Getting To Know: Lakeview Hills Golf Resort
An Insightful Interview With Dennis Fabbri, PGA Head Professional / Owner
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 Dennis Fabbri 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
We are located 1.5 miles West of Lexington and Lake Huron. Both golf courses sit atop the hill providing spectacular views of the lake while enjoying the undulating terrain during your round. Lakeview Hills Golf Resort provides many amenities including a 33 room hotel, private house that sleeps 12 w/ in ground pool, bowling, shuttle to and from the Lexington harbor and much more.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Lakeview Hills Golf Resort is your first golf resort North. Located only 1.5 hours north of Detroit, you can enjoy that up north feel without traveling that far. Boasting a 33 room hotel and 36 holes of challenging golf, you will be pleased with your experience here.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
There is usually a prevailing wind out of the Southeast and everything breaks towards Lake Huron.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest 3 Star Award
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
North Course - Hole # 8 Par 3 - 190 yds from the back tees is an intimidating tee shot. All carry over water that borders the right side of the green with OB left and long. If you don't want to take a penalty shot, you must hit the green.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
South Course - Hole # 18 Par 4 - 410 yards from the back tees. The only level part of this hole is the tee box! Narrow fairway that slopes left to right with drainage ditch and OB left combined with a prevailing right to left wind makes this one of the toughest tee shots at Lakeview Hills. Second shot is uphill to a small undulating green that takes precision to hit. Careful if you hit the second shot long as your chip coming back may roll all the way back down the hill.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Lexington Michigans famous Perch Dinner!
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
North Course - PGA Tour Veteran, Stephen Ames shot a 10 under 62.
South Course - Undetermined
Back Tee Stats
Par: Both Par 72
Yardage: North Course - 6563 / South Course - 6306
Slope: North Course - 131 / South Course - 125
Rating: North Course - 72.5 / South Course - 70.6
Lakeview Hills Golf Resort
6560 Peck Rd.
Lexington, MI, 48450
Revised: 02/19/2013 - Article Viewed 20,401 Times - View Golf Course Profile
Written By: 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.
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