HARTFORD, Wis. -- Erin Hills Golf Course, one of the newest courses in Wisconsin, has had a history of highs and lows since opening in 2006. Erin Hills G.C. was selected by the United States Golf Association to host the 2011 U.S. Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Open. It also nearly went under and was sold to new ownership, which already has redesigned certain parts of the golf course.
The golf course was designed by Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry, along with Ron Whitten, the golf course architecture editor for Golf Digest. Located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee and within an hour of Whistling Straits, Erin Hills sits on naturally rolling farm land and is walker friendly. The course can stretch to more than 7,800 yards from the championship tees, and many fairways are lined with tall, thick fescue.
Erin Hills is set in remote and quiet Wisconsin countryside. If you don't want to stay in Milwaukee, the clubhouse features a small Manor House with lodging.