Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, Kohler

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#2 of 21 in Golf in Wisconsin
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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  • The restaurant at one of the premier golf courses in the country. Off the beaten path - a nice place for lunch or dinner. First stop should be the bar upstairs. Nice casual seating around the fireplac...  more »
  • This place is stunning. It's as if someone took a piece of Scotland and brought it to the US. Was here for a work event and everyone loved it.  more »
  • We were invited to a wedding ceremony and reception at Whistling Straits Irish Barn. The terrace was the outdoor location for the wedding ceremony which was both unique and beautiful. The sun was shin...  more »
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  • Stopped by the clubhouse when in Kohler with husband. Laura was our bartender, she was welcoming and friendly. As it was a freezing afternoon, she suggested a variety of drinks to warm us up. The ambience of this place is spectacular. Their specialty drinks were wonderful. Excellent selection of high end spirits. Definitely a place to stop when you are in the area!
  • Played the Irish on Wednesday and the Straits Thursday. Staff was excellent in giving us options for the Irish course whether we wanted to take a cart (cart path only), walk it ourselves or take a caddie. Decided on a cart because we were playing the Straits the next day and didn’t want to wear our legs out. Both days we had the entire place to ourselves. While playing the Straits our caddie Sam was excellent, had to double bag and was still very attentive to both of us. Was expecting something completely over the top and a stuffy, and was pleasantly surprised by the laid back atmosphere (maybe an end of the season thing). Even had a staff member who caught us while we were playing the Irish and apologized that we hadn’t been offered refreshments or a beverage cart (we weren’t expecting any given the amount of play) and gave us drinks and brats on the house. Even though we offered to pay he refused. Just outstanding service all around and not to mention two great courses, including one of the best in the world.
  • Great. Has about 85% of what it feels to play a real Irish coastal course, like Ballybunion. Will get better with age.
  • Can you believe it...a golf course gem in Sheboygan, WI! Like Bandon Dunes on the west coast, this course is in the middle of nowhere and the golf is spectacular. This course will beat you up if you're not a single digits player or close to one. The good news is if you have any appreciation of golf course design and layout, you can still have a good experience even if you shoot way over par (and lose a few golf balls while doing so).
  • My wife and I recently played the Straights course and found it to be absolutely beautiful and very challenging. We also had lunch at the clubhouse and felt everything was top notch! Our server Carmen was very attentive and provided a wonderful dining experience. We will be back!

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