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Getting To Know: The Frog Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Wes Bates, General Manager

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 Wes Bates 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
Designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, the parkland-style, 18-hole championship public golf course at The Frog Golf Club opened in 1998 to high acclaim. The Frog is recognized among the top courses in Georgia, and is located just 40 miles from downtown Atlanta off I-20 in Villa Rica. The course is complete with bentgrass greens and expansive bunkering, and has also attained status as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, The Frog is recognized among the top courses in Georgia. Located off I-20 in Villa Rica, The Frog is a masterpiece complete with bentgrass greens, expansive bunkering and has also attained status as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Keep the ball of the tee in the

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Since its inception, The Frog Golf Course has garnered numerous awards and accolades including:

* 10 Public Golf Courses in Atlanta Worth Your Time - Golf Advisor
* Best Public Courses in the Atlanta Area -
* 72 holes of great public golf in Atlanta - Golf Magazine
* 13 Best Public Golf Courses in and around Atlanta - Atlanta Magazine
* 4 ½ star rating by Golf Digest

In addition, The Frog has hosted many notable golf events including the Georgia Open, CEO Jaguar Tour, The Five Star Celebrity Classic and the John Smoltz Celebrity Players Tournament.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #18 is a long par 5 headed back to the clubhouse. Play smart to get your birde and approach the green with 3 well struck shots.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Take what off the tee gives you. Play say of the tee.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
The Frog Grille

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
The Frog is part of The Georgia Golf Trail.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 76
Yardage: 7018
Slope: 138
Rating: 73.5

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The Frog Golf Club
2699 Georgian Pkwy
Villa Rica, GA, 30180

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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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