The State of Wisconsin has a total of 10 golf courses that appear on the most current list of â€œAmericaâ€™s 100 Greatest Public Coursesâ€ produced by Golf Digest Magazine.
The list includes:
3. Whistling Straits (Straits course)
9. Erin Hills
15. Blackwolf Run (River course)
18. Sand Valley
27. Mammoth Dunes
43. Whistling Straits (Irish course)
57. Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys course)
58. The Golf Courses of Lawsonia (Links course)
69. Troy Burne Golf Course
Whistling Straits hosted the PGA Championship three times and will also host the 2020 Ryder Cup.
Erin Hills was the site of the 2017 U.S. Open and will host the 2025 U.S. Womenâ€™s Open.
Blackwolf Run hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Womenâ€™s Opens.
The tournaments have brought attention to Wisconsinâ€™s best golf courses and attracted golfers from around the country to travel to Wisconsin in hopes of experiencing the famed courses for themselves.
The newest Wisconsin golf courses are Sand Valley, which opened in 2017, and Mammoth Dunes, which opened in 2018; both are located at Sand Valley Golf Resort, developed near Nekoosa by Mike Keiser, renowned for developing Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon.
SentryWorld in Stevens Point is famous for its â€œFlower Holeâ€. Petunias, snapdragons, marigolds, geraniums and other annuals surround the par 3 16th hole and are treated as lateral hazards.