Erin Hills

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Erin Hills
Club information
Location Erin, Wisconsin
Established 2006, 11 years ago
Type Public
Owned by Andrew Ziegler
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted 2011 U.S. Amateur,
2017 U.S. Open
Greens Bentgrass
Fairways Fine fescue[1]
Website erinhills.com
Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan,
Dana Fry, Ron Whitten
Par 72
Length 7,812 yards (7,143 m)
Course rating 77.9
Slope rating 145[2]
Erin Hills is located in the US
Erin Hills
Erin Hills
Location in the United States
Erin Hills is located in Wisconsin
Erin Hills
Erin Hills
Location in Wisconsin

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,[3] 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.[1]

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.[4]

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[edit]

Year Tournament Winner
2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Tiffany Joh
2011 U.S. Amateur Kelly Kraft
2017 U.S. Open (scheduled) June 15–18

Bolded years are major championships on the PGA Tour.

Scorecard[edit]

Erin Hills
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 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
Handicap Men's 3 13 7 11 9 15 1 5 17 4 14 10 18 2 12 16 8 6
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap Women's 3 11 7 9 5 17 1 13 15 4 12 8 18 2 10 16 14 6
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

Source:[2]

Video[edit]

  • You Tube – 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills recap

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Amateur" (PDF). Erin Hills, Wisconsin: GCSAA. Tournament Fact Sheet. August 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Erin Hills". USGA. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (July 5, 2014). "Erin Hills making changes in advance of 2017 U.S. Open". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Erin Hills' buyer: No carts allowed

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°14′42″N 88°23′42″W / 43.245°N 88.395°W / 43.245; -88.395