Tag: Sheboygan golf

2015 Golf Season in Review

My 2015 Golf Season in Review, including my favorite courses, best and most challenging holes and brief summary.

Painting by Kris Halsrud: The 17th at Whistling Straits, Straits Course

Kris Halsrud is a talented writer, golfer and IT professional. Like me, he has blogged about golf for years, and over the past five or so years we’ve built a friendship through our golf writing and love of the game. While most of my writing revolves around the Wisconsin golf scene, Kris’s is more focused …

Golf Course Review: Whistling Straits, Straits Course

Whistling Straits, Straits Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #4 US public, #22 US top 100, #48 world top 100, #6 US toughest, #1 Wisconsin GolfWeek: #6 US modern, #4 US resort, #1 Wisconsin public Golf.com: #28 US top 100, #6 US public, #49 world top 100 Designer: Pete Dye (1997) Currently rated the number two public golf …

Pine Hills Country Club: A Par 3 Heaven

With the Vince Lombardi Classic being held at North Hills Country Club this weekend, ten of us decided to use our reciprocity to visit Pine Hills Country Club, in Sheboygan, yesterday. If you have not yet had a chance to check it out, I reviewed Pine Hills last year. My write-up and photos can be …

Golf Course Review: Pine Hills Country Club

Ranked by Golf Digest as the number eight overall course in the state of Wisconsin, and third among private clubs, Pine Hills Country Club is a hidden gem located just miles from Kohler’s Blackwolf Run property. The similarities between the Blackwolf Run’s River course and Pine Hills are striking, but the two also differ in …

Golf Course Review: The River Course at Blackwolf Run

Blackwolf Run, River Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #16 US public, #32 US toughest, #4 Wisconsin GolfWeek: #56 US modern, #17 US resort, #3 Wisconsin public Golf.com: #89 US top 100, #14 US public Designer: Pete Dye (1988) A true Pete Dye masterpiece, the River at Blackwolf Run is unanimously the second rated course in Wisconsin, Golf …

The Bull’s 50/50 Club Well Worth the Investment

A few friends and I took half-days at work today to get up to one of the most picturesque, challenging courses in the state: The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. Hole 5: Par 4 (436/404/388/361/308) First things first, the Bull is in fantastic shape right now, and it provided me the opportunity to finally get some in-season pictures of …

Golf Course Review: The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and widely regarded as one of the top five golf courses in Wisconsin, and top 100 in the nation, The Bull is a beautiful and unrelenting championship course. Spread out over 400-plus acres of former farm land, The Bull beautifully incorporates the Onion River, dense forest, rolling hills, deep ravines, large …

Wisconsin’s Best Par 4 Holes

1. Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys Course #14 (423/409/384/376/293): Quite possibly the most beautiful golf hole I have ever played, the 14th at Meadow Valleys is deemed “Nature’s Course.” From the elevated tee boxes, the Pigeon River and on most days teems of fly-fishermen are seen down the hill and to the right. The tree lined …

Wisconsin’s Best Par 3 Holes

There is no more exciting hole in golf than a well-made par three. Great par threes begin with imagination, and are cultivated to provide a challenging one-shot experience interlaced with fantastic aesthetics, and occasionally options. This article is dedicated to the par threes that I will never forget, and will be an ongoing examination of the …