WHISTLING STRAITS (and the Irish Course)

Sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, the Straits and Irish are throwbacks to the raw freshness of Ireland, offering two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige.

From the moment you step on the property you will feel like you have been transported to another country! The Old World charm and elegance of the clubhouse is the first thing you notice. The anticipation and excitement of playing the 3rd ranked America’s Greatest Public Courses builds as you go from the driving range, to the putting green, to the starters desk and ultimately the first tee where so many of golf’s greatest players have teed it up.

Home of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, 2007 U.S. Senior Open, this 1998 Pete Dye design on Lake Michigan was once a flat military training base in World War II. Dye and owner Herb Kohler masterminded a cleanup of the site, moving 3 million cubic yards of dirt, trucking in 7,000 loads of sand to create the hills and bunkers and relocating the bluffs back off the shoreline. The mission was to make the course look like Ireland and needless to say, it was mission accomplished!

The course was host to the 2020 Ryder Cup which saw Team USA defeat Team Europe by a lopsided score of 19-9.

The golf course will challenge your mind, your shot making abilities and, on many days, leave you wanting to play it again! Enjoy the scenery, wildlife and the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan as you play one of Wisconsin’s most challenging and beautiful golf courses!

Irish Course

And don’t forget about the Irish Course, the 47th ranked course in the list of America’s Greatest Public Courses. You will feel transformed to Ireland as you play rolling terrain, numerous bunkers and a blind par 3, and you might even get to see the sheep that roam the hills.