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Wisconsin Coastline Gems

Next week, the PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straits in Eastern Wisconsin for the third time in 11 years. With the region’s friendly people, amazing golf and picturesque terrain, there’s no denying there is something magnetic about this particular area of the Badger State between Green Bay and Milwaukee.

Just like in Kohler, the state’s natural beauty shines through in the design of several golf course gems following the Lake Michigan shoreline. Passing through farmland situated on rolling hills, this stretch along Interstate 43 is known for its scenic Door Peninsula and Schooner’s Coast, dotted with cherry and apple orchards, lighthouses and bustling Midwestern towns.

Come and be delighted by one of these Wisconsin coastline gems.

Fire Ridge Golf Club (Grafton, Wisc.) – Built in 1994, Fire Ridge Golf Course features 18 holes of luxurious golf on fine bent grass with bunkers, 11 holes with water, trees and rolling hills on 208 acres, creating a memorable challenge. Enjoy a cold post-round beverage in Flannery’s at Fire Ridge, the club’s traditional Irish pub complete with a large oak bar, cozy booths and a warm stone fireplace.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Golf Advisor


Autumn Ridge

Autumn Ridge GC in Valders, Wisc. Photo by Autumn Ridge

Autumn Ridge Golf Club (Valders, Wisc.) – Located 35 miles north of Kohler in Valders, Wisconsin, Autumn Ridge Golf Club features bent grass fairways, tees and greens creating breathtaking vista views. A local favorite for more than 22 years, the course caters to all groups, regardless how large or small, to create the complete golf getaway experience.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on Golf Advisor


The Bog

The BOG is a highly-decorated Arnold Palmer design in Saukville. Photo by The BOG

The BOG (Saukville, Wisc.) – This Arnold Palmer Signature design found nestled in Cedarburg Bog on acres of woods, wetlands and wildlife habitat north of Milwaukee rocketed to the top of Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best Courses in the Country list following its opening in the mid 1990s. It has since remained a top 10 course in the state of Wisconsin thanks to impeccably-manicured bent grass greens, courteous, friendly and helpful staff and an expansive, 15-acre practice facility.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Golf Advisor


Fox Hills National #1

Enjoy Scottish links style golf at Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot. Photo by Fox Hills Resort

Fox Hills Resort (Mishicot, Wisc.) – The National Course at Fox Hills Resort is a Scottish links course enjoyable for golfers of all abilities and highlighted by vast sandy areas, sculpted mounds, numerous water hazards and double greens. Named the “2007 Resort Course of the Year” by the GCOW, come to enjoy world-class golf at The National and stay for modern resort amenities, including an indoor pool and sauna, fitness center, multiple dining locations and ample meeting space.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Golf Advisor


Featured image courtesy of Fire Ridge Golf Club

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