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The shaggy, laid-back, cool younger brother
So you have a famous older sibling. What are you to do? Be a carbon copy, just…less? Intentionally be radically different, the opposite in every way? Or just maybe not care either way? The Irish course at Whistling Straits just does its own thing. It’s a shaggy, fun loving gem of a course that just happens to bear a little more than a passing resemblance to its acclaimed sibling, Whistling Straits. But it’s also just its own thing. For a Pete Dye course, it’s almost its almost easy going (but if you underestimate it, you’ll learn a painful lesson…). When all is said and done, you respect the famous older sibling. But you’ll want to hang out with the lesser known younger offspring.
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Whistling Straits also features another gem: The Irish. Having challenged the Irish several times, I wonder how highly it would be rated if it were not for the Straits….the Straits is unquestionably more impressive – nobody can argue that. That being said, the Irish is the best golf course I have ever played…
I love courses where the first hole already makes you giddy. The Irish Course at Whistling Straits meets this test….If a minimalist approach is what you prefer in a golf course, The Irish Course may rub you the wrong way. The created mounds and bunkers come in all shapes and sizes, but are definitely not natural occurrences.The Golf Sage
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What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Whistling Straits is open from late April through October.
Temperatures should be pleasant any month Whistling Straits is open, possibly getting a bit steamy June-August. October will be a little chillier than other months. Rainfall is pretty low the months Whistling Straits is open.
Any time Whistling Straits is open should be a good time to play, with May, June and September being your best months.
The Irish Whistling Straits doesn’t post their greens fees, but rest assured, they’re not cheap. For rates, reach out to Whistling Straits.
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play The Irish at Whistling Straits seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are $65 plus gratuity ($50 is recommended). Caddies typically carry two bags and are required.
Forecaddies are $35 per person plus gratuity ($30 is recommended).
Clubs are available for $90. Callaways and Titleists are available. Rental clubs come with two sleeves of golf balls.
Golf carts are $35 per person. Carts must be kept on paths at all times.
Pull carts are available for $15.
The Irish at Whistling Straits has a driving range and multiple practice greens.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 200-
Architects: Pete Dye
Lodging: The Irish at Whistling Straits offers on-site lodging. Learn more about here.
Course tour: Check out The Irish at Whistling Straits’ course tour here.