Whistling Straits Entry

Whistling Straits

Designer: Pete Dye
Year Built: 1998
Classification: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Fescue

Designed by Pete Dye, Whistling Straits emulates the great old seaside links courses of the British Isles, invoking an image of the game founded more than 400 years ago.The Straits Course is open with rugged and windswept terrain. A more mature course than one would expect, golfers encounter huge sandy areas, deep pot bunkers, grass-topped dunes, big and undulating greens and majestic views of Lake Michigan from each of its 18 holes. No. 17, the course's unofficial signature hole, features a green precariously perched over water and sand. Whistling Straits also features:

  • two miles of uninterrupted shoreline on Lake Michigan
  • eight holes hugging the Lake Michigan shoreline
  • bluffs and massive sand dune areas
  • natural fescue fairways
  • a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep call the course home
  • elevation change on the course (hole 15) is approximately 80 feet
  • the Straits Course is a walking course; walking distance for 18 holes is approximately five miles
  • three stone bridges at holes 9, 10 and 18

Take a hole-by-hole tour

Experience the drama with a hole-by-hole walking tour of Whistling Straits located on the shores of Lake Michigan, and host of the 86th PGA Championship.

Whistling Straits

Straits Course
Kohler, Wisconsin
7,514 Yards / Par 72

Click hole numbers to navigate
12 34 56 78 9OUT
408593 181493 598355 221507 4493805
45 34 54 34 436
1011 1213 1415 1617 18IN
361618 143404 373518 569223 5003709
45 34 44 53 436

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