Blackwolf Run (River course)


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   Blackwolf Run (River course) Est. 1990

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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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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. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, open countryside and riverside (Sheboygan River).
 
Designer: Pete Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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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 River course in high season: c.$305 (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: 92nd best course and 15th best public course in the USA; 4th best course in Wisconsin.
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Location

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Latitude: (43.727072)
Longitude: (-87.772522)
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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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