Getting To Know: Kettle Hills Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Nick Tarasoff, 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 Nick Tarasoff 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
Kettle Hills features 45-holes of scenic, rolling terrain. A short and easy drive from Milwaukee, Kettle Hills is conveniently located just 1-mile west of Interstate 41. Come escape the sounds of the city to enjoy natural surroundings, incredible variety and fine playing conditions, complete with a practice range, putting green, continuous cart paths and fully stocked golf shop. Enjoy a full service bar & grill before or after your round or kick back on one of our patios for a cool beverage. Check our our adult and junior golf programs designed for all skill levels!
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
You'll never see a lack of service at Kettle Hills. From a fully staffed golf operation including rangers and starters, to extensive food & beverage options and extended hours we are always here for you. With continuous cart paths around the entire golf course, carts are always available, no matter what the conditions.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
While tempting, many players may be best suited to keep the driver in the bag more often that it appears. Trouble lurks off the tee on several holes.
Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
We continue to clear the course of unnecessary trees that have died or become too large for their intended purpose. Regular golfers will see a drastic difference on 3 holes in particular.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
We are proud to cater to all clientele. From beginners to experienced, work groups to family, junior to seniors, Kettle Hills is sure to have something for all of you!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #2 on the Valley. The view from the tee box is beautiful.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is the par 5, Rolling #7. With a good drive you can catch the down hill and have a chance to go for the green in 2. Even with a poor drive you can leave yourself a short shot for your 3rd. However, the challenge doesn't stop there. Miss the green in the wrong spot or leave yourself above the hole and par could be challenging.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Turkey Supreme Sandwich!
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We do not. But there are several hotels within 10 minutes.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
After missing the cut by just 1 stroke at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in 2017, PGA Tour Professional Chan Kim stopped by for a round. He shot a course record "63" from the back tees on the Ponds/Woods course the first time he played it. Feeling like he left a few out there, he returned on Sunday but was unable to best his Saturday round.
Back Tee Stats
Kettle Hills Golf Course 3375 Hwy 167 West Richfield, WI, 53076 (262) 628-0200
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About: 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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