Getting To Know: Dretzka Park Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Hanc Spivey, Head Golf 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 Hanc Spivey 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
Dretzka Golf Course is the second longest golf In the Milwaukee County Parks system. This Championship layout that was built on family farm land with elevation changes offers challenging play to the low-handicap golfer. Water is prevalent throughout the course, crossing twelve of the eighteen holes. Although it may seem wide open, narrow, sculpted fairways and long rough create a slicer's nightmare. There are four sets of tees to accommodate most skill levels

So slam the trunk, pick the appropriate tees and get ready to NUKE IT! The first hole is carry over water.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Dretzka's length provides all skill levels a chance to hit every club in the bag .There are locker rentals available along with a full service concessions area. Also, Golf Range is available to warm up.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The key here, Is par the par 3's and you will be alright , the par 4's and par 5's, have generous landing areas and gives a good chance to make par ' play smart.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
The chance to hit every club in the bag and the golf course is always in good shape, makes us proud.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The first hole would be our signature hole, this challenging starting hole with an elevated tee and a carry over water, sets the first challenge for the day. Play Hard!

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole would be hole number 7. This longish par 3 plays more uphill than it looks. So take one more club. I made my first hole in one here during a team competition.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Dretzka's double cheeseburger, we think, is the best in the county. A must when you play here.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The score of 65 is our course record. Which has been equaled by four golfers over the years.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6809
Slope: 126
Rating: 72.3

More Information
Dretzka Park Golf Course
12020 W Bradley Rd
Milwaukee, WI, 53224
414 354-7300


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Written By: Brian Weis

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