Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys course) Est. 1988

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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.

Stay & Play at The American Club Resort Hotel:
On-site accommodation available, see details in Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Blackwolf Run
1111 W Riverside Drive,
Kohler, Wisconsin 53044
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 618 5535 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (920) 457 8000
Fax

  +1 (920) 457 0299

Email  
Website   www.golfkohler.com
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Golf Pro
 
David Albrecht (PGA Head Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
Kohler Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open links-style.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, open countryside, meadowland and briefly riverside (Sheboygan River).
 
Designer: Pete Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes on the Meadow Valleys course: c.$195 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts and/or caddies and forecaddies available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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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.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 60th best public course in the USA; 9th best course in Wisconsin.
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Location

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Latitude: (43.723971)
Longitude: (-87.77823)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The American Club Resort Hotel AAA 5-Diamond
419 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044
+1 (855) 444 2838
www.americanclubresort.com

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
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Golf within 5 miles Blackwolf Run (River and Meadow Valleys courses); The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.
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Golf within 20 miles Whistling Straits (Straits and Irish courses)
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Inn on Woodlake 
705 Woodlake Rd, Kohler, WI 53044
+1 (855) 444 2838
www.americanclubresort.com

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
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Golf within 5 miles Blackwolf Run (River and Meadow Valleys courses); The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.
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Golf within 20 miles Whistling Straits (Straits and Irish courses)
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