Golf Like the Pros at Whistling Straits

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Did you know that one of the greatest championship golf courses in the country sits right here on the shores of Lake Michigan? Ranked by Golf Digest as America’s third greatest course for 2019/2020 and home to three PGA Championships, The Straits at Whistling Straits is also set to host the Ryder Cup this fall.

No. 7, Shipwreck at The Straits

Are You Up for the Challenge?
As the first public golf course to host the Ryder Cup in 29 years, you can hit the links on this world-class course and see how you compare against the pros. As you try to stay on par with 72 strokes, the 18-hole course will take you along the lake for eight visually stunning holes, and challenge you with rolling greens, deep bunkers and whistling Lake Michigan winds. Most golfers say it’s a challenging but fair course, unless the wind is howling (because wind doesn’t play fair).

The Straits is a walking course only, and requires a caddy, which you’ll be glad to have. When you’re trying to hit a flagstick on a 70-foot bluff it can be intimidating, but this course is bucket-list worthy and an experience you won’t soon forget.

More Than Golf
Not only will you play on one of the greatest courses, but Whistling Straits has some of the most breathtaking views that will make you wonder if you’re in Wisconsin or sitting atop the Irish Sea. The Straits takes you along two-miles of rugged shoreline that contrasts with landscaped greens against Lake Michigan’s blue waters. As you walk along the cliff’s edge you may even spot a sheep or two roaming the fields.

No matter what your scorecard looks like at the end of the day, you can always count on a well-deserved cocktail overlooking the 18th hole. Be sure to savor the unforgettable golf and scenery – you truly have to see it for yourself to understand and appreciate the beauty that lies right here in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Blackface Sheep, Whistling Straits
No. 18, Dyeabolical at The Straits

About the Author
Jennie Korth is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer for Poshabodes, which specializes in luxury home sharing and management. She loves the game of golf and has played on some of the greatest courses around the world, but she always enjoys coming home to the ones right in her backyard (she lives only 40 minutes from Whistling Straits). You can reach Jennie at jkorth@poshabodes.com .