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Golf Course Overview: Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club

Golf Course Overview: Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club

Insights From An Insider With Chad & Amy Landis, Owners

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Chad & Amy Landis who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

Provide a brief description of the golf course/property, the terrain and best times of the year to play.
Trempealeau Mountain is a modern links style golf course with pristine bent grass greens. It is playable and challenging to all levels of golfers.

Share with golfers, your most recent awards and golf course improvements.
We are on a two year timeline of re-building all of our tee boxes.

Any tips on playing and reading the greens?
Always stay below the hole and trust your read as the greens roll very true.

Starting on hole #1, are there any tips to get your round off on the right foot?
Try to stay down the left side of the fairway and avoid hitting over the green.

What is your favorite par 5, and how would you recommend playing it?
Hole 18. Recommendation to split the mounds off the tee to hit the fairway, leaving you the opportunity to get to the green in 2. To play it safe 120 yards short of the green to avoid the bunkers and the pond.

What is your favorite par 3, and how would you recommend playing it?
Hole 2.

Hole 2 has a two tier green. When the pin is on the bottom tier, it allows you multiple opportunities to get close to the hole, by landing short and bouncing it on, or flying into the slope behind the hole and spinning it back.

In your opinion, what is the hardest hole and do you have any tips on playing it?
Our hardest and my favorite hole the the par 4 13th. Risk reward off the tee by hitting driver over the water to a narrow fairway between ponds allowing you just a sand wedge to the green. The conservative play to is to lay up with a long iron short of the water and fairway bunkers leaving a mid iron to the green sloping left to right and surrounded with bunkers.

As a golfer plays the final three holes, is there a chance for salvation? (any tips on closing out the round?)
Our last 3 holes consist of a par 3, par 4, and par 5. Each with its own difficulties and rewards.
#16 is a short to mid iron to the largest and flattest green on the course. Birdie can be had here with a well placed shot off the tee.
#17 is a Shortish par 4 but a sharp dogleg left. Try to carry the trees left can leave you in trouble, play it safe to far right will leave you wet. Once safely in the fairway you have a short iron into a long narrow green with chance at birdie.
#18 is a straight away par 5. Find the fairway off the tee and have a chance at going for the green and making birdie. Or lay up to a short iron and have that same chance to birdie with your wedge game. Trouble lurks both right and left as the fairways are lined with tall fescue leaving it hard to find your ball, let alone giving yourself a chance at birdie. Played appropriately and you have 3 good chances at redemption.

Contact Course
Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club
W24411 Fairway Lane
Trempealeau, WI, 54661

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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.

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