Eagle River Golf Course a 'Hidden Gem' in the Northwoods

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

"When its 90 degrees, 95 degrees and humid in Chicago, we're at 75 degrees and not too humid up here," Howard Manske, golf pro at the Eagle River Golf Course said, "its just a nice relief of a place to come and play golf.

Your Town Eagle River is known as a Northwoods hotspot for tourists because of all you can do outdoors. The golf professional at the Eagle River Golf Course says its also a popular destination for anyone looking for a challenge in the fairways and on the greens.

Tucked away in the Northwoods means this golf course has some of the most breathtaking scenery around, making it a one of a kind golf course.

"Just flat out mother nature at its best," Manske said, "we've got 250 year old pine trees, spruce trees, oak trees, its pretty all four seasons."

And the scenery isn't the only thing you'll see out on the course.

"Last summer when I was playing golf up here, I had a mother deer and her two fawns within two feet of me," Manske said, "eating the grass, just having a little lunch with mama."

But its not all beauty, the course is a challenge waiting to be conquered.

"You can't just blindly play this golf course," Manske said, "if you don't hit the ball straight here, you're not going to hit it on the green."

Howard took on the task of teaching this golf rookie everything about how to play. And he's a pretty good teacher.

He says he's seen people of all ages out on the course.

"Three, four, five, six-year-olds, and then you turn around and next thing you know you're playing with a 92-year-old out here," Maske said.

So whether you're already a pro, or just learning the sport, the Eagle River Golf Course is a truly a hidden gem in our Northwoods.


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