The opening hole at Eagle Springs Golf Resort let’s you know you are in for an adventure. From the back tees, you hit a blind tee shot to the fairway. If this golf course weren’t the oldest in Wisconsin, many would call your first strike unfair. However, the A.G. Spalding (the same of Cubs and sporting good fame) design bucks convention because when Eagle Springs was built there were no conventions.
After you make it over the hill, you’re greeted by one of the best green complexes I’ve ever encounter. A huge swale deflect any misplayed shots from climbing onto the putting surface. The green demands and welcomes an aerial attack with its punchbowl style green.
The day I played Eagle Springs, the pin was tucked on the front right portion of the green. It was a thrilling moment when I hit what I thought was a good shot, but I had no idea the result. As I climbed the hill, I saw my ball two feet from the cup.
We don’t have enough of these moments daring, unknown moments golf.