Best golf courses: Wisconsin (East)

Wisconsin is one of the country's best golf destinations. Each of the best Wisconsin golf courses on our list have received no less than four stars. Erin Hills's rugged beauty, excellent holes and authentic links golf experience make it a must-visit. Whistling Straits is another outstanding links-style championship layout with four lakeside holes on bluffs that descend into Lake Michigan. Blackwolf Run is an impressive Pete Dye design with innovatively crafted bunkers and riverside views in a woodland environment. For a taste of one of Wisconsin's most challenging parkland layouts, head to the aptly named Brute course at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Palmer, Arnold

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Jacobson, Rick

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Milwaukee

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Rick Jacobson of Jacobson Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Hansen, George

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Milwaukee

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Originally designed by George Hansen (1929). Partially redesigned by Andy North and Roger Packard.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Nicklaus, Jack

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Milwaukee

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Milwaukee
Hurdzan/Fry & Whitten

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Milwaukee

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Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry) working with golf writer and course architect Ron Whitten.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Palmer, Arnold

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Milwaukee

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Player, Gary

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A Gary Player Signature Course. First nine opened in 1995, second nine in 2000.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Trevino & Graves

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Milwaukee

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A Lee Trevino Signature Course designed by Lee Trevino & William Graves Design Co.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Harris, Robert Bruce

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Milwaukee

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Robert Bruce Harris

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Dye & Nicklaus

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Milwaukee

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Original design by Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1970); substantial redsign by Bob Cupp (1996) and updated by Bob Lohmann (2006).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Harbottle, John

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John Harbottle III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Schreiner, Craig

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Craig Schreiner
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Milwaukee
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Green Bay
Langford, William B.

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Green Bay

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Original design by William Boyce Langford and Theodore J. Moreau (1930); renovated by Ron Forse (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Green Bay
Roquemore, Rocky

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Green Bay

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Rocky Roquemore

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Milwaukee
Colt & Alison

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Milwaukee

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Course designed by Harry Colt & Charles "Hugh" Alison (1927); modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974), Arthur Hills (2002) and Tom Doak (2015).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Packard, Lawrence

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Milwaukee

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Original design by Lawrence "Larry" Packard; modifications by Arthur Hills (1999).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Relford & Mootz

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Milwaukee

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Dave Relford & Matt Mootz

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Green Bay
McLay-Kidd, David

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Green Bay

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David McLay-Kidd

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Green Bay
Coore & Crenshaw

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Green Bay

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Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Green Bay
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Green Bay

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Robert Trent Jones II (lead designers Bruce Charlton and Jay Blasi).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Green Bay
Jacobsen, Rick

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Green Bay

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Rick Jacobsen
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
North & Packard

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Milwaukee

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Andy North & Roger Packard
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Milwaukee

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Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Milwaukee
Hills, Arthur

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Milwaukee

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Arthur Hills

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

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Milwaukee

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Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Milwaukee
Hurdzan/Fry

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Milwaukee

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Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

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