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Golf Course Overview: Wild Bluff Golf Course

Insights From An Insider With Matt Phipps, Director of Golf

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Matt Phipps who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

How Does Your Course Differ From The Others In The Area?
With fast greens and lush fairways, Wild Bluff Golf Course is a challenge for any golfer and offers spectacular views of Lake Superior along the way. Up north golf at its finest!

For someone who has not played the course in awhile, has there been any new changes/renovations to the course or property?
We have GPS on our golf carts making for the ultimate golf experience

What is your course's answer to Amen Corner? (Describe your best/hardest 3 back/back/back holes)
#15-A spectacular par 3 with a huge elevation drop. Judging the wind correctly is the key to hitting this green

#16-A seemingly easy par 4, less than driver off the tee to avoid the creek running across the fairway. It is the second shot on this hole that demands accuracy into a very undulated green with trouble lurking left, right, and long

#17-A beast of a par 5. Not reachable in 2 for most golfers, a tee shot on the left side will set you up for the difficult layup. Hitting into a green that slopes back to front, you must have excellent control to knock it close and have a chance at birdie.

What is your course's claim to fame, or is there a little known fact that golfers should know about the property?
We held the Bay Mills Open for several years. Michelle Wie played in this Canadian Tour Event when she was just 14 years old.

What tournaments/events have you (recently) hosted or will be hosting?
We have a variety of golf events every year, check out our calendar for a full list of events. One of our most notable events is our Snowball Open. A "tough man" type of format that is a brutal test of golf.

Besides golf, what other amenities do you offer if a golfer wants to spend most of the day at your facility?
We have a full service casino and resort across the street from the golf course with several dining options. There is great fishing and hiking in the area as well

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Yes, Bay Mills Resort and Casino

Signature sandwich or drink?
Our jumbo sized Bloody Mary's are second to none!

Contact Course
Wild Bluff Golf Course 11335 W Lakeshore Dr. Brimley, Michigan, 49715 906-248-5860

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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.

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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