Getting To Know: Mineral Mound
An Insightful Interview With Curtis Gamblin, Park 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 Curtis Gamblin 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
The front nine holes sneak through the woods with each hole framed with Oaks, Maples and various hardwoods. The back nine has several lake views of beautiful Lake Barkley. Wildlife is in abundance, including deer, turkey, fox, osprey and eagles.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Mineral Mound is a challenging golf course with 4 sets of tees. It begs for accuracy off the tee and rewards those that put their ball in play. The overall beauty of the area may be its most intriguing feature with beautiful woods along with the company of Lake Barkley.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Accuracy off the tee is a must for better scoring. Often times leaving the driver in the bag will better secure a chance for par or birdie.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
The greatest reward are the accolades you receive from those playing the course for the first time and from those that return year and year.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Probably the par 5 number 13 due to the tee shot carry over water and the various lake scenes.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 13 due to the view from the tee, the fairway and the green. If you can carry the ball 275 aim for the left edge of the grove of tees blocking the fairway, if not aim right of the trees.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Cold beer on the front or rear veranda.
Back Tee Stats
48 Finch Lane
Eddyville, KY, 42038
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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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