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N8501 Lakeshore Rd
Sheboygan, WI  53083-5156
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Straits Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,288 yards | 151 slope

76.7 rating | Fescue grass

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Straits Course Golf Course

The 18-hole "Straits Course" at the Whistling Straits facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin features 7,288 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 76.7 and it has a slope rating of 151 on Fescue grass. Designed by Pete Dye, ASGCA/Alice Dye, ASGCA, the Straits Course opened in 1998. Kohler Co. manages this facility, with Dirk Willis, PGA as the VP, Golf, Landscape & Retail.


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Reviewed June 12, 2011

I wanted to loved this course. I have played many of Dye's best (Sawgrass, Kiawah Ocean, Mystic Rock) and many of the top 100. I was never blown away with the straits course. It was in great shape. The greens were true. The caddy was helpful. However, I found Sawgrass and Kiawah island to be overall beter golf experiences. I know I am splitting hairs amongst the top 10 public course, however, as $400 a round it is justified.

Reviewed February 03, 2011

Reviewed August 17, 2010

Awesome! I played this course with the head pro, and really got to understand how it would play prior to the PGA Championship. It was a brutal play, with the wind blowing around 30mph. After a few rounds, the lines to play would become more apparent. There a holes you can score birdies on, but holes 15, 17, and 18 are some of the toughest finishing holes. Clubhouse was very neat, and the bar/pub was excellent. Pro shop was very well stocked. I really enjoyed the course and it deserves a Top Ten rating, Public or Private!

Reviewed July 06, 2010

Impressive. Enough said...

Reviewed June 29, 2009

Honestly, find someone who isn't taken back by this. I was fortunate enough to be given a complementary round here from work and enjoyed every minute of this course. I walked 18 holes with a foot in pain and still had a smile on my face. I was definitely out of my league, but couldn't pass up the opportunity. Wind was HOWLING that day and still have managed worse scores on easier courses. I generously deposited a few balls into Lake Michigan, but who doesn't? The staff and our caddy was great. I truly enjoyed this pristine course.

Reviewed January 21, 2009

Great course, very challenging.

Reviewed June 30, 2007

Reviewed April 11, 2007

Sweeeeet. Butt kickin'. Pricey

I played this one as a single with a caddy as the sun was coming up. Nirvana. Long. Hard from the rear tees. A lot like what you will play across the pond (hard fast fairways, patchy grass, etc.) but with more length. Great scenery with the elevations and Lake Michigan. It looks more intimidating than it really plays, because many of the bunkers are not in your way unless you really screw up a shot. The caddie I had was a real pro and very helpful. 5 star price to match the 5 star resort. Can't avoid it if you want to play this one, and you SHOULD want to play this one. Yeah, it's worth it.

Reviewed August 17, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 kirk P. 25 99 74 08/17/08
2 Robert W. 16 90 74 06/17/09
3 Patrick N. 48 122 74 05/16/09
4 KIRK R. 41 116 75 06/22/10
5 James C. 16 91 75 09/30/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
15 Michael O. 30 111 81 09/13/15

Golf Course Information

About Whistling Straits, Straits Course

Whistling Straits

Resort facility

Managed by Kohler Co.

42 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Tournaments of Whistling Straits, Straits Course

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Course Staff

Dirk Willis, PGA, VP, Golf, Landscape & Retail
Michael Aschenbach, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Michael Lee, Manager, Golf Course Maintenance

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