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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or connect on LinkedIn and Facebook.
PART 1 of 3. Our recent visit to golf in the Wisconsin Dells, is highlighted in three parts, including playing golf when you have a “Need for Speed”.
FAIRFIELD HILLS is golf, that’s perfect for all skill levels. But it’s even better if your short on time and still have a need to play. First on the tee, once you drive past the driving range you will find 12 very fun golf holes. Five of them are par 3’s. But that doesn’t mean they are pushovers. Because at yardages of 191-198 and 204, the tee shot must be good one, if you expect par of birdie.
Owner Jim Tracy bought the course eight years ago, and has made the facility better ever since.
Tracy will tell you that there has been a lot of work put into the range. Several improvements in and around the clubhouse.
But maybe the best yet, is that he added three more holes, giving Fairfield Hills 12 in total.
The longest hole is the par 5, 11th hole that plays 404 yards. Yes-no typo. Only 404. But for you bombers, don’t expect an easy birdie or even eagle. The tee shot requires some precision to the end of a short fairway. But even a shot in the fairway, leaves a somewhat blind longer second shot. Then hit your wedge in, and take your chance on the green one-putting for birdie.
While Fairfield Hills is in Wisconsin, don’t plan on just a flat golf course. In fact the tee boxes on holes 6 & 9 share the highest elevation on the golf course.
So enjoy the elevated downhill tee shot on the two par 4 holes.
There is one hole over 400 yards, one hole over 300 yards. As a result you can move around Fairfield Hills quickly. Because the total yardage for 12 holes is just over 2800 yards.
One recent visitor playing as a single, played all 12 holes in one-hour and 40 minutes. Tracy’s well stocked pro shop not only has plenty of needed golf supplies, but if your a fan of any of the Wisconsin Teams such as the Packers, Brewers or the UW-Badgers. You can find headcovers and other items with those teams logo’s stitched in.
Tracy keeps Fairfield Hills fun and friendly. It’s one of those courses where as soon as you walk in the front door of the clubhouse, everyone makes you feel right at home. Tracy might be the owner, but at times he is on the tractor out cutting the fairways, greens or the rough.
CLICK HERE to hear the interview with Fairfield Hills owner Jim Tracy.
Fairfield Hills is located in Baraboo, just south of Rt. 90 and before you get to the Wisconsin Dells area. So if you want to get some golf in before you hit the Dells, or one last round on the way back to Illinois. Fairfield Hills is just the place to go. Perfect location if your getting in some golf before of after a UW-Badgers Football game.
THE BEST WAY to book tee times is to call (608)-356-5524. Online you can visit Fairfieldhillsgolfcourse.com. Home of 3-6-9 and 12 hole loops. See more photo’s of Fairfield Hills at Rory Spears Facebook Page-or Rory Spears on Twitter @GogBlogGuy.