Whistling Straits: Irish Course

Sheboygan, WI, United States Public

Overview

The Irish Course has the same manufactured dunescape found on its more famous sister Straits Course, but with three major differences. The fairways are bent grass, not fescue. Carts are allowed, although confined to cart paths. (It's walking only on the Straits, thought both 18s are relatively easy to walk.) And the Irish has the only blind par 3 found at Whistling Straits, the 13th playing 183 yards over sand hills to a huge green ringed by more than a dozen bunkers. It doesn't get more Irish than that.

About

Holes 18
Length 7201
Slope 146
Price $290
Facility Type Public
Designer Pete Dye, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State
100 Greatest Public

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2003.
Highest ranking: 43rd in 2019-'20.
Previous ranking: No. 47.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 56.

Best in State: Ranked #7 in 2019-2020 and 9th in 2021-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 9th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0355
Character
7.0951
Challenge
7.1175
Layout Variety
7.0651
Fun
7.0815
Aesthetics
7.1654
Conditioning
7.1417

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