Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, Kohler

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Whistling Straits is one of two 36-hole links-style golf courses associated with The American Club, a luxury golf resort located near Kohler, Wisconsin, and owned by a subsidiary of the Kohler Company. The other is Blackwolf Run, west of the city of Sheboygan. The Whistling Straits complex is located north of Sheboygan, in the unincorporated community of Haven in the Town of Mosel in Sheboygan County. Although the Whistling Straits courses are located in Haven, the promotional and postal address is Kohler, site of The American Club.The courses at Whistling Straits (and Blackwolf Run) were designed by Pete and Alice Dye.Straits CourseThe Straits Course is the flagship course at Whistling Straits. As of 2012, it had a length of 7790yd and a par of 72. It hosted the 2004 PGA Championship won by Vijay Singh in a playoff over Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open won by Brad Bryant, and the 2010 PGA Championship won by Martin Kaymer in a playoff over Bubba Watson. The course hosted the PGA Championship for a third time in 2015. In 2020 the Ryder Cup will be held on the course.
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  • October 2, 2017
    I'm not a great golfer, but I had a fantastic time on this course. The meal before, the luxury feel of quality service, the amazing views, it was all perfect. I'm a lefty with a bad slice, so this cou...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    This is the second time friends and I have visited Kohler for an annual golf trip and both times we were not disappointed. This time I visited with a different foursome and they were as impressed as m...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    We had a late morning tee off time on a windy late September Saturday afternoon. The weather was great other than the strong westerly wind from the lake side. The course is world class , and was gener...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    By far the best public golf course I've ever played worth every dime. I want to thank everyone at Whistling Straits they made my experience absolutely unbelievable.
  • May 8, 2017
    Played the Irish Course on May 7th, 2017. Temperature was 47 degrees, along with 20 mph wind gusts. Took my son & friends along. The course is a challenge, as it really makes you think. The holes are really cool and you will be tired by the end of your round from the terrain. Would play again, no doubt.
  • July 10, 2017
    Great Club House and bar area. Didn't play a round so I cannot comment on the course.
  • June 20, 2017
    Played Irish and loved it! Very fair and playable yet challenging and gorgeous.
  • April 11, 2017
    Played the Irish course. Was an experience. Most expensive course I've ever played. Not sure I would do it again as cost is somewhat prohibitive. But definitely worth it for the one time experience.

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