What You Need To Know: Hawk's View Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Jake Bandi, Head Golf Professional
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 Jake Bandi 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
Welcome to Hawk's View, home to Lake Geneva's prestigious Como Crossings golf course. As one of the top-rated golf courses in Lake Geneva, Como Crossings has earned a 5-star rating, making it a must-play destination for golf enthusiasts.
Experience the excellence of our championship-caliber golf course, which was rated as Wisconsin's Best Golf Course in 2015 by Golf Advisor reviews. Over the years, we have consistently been voted the "Best Golf Course" in Lake Geneva, a testament to our commitment to providing an exceptional golfing experience.
Stretching across 7,074 yards, Como Crossings offers a par-72 layout that showcases dramatic changes in elevation, impeccable playing conditions, and stunning landscaping throughout. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a beginner, our course caters to all skill levels with five sets of tees, allowing you to find the perfect yardage for your game.
Planning your tee time at Como Crossings is convenient and hassle-free. Tee times can be booked up to 30 days in advance, ensuring you secure your preferred slot. Before teeing off, take advantage of our driving range, as well as the chipping and putting green, to warm up and fine-tune your skills.
Como Crossings welcomes golfers of all backgrounds and experience levels as a public golf course. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to Lake Geneva, our course is open to all. Immerse yourself in the golfing experience and enjoy the beauty of our meticulously maintained fairways.
Come and experience the 5-star excellence of Como Crossings at Hawk's View Golf Club. Book your tee time today and discover why we are the premier choice for golfers seeking the best golf courses in Lake Geneva.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Hawk's View Golf Club offers the best value in golf in the Lake Geneva area. We offer a championship caliber golf course at a reasonable price with a maintained golf course that can compete with any resort in the area. With multiple beverage carts and rangers on the course, we offer a fantastic and quick golf experience that is hard to compete with.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Hawk's View was built around the old Mt. Fuji ski hill that was in business throughout the 1960's. All of the greens tend to slope away from that hill. The fairways and landing areas for drives are very playable and generous, even if you aren't tee off well on that day.
Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
We have recently redone some of our bunkers to make them more playable and consistent. We are planning on doing this to some of our other bunkers as well here in the future. We have also acquired newer maintenance equipment for more consistency and playability throughout the course.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Voted "Best Golf Course" In Lake Geneva for 6 of the last 8 seasons.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our signature hole is hole #17 on Como Crossings. The black tees on this hole have a view all the way out to Lake Como and the surrounding area. The view from the top is stunning and really showcases the beauty of the entire area.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My personal favorite hole out here is hole #7 on Como Crossings. This long par 5 is a beautifully designed hole that showcases a water hazard running up the left side of the hole. Strategically placed bunkers make the tee shot, potential lay up shot, and approach shot very difficult yet fair for all golfers.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our Friday Night Fish Fry that we offer every Friday starting at 4:00pm is fantastic.
Enjoy fresh Icelandic Cod prepared deep-fried, beer battered, or baked; served with your choice of homemade potato pancakes with apple sauce, corn fritters with maple syrup, or French fries. Complete with Cole slaw, tartar sauce, and a lemon wedge.
Discover why we were voted "Second Place" in the 2021 "Best of Walworth County" for Fish Fry!
Other fare is available at Tail Feathers on Fridays, including delicious Fresh Lake Perch, Sea Bass, and much more.
Enjoy our fully stocked bar featuring 4 specialty Old Fashioned recipes, Course Specialty cocktails, and a selection of various craft beers.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We don't have any lodging that is available onsite. We do have a partnership with Harbor Shores in downtown Lake Geneva that offers a great lodging experience right on the Lake.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The course record for a foursome here is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
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Hawk's View Golf Club
7377 Krueger Rd
Lake Geneva, WI, 53147
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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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