Getting To Know: Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Eagle Eye Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Terry Kildea, Director of Marketing
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 Terry Kildea 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
Hawk Hollow is a 27 hole championship facility, recognized as a top 40 course in Michigan by GolfWeek and Golf Digest. Features include fairways framed by tall hardwood trees, exceptional bunkering and green complexes, with water in play on most holes. Four sets of tees allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the experience. This property also boasts an 18 hole all natural grass putting course--one of only a handful in Michigan.
Eagle Eye Golf Club is consistently rated in the top five courses that the public can play in Michigan. Course conditions and customer service are second to none.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Both Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye provide a memorable golfing experience. Arguably the best one / two combination in Michigan and they are right across the street from each other.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The fairways have generous landing areas. Use the right club off the tee to avoid the rough.
Most green complexes are large. Use the daily hole location sheet to ensure that you take enough club to carry your approach back to the hole.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Eagle Eye has been rated as #53 in the United States for 'upscale courses that you can play'. Eagle Eye will be the host venue for the 2016 Michigan Amateur Championship.
Both courses have hosted USGA qualifying tournaments--The U.S. Open and the U.S. Senior Open.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 17 at Eagle Eye is an exact replica of the famed Island Green hole seen each May at the Tournament Players Championship.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Scott Hebert at both Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye. Score of 64 at both, during different years. Each record round was played during the Michigan PGA Championship. Scott won the event 4 out of the 5 years that it was played at Hawk Hollow and Eagle Eye.
Back Tee Stats
Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Eagle Eye Golf Club
15500 Chandler Road East
Lansing, Michigan, 48823
517-641-4570, ext 3
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About: 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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