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The Oaks Golf Course Adds a Second Property

Kestrel Ridge in Columbus Sells to Local Family Group

By Brian Weis

The Oaks, an award-winning family owned golf course in Cottage Grove, has added a second course, Kestrel Ridge in Columbus to its lineup.

"Kestrel Ridge is the perfect example of a destination course that can be a true community asset," said Jessica Blaska-Grady, general manager of both The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge. "We want to grow our business but at the same time we don't want to be "just another" golf course. We bought Kestrel Ridge be-cause it's the right course that can continue to grow along with the entire Co-lumbus community."

"The Oaks and Kestrel Ridge are similar in that they are about the same age. We want to improve the course and the clubhouse at Kestrel as well and we look forward to creating a second, true destination golf course for families from all over the Midwest."

The Oaks has developed a positive reputation for its unique promotions tar-geting golfing families. "6-After-6" offers families a discount rate if they play together and start after 6pm on summer evenings.

It's also believed The Oaks has Wisconsin's only "no rain outs" guarantee. If a group gets rained out before they reach the 18th tee they'll receive full value rain checks for another round.

"We think golf should be fun," said Blaska-Grady, "and that's a philosophy we'll bring to Kestrel Ridge just like we did at The Oaks. At our courses, we want our players to enjoy first class golf, first class service, and have first class fun."


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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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