Getting To Know: Ironwood Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Mike Lehmann
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 Mike Lehmann 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
Located on natural rolling terrain in Sussex, Wisconsin; Ironwood offers three distinct 9-hole courses offering up challenges to each aspect of your game. The layout plays manageable from the middle tees for the weekend golfer or casual fund-raising event. However, for those of you seeking some risk-reward and heart-throbbing shots, get your competitive juices flowing and step back to the tips!
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Ironwood is a fun place! The course is fun and the staff is great! These are the pieces necessary for a memorable experience.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
On the Callow, the most challenging hole is #7. You must go against your instinct of grabbing the driver and opt for a long iron or rescue club. Keeping it in the fairway is key on this hole.
The Meath is your grip it and rip it nine. Tee it high and let it fly.
On the Birr, you must keep it left!! The fairways slope to the right often times to hidden water hazards. Ball placement is key on this nine.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
WISN A-List Best Course in the Milwaukee area. Best Place to host your outing (2 consecutive years).
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
There are 27 distinctly different holes out at Ironwood. Depending on the time of day, month and year, each one is commented on for its character.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I like them all sooo much. The one that puts me over the top is the 19th hole. My tips for playing this hole is to get through the other 18 quickly. I find the 19th hole to be the most relaxing.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
I prefer anything with Vodka in it. My flavor of the year would be Mango Vodka with 7Up.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
During the years that we hosted the LPGA Futures Tournament, we had competitors shoot 5 under. As far as our regular customers go, I believe our course record is 3 hours and 45 minutes for 18 holes.
Ironwood Golf Course
W270 N6166 Moraine Drive
Sussex, Wisconsin, 53089
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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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