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Mistwood Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Raymond Hearn, Golf Course Designer of Mistwood

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 Raymond Hearn 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
Perfect site for golf with graceful rolling hills topped with fescue and a 65 acre crystal clear lake.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
It is considered one of the best public golf courses in the Midwest by public golfers and many golf media. Hole #8 is ranked as one of the nest par 5s in the USA by Golf Digest. No weak holes instead my design features 18 very dynamic and unique golf holes. A true "must play" course.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Pure risk / reward play options everywhere so based on your game that day and your position in your match know when to gamble and when to play it safe (great stuff).

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
4 1/2 star ranking from Golf Digest
Currently my remodeling work is being considered for 2013 Renovation of the Year by numerous golf magazines

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
I do not like signature holes but rather prefer I try to create 18 signature holes (every golf course architects true goal). You be the judge.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I do not like signature holes but rather prefer I try to create 18 signature holes (every golf course architects true goal). You be the judge. Without being too self promoting I believe each hole is very special and each has numerous risk / reward play options with some being more risky then others. Each hole has a generous bailout area for high handicap golfer to aim for.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Their current golf professional who had a 67

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7010
Slope: 73.1
Rating: 144

More Information
Mistwood Golf Club
1700 W Renwick Road
Romeoville, Illinois, 60446


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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