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Straits Golf Course at Whistling Straits

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N8501 County LS
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Sheboygan County
Phone(s): (800) 618-5535, (920) 565-6062
Fax: (920) 565-6055


In commissioning Pete Dye to design the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, the resort's founder, Herb Kohler, essentially gave the designer free range and an open wallet to create something that had never been seen before. The result was an unbelievable test of golf on the shores of Lake Michigan. The golf course was quickly selected to host the 2004 PGA Championship and 2007 U.S. Senior Open and will also host the 2010 and 2015 PGA Championship, as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup Matches. Dye and his team moved about 800,000 cubic yards of dirt to transform a mostly flat, featureless abandoned airfield into the rugged spectacle it is today. The Straits course boasts a two-tiered amphitheater effect that gives just about every hole a view of Lake Michigan, which is big enough to pass as the Irish sea or any ocean. There is an uncountable number of bunkers and grassy dunes; the result is something in the mold of a Ballybunion.

Type Public
Holes 18
  • Pete Dye
Year built 1998
Guest Policy Open
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Driving Range Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - $35
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Available Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays $140 - $395
Price Range Weekends $140 - $395
Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 72 7790 yd. 152 77.2
Blue 72 7142 yd. 145 74.2
Green (W) 72 6663 yd. 143 79.4
Green 72 6663 yd. 141 71.9
White 72 6360 yd. 137 70.4
White (W) 72 6360 yd. 137 76.9
Red 72 5564 yd. 129 66.4
Red (W) 72 5564 yd. 129 72.9

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