Getting To Know: Prospector Golf Course
An Insightful Interview With Brady Hatfield, Director of Resort Golf Operations
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 Brady Hatfield 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
Developed by the Palmer Course Design Company in 2004, this public, par-72 course features rolling, well-bunkered fairways; fast, medium-sized greens; and numerous water features that present plenty of risk-or-reward challenges for players of all skill levels. Open May 16 through Oct. 31, 2014; closed Wednesdays.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Suncadia Resort offers 54-holes of championship golf on three award-winning courses that range from the more difficult to family-friendly options, ensuring there is a course for golfers of all levels during their stay.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
The greens are the secret to scoring at Prospector. They are very difficult to read, and most putts break east, or away from the Cascade Mountain range, even when visually it appears otherwise. Accurate reading of greens is paramount to ensuring good scores
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
2006 - Golf Digest - 7th Best New Public - $75 and up category
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#10 - 125 foot elevation drop from teeing ground to landing area - providing breathtaking views of the Cascade range
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#5 is my favorite hole, it is the quintessential strategic short par 4. It is a short dogleg left around water. The hole is drivable, with significant risk. A 3 wood or long iron to a very narrow landing area will be rewarded with a short, open angle and approach to the green. A mid iron to a wide, receptive landing area will be proceeded with a difficult approach to a shallow green now fronted by water. Three ways to play it, and much depends on the wind and what my score is at the time!
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Prospector patio overlooking 9 and 18 with Peoh point in the background is the perfect place for a burger and beer (Big Dirty Amber).
Back Tee Stats
Yardage: 7112 yards
Slope: 139 slope
Rating: 74.5 rating
Prospector Golf Course
3320 Suncadia Trail
Roslyn, WA, 98922
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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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