Golf Course Information
Whistling Straits host of the 2004 PGA Championship, 2007 U.S. Senior Open, 2010 PGA Championship, 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup is an extraordinary combination of legendary design by Pete Dye and visionary inspiration of Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
Beginning with a 560-acre parcel of flat land, Dye sculpted a bit of Ireland and a touch of Scotland out of the Wisconsin coastline. If you ask Pete Dye, hell tell you that building Whistling Straits was a "once in a lifetime thing" an impressive claim for one considered the foremost golf course designer of our time.
Whistling Straits, which opened in 1998, offers two courses of dynamic contrast. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the Straits Course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish Course is a deceivingly tranquil landscape.
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 36 Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Pete Dye
- Opened: 1998
- Season: April - Nov.
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 7790 Yards
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 152
- Back Rating: 77.2
Located 9 miles northeast of Kohler. Take I-43 to exit 128 (Highway 42), east on Highway 42 to first intersection (Dairyland Road); north on Dairyland approximately 4 miles to County Trunk Highway FF. East on FF to golf course entrance (approx. 1 mile).
Green Fees and RatesCall 888-416-4685 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
The Irish - Bookings are now open to non-hotel and hotel guests for the 2015 season. The Straits - Please visit website listed for most up to date booking policies. All tee times must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Notice of cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance of scheduled tee time or cardholder will be charged. All rates are per person plus tax and gratuity when appropriate.
Escape to the grandeur of an era long since past. Here an esteemed history and gracious ambiance create a unique club environment in which to enjoy all the amenities of a KOHLER experience.
Available to members only, this grand historic mansion includes 31 luxurious guest rooms, two dining rooms, solarium, living room, Rathskeller, meeting rooms, spa with treatment areas, indoor-outdoor year-round swim-through pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and exercise equipment.
The spacious grounds feature formal and informal gardens, tea-house, croquet, outdoor massage area adjacent to a river fall and a self-piloted awning-covered electric boat for enchanting river cruises.
Members-only tee times on the four Kohler courses are just one of the many benefits of membership. In addition, members receive access to the Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, River Wildlife and Kohler Waters Spa.
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
Fescue Straits / Bent Grass Irish
All sprinkler heads on The Straits. Kirby markers on The Irish from 275 to 75 yards in 25 yard increments
Golf Instruction and Lessons
Ranked in the top 50 best golf schools in America by GOLF Magazine, Kohler Golf Academy provides year-round golf instruction with practice facilities at Blackwolf Run® and Whistling Straits® during the golf season and at the Kohler Golf Academy Indoor Studio, located in The Shops at Woodlake, during the off season.
Improve your game with golf schools or private lessons at the Kohler Golf Academy. Our certified instructors have experience working with players of all abilities including touring professionals and top amateurs. Take advantage of state-of-the-art tools to advance your game including video analysis with the JC Video System.
Whistling Straits can host small and large scale golf outings and banquets on property. The golf courses and facilities are "second-to-none" and should be considered if you are looking to give your guests the ultimate golf experience.
The Irish Barn, an open-air stone building adjacent to the Whistling Straits clubhouse, is the perfect summertime setting for a meeting or meal with a large group. The views of Lake Michigan and the Straits Course will make the event very memorable.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club is the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular experience room by room.
Located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake, the Inn on Woodlake is a serene 121-room hotel announces a renovation boasting boutique style guest rooms, all new meeting space as well as amenities and common areas for leisure and business travelers. During your stay, visit The Shops at Woodlake located next to the Inn, explore the Kohler Design Center or dine at Cucina Italian restaurant.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Whether it's a gourmet breakfast buffet, a leisurely afternoon snack or an elegant full-course dinner, dining in the Village of Kohler is an unforgettable experience. Choose from nine distinctive dining establishments located throughout The American Club Resort, from our hotels and clubhouses to Sports Core Health & Racquet Club and The Shops at Woodlake. There is truly a cuisine to meet every taste.
Please call 855-318-9831 for reservations.
Onsite Spa Services
Kohler Waters Spa
Relax and replenish your mind and body. Located next to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, the Kohler Waters Spa is conveniently located so you can drop in for a nourishing treatment, or step into a robe and experience all-day immersion.
From our treatment rooms to our inviting locker room areas and warm relaxation pool, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner. Enjoy our glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge-a relaxing co-ed area to be enjoyed year-round.
The American Club Resort also offers a private, members-only Spa at Riverbend - a private club set in a grand historic mansion with 31 luxurious guest rooms and numerous exclusive amenities. The Spa consists of three elegant treatment rooms. Riverbend also offers salon finishing services, a secluded indoor-outdoor year-round swim-through pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
For spa services at Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin, please call 855-318-9831 .
Watch the Kohler Golf Video.
Whistling Straits - The Straits 360 Photos
View of the 18th hole at Whistling Straits.
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