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The Golf Courses of Lawsonia - Woodlands

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia - Woodlands

An Insightful Interview With Josh Carrol, PGA Pro

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 Josh Carroll 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
The Golf Courses of Lawsonia offer two distinct championship golf courses. The famed Links, designed by Langford and Moreau, perennially mentioned as one of the top 100 public and top 100 classic golf courses in the country and the highly regarded Woodlands. The Links is known for its' deep fescue, penal bunkers, and huge, slick, undulated putting surfaces, while the Woodlands is widely appreciated for its' tree-lined fairways, natural beauty, and abundant wildlife.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Lawsonia offers 36 holes of championship golf, Langford's Pub - a full service bar and restaurant open daily, along with some great lodging options for stay-and-play packages.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Keep the ball in the fairway. At just under 6600 yards from the tips, the Woodlands doesn't place a premium on distance off the tee. Find a club (it doesn't have to be driver) or "go to" shot that you can hit where you are looking to avoid the heavily wooded areas lining the entire golf course. Tee shots that find the fairway will leave a lot of mid and short irons into very playable putting surfaces and provide a great opportunity to post a solid round.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
I think we are most proud of how well the Woodlands stands on its own. The Links course garners most of the national attention, but I can't tell you how many people come to Green Lake just to play the Woodlands. They absolutely love the scenery, wildlife, and "up north" peacefulness of the property.

Wisconsin's 18 Toughest Short Par 3's - #2 Lawsonia Woodlands Hole #3 - WiscoGolfAddict

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The most photographed hole is the par 3 3rd. It's 168 yards from the back tee and features an elevated tee box and an 85 foot drop to the green. Immediately to your right on the tee shot is a gorgeous view of Green Lake.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is the par 5 7th. It's a great representation of the Woodlands as a whole, lots of strategy involved.

Decision time off the tee, pull driver and bring the pond on the right in play, but have a chance to reach the green in 2, or hit 3 wood and be forced to maneuver a 2nd shot between the bunkers on the well protected fairway in order to leave a wedge into the green. Either way the devilish green is undulated and guarded by bunkers, keep the ball below the hole.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
If you are anywhere near Green Lake on a Friday you have to come to Langford's for the Fish Fry, it's phenomenal. For the lunch crowd, the Gourmet Grilled Cheese with any of Rocky's famous soups are a must try.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The course record on the Woodlands is 67 from the back tees.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6586
Slope: 132
Rating: 71.9

More Information
The Golf Courses of Lawsonia - Woodlands
W2615 S. Valley View Drive
Green Lake, WI, 54941
(920) 294-3320

Revised: 02/19/2016 - Article Viewed 40,563 Times - View Course Profile

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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