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Getting To Know: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

An Insightful Interview With Kyle Kunash, PGA Head Golf Professional

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 Kyle Kunash 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
Golf course has amazing elevation changes, beautiful Wisconsin scenery and boasts the largest greens and bunkers in the state.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Grand Geneva offers two completely different golf courses. The magnificent Brute, at over 7,000 yards, is one of the most challenging layouts in the Midwest and is considered one of Wisconsin's best golf courses. Enhanced with 68 bunkers and huge rolling greens averaging over 8,000 square feet. The Highlands is a Scottish inspired masterpiece that transforms you to the hills of Northern Scotland. The Highlands is known to be a bit more user friendly, but don't take it too lightly-it is still a championship caliber course. The one thing both courses have in common is the fact that they are both perfectly manicured and immaculately maintained.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Like most courses keep the ball in the fairway and keep it below the hole. Greens are fast and undulated an uphill chip is always better that a downhill putt.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
* 2011 Greens of Distinction Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine

* Conde Nast Traveler's 2010 Readers Poll for Top 5 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts

* 2010 Best of Wisconsin Meetings, Best Golf Resort Award

* Meetings and Convention's Gold Tee Award, 2012

* Conde Nast Traveler's 2012 Readers Poll for Top 10 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts

* Rated as One of the Top 25 Highest Slope-Rated Milwaukee Area Golf Courses by the Business Journal in 2012

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 17 of the Brute.

It has a beautiful elevated tee box with a heart shaped lake on the right.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole 17 for the reasons above most beautiful part of the entire property.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Philly Steak sandwich topped with Onions, Peppers, Mozzarella on a Torpedo roll.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Not sure of the name but 64 was the record before I started at the resort.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7085
Slope: 136
Rating: 73.8

More Information
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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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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