The yardage of the hole is irrelevant because it is played down some 100+ feet and the wind will play havoc with your ball and any club selection formula you may have. Scenic? Oh yes! Breathtaking is more like it as you look out over trees to the bay. This also must be one of the most photographed holes. Even as we were trying to tee off, at least 4 groups drove up to take pictures. My tip on this hole: On a fairly calm day hit your 200-yard club—for me that was 4 iron. On a blustery day with the prevailing wind in your face, I have hit a full driver, square in the face, and have only been pin high. If you slice, you’ll end up on the first fairway with no way to get back to the green. Just drive out there, pick up your ball, take your stroke, a reasonable drop, pitch, putt, say "WOW", then go in and have a beverage and talk to your buddies about it. We love Apline Golf Course - plenty to offer all golders!
Alpine is 36 holes, Red-White-Blue-Black (Black added in 2002). Pick your colors to make up 18, but during the peak season make reservations in advance, especially for the Blue course. And if you only play nine, you can’t pick Blue! In order of difficulty, Red is perhaps the tamest at a slope of 109 and 2,849 yards. Blue carries a slope of 114 at 3,009 yards. White is 3,198 yards and a slope of 117. Black, while not the longest in yards is the toughest to play with a slope of 119. We just played the Black for the first time, and the Black Nine are scenic and tough! And, you cannot walk the Black Nine – there are some great distances to traverse between holes, so a riding cart is mandatory.
And remember, Door County adds natural hazards that will influence your game which are probably not present at your home course. The presence of the bay will make your putts move towards it. Keep track of where it is and give your putts more or less break to compensate. Sloped fairways will make aiming a challenge (first hole of the Blue). Sloped or elevated greens may make you dizzy as you line up your putt. You will encounter all of these at Alpine which we found to be both challenging, from a golf perspective, and exhilarating because of the natural elements and its scenic landscape.
For current Greens fees check out the Alpine Golf website. Riding carts, and pull carts are also available as well as golf packages for guests of the inn.
Other amenities include season memberships, putting green, pro shop and on premise bar and grill.
Alpine is located one mile southwest of Egg Harbor on Highway G. One of the most scenic courses in all of Door County! And please tell the gang there that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you - that helps us keep this site alive & well . . . for you!
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