|Established||2006, 11 years ago|
|Owned by||Andrew Ziegler|
|Tournaments hosted||2011 U.S. Amateur,
2017 U.S. Open
|Designed by||Dr. Michael Hurdzan,
Dana Fry, Ron Whitten
|Length||7,812 yards (7,143 m)|
Erin Hills is a golf course in the north central United States, located in Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles (55 km) northwest of Milwaukee. It is scheduled to host the 117th U.S. Open in 2017, which was announced on June 10, 2010.
Construction began in 2004 and the course officially opened in 2006. It also makes it the first USGA regular men's event ever awarded to a course owned by one person. The 2011 U.S. Amateur, won by Kelly Kraft, was also held at Erin Hills.
Erin Hills was built by Wisconsin developer Robert "Bob" Lang who used his own money to fund the course. Designers included Dr. Michael John Hurdzan and his business partner Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten. Determined to bring the U.S. Open to Erin Hills and at the suggestion of USGA officials, Lang made many changes to the layout of the course, dramatically changing several holes. Lang's ultimate goal of bringing the U.S. Open forced him to sell the course, due to financial difficulties.
In 2009, Andrew Ziegler purchased the course.
As part of Ziegler’s commitment to upgrading the conditioning of the golf course, he said that Erin Hills would be operated on a “walking-only” basis starting in 2010. Unlike most modern courses, Erin Hills was not outfitted with paved cart paths.
The course included a manor home specifically built as a hotel that includes a pub, and a refurbished barn available for private events. The grounds have been upgraded to include cottages for overnight stay.
Major tournaments hosted
|2008||U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links||Tiffany Joh|
|2011||U.S. Amateur||Kelly Kraft|
|2017||U.S. Open (scheduled)||June 15–18|
|Black||77.9 / 145||608||358||476||439||505||237||607||492||165||3887||504||403||464||215||613||370||200||481||663||3913||7800|
|Blue||75.0 / 139||560||338||431||439||439||208||576||443||150||3584||476||353||434||193||507||359||184||447||637||3590||7174|
|Green||73.2 / 135||536||316||401||398||406||188||551||415||143||3354||455||315||388||170||507||346||163||434||622||3400||6754|
|White||70.5 / 129||485||316||401||385||359||176||487||361||138||3108||421||315||388||170||473||288||143||385||542||3125||6233|
|White||75.5 / 131||485||316||401||385||359||176||487||361||138||3108||421||315||388||170||473||288||143||385||542||3125||6233|
|Gold||69.2 / 118||386||223||299||280||320||124||389||239||135||2395||298||274||319||152||438||252||126||322||506||2687||5082|
- You Tube – 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills recap
- "U.S. Amateur" (PDF). Erin Hills, Wisconsin: GCSAA. Tournament Fact Sheet. August 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Erin Hills". USGA. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- Greenstein, Teddy (July 5, 2014). "Erin Hills making changes in advance of 2017 U.S. Open". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- Erin Hills' buyer: No carts allowed