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Getting To Know: The Golf Courses of Lawsonia

An Insightful Interview With Jeff Kleinke, 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 Jeff Kleinke 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
Lawsonia offers two different Championship Golf Courses being the famous Links Course ranked #3 in the State of Wisconsin "Golfweek" or the complete opposite Woodland Course. Come play both in one day and feel like you traveled the world around in just 8 hours! The Links has fescue, huge bunkers, and greens that will bring you to your knee's. While the Woodlands will entertain you with its beautiful wildlife and contrast of different holes in a park like setting. Come and play in Scotland/Ireland on the Links in the morning, then onto Augusta and the tall pines that surround you on the Woodlands. Lawsonia is a real special place to play, and will bring you memories for a lifetime.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
36 Holes of Championship Golf all in one property with many lodging options to go along with. Lawsonia also offers a full scale restaurant and bar open daily in season serving all your favorites.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
It always help to keep it on the short grass, but the one tip I could give you is bring the putting game because the greens are slick and a challenge.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Links Course ranked #3 in State and #52 Classic Course in the Nation by "Golfweek" also "Golf Digest" has ranked the Links Course #13 in the Nation for most fun you can have on the golf course.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole? Links Course #7 par has boxcars buried under the green to give it the elevation.
Woodlands Course #3 par 3 has 85 foot drop to green with senic Big Green Lake to the right, great photo opportunities here.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Links Course #13 is long Par 5 that seems like it just keeps going, great look and vibe to this Classic hole that has withstood the test of time.

Woodlands Course #17 is a Par 4 that sets up great from the tee and reminds me of Augusta and the Masters every time I play it.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
That's a tough choice, I will let you try for yourselves. The bar was made from trees right off the property, one of the best setting anywhere to enjoy a beverage inside or outside overlooking the golf course.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Not me that's for sure. I believe Jim Shuman on the Links Course how shot 63 in an event and the Woodlands 67 from the back tees.

More Information
The Golf Courses of Lawsonia
W2615 South Valley View Drive
Green Lake, Wisconsin, 54941


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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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