Orchards Golf Course, Door County Golf
The Orchards - Hole #16


Getting To Know: Orchards Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Jack Jackson, Managing Partner

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 Jack Jackson 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
Voted Door County's #1 public course by the Milwaukee Journal and by 2012 places to play for women by Midwest Golf Magazine. Door County's only all Bent Grass public course. The course is set among Cherry and Apple orchards bring a real Door County feel to everyround.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
With 5 sets of Tees to choose from every golfer can find the right challenge to meet thier game. The Orchards is free of develpoment on the course and with quiet electric carts it the perfect place to relax on your vaction. Orchards Bar & Grill is open to serveyou as you enjoy a panoramic view of the back 9 from our large outdoor deck.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #16 was voted one of the par 5's on Northeast Wisconsin's top 18 holes. #17 is the most photographed due to it elevation change to a green surounded by water.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#18 is a great finishing par 5. after teeing off over the water a good 2nd shot puts you in a positon to finish your round with a birdie. Many matches have turned here.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Orchards Munchie basket, washed down with a Stella on the Patio.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Jason Fitchett 64. I actually had the previlage of playing the round with him, it came during a practice round for the Cherryland Open. Eagle on 14, on #16 in two. is the best golf I have seen live.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7206
Slope: 131
Rating: 75

More Information
Orchards Golf Course
8125 Heritage Lake Road
Egg Harbor, WI, 54209


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Written By: Brian Weis

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