Whistling Straits (Straits)

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Kohler, Wisconsin | Whistling Straits (Straits)

Architect: Pete Dye
Year: 1998

N8501 County Road LS
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53083
(800) 618-5535

Course Access: Public

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
affiliated resort accommodations

PGA Championship - 2004, 2010, 2015
Ryder Cup - 2020

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The Itinerant Golfer

Whistling Straits (Straits)

I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I headed to Wisconsin to play Whistling Straits. Despite its high ranking on the Top 100 list, I wasn't overly excited to play it. From what I could tell about the course from my research on the internet and from watching events played there on TV it was probably not going to be my kind of course. I was hoping to be surprised. After a huge debacle getting from Richmond, VA to Wisconsin I was eventually rerouted to land in Milwaukee instead of Madison. While Milwaukee is closer to Kohler it caused a bit of a logistical problem for my other plans on the trip. Fortunately it was not anything that I was unable to overcome. After a brief nights sleep in my $49 Days Inn in hotel room I woke up bright and early for my hour plus drive north to Kohler. Once I got outside of Milwaukee I was in rural Wisconsin and was thankful for my trusty GPS unit. I saw signs for the American Club which I know is associated with the course, but even as I was driving up the road showing less than a mile to my destination on the GPS it didn’t feel like I was anywhere near a golf course. Eventually I saw the Whistling Straits sign and turned into the driveway. As I wound my way around I was very pleasantly surprised to see that there was no colossal clubhouse or hotel. Instead… More >