Getting To Know: North Creek Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With John Wells, General Manager
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 John Wells 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
North Creek is an 18 hole, par 72 Championship Links Style layout with a rating of 71.2 and a slope of 125. The course features the finest Champion Bermuda greens and Mississippi Choice Bermuda Fairways. With 4 sets of tee markers, the course measures 6433 yards from the Championship tees to 4559 yards from the red tees making it a fun and accessible course. But it is not hard for even the best golfers to find trouble! North Creek has hosted many prestigious events including The NGA Hooters Tour, The John Daly Make-A-Wish & many of the Mississippi and Tennessee Junior Tour events.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Stay below the hole on greens.
If you play the middle tees on the back nine you can get in a lot of trouble hitting driver on the par 4's.
Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
North Creek is developing a plan for our bunkers. We will begin rebuilding many of them and eliminating others.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 18, is a reachable par 5 over water. The best way to get birdie is the play down the right side and attach the pin with a wedge on your third shot. Going for the green in two can result in a bogey or worse.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Holes 13 and 15 share a double green with a tunnel in the middle. It is believed to be the only double green with a tunnel running underneath the greens in the world. It is a unique set of holes.
I love hole #14, from the back tees it is a difficult. You have a blind tee shot over Horn Lake Creek. The green is two tier so your second shot needs to be percise.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The North Creek Grill serves unbelievable hamburgers. They are hot off the grill. You cannot go wrong with our bacon cheese burger.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Back Tee Stats
North Creek Golf Course 8770 N Creek Blvd Southaven, MS, 38671 662-280-4653
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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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