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Alpine Valley Golf Course

Getting To Know: Alpine Valley Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Mary Ellen Davidsen, Pro Shop Manager

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 Mary Ellen Davidsen 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
Alpine Valley Golf and Ski Resort was built in 1964.
We have 27 scenic holes of golf in the Kettle Moraine Area.
The course has 16 ponds, over 50 bunkers and the
Sugar Creek running through it which makes for a beautiful
round of golf.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
We are set in the beautiful Sugar Creek Valley. With elevation changes throughout the course that well challenge every type of player. T simplify this is purely a fun Course to play.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The tip to playing any of your 27 holes is to know your clubs. It is not always the long drive but the placement of the ball for a clear shot at the green.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our 9th hole on the Summit course is the most talked about hole. From the high elevation of tee bx the view is great and the green is tucked in at the bottom of the hill surrounded by mature trees. This hole looks easy, but is a real challenge.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole 14th is my favorite hole. Because of the elevation of the Tee box you get a view over looking the Sugar creek valley. This is the place to take in the scenery. With the high elevation this hole plays longer than you think.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
After a full day of outdoor adventure on the golf course relax and enjoy dinner at the Alpine Dining Room or enjoy a cocktail at the Valley View Lounge.

More Information
Alpine Valley Golf Course
W2501 County Road D
East Troy, WI, 53120

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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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