Getting To Know: Hunter's Glen Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Troy Gruszynski, Superintendent
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 Troy 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
Hunter's Glen is one of the first courses designed by Rick Jacobson after he left Jack Nicklaus Designs. He has also designed Thornberry Creek, The Broadlands, and The Club at Strawberry Creek in Wisconsin just to name a few. He is a tremendous talent and we are so fortunate he fell in loved with the land we own. We are a tale of two nines with a more wide-open links-style front nine, combined with a northwoods, tree-lined back nine. Hunter's Glen is set upon 179 acres so we are easily walk able. We also have a great local following and offer numerous golf leagues throughout the year.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Hunter's Glen offers a course molded in the image of a Scottish Links Course, with tall fescue grass and and flowing fairways. The inward nine changes things up a bit with a few tree-lined set in the north woods of Wisconsin. We pride ourselves in the creating an affordably fun golf experience for all skill levels.
I also feel we have some of the best greens in the area. Our greens can get running 10-12 on the stimp meter. They are slick and true.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
You should score well if you keep it below the hole and in short grass.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Rick Jacobson, architect, never dubbed a hole the signature hole but he loved hole 18. The 400 yard par-4 is sweeping dog leg right that offers two fairways to get home. To par the hole avoid the huge sand trap in the middle of the fairway. Longer hitters may flirt with cutting the corner but must be aware of a slightly hidden bunker on the right. Your second shot plays uphill to a green that slopes to the left.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is #5 which I refer to as "The Stairway to Heaven." Positioning of the tee is important as the fairway narrows toward the green. The fairway gently slopes down and eventually rises to an elevated green surrounded by dense northern woods. In addition, our opening holes are wide open link style and after hole #5 you enter the holes in the north woods.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
My mom makes some of the best burgers in the county.
Back Tee Stats
Hunter's Glen Golf Club
7572 Old W Road
Crivitz, WI, 54114
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Written By: 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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