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Getting To Know: Cold Water Canyon at Chula Vista Resort

An Insightful Interview With Jason Boaz, PGA Director of Golf

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 Jason Boaz 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
Our website, sums it up best: We invite you to "Play the Canyon" at Cold Water Canyon Golf Course, located at Chula Vista Resort - one of Wisconsin's most historic golf courses. 18 challenging holes await you on a course that boasts a traditional style front nine that was built in 1923. The exciting new back nine features link-style hills, moguls and bunkers that create secluded fairways that will enhance your golf experience.

Cold Water Canyon offers lush greens, canyon fairways and breathtaking views for players of all ability levels. Perfect for a day escape with your friends and family, group outing, or your next golf event.

From my view, our course offers players of all levels a beautiful and challenging experience. Two separate experiences, from the 2nd oldest 9 in the state with tight fairways and smaller greens with beautifully manicured greens, tees and fairways to a back nine that offers the links style course that is just breathtaking.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
In my opinion, we are the best value for your dollar with the best conditions offered in the Dells area.

Greens are spectacular with perfectly manicured fairways and tees. Its what all golf courses should be like playable and rewarding if you hit it straight.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Don't always need to hit driver, placement of your tee shot to the proper spot will help attack the smaller greens. Shot makers course that is playable for every lever of golfer.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
In my opinion its 18.

The most beautiful view on the course from the tee. Tight tee shot that can reward the longer hitter with a chance to get home in two on this beautiful par 5 finishing hole.

Tight second shot that takes a precise shot to leave a short iron into a undulating green. Must be on the proper side and level of the green to have a makeable putt for birdie or par.

Great challenge but fair with good golf shots.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Same as above.

Love the beauty and challenge of the hole. My best tip would be to hit 3 wood or long iron off the tee and its usually not reachable in 2. Play for a 3 shot hole and keep out of the long prairie grasses to have a chance to at par or birdie.

Placement not length will make this hole more playable.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Will have more info once the new clubhouse it finished with new dining options.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Former Director of Golf, Shawn Wenkman holds the course record. 62 from the blacks

Back Tee Stats
Par: 69
Yardage: 5697
Slope: 67.2
Rating: 113

More Information
Cold Water Canyon at Chula Vista Resort
1000 Chula Vista Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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