The Oneida Legends Course
By Brian Weis
The morning after a Sunday night Packer victory, I decided to take in a round of golf in before making the trek back to Milwaukee. The experience of Lambeau Field and a golf excursion are like a great cheese and wine pairing. Who am I kidding, I do not drink wine. The pair is a match made in heaven like a cold beer and perfectly grilled brat.
Thornberry Creek features 27 holes comprised of the 18 hole Oneida Championship course and the Original 9, one of 10 official PGA Family Courses in the Badger state. The championship course stretches almost 7000 yards weaving through native hardwoods, along tranquil lakes and through some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Green Bay.
#1 - The opening stanza starts with a challenging par 4. Mark Becker, Director of Golf, shares, "The first hole might be the hardest starting hole in the area. An accurate drive or a cut is needed to reach the ridge and setup for a par. Anything left will get you in trouble fast."
The dog leg right narrows quickly. Big hitters are going to have to decide between bombing it over the ridge or layup with a long iron resulting in another long iron into an elevated green.
#9 - A large ominous lake lurks the entire length of this 518 yard long par 5. Getting home in two is possible if you want to challenge the water and bite off part of the dog leg left. A safer play is to take the water out of position and ride the right side. The slick double tiered green can spell three putt quickly.
Note, the course goes out and does not return to the clubhouse at the turn. For those who work up an appetite a grill house is accessible at holes 6 and 15.
#15 - Mark's favorite hole is a risk versus reward hole appropriately named, Eagle. "If I hit a big drive left of the bunker, I am considering going for it in two. It is a great gambling hole if I am striking the ball well."
#18 - The finishing hole climbs back toward the clubhouse. From the tee you will see 6 massive bunkers and from the green looking back you will see none. "It is a real cool design feature, that many people miss," Becker shared.
The Pine Tree Sports Pub, located in the clubhouse, might be one of the finest golf course pubs. After your round, choose from over 10 Wisconsin tap beer and a watch a game on one of the 24 big screen TVs.
4 Tee Boxes: 6934, 6376, 5725 and 5103 yards
Weekend Rate: $59
Thornberry Creek at Oneida
4470 N Pine Tree Road
Oneida, WI 54155
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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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