Getting To Know: Beaver Brook Country Club
An Insightful Interview With Ian Church, General 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 Ian Church 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
Located in Annandale, NJ, just an hour west of New York City, Beaver Brook Country Club was named a "must play" course by Golfing Magazine in 2008. Beaver Brook Country Club's championship-quality public golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful. The clubhouse and several of the holes on both nines feature picturesque views of the Hunterdon Hills and Spruce Run Reservoir. Boasting one of the finest layouts in the area, the fairway is lined by stately oaks, maples and other trees.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Great views over the Raritan Valley and Clinton area. Superb fairways, undulating and fast greens!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The course exacts a precise game and will make you hit every club in your bag!
Play for position off of the tee.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest "Best Places to Play" - 2008/2009
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#15, a very narrow, 451 yard par 4 that will feel like a birdie if you play it in par!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#11. A very scenic dogleg that will both test your accuracy off the tee and shot-making to the green.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Beaver Burger!
Back Tee Stats
Yardage: Men: 6601 Ladies: 5384
Slope: Men: 125 Ladies: 122
Rating: Men: 71.7 Ladies: 70.4
Beaver Brook Country Club
25 Country Club Drive
Annandale, New Jersey, 08801
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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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