Getting To Know: Thornberry Creek at Oneida
An Insightful Interview With Mark Becker, 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 Mark Becker 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
Thornberry Creek at Oneida sits on the second highest peak in Brown County. Majestic 27 holes of Championship golf with spectacular views and scenery. Located on Green Bay's west side, we are just 12 minutes from Lambeau Field! The clubhouse is a wopping 68,000 square feet and has 24 HDTV's for your post round enjoyment! Watch any game you want! Remember, the price of your first drink after your round is based on your golf score - a penny per stroke!
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The people and service! The golf course and clubhouse already speak for themselves in their grandness. The people make it that much greater! Bag drop service, complimentary range balls with your paid green fees, and the Leinie's Lodge located on the Championship Course - we have it all and great service with a smile! We also have 2 practice greens to work on your game and have 3 golf instructors on hand to help your game!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Hit it straight! Be sure to take a look at the scorecard for some tips for each hole. #1 is one of the toughest opening holes in the state! The course is full od bunkers, trees and water, so there is never a dull moment!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
We have been voted Best of the Bay for Favorite Golf Course every year since 2006. We have hosted numberous WPGA Pro-Ams and State Open Qualifiers, as well as many WSGA Net Partner tournaments.
We have also been awarded, "Best Golf Shop Service Award" in 2011 from The Golf Course Owners Association of Wisconsin!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
This is a tough one because we have 5-6 great holes that people tend to talk about most. #1 is a great opening hole, dogleg right. #18 is also a tough finishing hole to an elevated green with the huge clubhouse as a back drop. The par 5, 13th has 13 large bunkers throughout the hole - awesome! The par 5 #15 is the classic risk-reward hole to go for it in 2. I haven't even mentioned the fantastic par 3 holes yet!
Come on out and try 'em all!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I love #9. It reminds me of Doral - the Blue Monster. Water runs all the way along the left side on this par 5. Only a few big hitters can get there in 2. Be aware of the narrowing fairway as you get closer to the green! Water on left, bunkers on the right!
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Remember, your first drink is your golf score - a penny per stroke! So all the drinks are a favorite. Just try to keep it under $1.00!
We have great burgers and wraps, but are best known for our wood-fired pizzas!
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Many different stories on this out here. Apparently someone shot a 64 out here back in '03 or '04. Don't know for sure. Therefore, come on out and post a low score - you just may become the new course record holder!
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Thornberry Creek at Oneida
4470 N. Pine Tree Rd.
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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