Wisconsin may be cheese-heads country during football season but this is not the only sport locals go crazy over. Wisconsin has some of the best golf courses in the mid-west. Even though it is frigid cold and covered in snow some of the year, in months when the sun comes out Wisconsin has perfect golfing weather.
Whistling Straights is rated in the top 50 golf courses in the world. Designed by Pete Dye this course opened in 1998 and immediately impressed golfers. It hosted its first major, the PGA Championship, in 2004. The course is on the shores of Lake Michigan and is exposed to the elements in the tradition of British links style courses. Littered with bunkers, deep rough and pristine greens, Whistling Straights is both a challenge and a pleasure to play.
There also numerous Wisconsin golf tournaments for women and amateurs every year. Play in best ball formats, stoke play, match play and even team events. The PGA and Wisconsin State Golf Association work together to put on 3 amateur tournaments each year. These events are held at premier courses around the state. This partnership is helping Wisconsin to develop and promote golf at all levels and all ages.
The Golf Club at Camelot has built a strong reputation as one of Wisconsin's must play courses. The terrain features elevation change and unusual water placements. The 9th hole is a dogleg par 5 with water to carry off the tee and a stream to cross with your second shot. The 13th is a par 3 with an elevated tee box 120 feet above the green. The view from here is so spectacular that numerous wedding ceremonies take place here every year.
Wisconsin has more than 600 golf courses to choose from and each one is something special to play. There are plenty of executive courses as well as full length challenges to enjoy. The Wisconsin golf tournament scene is one of the most active in the country. Visit any clubhouse and you will see that the local golfing is serious and fierce as nearly every course has active leagues.