Blackwolf Run
Blackwolf Run
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Award-winning 36 holes of challenging golf consists of two 18-hole, Pete Dye-designed layouts: River Course and Meadows Valleys Course.
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Tim P
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The restaurant at Blackwolf Run was an incredible disappointment after a terrific round of golf there. Although the service was impeccable the food quality was very poor given $35+ entrees. I had the scallops with risotto which was basically inedible. If you are at Kohler to play golf do yourself a huge favor and get in, your car and go to Sheboygan and have dinner at Stefano's Trattoria. Exceptional Food and Service. We went two nights there and I wish we had gone there three instead of wasting $1,500 on the Blackwolf Run Restaurant
Written July 2, 2022
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Ricardo Lewis
Bloomington-Normal, IL48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
A top notch golf course. Great fore caddy who was knowledgeable of the course, shot recommendations, and putt breaks. Excellent pro shop offerings. Carts had gps so I didn’t need my SkyCaddie. Fore caddy used laser rangefinder too so mine stayed in the bag. Tchotchkes such as divot tools and bag tags was a nice touch at the first tee. Definitely returning.
Written July 15, 2022
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Carla A
Dania Beach, FL107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Spectacular golf courses. Adjacent to the river course is a gun range. Today someone was firing very loud rifles and semi automatic weapons. Imagine trying to putt? This noise was present on at least 6 of our holes. If we return we’ll play the other Koehler courses. This is not relaxing, in fact it’s disturbing especially for the price we pay.
Written August 15, 2021
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semoguy
Desloge, MO56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The heading for this review is listed under Blackwolf Run. But, there are actually two courses at Blackwolf Run. One is called The River Course, the other is Meadow Valleys. So when you speak or hear of Blackwolf Run, just realize there are two courses.

The River Course is the more famous of the two. It is the bigger and scarier of the two courses. For beginners or golfers not confident on where their tee ball is going, you may want to play Meadow Valleys. It has wider fairways and is more forgiving off the tee.

Both of these courses are in great shape. Both will challenge you and give you plenty of photo ops. But if you want to see how your game stacks up against one of the best courses in the country, play The River.

Just as it sounds, Meadow Valleys starts up on a high meadow and the first 11 holes wander around this meadow. But starting on 12, you start working your way to the edge of the valley that you will weave up and down over the next 7 holes. The last 7 are the most scenic, but what a fun course to play.

The River Course starts off with a bit of a scary tee shot, but after that, the first 3 holes are fairly typical for a resort. But once you come off of #3 green, you start to see Pete Dye at his best...especially when it comes to the par 3's. Like most of his par 3's they are all risk with only the best shots being rewarded. The best part of this course are holes 8-18. Most of these holes either run alongside or cross over the Sheboygan River. There are two holes in particular that will take your breath away....the first is hole #9 "Cathederal Spires" It is a shortish par 4 that offers you a direct route to the green over the edge of the river and over (or around) a lone tree blocking the fairway. The other less scenic route is to the left around the water. Take my advice, you may only play here once so just try going right at it. The second hole is #13 "Tall Timber". From the back tees it is about 230yds all carry over the river again. The direct line to the 'safer' left half of the green is blocked by trees, leaving your best option as a draw out over the water and turning it back toward the green. For what its worth, I have lost 2 balls on this hole EACH time I've played it.

Finally, there is nothing better that finishing up on #18 as the sun is setting. What a great location. The clubhouse and the outdoor eating areas overlook the 18th green in a sort of natural ampitheater. Not only that, but the 18th green is huge as it is actually a double green (sharing with #18 of Meadow Valleys).

One bit of advice regarding the price of golf at any of the American Club properties. If you are up to playing 36 holes in one day, all 4 courses offer a reduced rate as a 'replay'. So, play one of the less expensive courses first (Meadow Valleys or The Irish) and play one of the more expensive courses second (The River or The Straits).

So do yourself a favor and get to Kohler and play ANY of the courses. You won't regret it.
Written July 19, 2016
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out-of-here-arizona
Sun City West, AZ210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
My husband and I played the River Course that is a test to all levels of golfers but not for the faint of heart. Overall, Blackwolf Run is outstanding, the course is in immaculate condition and attention to guests is beyond first class.

The fairways on this course are undulating and rolling; the rough is deep; the tee boxes and greens are elevated; there is a lot of sand; and there is a lot of water that can come into play with errant ball flight. The course is in a gorgeous setting with a beautiful design and layout; you won't be disappointed.
Written July 28, 2016
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Alan R
Chattanooga, TN47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Just got back from playing this weekend. River course was in my assessment almost too difficult for a 5 handicap. The greens were ultra fast and to me, and did not read very well, no rhyme or reason to the breaks. On the other hand Straights was by far in better shape and more accurate reads on the greens and was a true test of golf but gave you a chance to score well.
Written September 9, 2019
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chris92009
Ohio710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
If you enjoy challenging courses this is the spot. The fairways are tight and the greens are fast and tough. The river course I prefer over the meadows however they are both excellent. I really enjoyed all the animals that visited us on the course from the deer to the chipmunks and swans. This is a must play course in one’s lifetime. There is even a river with Salomon in it that winds through the golf course. Don’t miss this gem!
Written August 31, 2019
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kmflorenz
McKinney, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Trip to Blackwolf Run exceeded even our high expectations. When coupled with Whistling Straits, Kohler is a must visit golf destination
Written October 17, 2018
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Offpeak
New York City, NY83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This gets 5 star more for the surprise. You come for Whistling straits and leave trying to decide whether Blackwolf Run was better. The course runs along the river and plays completely different to Whistling. Its definitely tough, and never going to be an easy day out under any circumstances but its rewarding and an enjoyable layout. A true flowing golf course.
Written September 9, 2017
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T Cat
Danville, IL398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
My wife and I played both courses at Blackwolf run. We preferred the River over the Meadows. The Meadows was especially penal if you missed fairways and greens. We lost several sleeves of golf balls. On the meadows there are a few par 3s that if you don't put it on the green you will not find your golf ball. Both courses are very picturesque and beautiful. A great place to golf, but it will challenge your golfing abilities. If you get frustrated easy, go play a public course somewhere else.
Written July 30, 2016
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