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Erin Hills Golf Course

Hartford, WI Public

Overview

Despite the rumor, Erin Hills wasn’t designed specifically to host a U.S. Open. Its original concept was to be a simple, affordable, lay-of-the-land layout, to prove Mother Nature is indeed the best golf architect. The concept changed—some greens moved, one blind par 3 eliminated—as the quest for a U.S. Open grew. That dream came true: after trial runs hosting the 2008 U.S. Women’s Public Links and the 2011 U.S. Amateur, Erin Hills hosted the U.S. Open in 2017, the first time the event had ever been in Wisconsin. Brooks Koepka won with a 72-hole score of 16-under, leading some to conclude Erin Hills was too wide and defenseless. In truth, what it lacked that week was the usual gusty winds that would have effectively narrowed the slanted, canted fairways. Had the par been adjusted to 70 instead of 72 as is usual for most Opens, the score would likely have been closer to 8-under.

About

Holes 18
Length 7731
Slope 145
Price $330
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2006
Designer Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2015.
2023-'24 ranking: 48th.
Previous ranking: 46th.
Highest ranking: 42nd, 2015-'16, 2019-'20.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 10th.
Previous ranking: 9th.
Highest ranking: 8th, 2015-'16.

Best in State: Ranked second since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.7257
Character
7.82
Challenge
7.8972
Layout Variety
7.791
Fun
7.4955
Aesthetics
7.7058
Conditioning
7.6761

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