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4.6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.9
94.1%
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21 out of 22 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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4.5
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2.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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2 out of 2 reviews
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4.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7735 yards
Slope 145
Rating 77.9

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Fine Fescue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season May – October
Architect Ron Whitten (2006) Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2006) Dana Fry (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts No - 2 available, for ADA use only
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Walking-only facility
Dress code Collared shirt required

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Reviews

4.6
22 Reviews (22)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 8
Elevation Changes 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 11
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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Field of dreams

Erin Hills is a very special place for me: I grew up on neighboring property long before the course was ever imagined at the "still standing" Erin motel and restaurant. As an adolescent, I spent many long days riding dirt bikes in gorgeous rolling hills on what is now Erin hills...lots of great memories riding with friends seeing Holy Hill in the back drop. My golf day started by have breakfast with my best childhood friend at my childhood home: the Erin motel and Restaurant, which is a must visit little country cafe where they treat you like family. We next drove to the course, passing my old school (Erin elementary school) near the entrance to the massive property of Erin Hills. We were treated like we belonged from the first moment on property which included settling into the first class locker room, warming up on the beautiful practice area and being treated at the the first tee. The golf? ... It was inspiring! It seemed like we had this walking only property all to ourselves and the 4.75 hr pace was perfect! As a 10 index, I played possibly the round of my life and shot a 84, staying out of the daunting fescue roughshod all day (almost). Using one of the excellent caddies is highly recommended as there are a few shots where a sight line is critical, and reading the lightning fast greens is a challenge. A Post round shower, followed by beers and wings at the Irish pub over looking he expansive property seared in the memories of the day making it the greatest golf day of my life. Play Erin hills for golf the way it is meant to be played!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Once Might Not Be Enough

I played here with fellow GC announcer Scott Walker a few years back while we were in the Milwaukee covering the old Greater Milwaukee Open (or whatever it was called at the time).

Driving out into rural Wisconsin from Milwaukee makes you wonder how in the world there's a golf course out here that is receiving such rave reviews, and then you see it and you experience a bit of a Field of Dreams moment. The clubhouse was small and very much looked like it once belonged on a farm, however, once inside, it was extremely nice.

The course looked massive on the drive in, as well as on the score card, and it was only the second Hurdzan/Fry design I'd ever played. I really didn't know what to expect. My lasting impression is that it just might be the golf course of the future. It was designed in a way that will defend it against technological advances for generations to come simply based on distance from the back tees. But more impressively, it wasn't a giant emerald green pasture of finely manicured watered turf. Rather, it looked more like a pasture than a world class golf course. The reason for that is that all the grass on the course absent the putting surfaces, was native grass. It looked much more like it belonged in Scotland than Wisconsin, and it played as golf seems to have been intended when it was invented...firm and fast. And those native grasses were a shear delight from which to play. Even though the color was multidimensional, it played just like any other firm course.

The design is masterful in my opinion as it provided plenty of room to play tee to green, but after close scrutiny, it required tee shots to be hit to certain areas in order to have a slight chance to get it close to the pin on the somewhat extreme greens. Funny part was, the greens don't look extreme, but the subtleties made them that way in hindsight.

Erin HIlls is a course that I think I could play everyday and not tire of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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