The Irish at

Whistling Straits

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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.

Expert Reviews




Not ranked

United States

#43 (Public Courses)

Golf Digest


#80 (Public Courses)

Golf Magazine


#5 (Public Courses)

Golf Magazine



Golf Digest


#7 (Public Courses)

Golf Week



Top 100 Golf Courses


Course Photos

Course Layout

Course Flyover

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. 






Greens Fees

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.

Book a tee time.

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.


Practice Facilities

The Irish at Whistling Straits has a driving range and multiple practice greens.

Other Things To Know
Course Website (FYI: Whistling Straits probably has the worst website of any golf course I’ve come across, so goooood luck…)

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.