Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Wisconsin Golf Trip


122 replies to this topic

#1 DBake

DBake

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 938 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 7456
  • Joined: 11/07/2005
  • Location:Graham, WA
  • Handicap:6.8
GolfWRX Likes : 30

Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:30 PM

Erin Hills and Sand Valley

or

Whistling Straits and Blackwolf

Titleist TS2 9.5*, EvenFlow T1100 White 75X
Ping Crossover G 17*, Ping Tour 90X
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 50*7, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 54*12, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 58*8, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist Studio Design 1.5 Custom Shop, SuperStroke Fatso 5.0
Titleist ProV1x or Snell MTB Red

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:48 AM

Erin hills and sand valley. Add lawsonia links. Easy call here.
thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

2

#3 jvincent

jvincent

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 134 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 37449
  • Joined: 08/15/2007
  • Location:Ottawa, Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 59

Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:56 AM

How long do you have?

I haven't played Sand Valley (yet) but all 4 of the Kohler courses are excellent. Straits gets all the press, the but the other three are really good too.

Erin Hills is also excellent and is only 90 minutes-ish from Kohler so depending on where you are staying you could hit Erin Hills and all the Kohler courses in one trip.

3

#4 exgolfpro

exgolfpro

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 745 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 45140
  • Joined: 01/05/2008
  • Location:Desloge, Missouri
  • Ebay ID:exgolfpro
GolfWRX Likes : 179

Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:04 AM

Boy, what a tough call.  My favorite course on the planet is Erin Hills, so of your choices, I would say Erin Hills and Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes).  But like a previous post said, Erin is actually pretty close to Kohler, so can hit Erin, BWR and Straits.  Plus if you play one American Club course, you can get a reduced rate on any other American Club course if played the same day.

4

#5 DavePelz4

DavePelz4

    Legend

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 23,369 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 69051
  • Joined: 11/10/2008
  • Location:A golf course in the Chicago area.
GolfWRX Likes : 24628

Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is like asking Kate Upton or Priyanka Chopra.  You just can't go wrong.

With that said, playing something inland and then the Straits course is a great combination of scenery.


5

#6 dcmidnight

dcmidnight

    Major Winner

  • Marshals
  • 3,384 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 18357
  • Joined: 08/24/2006
  • Location:NH native stuck in Northern Virginia
  • Handicap:6.1

Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:34 AM

On my EH/WS trip, Erin Hills was far and away my favorite. Its definitely an easy drive though, so you could hit those on the same trip with no problems.

I still want to get out to Sand Valley at some point soon though.
M3 9.5 - AD-DI6x Black
M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
Cobra F8 One Length 5-GW - Steelfiber 110s
TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
Toulon Indy 35" / TM TP5

6

#7 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:54 AM

You go to whistling for the views. Shes sure hot. Just zero brains and substance.
thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

7

#8 DavePelz4

DavePelz4

    Legend

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 23,369 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 69051
  • Joined: 11/10/2008
  • Location:A golf course in the Chicago area.
GolfWRX Likes : 24628

Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:45 PM

View Postjerebear21, on 14 November 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

You go to whistling for the views. She's sure hot. Just zero brains and substance.

Wow...tough crowd!

8

#9 Lefty96

Lefty96

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 58 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 512204
  • Joined: 09/10/2018
  • Location:wisconsin
  • Handicap:9.4
GolfWRX Likes : 36

Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

I'd go with sand valley/Erin Hills. Play both courses at sand valley. They are both amazing in their own ways. Make sure to play the par 3 course. It is an absolute blast. However, it is a 2.5 hour drive from sand valley to Erin Hills.. Its less than 90 minutes from whistling.. Just a thought to keep in mind.
Callaway Rogue Subzero 9*/Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
XR 16 15* 3w/fukijura 565 Stiff
Adams Red 18*/Matrix altus Stiff
4-PW 718 AP3/AMT tour white Stiff
50* cleveland RTX 2.0 (10* bounce)
56* cleveland RTX 2.0 (12* bounce)
60* cleveland RTX 2.0 (6* bounce)
Odyssey O-Works #9 with Garsen Ultimate grip

9

#10 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:07 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 14 November 2018 - 01:45 PM, said:

View Postjerebear21, on 14 November 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

You go to whistling for the views. She's sure hot. Just zero brains and substance.

Wow...tough crowd!

Ok ok. 17 and 18 at the straits are world class. Ill give you that. =)

thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 mci711

mci711

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 467000
  • Joined: 05/09/2017
  • Location:Chicago
  • Handicap:4.4
GolfWRX Likes : 245

Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:23 PM

Erin Hills is the best course in Wisconsin in my opinion. I would play Erin Hills and Whistling straits like someone else mentioned. Best of both worlds.  But if you can't do that then hit Sand Valley. Haven't played mammoth yet, but looks unreal.

I could make the argument that Erin Hills is the best public course I have ever played.

11

#12 thechief16

thechief16

    Hits it left and left of left

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 440 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 92473
  • Joined: 08/21/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 2458

Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:26 PM

View Postdcmidnight, on 14 November 2018 - 11:34 AM, said:

On my EH/WS trip, Erin Hills was far and away my favorite. Its definitely an easy drive though, so you could hit those on the same trip with no problems.

I still want to get out to Sand Valley at some point soon though.

Same/same.  

Let's put it this way:  I'm in no rush to get back WS/BWR.  But I really want to get to SV and there is no way I will ever go through Milwaukee and not play EH.
F8+
Baffler
718 TMB 3i
716 AP2 4-P
SM6 52F/58M
Bat Attack

12

#13 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

View Postmci711, on 14 November 2018 - 02:23 PM, said:

Erin Hills is the best course in Wisconsin in my opinion. I would play Erin Hills and Whistling straits like someone else mentioned. Best of both worlds.  But if you can't do that then hit Sand Valley. Haven't played mammoth yet, but looks unreal.

I could make the argument that Erin Hills is the best public course I have ever played.

We finally agree on something!

Erin Hills is the hot chick with all the substances. But from a value point of view lawsonia is the best bang for the buck in all the land. Bethpage would probably be king of value but those 6 hour rounds can be dreadful.
thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

13

#14 Waterball6

Waterball6

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 141 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 447248
  • Joined: 11/23/2016
  • Location:Naples
  • Handicap:1.9
GolfWRX Likes : 56

Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:54 PM

Can't go wrong with either. They are basically totally different but amazing in their own ways.

If you're looking for exclusively golf and nothing else, I'd do SV/EH.

Kohler has a little bit more to do besides golf.

14

#15 DBake

DBake

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 938 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 7456
  • Joined: 11/07/2005
  • Location:Graham, WA
  • Handicap:6.8
GolfWRX Likes : 30

Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:19 PM

Thanks guys, having been Bandon dunes I think the Erin Hills/Sand Valley is going to be the ticket. The two par 3's, punch bowl and pub make the trip all come together, from what I can tell the EH/SV would feel the same.

Titleist TS2 9.5*, EvenFlow T1100 White 75X
Ping Crossover G 17*, Ping Tour 90X
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 50*7, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 54*12, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Mizuno S18 Gun Metal 58*8, Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist Studio Design 1.5 Custom Shop, SuperStroke Fatso 5.0
Titleist ProV1x or Snell MTB Red

15

#16 Roadking2003

Roadking2003

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,541 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 406342
  • Joined: 12/21/2015
  • Location:Austin
  • Handicap:8.7
GolfWRX Likes : 2229

Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:24 PM

View PostDBake, on 13 November 2018 - 11:30 PM, said:

Erin Hills and Sand Valley

or

Whistling Straits and Blackwolf

Erin Hills and Whistling Straits.  Hands down.

EH and WS are in a totally different league.  Sand Valley is fun, but not even close to the quality of WS and EH.

16

#17 Roadking2003

Roadking2003

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,541 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 406342
  • Joined: 12/21/2015
  • Location:Austin
  • Handicap:8.7
GolfWRX Likes : 2229

Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:28 PM

View Postexgolfpro, on 14 November 2018 - 11:04 AM, said:

Boy, what a tough call.  My favorite course on the planet is Erin Hills, so of your choices, I would say Erin Hills and Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes).  But like a previous post said, Erin is actually pretty close to Kohler, so can hit Erin, BWR and Straits.  Plus if you play one American Club course, you can get a reduced rate on any other American Club course if played the same day.

Mammoth Dunes wouldn't make my top 10 in Wis.

EH and WS are clearly in a league of their own and way above Sand Valley.

17

#18 Billy__Baroo

Billy__Baroo

    Well...we're waiting!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 81 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 330211
  • Joined: 07/29/2014
  • Location:Minneapolis
  • Handicap:5
GolfWRX Likes : 32

Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:27 AM

I'd definitely do Erin Hills and Sand Valley. If you're looking for a few extra rounds, and depending on where you're coming from, Sentryworld or Lawsonia would be great additions as well. I'm assuming you're not doing Kohler and Erin due to the cost, but if that's not an issue, EH and all of the Kohler courses would be an awesome trip! Could toss The Bull in there as well.
Cobra F8+ w/ ADDI
Ping G25 16.5* w/ ADBB
Titleist 915Hd 20.5* w/ Diamana D+
Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW w/ KBS S-Taper
Mizuno MP-T5 52* 56* 60* w/ S400 TI
Evnroll ER2 34"

18

#19 duffer987

duffer987

    VOTE!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,657 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 201269
  • Joined: 09/03/2012
  • Location:Canadian in Texas
  • Handicap:7.7
GolfWRX Likes : 6785

Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:00 PM

The Straits is an awesome course. The River course is a good change up. Irish is quality as well. Can play Lawsonia still.
EH is one repetitive hole after the other, you'll think you just played 6 holes three times each and Sand Valley is like hitting shots on a football field, with all the equivalent stress (ie none) on the shots.

Those may be over-simplified views.

Edited by duffer987, 15 November 2018 - 05:02 PM.


19

#20 PureGolf313

PureGolf313

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 38 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 420976
  • Joined: 04/14/2016
  • Location:Oakwood Hills
  • Handicap:12
  • Ebay ID:puckhead314
GolfWRX Likes : 52

Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM

I have said it before and will say it again, there are two excellent courses in the lake arrowhead community right outside the gate of sand valley if you are looking for some afternoon rounds. If you have any questions about the Rome WI area I have a lakehouse five minutes away from Sand Valley in Lake Arrowhead so I know the area well.  https://www.lakearrowheadgolf.com/

Edited by PureGolf313, 15 November 2018 - 05:25 PM.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 vallygolf

vallygolf

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 353 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 366851
  • Joined: 03/17/2015
  • Location:az
GolfWRX Likes : 168

Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:34 PM

Serenity, off the beaten path man vs nature vs golf experience.... EH and Sand Valley

Best of modern earth moving commercialized touristy great golf with an eyepopping price tag....WS and BWR


Having taken both trips if I had ten trips I would do 7 trips EH and Sand Valley, 3 trips EH/BWR....Yes I will skip WS on future visits.  Too contrived.  Not my cup of tea, but enjoyed my round.  Liked BWR River better.

Edited by vallygolf, 15 November 2018 - 05:36 PM.


21

#22 duffer987

duffer987

    VOTE!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,657 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 201269
  • Joined: 09/03/2012
  • Location:Canadian in Texas
  • Handicap:7.7
GolfWRX Likes : 6785

Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:02 PM

^I always forget how incredibly affordable EH is. It's like my local muni, at city rates :-p

22

#23 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

 duffer987, on 15 November 2018 - 05:00 PM, said:

The Straits is an awesome course. The River course is a good change up. Irish is quality as well. Can play Lawsonia still.
EH is one repetitive hole after the other, you'll think you just played 6 holes three times each and Sand Valley is like hitting shots on a football field, with all the equivalent stress (ie none) on the shots.

Those may be over-simplified views.

I was waiting for you to come in and defend that landmine you call a great course. =p
thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

23

#24 duffer987

duffer987

    VOTE!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,657 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 201269
  • Joined: 09/03/2012
  • Location:Canadian in Texas
  • Handicap:7.7
GolfWRX Likes : 6785

Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:59 PM

 jerebear21, on 15 November 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

 duffer987, on 15 November 2018 - 05:00 PM, said:

The Straits is an awesome course. The River course is a good change up. Irish is quality as well. Can play Lawsonia still.
EH is one repetitive hole after the other, you'll think you just played 6 holes three times each and Sand Valley is like hitting shots on a football field, with all the equivalent stress (ie none) on the shots.

Those may be over-simplified views.

I was waiting for you to come in and defend that landmine you call a great course. =p
Speaking of landmines (OK those were battleship shells), I've been to Pointe du Hoc and there is a resemblance between the two ;-)

24

#25 DoubleorQuits

DoubleorQuits

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 373 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 348651
  • Joined: 11/14/2014
GolfWRX Likes : 94

Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:10 AM

I would go Erin Hills and WS.  The Sand Valley courses are great, but the reality is you can play these courses in OR, Canada, FL, NE and other places, while EH and Kohler are unique it WI.

Traveling to every C&C, Doad, Kidd resort is like eating at Hard Rock Cafe in every city you visit.


25

#26 mci711

mci711

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 467000
  • Joined: 05/09/2017
  • Location:Chicago
  • Handicap:4.4
GolfWRX Likes : 245

Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:23 AM

 DoubleorQuits, on 16 November 2018 - 10:10 AM, said:

I would go Erin Hills and WS.  The Sand Valley courses are great, but the reality is you can play these courses in OR, Canada, FL, NE and other places, while EH and Kohler are unique it WI.

Traveling to every C&C, Doad, Kidd resort is like eating at Hard Rock Cafe in every city you visit.

I get what you are saying... But no one is going to pass up playing Bandon because Cabot and Streamsong (which I'm assuming are the resorts you are referring to) exist and vice versa. It is more like eating at every top steakhouse in said city, quite the difference. I guess the same argument could be made about Straits - play one Dye-obilical Dye course you've played them all? I don't believe that, but that is along the lines of your argument.

Edited by mci711, 16 November 2018 - 10:23 AM.


26

#27 Lefty96

Lefty96

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 58 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 512204
  • Joined: 09/10/2018
  • Location:wisconsin
  • Handicap:9.4
GolfWRX Likes : 36

Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:29 AM

I think possibly the most impressive thing about the sand valley resort is that it is in the middle of central wisconsin. Once you enter that gate it feels like you just got off a plane in another part of the country. I would choose the sand valley trip because I think the courses are more fun to play. However, you should make sure to do both trips at least once because the Kohler courses are truly amazing as well. (Also make sure to play the arrowhead courses if you have the time because they are both kept in amazing shape and are quality layouts)

Edited by Lefty96, 16 November 2018 - 10:31 AM.

Callaway Rogue Subzero 9*/Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
XR 16 15* 3w/fukijura 565 Stiff
Adams Red 18*/Matrix altus Stiff
4-PW 718 AP3/AMT tour white Stiff
50* cleveland RTX 2.0 (10* bounce)
56* cleveland RTX 2.0 (12* bounce)
60* cleveland RTX 2.0 (6* bounce)
Odyssey O-Works #9 with Garsen Ultimate grip

27

#28 rich s

rich s

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 347 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 340645
  • Joined: 09/19/2014
  • Location:wisconsin
  • Handicap:6.2
GolfWRX Likes : 355

Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:49 AM

I live here and still don't know which to pick. There is not a course in WI that has better view than WS. Its absolutely breath taking. If I could only play one course for the rest of my life it would be WS no question.

28

#29 mci711

mci711

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 467000
  • Joined: 05/09/2017
  • Location:Chicago
  • Handicap:4.4
GolfWRX Likes : 245

Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:51 AM

I honestly don't get the hate for Whistling Straits. Like I said before, I prefer Erin Hills, but WS is one of the best public courses in the country. It is overly penal for hackers, with bunkers and trouble in places that will only punish them, I get that. But it is a great walk, and the only hole that i feel doesn't belong is #6. People that hate on it would never turn down a round though.

29

#30 jerebear21

jerebear21

    Don't Go Left

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,665 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338509
  • Joined: 09/08/2014
  • Location:St Petersburg, FL
  • Handicap:8.3
GolfWRX Likes : 1749

Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

there's no hate; the OP stated what the options were.  If those options were presented at the same time then you pick one over the other.  It's an easy call to pick EH/SV over WS.

thehuyhuynhfoundation.com

RogueSz 1w, 3w, 5w
Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW, AP3 4i, 3i w/tensei pro white tx
Fourteen RM22 53/58
CircleT newport

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors