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Blackwolf Run

1111 W Riverside Drive,

Kohler, Wisconsin 53044

  • Office

    +1 (800) 618 5535 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (920) 457 8000
  • Fax

    +1 (920) 457 0299
  • Golf pro

    David Albrecht (PGA Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Kohler Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside, meadowland and briefly riverside (Sheboygan River).

  • Designer:

    Pete Dye

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7250
6140
5065
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
70.3
70.4

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Meadow Valleys course. Also at Blackwolf Run is the 18-hole par-72 River course (7404 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

43.723971

Longitude:

-87.778230

How to get there:

Just S of Kohler, 4 mi W of Sheboygan / 54 mi N of Milwaukee.

Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys Course): Located close to the Wisconsin city of Sheboygan, you will find four impressive Pete Dye designs, owned and run by the Kohler Company. Whistling Straits, with its two lakeside links courses, often steals the headlines. But a little way inland, close to the resort accommodations, is Blackwolf Run, home to the also impressive River and Meadow Valleys courses.

The Meadow Valleys course is reached from the clubhouse after a drive over the Sheboygan River and through a beautiful area of woodland. A surprise awaits as you emerge into an open, almost treeless links-style environment for the front-nine of Meadow Valleys. Here good-width tumbling fairways are flanked by fescued mounds and an array of bunkers large and small. Water also seriously enters the equation on the front-nine's closing trio.

After the open, linksy front-nine, the tight tree-lined par-4 10th comes as something of a shock to the system. It signals the start of a more eclectic mix of holes on the back-nine. Open links is still the case with some, but others are distinctly more tree-lined, undulating and down right challenging.

The short par-4 14th requires a pin-point accurate approach shot. Weedons Creek, an offshoot of the Sheboygan River, menacingly loops around the back and sides of the relatively narrow green. The drama continues at the par-3 15th, with a challenging tee-to-green carry required across a wetland ravine. The very attractive par-4 18th hugs the left bank of the Sheboygan River (the 18th on the companion River course plays down the right bank). Both these closing holes meet on the same double-green, which sits below Blackwolf Run's impressively huge log-cabin clubhouse.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on the Meadow Valleys course: c.$195 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts and/or caddies and forecaddies available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women's Opens were played on the "Original Championship" course, a composite of nine-holes from the River Course and nine from Meadow Valleys course.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 57th best public course in the USA and 10th best course in Wisconsin.

Where2Stay

  • The American Club Resort HotelAAA 5-Diamond

    419 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044

    +1 (855) 444 2838

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    The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Blackwolf Run (River and Meadow Valleys courses); The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whistling Straits (Straits and Irish courses)

  • Inn on Woodlake

    705 Woodlake Rd, Kohler, WI 53044

    +1 (855) 444 2838

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    The Inn on Woodlake is a 121-room hotel located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake. Here, business and leisure travellers alike will enjoy the best modern amenities, boutique-style rooms, stylish atmosphere and relaxing common spaces.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Blackwolf Run (River and Meadow Valleys courses); The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Whistling Straits (Straits and Irish courses)

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