Getting To Know: Brighton Dale Links
An Insightful Interview With Dan Drier, General Manager Golf Operations for Kenosha County
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 Dan Drier 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
Kenosha County's Brighton Dale Links golf courses are skillfully carved from a spectacular natural setting. The excitement and challenge of golfing Brighton Dale Link's mature, tree-lined courses is enhanced by the majestic surrounding.
Three separate tracts comprise the 45-hole Brighton Dale Links complex. White Birch and Blue Spruce are 18-hole, par 72 layouts that measure 6,977 and 6,687 yards, respectively. Red Pine is a 9-hole, par 36 layout of 3,512 yards.
All 45 holes at Brighton Dale Links offer distinctive variances. The complex features: wetlands, mature deciduous trees, cathedral pines, numerous bunkers and hilly terrain along with well-manicured playing conditions. Brighton Dale Links is well worth the short drive to great golf!
Brighton Dale Links features a well stocked Golf Shop, club and cart rentals, practice range and a festive atmosphere. Brighton Dale links also features course designer signature holes and laser-measured yardage markers.
Brighton Dale Links is adjacent to the magnificent Wisconsin State Park Bong Recreation area
LET US BE YOUR COUNTRY CLUB FOR A DAY!
Courtesy, knowledge and professionalism are the watchwords of the Brighton Dale Links golf staff. Whether you're scheduling an outing, selecting golf equipment or seeking advice to correct your swing, we strive to accommodate your needs.
Reservations are accepted online at www.kenoshacountygolf.com or by phone 262-697-GOLF (4653). After a great round of golf, enjoy a cool drink in the clubhouse, or relax and enjoy the congenial atmosphere on the patio at sunset.
Try us for your next corporate outing! Outing times are welcomed weekdays and weekends. Our guest service representatives can detail your outing to fit any desire and arrange banquets on-site to satisfy even the largest appetite.
Brighton Dale Links golf courses are characterized by abundant, mature trees, rolling terrain, strategic sand traps and challenging water hazards. Enjoy the well-groomed playing conditions at reasonable rates. Regardless of which golf course you choose, we're glad you chose Brighton Dale Links for your golf experience!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Brighton Dale Links can be a challenging golf facility. Start the day right by choosing to play the correct tee box from the choice of four. Try and keep the ball in the short grass off the tee and take plenty of club on the par threes. The greens are large so heed the colors of the flags and aim for the correct quadrant of the green to hit to. The greens can be deceptive and players often play too much break. Short putts should rarely be played outside the hole and must be hit with conviction. Enjoy the completely natural surroundings without any home sites and bring you're "A" game. Have fun on this hidden gem of a great golf complex!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest places to play
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
There are so many unique and outstanding holes it is very difficult to signal any specific one out.
If I would guess for the White Birch it would be Hole 5. The 424 yard tight uphill dogleg right par four with huge deciduous oaks was once named the toughest hole in Kenosha County Wisconsin. Or my personal favorite, 16 is a beautiful 525 yard par five that you need to hit out of a pine tree tunnel to an expansive lush fairway, and then to a bunker surrounded, deep and narrow green with some tricky twists.
On the Blue spruce it would have to be the 355 yard par four 18th hole that wraps around Juniper Lake. This is a huge risk reward hole where you have a good view of the green and big hitters are tempted to try and drive it but they need to be brave because it is all carry over the water and guarded by a Willow tree. Once on the green, take a second look at your putt as this is the most undulating green on the Blue Spruce golf course. My personal favorite is number 14, the 205 par three with water just in front of the tee to a well bunkered green that makes this hole a real challenge.
On the Red Pine Course the eighth hole a 443 yard par four that wraps around Lake Juniper is really exciting because the fairway runs all along the lake and slopes from left to right requiring great effort to keep your ball dry. Even if that is accomplished, the length of the hole sets you up for a challenging second shot to a well bunker green. This hole will test your skills. My personal favorite is the 192 yard par three ninth hole with mostly all force carry over water. This hole is very photogenic with the lake in front and huge specimen oaks surrounding a well bunker undulating green.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It? See above.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The food at Brighton Dale Links is a real source of pride. The menu is right for a fun atmosphere in the clubhouse or on the patio overlooking Lake Juniper. The exceptional staff with service with a smile attitude presents the food piping hot and the beverages icy cold. The Fabulous Friday Night Fish Fry is excellent and offers four different entre selections. The sandwiches are prepared just the way you like it with an amazing variety of condiments. All of the appetizers are tasty as well. Any of the Charbroiled sandwiches put a smile on my face and a side of Tantalizing French Fries is a great companion.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
White Birch - 66 Bob Tierney
Blue Spruce - 66 Andrew Troyanek
Back Tee Stats
Red Pine: 9-Holes 66/36.5/36/3512
White Birch: 132/73.3/72/6977
Blue Spruce: 130/72.1/72/6687
Brighton Dale Links
830 248th Ave
Kansasville, WI, 53139
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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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