Getting To Know: Belterra Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Ty Robinett, Golf Operations Manager/Golf Pro
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 Ty Robinett 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
Our course was designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio and open in 2001. We have a challenging 18 hole course with a practice facility as well. The course was developed from flat corn fields into a rolling masterpiece that has bent grass greens and fairways. Mr. Fazio has taken the property, changed the elevation and has used the natural beauty to create a wonderful layout. There are 4 sets of teeing areas that make our course appealing to all of the different skill levels of our patrons.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Our course has been ranked very high in "Best Casino Courses" in the country. The course challenges every golfer with the rolling fairways and undulating greens. Belterra Golf Club is well manicured by an excellent staff that thrives to keep the course in pristine condition.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
We have a GPS system installed on each of our golf cars which explains to our golfers the best way to play each hole. The tips were developed by the professional staff at Belterra. The tips let you know which side of the fairway is best and also places where you don't want to hit it.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest rated the course as number 9 in the state of Indiana. Zagat rated Belterra as one of America's top golf courses. Golfweek magazine ranked Belterra as one of the top 20 casino golf courses in the United States.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our signature hole is #18, a par 5 that will mesmerize you with its beauty while standing on the tee box. This is a special risk reward hole; the longer hitters will have the opportunity to go for the green in 2 shots if they bomb a drive avoiding the huge bunker on the left. The green is surrounded by the lake which goes down the entire right side of the hole. The green is difficult to negotiate so it is very important to get your approach shot on the proper tier. Birdie is a possible but par is a good score.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is also our hardest hole, #5. This dogleg left par 4 requires a precise tee shot (a slight draw is preferable) in the fairway from an elevated tee. One must avoid the fairway bunker down the right side. The second shot would mostly require a long iron that must carry the cavernous bunker and the water in front of the green. Make par here and you pick up a stroke on the field.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our Out of Bounds Bar and Grill is located next to the golf pro shop. They have an excellent selection of sandwiches and drinks for a golfer to choose from. I recommend our cheeseburger.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The course record is held by Brad Wilder who fired a 66.
Back Tee Stats
Belterra Golf Club
777 Belterra Drive
Florence, In, 47020
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Written By: 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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