I'm heading up to Wisconsin on business in the next couple of weeks and I'm going to try and sneak in a round of golf. As said, Once in a lifetime? Hosted two US Opens, food is amazing, and a great pro shop. [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1399302926' post='9235007'] We just played Fire Ridge and it is good but nothing special, same w/ Washington Co. Realistically, either course would be a fantastic place to play. Great bar off of the men's locker room and good restaurant at The American Club. In many ways I'd consider The Bull to be just as good as a test as any of the Kohler courses. Milwaukee golf show price of $135. Place is amazing if for nothing else but how natural the course actually is, is primed to be one of the premier courses of the midwest and possibly nation, and should be in great conditions given the fall/spring we've had. I have played all over the world and it is definately one of the most difficult courses you will ever play especially if there is some wind. If you decide on the BWR River Course, you are not making a huge mistake, great golf course, just very different as you might expect. Here is an old post I made after I played it the first time. I ended up booking it for Thursday as well. [quote name='snkstaff' timestamp='1399226898' post='9229745'] Play whistling straits it's pretty cool for sure. The Bog is very overdone and gimmicky - there are some good holes, but also some very poorly designed holes IMO. Should be a warm day, maybe a bit too windy. Vokey SM6 50*, 54*, 58* Callaway Apex 4i thru PW - Nippon Modus 125 Tour X Irish would be 3rd and Meadows would be 4th in my rotation. Thanks mjm1. No houses, nice clubhouse, they can push the tees back to over 8000 yards. On the Strists, there is very little opportunity to play a bump and run, which is why it, and the Ocean course, are so brutal in the wind. Excellent value, and a great mix of holes. Good Luck and take lots of pictures of wherever you play. Steve Stricker just played there and shot a 75. The River course is a great course too best greens of the 4 and good design. TM M1 15* Aldila Rogue Black X - Bobby Jones[/i][/color]. × In many ways I'd consider The Bull to be just as good as a test as any of the Kohler courses. That said, it's a fantastic course, especially when you consider the land was once a flat cow pasture. Or just ask about it. The Irish is excellent as well. [b]Exotics EX9 Hybrid 17 / 19 Mamiya Recoil 670 Just the setting alone would be sufficient. Cobra King Pro MB 2-Pw C-taper 130 X I'd go back, But not at full season rates. The big differentiator is the ability to play a ground game on windy days, and the size of the greens. Upload or insert images from URL. My advice, play them all. Wish I could afford the straits. Totally unique, and filled with challenges not often found on modern courses. Twilight on the Straits is $260 plus a $60 caddie fee. Nagawaukee - An old school muni, the course is always in good condition, and is the most played in the state. There aren't many true links courses in the U.S., but plenty of links-style, including Straits, Ocean, Harborside, French Lick (Dye), and Prairie Landing. Anyone know anything about this? Maybe they only offer that deal if you're signed up for the newsletter so I'll give that a try. The River course is brutal, but not as unique as the Whisteling Straits courses. The par 3s are just unreal. [quote name='Chilidog' timestamp='1399206751' post='9228551'] Have not played the Straits yet, but the River Course was excellent, and well worth the money. Erin Hills - if the course has opened and you can get on, this is the place to go. Taylormade M6 10.5* - HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5 Given a choice, I'd play it again, in a heartbeat. And a picture that I like from that experience (for your viewing pleasure): Now, if you can't get on there, I'd say try to get on Morningstar. Heck of a bday present! Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5" Links-style vs. Odyssey MXM Versa #1. I think I am going to do the Irish. Having played them both I would agree that if you don't think you'll be back, pony up for Straits. The decision on which course to play comes down to Whistling Straits (Straits course) or Blackwolf Run (River course). Taylormade 2019 M5 with Fuji Ventus Blue 6x While I won't rehash all the details of how many millions of cubic yards of dirt were â¦ 6. I think I am going to do the Irish. I have to agree though, if you are going there, you have to play the Straits Course, very difficult course, and if the wind is up, hold on for a rough ride. 7. I have to watch my budget. But this summer I am going up and playing Erin Hills and The River Course at Blackwolf Run. If it's windy, however, you're in for a challenging day! PXG 0211 5-PW Nippon 950GH I wasn't sure what a forecaddie was so I just included it in my price totals. Irish would be my 3rd pick. I am hoping to play the bull as well but they won't take tee times from a single Without a doubt play the Straits. Enjoy where ever you play, but the extra $$ is worth playing the Straits. Vokey SM7 Black Wedges- 50F, 54S, & 58D with TT DG Black Onyx S400 Not sure how it is today, but I would expect it to be just as nice now as in the past. [/quote] The green fee is currently $300 but they require a caddie, which is $57..........$30 for caddie gratuity..........$15 for Forecaddie gratuity.........totals to $402. Which of the 4 course should I play? [font=georgia,serif][i][b]Taylormade M4 12.0 / Matrix White Tie 50[/b][/i][/font] The cost for Whistling Straits is $402 total, which includes the green fee and caddie fees/gratuities. TM M1 460 9.5* Matrix BT 6M3 X Iirc, I paid $450 with caddie and tip for the Straits. Cobra F7 3/4 16* Evenflow Blue 75, PXG 0311X 4 Fujikura Banzai It's just usually hard to get on when I can actually play. I looked it up on the web and it looks like it's a pretty good track. [size=3][color=#333333]"Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits Course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. GOLF. Wherever you play, stop back and let us know how it went. Then again I have a preference for trees on a course as well as avoiding one of the 500 or so bunkers that await you on the Straits course. ( remember they held a LPGA Championship event there .). several years ago for the experience so I guess I should do the same here. I have to watch my budget. Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated. In terms of value I'd rank them River, Irish, Meadows, Straights. My family and I ate ate there but other than that didn't play. [quote name='FSUbulldog' timestamp='1399261666' post='9233119'][quote name='sopel10' timestamp='1399251781' post='9232009'] Nese mund te lexoni kete, me dergoni nje mezazh. Great track that's not going to kill your budget.. The cost for Whistling Straights is $402 total, which includes the green fee and caddie fees/gratuities. I would agree with this entirely. If you think you'll be back and don't want to shell out the $450, go River. Early season rates end on Thursday, I'm thinking about making my wa up there this week. A few years back I found the Bog to be a nice track. :taunt: [quote name='snkstaff' timestamp='1399253859' post='9232301'] I played it yesterday with a fellow WRXer and 2 buddies and it is always amazing. Bettinardi Golf Kuchar #2 I played both last fall when I was in WI. I have played the Meadow Valley five times, the Irish eight times, the River once, and the Straits will be my third time on Thursday . Straits is a links course along the lake and fine River course is more of a traditional design. Semi-private club lined with homes. Irish would be 3rd and Meadows would be 4th in my rotation. [font="georgia, serif"][b][i]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/i][/b][/font] [quote name='DavePelz4' timestamp='1399304414' post='9235205'] × If you have a Tour bag or even a big Cart bag, don't bother taking it, the Caddy will take out your stuff and put it in a small carry bag, at least that is how it was when i played it. Someone told me about The Bog. I was going to mention this as another course to consider. Its a fantastic course, but like said earlier, a windy day will kick your butt. Kohler likes to do things a little different and give you something like pay for 5 greens fees, bring up to 8 golfers so it pans out to $125 a head instead of $200 which is what you'll pay as a single. Simply planting tall fescue and having a few pot bunkers is not enough. In terms of value I'd rank them River, Irish, Meadows, Straights. Then consider your caddie serves you for a much longer period of time, and provides much more service. Callaway MD PM Grind 58* KBS-V125, 64* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 I've played River, it's amazing. Two different courses completely. PXG 0211 5-GW | Mitsubishi MMT 80 M3 15 degree Tensei Blue Its a Nicholas course and very nice. Potential future US Open candidate. Play either Fire Ridge, Washington County Golf Course, Morningstar, The Bull, Erin Hills, or Nagawaukee before playing the Bog. Mizuno JPX 825-Pro 4-Pw Scotty Cameron X7M, Already have my tee time for Irish. Not sure i want o shell out the $400 for a round of golf. Your link has been automatically embedded. Not sure i want o shell out the $400 for a round of golf. But, when you consider the history of the course as well, it's a no brainer. I think on the 8th or 9th. Is the Bog a good choice or is there another course I should check out instead? Has anybody played any of these courses this season? Playing The Bull as a single can mean for great deals. Is Whistling straits worth it? [/quote] 1. 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