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Getting To Know: Chariot Run Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Jeff Krohn, Director of Golf

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 Jeff Krohn 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
An 18 hole championship golf course with five sets of tees for all playing levels. Bent grass greens, tees and fairways make this golf course one of the best conditioned in the Louisville regional market. Practice facility includes a full hitting grass tee, putting green and chipping area. Clubhouse consist of a fully stocked Professional Golf Shop, a restaurant serving fine deli food and a incredible porch area overlooking the golf course. Rated by Golfweek magazine as on of the Top Casino Golf Courses in the country and one of the top five courses in Indiana that you can play.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The golf course is always in immaculate shape with greens that run fast and smooth and fairways that are in perfect condition. The course offers that best service experience in the region. Coupled with the great condition of the golf course makes this a must stop and play course.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The golf course has greens that are shuttle but they are fast. Highly recommended checking out the practice green before teeing off to get used to the speed.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
A Certified Golf Course Audubon Sanctuary.
GolfWeek Magazine "Top 50 Casino Course"
Golfweek Magazine "Top Courses You Can Play"

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#12 is a par three measuring 195 yards from the back tee. The tee shot must carry water that is in front and up the left hand side of the hole. It is the only hole on the course without a bunker. It doesn't need one.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #14 is my favorite. Par 4 dogleft left measuring 453 yards from the back tee. Two bunkers protect the left and right sides off the tee and you must clear a creek in front of the green on your second shot. The fairway runs downhill left to right so aim at the right bunker and hit it hard. Ball will skip to the left and roll down the fairway. From there hit a crisp iron into the green avoiding the creek in front and to the right.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Burgers are amazing. Try the new cod fish sandwich as well and I recommend eating on the porch. The view is a perfect way to end your day at Chariot Run Golf Club.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Joe Byrd, 65 from the back tee. Joe used to work here at the golf course which helped but he is a great player.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7246
Slope: 138
Rating: 76.1

More Information
Chariot Run Golf Club
8191 Chariot Run Drive
Laconia, Indiana, 47135
877-316/7336
www.chariotrun.com



 

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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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