Whistling Straits Golf Course is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in the country. It has hosted two PGA Championships and will host its third in 2015, along with a Ryder Cup in 2020. The Straits Course is situated on two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and features a links-style layout with deep pot bunkers, undulating fairways, fescue grasses, and huge waste areas.
The Straits Course is world-renowned for its challenge and beauty. The course plays host to the PGA Championship in 2004 and 2010, with another tournament scheduled for 2015. In 2020, it will be the host site for the Ryder Cup Matches.
Whistling Straits is located between Sheboygan and Kohler on Lake Michigan along County Highway LS. The Straits Course combines rolling hills and dunes with severe pot bunkers, fescue grasses, sandy waste areas and more than 830 feet of shoreline on Lake Michigan. More than 1,200 bunkers are used throughout the course design; however, Sheboygan County’s Free Fairways Plan has paved nearly 50 percent of the fairways to provide golfers a risk/reward option to avoid hazards.
The Irish Course at Whist
Whistling Straits® Golf Course has been named one of the top three public courses in the nation by Golf Digest magazine. The course and its sister track, Blackwolf Run®, are ranked fifth and ninth respectively among America’s top-100 resort golf courses by Golfweek magazine.
With its undulating dunes, windswept grasses, high fescue collars, cross bunkers and panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits is a tribute to the links of Ireland and Scotland. In fact, you will find more than 1,000 pot bunkers on the site – some as deep as 12 feet and many as wide as 20 feet.
Nestled among Lake Michigan sand dunes along Wisconsin’s scenic shores is a stunning tribute to early 20th century golf course design – the Irish links-style Whistling Straits® Golf Course. Designed by renowned architect Pete Dye and opened in 1998, this course hosted its first PGA Championship in 2004, which was won by Vijay Singh. The second PGA Championship was held at Whistling Straits in 2010 with Martin Kaymer winning his first major title with an eight stroke victory.
The third PGA Championship was held at Whistling Stra
Whistling Straits is a golf course on the shore of Lake Michigan in Haven, Wisconsin, United States. Opened in 1998, it was designed by Pete Dye for owner Herb Kohler. Whistling Straits hosted the 2004 PGA Championship and will host again in 2010. It has been selected to host the 2020 Ryder Cup as well as the 2015 PGA Championship. It was also voted number 10 on Golf Digest’s 2009/2010 list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
The course features two distinct styles of holes: holes along the lake generally play as links-style holes, while holes set further inland are more characteristic of parkland courses. All told, there are five miles (8 km) of Lake Michigan shoreline on the property. The course consists of three nine-hole sections — the River (9 holes), Irish (9 holes), and Lakes (18 holes). Each nine is named for its prevailing wind direction, river from west to east, lakes from south to north and Irish from west to north west.
Whistling Straits is known for its difficulty. In 2004, every score over par won a share of the prize money at the PGA Championship there.
Whistling Straits Golf Course was designed by Pete Dye, who is renowned for creating courses that are both beautiful and challenging. The course is spread across two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and measures 7,201 yards from the back tees. Whistling Straits has hosted the U.S. Amateur in 2004 and 2007, the PGA Championship in 2004, 2010 and 2015 and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup.
The Irish course at Whistling Straits will be closed for maintenance until early June 2016.
Whistling Straits is located between Sheboygan and Kohler on Highway I-43, approximately 90 minutes north of Milwaukee and 30 minutes south of Green Bay.
Whistling Straits golf course is located in Kohler, Wisconsin. Kohler is a town in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. It is also the name of a toilet and sink manufacturer which has its headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Whistling Straits was built on what was formerly the site of an army base during the second world war. It is situated along Lake Michigan and over two miles of that lake’s shoreline are visible from the course. The site is so spectacular that it was chosen to host the PGA Championship in 2004 and 2010 and the U.S. Senior Open in 2007 as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup.
The first 18 holes at Whistling Straits were opened for play in 1998 with an additional 9 holes added two years later by famed architect Pete Dye, who also designed TPC Sawgrass near Jacksonville Beach, Florida, home of The Players Championship (formerly called The Tournament Players Championship).
Whistling Straits opened in 1998 on the former site of Camp Haven, a World War II prisoner of war camp. It is located about an hour north of Milwaukee, in Kohler, Wisconsin. The course opened without any significant fanfare or even a mention in the local newspaper. After word began to get out and players experienced the incredible terrain and challenging holes along Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits became one of the most popular golf destinations in America.
In 1999 it was ranked
Whistling Straits is the American home of the 2015 and 2020 PGA Championships, and the 2007, 2010, and 2015 U.S. Senior Opens. The Straits was ranked as the