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Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish

Address: Kohler, WI
Phone Number: 1800 618 5535
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Kohler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Beautiful, well-tended course soon to be one of the best championship golf courses in the world.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited in November, on a very windy day so there wan't much golf going on. We had a lovely breakfast- pretty good food, but excellent service. It was pretty quiet so we got a tour of the building, and it was a wonderful experience, very pretty!

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Boston, Ma.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went to Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sept '14. It was an incredible experience and I highly recommend it to other golf addicts. The resort is approximately 1.5 hours from Milwaukee. We rented a van because there were 6 golfers. We drove up and stopped at our hotel, he Inn at Woodlake. We dumped our bags and took the... More

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cashiers
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Whistling Straits!!! Place it on your golf bucket list. Real hard course but what a walk..1st class caddies, accommodations fantastic, and transportation to all the courses. Loved the Irish course. Seeing those fly fisherman fishing for spawning salmon pretty cool. Eight guys nothing but fun.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First off, Whistling Straits is not the name of a golf course, but the area where two of The American Club Resort's four courses are located. The other two are at Blackwolf Run which is also not the name of a golf course. I learned this the hard way when I posted a review of the Meadow Valleys course at... More

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Dix Hills, NY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Although it is very expensive, whistling straits is one of the great golf destinations....and it easier to get to than pinehurst or bandon dunes. Both courses (Straits and Irish)are fun to play. They look harder than they (assuming you hit the ball reasonable straight, that is). The "infinity greens" on the straits course - they appear to drop off into... More

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had an awesome time playing the Straits course. Best caddie ever. Ask for Matt if you go. It is everything and more. However for this area the price is a bit steep. Glad I went as w guest.

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Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have played around the world, I have played many a links course, this is a course that looks like a links course but is not a links course. The fairways are look alikes, but not play alikes. The bunkers are the biggest joke in the world. This summer I played links in Scotland and in Nova Scotia, yes in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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204 reviews 204 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Straits and Irish courses are both excellent tracks, and deserve the many accolades they have received. Excellent, challenging designs (especially in the wind), well-run, very good condition. However, I would propose that the greens fee of $370 + caddie fees for the Straits course is more than a bit excessive. You get just about as much at the Irish... More

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Southlake, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Caught the Straits course on a wicked windy day. Even the caddy couldn't believe how windy it was. It's all you can handle on a calm day, so when the wind blows off the lake, hold on to your knickers. Great experience from start to finish. Everything is top shelf. Check your ego at the door and play the right... More

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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A totally unique experience. We played both courses, Straits one day with caddies and Irish the second day with carts and fore caddies. The Straits course is absolutely beautiful. Views of Lake Michigan on almost every hole and unbelievable topography. I understand that it was almost totally manufactured, but it really feels like you are on the coast in Ireland.... More

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