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The Preserve at Deer Creek

Getting To Know: The Preserve at Deer Creek

An Insightful Interview With T.J. Roeker

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 T.J. Roeker 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
This 9 hole par 36 course with a beautiful clubhouse/banquet hall has much to offer. Challenges are offered with every shot due to creeks running through seven of the fairways and bunkers surrounding the greens.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Anybody looking to sneak out for a quick nine will love this course. The greens are true and fast. Play at your own pace. Plus, the price is right!

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Pay attention to the distance to the creek off of the tee box and keeping it in the fairway on the first 3 holes is must.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The most talked about hole on the course is the last one, number 9. The par 5 plays 570 yards from the blue and 510 from the white. It is a must to keep in down the middle off the tees to avoid bunkers and water hazards. Also, be aware of the creek in front of the green. Nobody enjoys letting the last hole ruin their round, play it smart!

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 5, being a shorter par 3, is a favorite. Although it looks like it should be fairly easy, pay attention to the pin placement. Be careful with your club selection and keep an eye on the wind, you don't want to go long and be out of bounds on this par 3.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Stop in the clubhouse for your favorite beverage as we offer a full bar.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 36
Yardage: Blue - 3287 White - 2911
Slope: Blue - 128 White - 123
Rating: Blue - 70.2 White - 67.6

More Information
The Preserve at Deer Creek
4285 S. Sunnyslope Road
New Berlin, WI, 53151

Revised: 10/23/2012 - Article Viewed 31,496 Times - View Course Profile

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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