How To Play Broadlands Golf Club
Allow Head Golf Pro Andy Spaulding to give you a few pointers on playing Broadlands.
By Brian Weis
GolfWisconsin.com asked Andy Andy Spaulding, Owner - General Manager, of the Broadlands Golf Clubfor a brief run-through on what to expect when playing the golf course:
Describe the beginning of a round here: difficult? picturesque? How do you see a round unfolding?
Number one is a long Par-4 where you need to bomb your first drive. But it's hard to hit out of bounds. The second hole is gorgeous. The first half of the course is surrounded by homes but do not interrupt play.
What is the best Par-5 on the course?
#13, a risk/reward dogleg left. Your tee shot will determine how much of the water hazard you want to cut off to give yourself a shot at the green in two. If you go too conservative, you can end up out of bounds to the right. It's all in your tee shot.
What's the best Par-3 on the course?
#18. This is about the most elevation you'll get on a tee here. The prevailing winds on this hole are make-or-break. Andy says, "I've hit everything from a pitching wedge to a 3-hybrid from the back tee. It's a beautiful hole but it requires a lot of thought in club selection." No cakewalk end to your round!
What is the toughest hole on the golf course?
#14, a long Par-4. There's out of bounds left and a ton of fescue to the right. The green is protected by two huge oak trees - if you're not in the correct part of the fairway, you ARE going to hit a tree.
What is the most challenging green on the golf course?
#16, our two-tiered green. If you're on the top tier and the pin's on the lower tier, you're in trouble. And vice-versa! Tough judgment, speed-wise.
What is Broadlands' "Signature" hole?
#2. The view off the tee is magnificent. The hole has 11 bunkers, water and fescue. It's got a little bit of everything.
What's the finish to Broadlands like?
Sixteen is an uphill Par-5. On paper it doesn't look like it, but it's our most reachable Par-5 in two. If you're straight, this can be a birdie hole. Seventeen is a short Par-4 that you can also score on. Eighteen is one of the best holes on the course. So you have two chances at birdie and one on which par is a great score.
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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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