Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 10
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 10
Water frames the 10th green at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 1
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 1
The first hole starts off gently at the The Bull at Pinehurst Farms before the round heads into the woods. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 3
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 3
Water terrorizes shots missed right of the par-3 third green at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 4
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 4
The par-5 fourth hole at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms heads into the woods, essentially starting the round. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 5
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 5
Can you see why the daunting par-4 fifth hole is the no. 1 handicap at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms? Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 6
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 6
The par-3 sixth hole at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is 193 yards of sheer terror. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 7
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 7
At 321 yards, the seventh hole at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms plays short, although there's no margin for error on any shot. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 9
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 9
It's a tough uphill approach to reach the ninth green at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms G.C. - hole 13
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms G.C. - hole 13
The 581-yard 13th hole is the longest par 5 at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 15
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 15
A pond steals the scene at the 180-yard 15th hole at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms GC - hole 17
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms GC - hole 17
The par-5 17th hole at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms ends at a well guarded green. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 18
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Bull at Pinehurst Farms golf course - hole 18
A look back behind the 18th green at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms reveals how much trouble there is along the journey to the clubhouse. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor

Good luck trying to tame The Bull at Pinehurst Farms near Kohler, Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. -- Jack Nicklaus took a page out of Pete Dye's playbook when he designed The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.

Dye's four courses at The American Club in nearby Kohler -- two at Blackwolf Run and two at Whistling Straits -- set the standard for daunting championship golf in the Midwest, although The Bull isn't far behind.

The 7,364-yard course is bullish on giving away good scores, even from the 6,000-yard white tees, where there's a slope of 135.

The routing starts gently in a subdivision before quickly diving into the woods on the fourth hole. The fifth hole, the no. 1 handicap with a second shot over a wetland, is where the madness begins. It's an all-carry shot on the par-3 sixth hole. There's no margin for error around the wetland on the short seventh hole, either. And on it goes throughout the round -- more ponds at the par-4 10th hole and the par-3 15th hole. Hazards galore haunt the terrorizing finishing hole, a par-4 that climbs to a perch below the clubhouse.

The lost balls are worth checking off a bucket-list track. Golf Digest ranks The Bull at Pinehurst Farms no. 77 on its list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" for 2013-14.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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