Destination Kohler Golf Packages
Commonly Asked Questions
The 16th hole on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits is, without a doubt, one of the most scenic and demanding golf holes in Wisconsin. Driving along the coastline of Lake Michigan, the hole, known as "Endless Bite," is a challenging par 5 with the lake as a backdrop to a green perched opposite many recessed sand traps and waste areas.
Because Wisconsin is home to over 500 public golf courses, many of which have received industry acclaim in the form of top rankings, awards, and selections to host championship events, golf is undoubtedly big in the state. The Straits Course at Whistling Straits at Destination Kohler has been ranked among the top of America’s golf courses. In 2021, the state was up more than 30% in golf rounds played through June than it was the previous year.
There are five golf courses at Destination Kohler, which were designed by the renowned architect Pete Dye. This is a brief description of each golf course:
- The Straits: The Straits Course at Whistling Straits is one of the top 100 golf courses in the world and offers players spectacular views. It sits on two miles of rocky Lake Michigan shoreline. The fairways are lush, and the greens are remarkably smooth. The golf course is among the five that are part of the historic American Club Resort, which has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
- The Irish: The grassland-and-dunes aspect of this course is a deceivingly tranquil landscape. The Irish Course has the same dunescape found on its more famous sister, Straits Course, but has some major differences. The fairways are bent grass, not fescue. The golf course has the only blind par 3 found at Whistling Straits, the 13th playing 183 yards over sand hills to a big green ringed by over a dozen bunkers.
- The River: This golf course features target landing areas, wide undulating greens, and water or gorges on 14 of the 18 holes for a challenging yet rewarding playing experience. It's part of the Blackwolf Run golf courses. While the Straits Course features spectacular views and a picturesque location, the secluded setting of this course, combined with the rolling terrain and running river, offers a relaxing atmosphere.
- The Meadow Valleys: As both a subtle and devilish course, Meadow Valleys features rolling meadows and deep ravines, which reflect the natural features of Wisconsin terrain. This is perhaps the most underrated golf course at Destination Kohler. While the Sheboygan River isn't in play as much on Meadows Valley as it is on the River, there are many deep bunkers and tricky pin positions.
- The Baths: This golf course pays homage to Kohler's nearly 150-year history of design excellence. Featuring a green completely hidden from view, the Baths will do a beautiful job of enhancing your experience at Kohler, and playing will be a memorable experience that might keep you coming back.
Destination Kohler in Wisconsin is home to five championship golf courses, all designed by the acclaimed Pete Dye. This amazing golf destination hosted the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2004 PGA Championship, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, the 2010 PGA Championship, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2015 PGA Championship, and the 43rd Ryder Cup. Therefore, Destination Kohler has exquisite championship golf courses that are definitely worth playing by novice and veteran golfers alike.