Geneva National - Player - Lake Geneva, WI

The Player course at Geneva national opened with only 9 holes in 1995 and Mr Player would return in 2000 to finish the remaining nine holes.  The course takes advantage of the surrounding wetlands and offers some scenic views with possible hot air balloon sightings. The end result is a mighty fine round of golf.  Consistent with my take on the Palmer and Trevino courses, here are my quick hits on Mr Player.

Things about Gary Player

  • Gary has 9 major championships and he is one of 5 golfers to achieve the career Grand Slam.
  • His name is included on over 325 course designs and has co authored 36 golf books.
  • Nicknames include: "Mr Fitness" and the "Black Knight"
  • At the age of 14, Player played his first round of golf and parred the first three holes. On a related note, i made a quadruple bogie 7 on my first golf hole.
  • His father took out a loan to buy Gary his first set of golf clubs.  That loan has been repaid.  
  • He has 21 grandchildren
  • If you were to get into a fight with Gary Player, you would probably lose.