A LEGACY IN THE MAKING
All four of Destination Kohler’s courses at Whistling Straits® and Blackwolf Run® were designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye. Destination Kohler is the only place in the world where you can golf four of the nearly 200 courses Dye has designed. Wildly different in spirit and topography, together the four courses reveal the expanse of Dye’s genius. Whistling Straits is a serious test of a golfer’s mettle, with links-style fescue fairways on The Straits Course and meandering streams, grassland and dunes on The Irish Course. Touted as the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits Course is dramatically rugged with massive sand dunes set atop two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. This Pete Dye masterpiece was ranked #4 in Golf Digest’s 2017/2018 America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Host to the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, The Straits is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup, the bi-annual championship team tournament between the U.S. and Europe.
In contrast, Blackwolf Run runs through a glacier-carved river valley, boasting large undulating greens and water or gorges on 14 of The River course’s holes and rolling meadows and deep ravines on The Meadows. When Blackwolf Run opened for play in June 1988, it was named that year’s “Best New Public Course” in the United States by Golf Digest. Regarded as one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, Blackwolf Run has hosted several professional championships including the World Golf Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and the U.S. Women’s Open in 1998 and 2012.
A world-class golf venue, Destination Kohler is located only 2.5 hours north of metropolitan Chicago and its international airport.