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Greywalls - #6 Par-3

Greywalls

A Cliff Hanger in the U.P.

By Brian Weis


My standard operating procedure before playing a golf course for the first time is to ask the head pro which is the signature hole. Today was no different as I strolled into the proshop of Greywalls, the number 2 ranked course in Michigan by Golf Week Magazine. Marc Gilmore, Director of Golf, hesitated then answered, "They are all signature holes!!!"

Yes, I've heard that line before! But after playing the Mike DeVries masterpiece, I can see why Marc responded this way. All 18 holes are flagship worthy, heck even the 8 minute cart ride it takes to get to the first tee could be considered a memorable experience. After ascending to the first tee, you can see glistening Lake Superior in the distance.

Notable Holes

#6 - Pure panoramic intimidation. A par 3 that plays 188 yards over a rocky gorge that's completely framed in by the namesake Greywalls.

#9 - Marc's favorite hole - an uphill 389 yard par-4 with distant views of Lake Superior. Before you start thinking what to get at the halfway house, you need to summon all your concentration to hit a booming drive over a menacing pot bunker. Then a precise second shot is needed to an uphill green with a rock ledge to the left sure to swallow errant hooks.

#15 - An incredible par-3 with Greywalls behind the huge double tiered green. You can fire away at the flag and watch your ball funnel towards the hole.

Stay and Play
The Perfect Foursome Package is also available for a 3-round/2-night stay with golf at Sweetgrass, TimberStone and Greywalls, starting at $265.

For information and reservations call 906-723-2252 or visit www.sweetgrassgolfclub.com/packages

The Skinny
5 Tees: 6828, 6537, 5908, 5258 and 4631 Yards
Slope/Rating: 144/73.0
Par: 72
18 Holes: $130.00

Greywalls
1075 Grove Street
Marquette, Michigan 49855
906-225-0721
www.marquettegolfclub.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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