The fresh air, the beautiful scenery, and the intense rush from a potential hole in one make golf a fine choice of sport. Golf offers the perfect opportunity to gather your mates together and drive the day away catching up about life and the world. Those of you that play probably have a favorite golf course to hit up, but it never hurts to broaden your horizons. This article will take a look at 5 of the best golf courses in Wisconsin.
Erin Hills – Hartford
It would be rude not to start with Erin Hills, the 600-acre course that opened in 2006. Despite how juvenile the course is, it has achieved its place on the list by being the first Wisconsin golf course to host the US Open in 2017.
The course is designed with nature in mind and offers ample opportunities for playing it safe or biting off corners. Originally, Erin Hills golf course pathways were designed to show that all nature would be perfect but they took too much time to maintain – these were replaced with a substitute so the team at Erin Hills could maintain the course to a higher standard.
Blackwolf Run – Kohler
Designed by the late Pete Dye, and named after Black Wolf, chief of the Winnebago Indians that used to inhabit the land, this course comprises 18 holes. At Black River, you get a double whammy with The Meadow Valleys and The River course. The setting, along the Sheboygan River, is one of the great draws to this picturesque course.
SandBox – Sand Valley – Nekoosa
The Sandbox is a 17-hole course, set on a thousand-acre spread of sandhills in central Wisconsin. The course is the first course from designers Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw not to be next to the coast. Although this course isn’t as visually pleasing as some of the others, it would be ideal for those of you wanting to play a shorter course. As a bonus, the course is only 50 yards from the Clubhouse.
Mammoth Dunes – Nekoosa
Mammoth Dunes, also located at the Sand Valley Resort, is an 18 hole course designed by David Kidd and won Golf Digest’s 2017 Best New Course. This course is visually beautiful because Kidd wanted to out-do Coore & Crenshaw’s Sandbox. For a well-thought-out, intimidating experience owing to the wastelands of sand, Mammoth Dunes could be the perfect club for you and the boys to hit.
Whistling Straits – Haven
Another course from the Pete Dye playbook, this stunning course at Lake Michigan was once an abandoned army base. The course stretches two miles and has a staggering count of over 1,000 bunkers. If you can manage to keep your balls out of the water, then take a stab at this course.
Wherever you choose to play, out of the 500 golf courses in Wisconsin, you are sure to find something for everybody. Playing host to both the US Open and the Ryder Cup, Wisconsin is the perfect destination for a game.