It is the undisputed best course in the state, and consistently ranked as the number two course in the country behind only Pebble Beach. It hosted the PGA Championship in 2004 and 2010, and is scheduled to host it again in 2015, not to mention the Ryder Cup in 2020.
Tiger Woods (practice round) on 17 at the Straits course, 2010
Friends, it has been years since my dream of playing the Straits course at Whistling Straits became a bit of an obsession for me. I have been trying to find a way to play it at a rate that I can afford, and I’ve finally found it – well where I can at least sort of afford it.
Kohler Golf has some fantastic early-Spring rates until May 8, including:
- $70 for the Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run
- $95 for the River at Blackwolf Run
- $70 for the Irish at Whistling Straits
- $135 for the Straits at Whistling Straits
The rates above do not include the $15 per player for carts on the first three courses, nor the $60 per player for caddy on the Straits (plus $40 minimum tip), but if we can get some decent weather on May 8 then my seven friends and I will not mind the $235 total at all! Of course, if we get rained out that day, then the likelihood of us rescheduling afterwards at the $230 (thru June 5, plus caddy and tip) is going to be a bit more than we’re willing to spend, but still much better than the regular season rate of $370 (plus caddy and tip).
For more information on early-season rates at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, visit Destination Kohler on the web at http://www.destinationkohler.com, or check out their mailing below (and make sure to join their mailing list):