Golf Course Overview: Petrifying Springs Golf Course
Insights From An Insider With Andrew Otis, Club House Manager
By Brian Weis
Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Andrew Otis who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.
Provide a brief description of the golf course/property, the terrain and best times of the year to play.
With Petrifying Springs being the most mature park in Kenosha County, you will find an abundance of huge deciduous trees and a rolling landscape making up this sporty public course. It offers a classic golf course and clubhouse with an exceptional golf experience.
Created in 1936 by Joseph A. Roseman, Petrifying Springs Golf Course offers excitement and challenge with every hole. It is, skillfully etched from an impressive natural surroundings consisting of breathtaking hardwood forests tree lined fairways, hilly terrain, strategic sand traps and challenging water hazards. This traditional 18 hole, 6,000 yard, par 70 golf course is very player friendly and a must play.
Share with golfers, your most recent awards and golf course improvements.
2013-2017 Best Golf Course in Kenosha County
Any tips on playing and reading the greens?
You will want to keep the ball below the hole as the greens tend to have quite a bit of back to front slope to them.
Starting on hole #1, are there any tips to get your round off on the right foot?
Take advantage of the front 9 while you can as the back 9 will try and take a few strokes away from you.
What is your favorite par 5, and how would you recommend playing it?
Hole #9 is my favorite because it is most reachable with your second shot. Although its most reachable it also has a very challenging green complex that can add stokes quickly depending where you are and the pin is located. Steep back to front sloping green.
What is your favorite par 3, and how would you recommend playing it?
Hole #16 is a challenging par 3 with the green set into a giant hill amongst large cathedral pines. Don't go long on this hole as it slopes severely from back to front.
In your opinion, what is the hardest hole and do you have any tips on playing it?
Hole #18 is the hardest hole on the course, the tee shot is very demanding. You will want to be located in the right center of the fairway or you will not have a clear second shot to the green. The big hitters will have to be careful not to hit the tee shot too far as there is a water hazard that is about 280 yards from the tee box. The green is elevated well above where you are playing your second shot from.
As a golfer plays the final three holes, is there a chance for salvation? (any tips on closing out the round?)
The final three holes is the toughest stretch on the course. You will need to have extra concentration to properly maneuver these last few holes.
Petrifying Springs Golf Course
4909 7th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
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Written By: Brian Weis
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