Getting To Know: Red Tail Run by Raymond Floyd
An Insightful Interview With Rick Anderson, Director of Golf
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 Rick Anderson 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
Prairie style course, wide fairways, flowing greens and multiple tee locations with varying angles to fairways. Course stretches from 5104 yards to 7351 yards. Greens best around running 11.3 on stimpmeter.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
5 sets of tees, wide fairways, big greens, great green conditions and it is a Raymond Floyd design.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Holes closest to highway 51 tend to break that direction
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Number one in customer loyalty National Golf Foundation
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Generally, it is Raymond's Turn; holes 13 through 17. this set of holes winds through trees and over creeks, holes 13 and 16 share a double green and hole 17 one of the hardest around. Ray Floyd said " if you can play these hole in one over par, congratulations". so give it your best shot!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 17 favorite...it is an uphill par 3 with 6 tee boxes that make the hole play 100 to 235 yards. It is a Redan style hole with a lake on the back left that you cannot see from the tee. The hole is named "Fortress"...good luck!
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Chocolate chip cookies baked daily!
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Kurt Rogers, Dave White and Kraig Rogers...65 from back tees.
Back Tee Stats
Red Tail Run by Raymond Floyd
520 west Grove road
Decatur, Illinois, 62521
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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.
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