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Two U.S. Women’s Opens, a U.S. Senior Open, three PGA Championships and the first public course in over a quarter-century to host the Ryder Cup.
1998 U.S. Women’s Open

Se Ri Pak begins her domination of women’s golf by inspiring a generation of Korean golfers with her dramatic, sudden death victory at Blackwolf Run. President Bush approves.

2004 PGA Championship

Vijay Singh secured his third career Major at Whistling Straits in a thrilling, three-hole playoff over the 10th, 17th and 18th holes.

2007 U.S. Senior Open

With the second biggest comeback by a winner in U.S. Senior Open history, Brad Bryant made up five strokes in the final round to claim victory at Whistling Straits.

2010 PGA Championship

Martin Kaymer earned his first Major championship in a dramatic three-hole playoff over Bubba Watson at the Straits Course of Whisting Straits.

2012 U.S. Women’s Open

Na Yeon Choi came out victorious at the 67th U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, winning her first Major championship by finishing four strokes ahead of runner-up Amy Yang.

2015 PGA Championship

Jason Day raised the Wanamaker at Whistling Straits finishing with a 3-shot win over Jordan Spieth.

The 43rd Ryder Cup

A Ryder Cup for the Record Books
Congratulations to Team USA and Wisconsin’s own Captain Steve Stricker on a historic 19-9 victory over Team Europe in the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

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Whistling Straits
Whistling Straits®

Two courses designed by Pete Dye.


The Straits Course.  Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines Straits.  Sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of the great championship courses in the United States.  Fescue fairways and over a thousand sand dune bunkers with elevation changes from 10 to 70 feet above the great lake.


The Irish Course.  Just inland.  Interspersed with four meandering streams.  Fescues of greens and golden browns.  Is a course with real bite.


The Straits® and the Irish of Whistling Straits

Blackwolf Run
Blackwolf Run

Two courses designed by Pete Dye.


Over two centuries ago, Chief Blackwolf and his Winnebago tribe camped in the Sheboygan River Valley, the best hunting and fishing territory between Chicago and Green Bay.  It was a land and river basin sculpted by glacial runoff.  It was also a temporary home to the Chippewas, who tried to do battle with Blackwolf.  Wild game was so plentiful that Indians from the Mississippi would hike to this area and carry skins and dried fish all the way back home.   


When it opened, the River Course created a three-month lead time for a tee-time. Golf Digest named it the best new public course of 1988. It caused Herb Kohler and Pete Dye to build a second course called Meadow Valleys which surprisingly didn’t change the lead time one bit.


Salute to Pete Dye

World Hall of Fame golf course architect Pete Dye was a legendary figure in the history of golf course design and creator of KOHLER Golf venues Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits. He built four courses, all in the top 100 in the United States. 

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Golf Packages

To Dye Four
  • Three nights at The American Club, Inn on Woodlake, Sandhill, Red Fox, Lake or Pond Cabin.
  • Four, 18-hole rounds of golf. One round on each of the four courses: The Straits and Irish at Whistling Straits, The River and Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run.
  • 1/2 hour golf lesson at Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits with a Kohler Golf Academy instructor.  Lesson topic ideas include full swing, pitching, chipping and putting.
Champions' Trail
  • Two nights at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake.
  •  Three, 18-hole rounds of golf per person. One round on The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run, and one round on either The Irish at Whistling Straits or The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run.
  • 1/2 hour golf lesson at Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits with a Kohler Golf Academy instructor. Lesson topic ideas include full swing, pitching, chipping and putting.
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The Gift of Kohler Golf
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