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Getting To Know: The Golf Courses of Lawsonia - Links

An Insightful Interview With Nick Lueptow, General 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 Nick Luuptow 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, Langfords 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?
As should be expected on a links course, the greens play not only fast, but firm. Play to the front/middle of the greens and plan on the ball releasing when it lands. Shots will add up quickly around the greens if you start missing long and are scrambling to get up and down from around the severely elevated putting surfaces.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest Top 100 Public - #85 Golf Digest Top 50 Most Fun to Play - #13

Golfweek Top 100 Classic (Built Prior to 1960) - #71 Golfweek Best Courses You Can Play (Wisconsin) - #2

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The most talked about hole on the Links is the par 3 7th. Affectionately known as the "Boxcar Hole." Legend has it train cars were used as the base for the drastically elevated green. Miss the green short or right and you will have little doubt.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I love all the holes. I do have a soft spot for hole #7. As a kid I played the golf course a lot and often dropped many balls in front of the green and hit big flop shots to the green. The best way to play it, is hit the shallow green. Easier said then done.

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?
Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Famer Jim Schuman holds the course record on The Links after firing a 9-under-par 63 in a WPGA Section event.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6853
Slope: 130
Rating: 73.0

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

Revised: 02/19/2016 - Article Viewed 38,543 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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