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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. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside and riverside (Sheboygan River).

  • Designer:

    Pete Dye

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7404
6110
5115
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.2
70.3
70.3

At the same location:

Above distances are for the River course. Also at Blackwolf Run is the 18-hole par-72 Meadow Valleys course (7250 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

43.727072

Longitude:

-87.772522

How to get there:

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

Blackwolf Run (River course)

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

Est. 1990

Blackwolf Run (River Course): Few golf locations deliver anything quite like the "Kohler experience." 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.

Laid out alongside the meandering Sheboygan River, the aptly-named River Course is Blackwolf Run's premier layout. Intimidating from the tips, fair and dramatic for the amateur, this big-dimension roaming layout contains a wonderful variety of immaculately maintained golf holes. They weave their way out-and-back through quiet pristine woodland and occasionally roam through more open areas - especially when hugging the riverside. Some are played on flattish ground, others embrace considerable elevation change.

The river often comes into play, as does a plethora of innovatively crafted bunkers. Many "rivers of sand" line the fairways as do rolling mounds, sometimes of himalayan proportions. The large fast undulating greens present the sternest of putting tests. In terms of inland golf courses, this is an example of Pete Dye's work at its best. By contrast, his masterly tribute to duneland "seaside" links is just a stone's throw away at Whistling Straits.

Blackwolf Run's grand log-cabin clubhouse sits above the huge double-green of the 18th hole, which also provides the closing hole for the companion Meadow Valleys course. Destination Kohler's nearby accommodations (The American Club and Inn on Woodlake) provide the opportunity to rise from your bed and head straight for the first tee at this high-end Stay&Play location.

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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 River course in high season: c.$305 (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: 97th best course and 15th best public course in the USA; 4th 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

    Visit website

    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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