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Getting To Know: Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club

An Insightful Interview With Michael W. Smith, Head Golf Professional

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 Michael W. Smith 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
Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club has over 200 rolling acres of spectacular views on a 6820 yard championship golf course. This William Langford design has 18 holes of bent grass tees, fairways and greens that ensure you get a high quality golfing experience at a reasonable price. We have four sets of tee markers which allow for an enjoyable experience for all skill levels. Known as the "Best kept secret in Indiana", we are a must stop on your summer golf travel itinerary.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Known as the "Best kept secret in Indiana", we are a must stop on your summer golf travel itinerary.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Take a yardage book with them and play to the middle of the greens.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Many of the holes have significant elevation changes and it is best to survey the shot and picking the right club and line. Hitting your approach shots to the right tier of the green will help in carding a few pars and birdies.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
We are continually ranked in the top 10 places to play in Indiana by Golfweek magazine. I am most proud of the customer service that we provide to our customers and the positive feedback we get from them through reviews and compliments.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The signature hole on our course is the 15th hole. There are two bunkers on both sides of the green that are 50 feet deep. We have people hit shots from them to see if they can make it on the green (this is after they have already played the hole).

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is the 195 yard par 3 #12. Probably the most beautiful spot on the course. You hit form within an amphitheater of old oaks to a slightly uphill green. The green is protected on the right by a 20 foot drop off and deep bunker and the left front is protected by a huge over-hanging oak. If you make sure to take enough club to get past the trouble and find the green you will have a great chance of making a birdie.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Brooks Snyder - 64

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6820
Slope: 131
Rating: 72.6

More Information
Harrison Hills Golf & Country Club
413 E. New Street Attica, IN, 47918
765-762-1135
www.harrisonhills.com


 

Revised: 04/11/2016 - Article Viewed 19,035 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: 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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