COURSE PROFILE INTERVIEW: Mt. Frontenac Golf Course
By Brian Weis
What You Need To Know: Mt. Frontenac Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Lynn Peterson, Manager, Mt. Frontenac Golf Course
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 Lynn Peterson 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
Mt. Frontenac Golf Course is a stunning 18-hole golf course overlooking the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. It located at the top of the bluff and is surrounded by beautiful trees, rolling terrain and excellent scenery. It is a remarkable one of a kind course with some of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring views in the Midwest.
We have several Stay and Play options as our course and Treasure Island Resort and Casino are owned and operated by the Prairie Island Indian Community.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
1. Ideal for individual, group, and tournament play.
2. Driving range and practice putting and chipping green.
3. Full-service pro shop. Largest inventory of apparel and equipment in the area at a price to suit you.
4. Clubhouse, bar, grill, and outdoor patio.
5. Elegant and functional event space.
6. Accommodations for groups of 10-200.
7. Ideal for weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, graduation parties, holiday parties, tournament play, fantasy football groups.
8. Our lunch special is phenomenal. 18 holes, cart, lunch(hamburger, cheeseburger, pulled pork, chicken sandwich, or brat), and tax for $45.00.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Our greens are challenging as we are 1 mile up the road at the top of the bluff and the greens tend to slope toward the hillside. High lofting approach shots are ideal.
Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
We are constantly working hard to improve our course. A short term goal is the addition of another set of tee boxes for the ladies. We also try to make the course playable for families.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest's Places to Play. 4 Star rating by Golf Digest. Top 4 scenic course in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune. A best value rating in the Metro Area by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our entire course is very scenic, but Hole 13 does stand out for guests. This is where the cameras come out. From the 13 Green to the 14 Tee Box, your view overlooks a spacious valley and from there you view continues to the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin and capped off by a view of the Wisconsin Bluffs.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I do not have a particular favorite hole. Our par 3 5th hole goes uphill and plays near 240 from the tips. We do have a couple of shorter risk/reward par 4's that are always fun.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our grill serves delicious food regardless of your preference. As mentioned earlier, our lunch special is well known.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We do not have lodging onsite, but Mt. Frontenac Golf Course and Treasure Island and Casino are owned and operated by the Prairie Island Indian Community. We offer a variety of stay and play options to fit everyone.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Back Tee Stats
Mt. Frontenac Golf Course P O BOX 180 Frontenac, MN, 55026 651-388-5826
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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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