Nowhere in Wisconsin will you find a better one-two punch of high-end courses that couldn't be more aesthetically opposite than SentryWorld and Stevens Point Country Club.
Wisconsin's top 33 par three holes (that I've played) leaves us only wanting more. For quality and diversity, this state is unrivaled.
Though close in proximity, Eagle Ridge couldn't feel less like Southeast Wisconsin. Its great bluffs adjacent to the Mississippi River provide the remote area with incredible topography, and the drive in, friendly staff, terrific golf and wonderfully quaint location lend it oodles of charm.
A day filled with excitement at the US Senior Open at SentryWorld leads to a highly-anticipated round four today that will feature Wisconsin's two greatest golf icons, Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, in the final pairings.
Late last month I had the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with NBC analyst and broadcaster Mark Rolfing. Mark will be covering the US Senior Open at SentryWorld this weekend and allowed me to pick his mind about all things golf while focusing on the USGA tournament venue and general state of the game, especially here in my own home state of Wisconsin where incredible daily fee courses like SentryWorld dominate the landscape.
After experiencing SentryWorld firsthand at the U.S. Senior Open Media Day this spring, it's clear that the top-notch public venue has its sights set on being one of the best hosts in the championship's rich history.
While this Mike Strantz charmer in the Carolina sandhills may have taken some time to grow in stature and notoriety, it's arrived. Very few, if any, courses in the country possess the cache it is so thickly steeped in these days, and the playing experience more than backs it up.