koshkonong.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It? My personal favorite holes are #1 and #16. #1 Nicknamed "Hinikaragi" meaning "Warm Welcome" in native Winnebago says it all. I love this hole because it is such a great representative of the entire layout at KMCC. It is a short par 4 (340) that is as picturesque as you could ever ask for in a starting hole. A tee shot that begins with a beautiful lake view and a fairway that is lined with mature trees followed by an approach shot to a small postage stamp green with a inviting bunker protecting any left side pin placement.

On the back name #16 stands out as my favorite hole. It is a demanding long par 4 (414) nicknamed "Outlaw", simply because it can break the bank. A tee shot that begins with a perfect set up for a high draw. Mature trees protect the left side and two well placed bunkers act as your sight line to work the ball back to the center of the fairway. The challenge

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Must Have: Effigy Ale - a custom crafted micro brew

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
64 - Jim Majewski, Pete Strom, Scott Housley

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 6542
Slope: 125
Rating: 72.6

More Information
Koshkkonong Mounds Country Club
W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd
Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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