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Getting To Know: Alpine Golf Course

 

Getting To Know: Alpine Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Emily Pitchford, Manager

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 Emily Pitchford 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
The Property is huge and beautiful. 36 holes takes up a lot of space.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
History, Views, Perspective of the nature of the Niagara Escarpment. Serenity. Most courses have somebody's backyard along the sides of each golf hole. Alpine is on its own. You're on your own playing golf. Peaceful. Isn't that the way it should be?

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Because pretty much every hole has a tree line of cedars along each side, it's better to miss big (getting you to an adjacent fairway) than missing a little (getting you under a cedar tree).

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
We added several forward tees to a few of our 9's this past year.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
The 'Milwaukee Journal' rated our signature hole, number 9 on the Blue Course, "The Most Scenic Hole in the State of Wisconsin." In 2017, Alpine Golf Course also received "2017 Best Golf Course in Door County" by 'Door County Magazine.'

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Obviously, that would be Blue #9, because of its awesome 130-foot cliff drop, par 4, 275 yard tee-shot and magnificent view over the bay.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is Red #2. When you're on the green, you can look in any direction and see nothing but golf course. It's possibly the most tranquil place on the entire course. My tip for playing this hole is to hit a good tee shot and then put your second shot in the hole for an eagle.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Alpine Golf Chalet serves delicious cheese burgers with cheese curds and ice cold beer; perfect after a day on the course.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The best score for 18 holes was a 62. It was shot by a pro golfer in our Cherry Land Golf Tournament.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 5837
Slope: Blue & Black Course: 115
Rating: 68.4

More Information
Alpine Golf Course
PO Box 200
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, 54209
(920) 868-3232

http://alpineresort.com/


 

Revised: 03/05/2018 - Article Viewed 480 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

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