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Getting To Know: Arrowhead Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Andrew Ogata, PGA, Head Golf Professional

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 Andrew Ogata, PGA 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
People should choose to spend their day with us for many reasons. Arrowhead provides the golfer with the feel of a private country club without the cost of expensive monthly or annual dues.

We are blessed to have a property without houses, surrounded by lush, full-grown trees. This gives the golfer a sense of being out in the countryside. Our greens are well kept. The golf staff works tirelessly each day to ensure that customers feel welcome, and that Arrowhead is a place they can call their home.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Since it's historic opening in 1926, Arrowhead Golf Club continues to offer a superb golf experience. The challenging Ken Killian design (Greg Martin redesign) is composed of three nine-hole courses that can be combined to form three separate par 72 18-hole layouts. Arrowhead treats golfers and guests as if they are members of a private club and is known to be one of the finest municipal courses in the Chicago area.

The course is meticulously manicured and surrounded by forest preserve with no houses in play. Tees, greens and fairways are bentgrass. Water comes into play on 17 of the 27 holes and 77 bunkers dot the landscape. The practice area consists of a lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green and bunkers.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Each hole is designed to be fair when playing from the proper tee box. Greens are among the best greens you can play in the Midwest. I make sure to tell anyone who has not played Arrowhead before to be sure to stay below the pin when possible. The last thing you want to do is to be putting down hill and potentially cost yourself a shot or two when that could be avoided. Any of our regular customers would agree with that advice.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
Other than the normal routine maintenance, we do not anticipate any big changes to Arrowhead.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #7 on the West nine is an amazing par three over water.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
It hard to pick one thing that you must try once your round is complete, but if I venture down to the restaurant and enjoy one of many items on offer. I would choose the Harvester Chop Salad. Arrowhead's bar and grill is filled with endless items that will leave you wishing you had more room to try something else. Arrowhead Restaurant and Bar specializes in offering guests only the finest, seasonal ingredients in its cuisine. Everything is prepared from scratch and our main entrees offer only the freshest fish, steak, chops and salads. In order to take advantage of using only the best quality and in-season fruits, vegetables and fish, Main Menu items change twice a year and a Features Menu is offered twice a month including appetizers, entrees and desserts.

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Arrowhead Golf Club
26W151 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL, 60189

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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.

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