Whistling Straits – Irish
Just inland from the great lake and interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish is a deceivingly tranquil landscape. Both traditional and memorable, the Irish is full of unique challenges.
Irish course at Whistling Straits was ranked # 35 in Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2011/2012. It is a par-72 championship course that features 7,201 yards of golf from the longest tees, with a course rating of 75.6 and a slope rating of 146. Designed by Pete Dye along with its sister course the Straits course, it opened for play in 2000.
Having served as a PGA Championship host site twice, the Straits Course has more notoriety, but the Irish Course is similarly difficult to play. It is trouble-filled with forced carries, gnarly rough, ponds, streams and ravines, and waste bunkers — tremendous in size and number — which are minimally maintained to let the elements shape and reshape them.
N8501 County Road LS
Sheboygan, WI 53083