where is erin hills golf course in wisconsin
7169 County Road O, Hartford, WI 53027
Where is Erin Hills golf course?
There it was – a simple wooden sign indicating “Erin Hills” on the side of a county road in rural Wisconsin. It was dusk on a windy September evening as my father and I drove up the long winding road towards the clubhouse, golden hour hitting the fescue, making the golf course look even more incredible than I remembered.
Is Erin Hills a good place to stay?
Just got back from a one night stay over with 2 rounds of golf at Erin Hills with three college friends. The lodge and cottages are beautiful and the golf course is tons of fun to play. Make sure you are in walking shape as there are no carts allowed. Lots of hills etc. Restaurants have great food and the service is exceptional.
Why is there a US Open at Erin Hills?
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. The dream has come true.
What is the routing of the Erin Hills course?
Much of the flow of Erin Hills is in a east-west and west-east pattern. There are a few exceptions — the opening hole, the par-3 9th and par-4 10th are examples routed differently.
What is the service provided at the guard shack at the main entrance?
From when you first check in at the guard shack at the main entrance until you leave the grounds, the service provided is first rate. I felt like everyone on the grounds wanted to ensure that my experience there was the best possible. The caddies were personable and an excellent resource. Not only did they provide good reads on the greens but the yardages they provided for approach shots and aiming lines off the tees were spot on.
What is Erin Hills?
Erin Hills is an approach shot golf course. You have to put your ball in the right spots on or around the greens, or face difficult to impossible shots on and around the putting surface. The condition of the course is immaculate, as one would expect.
Is the 9th hole of Erin Hills a good par 3?
The Par 3 9th is excellent, but the other Par 3’s are fairly unmemorable compared to the other holes on the course. Given that it’s a 10-mile hike, pace of play is usually around 5-hours. The Verdict: Erin Hills is one of the best inland public courses in the Midwest, if not the entire country.
Can you fly around Erin Hills?
Erin Hills isn’t exactly a course that you can just fly around in carts. Its a "grinder" course that you have to walk and you’ll have to take some time to find your ball in the deep fescue or take a couple of swings to get out of deep bunkers. The positive about this is that it never felt like a 5 hour round.
Where is Red Sky Ranch?
Red Sky Ranch. Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Red Sky Golf Club’s Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses are consistently ranked at the top of their class. Both courses feature dramatic mountain views from greens surrounded by aspen forests, wildflower meadows and sage covered hills.
Is Erin Hills a good place to play golf?
In conclusion Erin Hills is a great place that does it right. You will be happy when you get there and even happier when you leave no matter your score. PS. Don’t forget to play the Drumlin. It is a super fun 12 hole putting course, I can only imagine the fun guys have at night with their solar lights putting on that thing to all hours of the night. Have fun Erin Hills is Great.
Is Erin Hills a good golf course?
From the time you pull up to the entrance shack until the time you drive away, Erin Hills offers its guests one of the highest quality golf experiences to be had. The world-class facilities, bigger-than-life course, superb conditions, and extremely professional and friendly staff make you feel more like a pro golfer than any other public course I’ve played.
How many bunkers are there in Erin Hills 18th?
The fairway on the second shot slopes to the left, and the third shot is uphill. If players hit towards the left side of the green, they may find their ball rolling down to the bottom of a long slope. There are six bunkers that protect the green’s front side. To read more about Erin Hills, click here to visit my website.
What is the first hole of Erin Hills?
Erin Hills is another Wisconsin golf course that has embraced ragged edge bunkers. The first hole is a welcoming par 5. The hole tilts left and there are wetlands left, thus favor the right. This is one of the few holes were a running approach can be successful.
How many yards is Erin Hills?
Make no mistake, though, Erin Hills is golf on an epic scale, a big course in a vast landscape, where the overall length can vary from a modest 5,434 yards to a whopping 7,845 yards.
What was the dilemma Erin Hills had to overcome?
Part of the dilemma Erin Hills had to overcome was the poor conditions of the putting greens that were in play at Chambers Bay in ’15 and the rules debacle the USGA handled — or mishandled as the case demonstrated — at Oakmont in ’16.
What is the most controversial hole in the US Open?
The most controversial hole for the US Open and likely for everyday play centers on the par-3 9th. I personally like the hole — you play from an elevated tee and have to be prepared for the crosswinds which routinely blow — either right-to-left or left-to-right. The design team created some of the most demanding bunkers possible but given the fact that most players were using short irons and even wedges I find it completely appropriate. The demands of the 9th at Erin Hills were no more difficult than what players encounter when playing the renowned "postage stamp" hole at Royal Troon. But professionals are quick to howl when such a hole exposes them so blatantly.
What did the USGA take a page from?
The USGA took a clear page from the R&A in allowing the players to show their skills without making slight mistakes into draconian penalties.
Is Erin Hills a USGA event?
Erin Hills was properly set-up by the United States Golf Association (USGA) for the event. In years past the USGA would have been tempted to narrow the fairways to inane narrow widths and such an action would likely have simply caused the same kind of slog one has seen when US Opens are held as players cannot really recover but must simply hack a wedge back out to the fairway.