What You Need To Know: Wildflower Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Emily Meyers, Director of Operations
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 Emily Meyers 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
Built in the tradition of seaside golf in Scotland, Wildflower captures the spirit of this land where tall grass prairies and rolling hills meet the lakes and hills of northwest Minnesota. Wildflower is a "prairie links" style course designed by Joel Goldstrand. With over 90 feet in elevation changes and with beautiful Pelican Lake in the background, Wildflower has no shortage of spectacular views and will challenge golfers of all skill levels and our driving range is the best in the area.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Wildflower is a unique golf course where every club in your bag will be tested. Some courses you may be able to get away with hitting your driver and then your short irons and wedges all day long. But not at Wildflower. There will most likely always be wind with / against / or across you and your shot. Your game will be challenged between the big, fast, and firm greens as well as all of the uneven lies you will get with the ball either above or below your feet on almost every approach shot. Superintendent Reed Bohm has done a great job to have our greens rolling fast and firm, but most importantly very true! If you read the green correctly and give it the right speed expect the ball to go in without any unexpected bounces to the left or right!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Factor in the wind on all of your shots. Pull a few pieces of grass and toss the grass in the air to see which way the wind is blowing.. From there, get a good yardage to the pin and commit to the desired shot you'd like to hit!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Right now, I would have to say it's our greens. Golf is always much more enjoyable when the greens are fast and true. At Wildflower we have both!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 4 is talked about a lot due to its difficulty when playing into the wind. The hole is just under 400 yards, however, it is all uphill and on most days it is into the wind. Hole number 1-3 are fairly easy so expect your first test on number 4 when the wind is blowing!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is number 12. Even though this hole can be difficult at times depending on where the pin is and where the wind is blowing, I love the view you get from the tee box! A big drive is always rewarded on this long par 5.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Fair Hills Resort is located just across the road from the course. With over 100 cabins we have room for everyone.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Kane Hanson holds the course record of 62. He set the record on July 24, 2008.
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Wildflower Golf Course
19790 County Highway 20
Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
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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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