Tag: Wisconsin best golf course

Wisconsin’s Top Private Golf Club: Milwaukee vs Pine Hills

I have always gone back and forth between Milwaukee and Pine Hills as the state’s top private club.

Why hasn’t the rest of the golfing world, even in-state, done the same?

Golf Course Preview: Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes

The 3rd and newest golf course at Sand Valley Golf Resort, Mammoth Dunes is pure golf on a gigantic scale that puts David McLay Kidd’s architectural genious on full display.

Golf Course Review: Sand Valley Golf Course

A full 18-hole review of the brand new Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, Wisconsin – site of the 2016 Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer’s Cup and set to open in Spring, 2017 to coincide with the US Open at Erin Hills

2016 Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup at Sand Valley Golf Resort

Following a tour of the front nine at last year’s Sand Valley media day, a reference to the Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup was made to which Mike Keiser, Jr. immediately replied: “Can we host next year’s event here!?” The Writers Cup alternates between Wisconsin and Illinois courses each year, with last year’s event played at …

2015 Golf Season in Review

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

Sand Valley: The Next Big Thing is [Almost] Here

In 2013, Oliphant Vice President of Golf Management and Project Development, Craig Haltom, contacted Mike Keiser about a piece of land in remote Central Wisconsin that he just had to check out. Keiser, the prolific developer behind Bandon Dunes, Cabot Cliffs and other ongoing international golf resort projects, works closely with the Wisconsin-based Haltom and trusted his …

US Open Media Day: Erin Hills Golf Course

With the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in the books, Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania is now on deck, and then Wisconsin’s very own Erin Hills is in the hole as upcoming sites of our nation’s greatest golf championship. Each year leading up to the 2017 US Open, Erin Hills Golf Course hosts the media day …

Golf Course Photos: Wild Ridge

For many years,  Wild Ridge was perennially rated in the top ten courses in Wisconsin. On our way back from Brainerd, Minnesota, playing Madden’s Classic Course, my friend Dan and I stopped in Eau Claire to play this wonderful golf course that has elevation unseen in any parts of the Milwaukee area. We felt like …

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 …

Golf Course Review: SentryWorld

Ask any avid Wisconsin golfer who has yet to play SentryWorld about the course, and chances are they will say something about the “Flower Hole.” But the course is a perennial top fifteen track in Wisconsin, so there has to be more going on than just one great par three, right? After finally playing it, I can say with certainty …