Blackwolf Run

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Blackwolf Run
River Course, Blackwolf Run.jpg
River Course in May 2008
Club information
Location Kohler, Wisconsin, U.S.
Established 1988
Type Public
Owned by Kohler Company
Operated by The American Club
Total holes 36
Tournaments hosted U.S. Women's Open:
1998, 2012
Website Blackwolf Run
River Course
Designed by Pete Dye
Par 72
Length 7,404 yd (6,770 m) [1]
Course rating 76.2
Slope rating 151 [2]
Meadow Valleys Course
Designed by Pete Dye
Par 72
Length 7,250 yd (6,629 m) [3]
Course rating 75.1
Slope rating 145 [4]

Blackwolf Run is a golf course complex in Kohler, Wisconsin. It is one of two golf destinations associated with The American Club, owned by a subsidiary of the Kohler Company. The other is the Whistling Straits complex in nearby Haven.

Opened in 1988 with 18 holes, Blackwolf Run was named that year's "Best New Public Course" by Golf Digest magazine, and has continued to accumulate awards and honors including regular ranking on the list of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest and the "Top 100 You Can Play" by Golf Magazine. Nine holes were added in 1989 and it became a 36-hole facility in 1990. Most recently, both the River and Meadow Valleys courses received the coveted 5-Star ranking from Golf Digest.

River Course[edit]

The River Course is an 18-hole layout along a glacial river basin that features a 7,404 yards (6,770 m) of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.[1] The course has a rating of 76.2, and it has a slope rating of 151.[2] Designed by noted course architect Pete Dye, the course uses half of the original holes opened in 1988 and is played on bent grass. The river is the meandering Sheboygan River, which flows eastward to Lake Michigan at Sheboygan.

Meadow Valleys Course[edit]

The Meadow Valleys Course is an 18-hole layout at 7,250 yards (6,629 m) for a par of 72.[3] Also designed by Dye, the course rating is 75.1, with a slope of 145.[4]

U.S. Women's Open[edit]

The Original Championship Course (holes 10-18 on the Meadow Valleys Course and holes 1-4 and 14-18 on the River Course) was used for the 1998 U.S. Women's Open, won by Se Ri Pak in an extended playoff. The composite course uses the original 18 holes at Blackwolf Run, which were split between the two courses when the second 18 holes were added. The championship course employs the back nine from the Meadow Valleys course and the first four and last five holes from the River course; in 1998 it was set at par 71 with a length of 6,412 yards (5,863 m).[5] The same layout was used for the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, but extended by over 500 yards (460 m) and at par 72. The length for 2012 was 6,954 yards (6,359 m) at an approximate elevation of 650 feet (200 m) above sea level.[6]

Scorecards[edit]

Blackwolf Run - Meadow Valleys Course[3][4]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 75.1 / 145 392 402 182 565 403 475 520 240 485 3664 382 522 461 341 423 227 590 182 458 3586 7250
Blue 73.2 / 139 368 392 176 539 380 470 494 187 462 3468 366 514 438 335 409 196 544 165 395 3362 6830
Green 71.5 / 136 349 385 158 516 362 444 488 176 432 3310 330 495 407 313 384 189 487 152 383 3140 6450
White 70.3 / 132 335 375 142 473 340 406 475 160 413 3119 320 487 395 304 376 150 478 138 373 3021 6140
Red 65.2 / 123 281 278 110 428 314 341 426 112 307 2597 242 460 327 233 293 103 415 92 303 2468 5065
Handicap 7 5 15 9 11 1 17 13 3 10 14 2 8 6 16 12 18 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72


Blackwolf Run - River Course[1][2]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 76.2 / 151 610 377 468 219 427 388 426 532 361 3808 227 621 486 231 346 374 620 181 510 3596 7404
Blue 73.7 / 144 564 370 410 195 400 361 401 524 337 3562 204 560 465 205 310 354 560 175 470 3303 6865
Green 72.1 / 139 526 355 395 185 388 333 374 492 316 3364 194 536 423 192 304 346 540 168 440 3143 6507
White 70.3 / 132 501 345 389 146 376 308 352 470 302 3189 175 522 372 150 294 329 511 153 415 2921 6110
Red 65.7 / 123 411 310 295 117 275 265 293 401 238 2605 147 446 333 101 228 290 483 131 351 2510 5115
Handicap 5 13 1 15 3 17 7 9 11 14 6 2 10 16 18 8 12 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 37 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "River Course score card". American Club Resort, Blackwolf Run. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Blackwolf Run - River". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Meadow Valleys Course score card". American Club Resort, Blackwolf Run. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Blackwolf Run - Meadow Valleys". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Women's Open: fourth round results". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 6, 1998. p. c4. 
  6. ^ "2012 U.S. Women's Open: fact sheet". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°43′30″N 87°46′16″W / 43.725°N 87.771°W / 43.725; -87.771