Pro's Advice: A Par 5 that is birdie-wise and eagle-foolish. Two ponds are ready to inherit any Titlelist or Top Flite that hit off course. The wide landing area is deceptive because of the big swamp beyond. The wise way to play is three shots to the green, regardless of how well you placed your tee shot. For your second shot, calculate your lay up shot carefully. It is often wiser to play a shorter second, followed by a longer third shot over the swamp up to the green on a ridge. This will often give the better final score! However, the lay up area beyond that swamp is large, if you make it over. A magnificent oak serves as your target behind the green. Keep up on the upper left, for a par or a birdie on your scorecard. Some of nature's rockware, dug out of the green area here should encourage you not to risk being long! This rolling green needs no sand traps, as another natural pond fits the inside curve of the long green with its interesting contours!
Naturalist's Advice: A long view over the fairway to the bend in the river and rising land of the Chequamegon National Forest beyond the river, gives you the feeling of the wilderness surrounds us here. The cart path to the upper tees circles on itself, briefly entering the hemlock forest where the deer shelter during winter storms. Notice the old, huge, dead yellow birch trunk, all pitted with pileated woodpeckers holes. As you pass the cinnamon tee, four young hemlocks remain to the right, like the nature's fence line outside the grove. We hope they survive as their roots are very shallow and they are easily disturbed by high winds when not in groves. A magnificent oak on a hump serves as a target tree. The tag alder are thick in the swamp beyond the landing, and provide thick cover for deer and fox. The open swamp is a voracious eater of golf balls, but blooms wonderfully with spring purple iris in June. The natural wetlands fit the curve of the green and are often noisy with frogs. The cart path leaves on the left, through the spruce. Take note of the yellow birch that has rooted in the top of an old pine stump on your left. These spruce peat bogs can be deep and gloomy, and bottomless- you will float over this bog as you return on #7 bridge. Pass the storm shelter tucked here between #3, #2, #6, and #7, and return to the higher land upland-style forest.