Whistling Straits, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is home to one of the greatest championship courses in the United States. Owned by the Kohler Company, Whistling Straits features championship golf courses, a highly ranked golf academy and several casual and fine dining restaurants and bars. Whistling Straits offers guests a spa and five-star lodging at the American Club, the Inn on Woodlake or Sandhill, a backwoods cabin.
Designed by Pete Dye, the Straits Course is one of the finest golf courses in the world. In fact, the Straits hosted the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, 2004, 2010, 2015 PGA Championship and the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. The Straits is the recipient of several awards including Golfweek’s #4 Best Resort Courses and #22 in America’s Greatest 100 Golf Courses.
The Straits offers a links-style layout that stretches along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The walking only Straits features an open design that is susceptible to high winds and rugged terrain. The course replicates the links courses found in Ireland with several elevation changes, deep pot bunkers, grass-topped dunes and eight holes along the water. The challenging layout stretches 7,790 yards from the championship tees and plays to a par 72.
The Irish at Whistling Straits offers guests a spectacular experience and complements the Straits. The Irish is ranked #35 in GolfWeek’s Best Resort Courses and #47 in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. The Irish is located inland and features a grassland and dunes layout. The Irish is also designed by Pete Dye and plays to a par 72 and shorter and friendlier 7,201 yards from the championship set of tees.
There are several fine and casual dining options available at Whistling Straits. Guests must try a few of the following can’t miss dining locations: The Whistling Straits Restaurant offers a scenic view of Lake Michigan in an Irish Farmhouse setting. The Immigrant Restaurant is an AAA Four Diamond Award Winner and specializes in contemporary American cuisine with modern European influences. The Irish Pub is known for signature fish ‘n’ chips and a premium selection of beers and fine scotch.
Golf Magazine ranks the Kohler Golf Academy in the top 50 best golf schools in America. The Golf Academy offers year-round instruction with an indoor facility during the winter months.
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