EXPLORE WHISTLING STRAITS

Host to 3 PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women's Open's, 1 Senior U.S. Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup.

EXPLORE WHISTLING STRAITS

Host to 3 PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women's Open's, 1 Senior U.S. Open and the 2020 Ryder Cup.

WHISTLING STRAITS & BLACKWOLF RUN

There are 4 courses to choose from at Whistling Straits... all 4 designed by Pete Dye and all 4 ranked in the 2020 Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

The neighboring Blackwolf Run offers two more opportunities to play Pete Dye's best. The River course features target landing areas, strategic bunkering, large undulating greens, and water or gorges on 14 of the 18 holes. The Meadow Valleys course is both subtle and devilish as it winds it's way through meadows and charges across ravines, reflecting the natural features of the Wisconsin terrain.

GREAT

VACATION IDEAS

2 Nights / 3+ Rounds at The Straits, The Irish & Blackwolf Run
2 Nights / 3+ Rounds / From $990 USD pp

Stay at Kohler Resort at the Inn at Woodlake and enjoy free replays, golf lessons, & use of Kohler Swing Studio Golf Simulators. Caddie fees included.

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at The Inn on Woodlake
  • 3 rounds at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds at The Straits, The Irish & Blackwolf Run
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds / From $1,290 USD pp

Enjoy Whistling Straits and Blackwolf run for 3 nights and 4 guaranteed rounds, with additional replay rounds at no charge!

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at The Inn on Woodlake
  • 4 rounds at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
The Ultimate 5 Diamond American Club Stay & Play
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds / From $1,625 USD pp

Stay at the AAA 5 Diamond & Forbes 5 Star American Club Resort Hotel and play all 4 Kohler Resort Pete Dye golf courses, including the 2020 Ryder Cup Straits Course.

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at the AAA 5 Diamond American Club
  • 4 rounds of golf at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
The Whistling Straits & Erin Hills Golf Adventure
3 Nights / 5+ Rounds / From $1,580 USD pp

Play two days at Erin Hills, home of the 2017 U.S. Open, then head to Whistling Straits for two nights and 3 more rounds, including The Straits Course. Caddie fees included and free replays!

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at the Erin Hills Lodge & The Inn on Woodlake
  • 2 rounds of golf at Erin Hills Golf Club
  • 3 rounds of golf at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges

Not quite what you're looking for? Let us tailor your personal golf vacation!

GREAT

VACATION IDEAS

2 Nights / 3+ Rounds at The Straits, The Irish & Blackwolf Run
2 Nights / 3+ Rounds / From $990 USD pp

Stay at Kohler Resort at the Inn at Woodlake and enjoy free replays, golf lessons, & use of Kohler Swing Studio Golf Simulators. Caddie fees included.

MORE

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at The Inn on Woodlake
  • 3 rounds at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds at The Straits, The Irish & Blackwolf Run
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds / From $1,290 USD pp

Enjoy Whistling Straits and Blackwolf run for 3 nights and 4 guaranteed rounds, with additional replay rounds at no charge!

MORE

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at The Inn on Woodlake
  • 4 rounds at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
The Ultimate 5 Diamond American Club Stay & Play
3 Nights / 4+ Rounds / From $1,625 USD pp

Stay at the AAA 5 Diamond & Forbes 5 Star American Club Resort Hotel and play all 4 Kohler Resort Pete Dye golf courses, including the 2020 Ryder Cup Straits Course.

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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at the AAA 5 Diamond American Club
  • 4 rounds of golf at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges
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The Whistling Straits & Erin Hills Golf Adventure
3 Nights / 5+ Rounds / From $1,580 USD pp

Play two days at Erin Hills, home of the 2017 U.S. Open, then head to Whistling Straits for two nights and 3 more rounds, including The Straits Course. Caddie fees included and free replays!

MORE

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights at the Erin Hills Lodge & The Inn on Woodlake
  • 2 rounds of golf at Erin Hills Golf Club
  • 3 rounds of golf at Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
  • Complementary replay rounds
  • Caddie fees at Whistling Straits
  • Cart fees at Blackwolf Run
  • Golf lesson at Kohler Swing Studio
  • Daily bag storage, cleaning, locker & shoe service
  • Price includes all taxes and surcharges

Not quite what you're looking for? Let us tailor your personal golf vacation!

WHISTLING STRAITS COURSES

WHISTLING STRAITS LODGING

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READY TO TRAVEL WITH US?

Are you ready to get started? Simply fill out our quote page and we'll get back to you within 24 hours! Need some help making plans? Just contact our golf experts for more information.

THE AREA

WHISTLING STRAITS, WISCONSIN

The American Club, the AAA 5 Diamond Hotel that is part of the Whistling Straits complex, has been in the Kohler family, owners and developers of Whistling Straits, since it was built in 1918. John Kohler, the company founder, built The American Club as dormitories for the immigrant workforce that were the first workers to produce Kohler products. The building included a pub, bowling alley and barbershop and would house immigrants and their families for over 50 years. The Kohler factory sits directly across the street from the American Club and has been manufacturing bath and kitchen fixtures for over 100 years.

Herbert Kohler, Jr, grandson of John Kohler, was elected chairman of the company in 1972 and in 1988 introduced the world to championship golf in Kohler, Wisconsin with the first Blackwolf Run golf course. He has since created a destination with four distinct championship courses scattered around a historic and modern resort. A fifth public course, a minimalist design set for a tract of land the Kohler family has owned for more than 75 years, is in the works.

 

THE WEATHER

DID YOU KNOW

CONSTRUCTION OF THE STRAITS COURSE

For Whistling Straits The Straits Course, Herb Kohler found 560 lakeside acres ten miles northeast of Kohler, WI.  The land was a former army base that had operated as an anti-aircraft weapons firing range during World War II.  Though the property was filled with concrete bunkers and fuel storage tanks, it featured 70-foot bluffs rising above the waters of Lake Michigan. Kohler had developed an affinity for links golf and told his architect, Pete Dye, “I want this course to look like it’s in Ireland”.

By the time Pete Dye was done conjuring the flat landscape, employing forty years of cunning and experience, an armada of earth movers, and 13,000 truckloads of sand imported from area farms, the wondrous creation was still hard by the shores of Lake Michigan.  But it looked as if it were sitting on top of the Irish Sea.  To heighten the Irish links illusion, Kohler imported a flock of blackface sheep that roam the golf grounds along the lakeshore unencumbered, adding a uniquely appealing touch.

The course got its name when Kohler, walking the lakeside landscape in ultra-blustery conditions during construction, noted that the wind was whistling through the bluffs, with whitecaps breaking on the rocky shoreline, or straits, of the lake. And thus, the iconic name Whistling Straits was born.