Whistling Straits

Golf Course

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

A completely contrived masterpiece on Lake Michigan.

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Some masterpieces are uncovered (See: Valley, Sand). Others, far less often, are created, springing forth from the minds of their designers like Athena from the head of Zeus. Whistling Straits is absolutely the later. Not that many years ago, this was a pancake flat piece of land — a former military base. Now, it is one of the foremost seaside golf courses in North America. It’s both fantastically beautiful, and fantastically hard (over a thousand bunkers!). This is Pete Dye course, designer of Sawgrasss, after all. But don’t think this brute is a slog. It’s more akin to a hot pepper — it burns, but leaves you wanting to go back for more (after the pain has worn off, of course).

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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
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 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 not available.

Pull carts are available for $15.


Practice Facilities

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: 1998

Architects: Pete & Alice Dye

Lodging: Whistling Straits offers on-site lodging. Learn more about here.

Course tour: Check out Whistling Straits’ course tour here.