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Getting To Know: Apostle Highlands Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Julie Hansen, Club 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 Julie Hansen 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
Apostle Highlands is located 500 feet above Lake Superior's south shore and offers panoramic views of Chequamegon Bay, Madeline Island and the shoreline all the way to upper Michigan.

The beautiful blue waters of Lake Superior, the world's largest body of fresh water, can be seen from 13 of the 18 holes.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Apostle Highlands was voted the 2nd best water views in the state, it is a must see. You have to see it in person to appreciate the spectacular views.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
All Greens Break to the Bay, Even Uphill!

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Beautification award from the Bayfield Chamber of commerce 2012

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole number one is the signature hole that has players teeing across a small replica of Lake Superior. A successful drive confers bragging rights, where else can you tell your friends you drove your ball across Lake Superior.

Hole # 3 is our most photographed hole, people get memorized by the views. We have been called the Pebble Beach of the north.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It? Hole # 15 is the highest point on the golf course.

Hole # 15 named DEVIL'S Island
Although, this hole is entirely uphill, it is your best opportunity to hit the fairway and make a good score. Your approach will be important. The green is small and two-tiered.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
We remodeled our clubhouse in 2011 with a full bar overlooking hole # 9. Enjoy a drink on our new patio or underneath our new open air pavilion which is also perfect for weddings or private parties.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Wes Hansen holds the course record, he shot a 31 on the front and a 33 on the back nine for a total of 64.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6193
Slope: 126
Rating: 70.0

More Information
Apostle Highlands Golf Course
34745 Madeline Trail
Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814

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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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