Overview of golf course named Whistling Straits - The Straits

Whistling Straits - The Straits

Sheboygan, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

2000

Type

Links Course

Architect

Pete Dye

Access

Visitors welcomed

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  • Surely Pete Dye knows how to count, but even he would have a hard time adding up all the bunkers at this PGA Championship venue he built on the shores of Lake Michigan. The legendary architect manufactured a layout that truly has an amazing links feel, without homes or any signs of the modern world. Every hole is spacious and well cordoned from adjacent holes, but you'll have to deal with strong winds off the water. Greens are large and contoured, making for a fair scoring opportunity, but if you miss them be prepared for a significant challenge. Every shot has an element of visual intimidation while simultaneously offering refreshingly distracting views of the shoreline. Many unique lies are possible, which most golfers can have difficulty with (rugged bunkers, mounds, fescue, etc). Golfers should not expect to play their handicap here! But enjoy a great experience, especially on the 17th, a long par 3 teetering on the Edge of the water with a bunker 25 feet below the left side of the green. It's hard to fathom that this course is in Wisconsin and not in Scotland or Ireland. It's very expensive, but worth paying to play at least once.

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    Fabulous
    25 August
    Great layout and view. The course is pretty long and the greens very well protected. Depending on the wind speed a medium to really difficult course. Next year Rydercup 2020 we will see the big boys again playing it.
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    Hcp 19 Golf de Chantilly
    Very good
    6 July
    Tough course as the wind picks up. Long and challenging
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    October 24, 2015
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