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Getting To Know: Muskego Lakes CC

An Insightful Interview With Mark Krause, PGA professional/Co-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 Mark Krause, 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
Old style traditional course with rolling terrain, 8 dog legs, 36 sand traps, short cut tees and fairways. Smoothest greens in the area.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
For the price nobody has course conditions as good as ours. As the on premise owner and golf professional, I make sure our superintendent and staff provide playing conditions that are appreciated by the knowledgeable golfer. Sure we had our problems in 2010 when the floods came, but we have repaired the damage done by mother nature and are willing to bet you will enjoy our playing conditions.

Two different courses when played from the white tees vs the Blue. Longer hitters should play the blue tees so they can hit driver most of the time. Don't let the yardage fool you. With 8 dog legs this is truly a tee shot position course.

We have hosted many qualifiers and state tournaments over the years and the lowest score ever shot was one 68.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
With 8 dog legs it is suggested that you do not always hit the driver to try and cut the corner. There is nothing wrong with laying up to 110 to 140 yards from the green. Trying to punch out from the trees will not put you on in regulation too often.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Given by the "golf course owners Association of Wisconsin" teaching center of the year in 2005. We have many programs to help the golfer improve their game.

Ladies evening lessons followed by golf for 10 weeks starting in June. The same program for men on Wednesday evenings.

Tuesday morning men's 18 hole league with a lesson from 8:30 to 8:45 followed by a shotgun start at 9:30.

Our Junior program with 5 ability levels, maximum class size of 32 with two instructors per class. Kids play golf 6 of their 8 golf lessons.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
What use to be 10 and is now #1. 415 yards with a creek crossing the fairway at 240 off the tee. You then hit uphill to a shallow green protected by 4 frontal pot bunkers built into the hill. With the green being elevated the back side is surrounded with large oak trees that give the whole beauty and depth.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #6. 340 yard Dogleg right hitting from an elevated tee to a landing area at 120 yards from the green. The big hitter can try and go for the green over top of the large oak trees on the right but this effort does not work very often. It is best to hit the tee shot 220 yards just short of the two fairway bunkers on the left side. This leaves you with a 120 yard unhill shot to a small green that has a trap in front and on the right side of the green. Over is total jail unless the pin is on the front.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Everything on the menu is great. The winner always buys the first drink after golf.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Mark Krause, 63. Done on December 12 2004. Started with 4 pars on each nine then proceeded to make 4 birdies in the next 5 holes on each nine.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 6550
Slope: 129
Rating: 129

More Information
Muskego Lakes GC
S100 W14020 Loomis Rd
Muskego, WI, 53150
414-425-6500
muskegolakes.com



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About: Brian Weis


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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