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Getting To Know: Scovill Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Rick Anderson, Director of Golf

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 Rick Anderson 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
Built in 1927 by Tom Bendelow remodeled by Dick Nugent 1992 with all modern golf course design features. Shorter tree lined fairways, great risk reward birdies and eagles are there but so are the triple and double bogeys.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Large oak trees, no fairway bunkers and greens are great.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
All putts break towards the creek

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Voted twice top 100 Women's friendly course

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number ten 450 yard par four, tree line tee shot with a creek running the length of the hole on left and fronted by a pond making the second shot demanding all carry.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 16, par three ranging 125 to 208 front to back, left bunker is mirror image of green shape and the three right side bunkers are like church of the best designed holes in the area, cut into the hillside blending in with the natural setting.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Pizza, 6 inch individual size, sausage / cheese the best

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Kurt Rogers 59 and Hilary Anderson 62

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 5925
Slope: 119
Rating: 68.4

More Information
Scovill Golf Course
3909 West Main
Decatur, IL 62522

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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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