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The Sheboygan River twists and meanders through the River Course at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., almost as if Pete Dye dug the riverbank and poured the water in himself. That's how intimately -- and wonderfully -- the river interacts with the course, a stunning track ranked by Golf Digest as the 15th best public course in the U.S. The natural setting looks like an oil painting come to life.
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An abandoned airfield along the coast of Lake Michigan two hours north of Chicago is an unlikely place for one of America's top golf resorts. But that is just what Whistling Straits - together with its neighbor Blackwolf Run, a part of the Kohler Resort - has become in its brief history.
The Straits course at Herb Kohler's Whistling Straits golf club might have the PGA Championship/Ryder Cup pedigree and the best Lake Michigan views, but the sibling Irish course is still a Midwest must-play offering a serious Pete Dye test.
Of Destination Kohler's, two - the Straits and Blackwolf Run's River - courses get most of the attention. But don't overlook their companion courses...
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Kohler Golf CoursesTwo nights and three 18-hole rounds of golf per person, one round each on The Straits at Whistling Straits, The River at Blackwolf Run, and choice of one round on The Irish at Whistling Straits or The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run. Complimentary golf lesson included.