Whistling Straits earns spot on World’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses list

By |  April 1, 2016 0 Comments

Golf Digest has once again included the Straits course at Whistling Straits on its second biennial list of World’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses–ranking No. 51 in the world, a recent news release reported.

“We are extremely honored Whistling Straits continues to be recognized as part of Golf Digest’s elite rankings,” said Jim Richerson, general manager and group director of Golf for Kohler Co. “It’s very gratifying to see the vision and hard work that went into creating Whistling Straits rewarded in such a significant way by people who have experienced many of the top courses in the world.”

The magazine’s ranking is based on an editorial review by 1,200 course-evaluation panelists across North America and more than 600 international panelists, with added insights by the editors of 30 international Golf Digest editions. The magazine noted that 46 of the 100 courses on the list were seaside venues, and that coastal courses that emulate the early originals are much in-demand among today’s golfers.

Whistling Straits is made up of two links-style courses: the rugged lakeside Straits Course and the more inland grassland-and-dunes Irish Course. The Straits course hosted the 2015 PGA Championship, and will welcome the Ryder Cup in 2020.

Kohler is also the home of the much-praised Blackwolf Run, which is made up of two distinct courses—The River Course and The Meadow Valleys Course–that are separated by the Sheboygan River. Blackwolf Run was named by Golf Digest as “The Best New Public Course” in 1988 and has hosted Majors such as the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open Championships.

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