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Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish

Kohler, WI
+1 800-618-5535
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Spectacular golf

We played the Irish and Straits courses at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Obviously the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
via mobile
Play the Straits-Skip the Irish and Blackwolf Run

The Straits course is a solid course.Heads right out to the lake on the front nine.Course was in... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful, well-tended course soon to be one of the best championship golf courses in the world.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We played the Irish and Straits courses at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Obviously the Straits course, host to PGA championships, the next USA Ryder Cup, etc is the best known, and deservedly so. It is beautiful and difficult and borders Lake Michigan all the...More

1  Thank BillandKellyMc
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The Straits course is a solid course.Heads right out to the lake on the front nine.Course was in decent shape but certainly not pristine.Though course is good it doesn't compare strongly to other courses in this price range-well behind Pebble,Bandon,Ocean Course in Kiawah.Irish course wouldn't...More

2  Thank golftravelfan
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

These Pete Dye designs speak for themselves. We loved the golf. All agreed we could play the River course daily; the Straits would cause severe mental illness if played daily. Only problem-the caddies were apparently having a labor dispute. Caddies all three days, every one...More

Thank 49erdan
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Put this golf/life experience right up there with Pebble Beach, The Old Course, Pinehurst, Torrey Pines and only a few more. One of the more difficult of the courses I have mentioned but as beautiful as any I have ever played. It was a bit...More

Thank pmckay09
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a golfer, but I'm so glad I went to see this golf course on Lake Michigan. With its twists and turns, hills and valleys, sand traps and water holes, I thought this golf course looked more like a war zone than a place...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The most difficult course I have ever played. Incredibly picturesque. Caddies very knowledgeable and a must to get around this track. An experience my son and I will never forget and will want to come back to.

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

As part of a wedding weekend, my sons and I played Whistling Straits. Incredible. Beautiful layout along the Lake. Fair course as long as you play from the tee box associated with your handicap. Caddies know their stuff. Worth the price to play it once...More

Thank TPK53
Reviewed 9 October 2016

One of the great golf courses in this country. Spendy of course, but well worth it if you can! We did not get to finish our round however because of a lightening delay and were then unable to come back as it was booked. We...More

Thank Marti W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible golf courses & facilities. We purchased package which included a 30 min lesson. Pro was great...friendly, good communicator. Straits is walking only & you must use a caddy. Awesome experience with dramatic views of Lake Michigan. Courses were in immaculate condition. My caddy, Oscar,...More

Thank TwinDaddy129
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We've been to Kohler a couple of times. The first time I was unable to play Whistling Straits, but this time it was booked early. Played The Irish first day and it's a really fine course. I enjoyed The Irish as you get a little...More

Thank JMD_930
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Jackson H
About how long will it take to play the straits?
29 July 2016|
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Response from KCarl227 | Reviewed this property |
4 to 5 hours... depending on how busy it is. Walking course. ..
Kind of a foolish-sounding question.... How does 75* feel off Lake Michigan? Colder than actual temp? Shorts / Golf polo warm enough? Playing there this weekend. Calling for temps in the mid 70s - low 80s... thanks TK
25 May 2016|
Response from Hudsondeal | Reviewed this property |
I think you are safe with shorts, although I would check the wind conditions. If it is blowing over 20 mph, that would make it feel a bit chillier. Have fun!