Getting To Know: Hartford Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Bill Rabuck, PGA General Manager
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 Bill Rabuck 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
Hartford Golf Club is a classic parkland golf course. A community pillar, we have seen 85 years of Washington County development. Less than 10 minutes from Holy Hill (Or Erin Hills), this course is a rarity in today's golf market...a QUICK, FUN EIGHTEEN HOLES.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Everything that we do is geared toward the customer. Every price that we charge is worth the experience, from green fee to food and beverage.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Back nine greens are small and break less than you think.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Our membership has owned the property since 1928. Community club. 3 hole practice course for new players (also since 1928) is considered revolutionary for modern courses.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The 12th Hole. 586 yard par 5. 90 degree dogleg left with OB left. Green features a false front. This hole is a monster.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
4th hole. 152 yard par 3 over water. Green slopes significantly from back right to front left. Play a left to right shot and let the slope move the ball to the hole
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Cheeseburger, Fries, Ice Cold Beverage.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Lay Lohmiller, David Spengler, Jake Schmitt, Chip Summers. 63. Ladies Record - 73, Rheba Mabie
Back Tee Stats
Hartford Golf Club
7072 Lee Road
Hartford, WI, 53027
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About: 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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