Over two centuries ago, Chief Blackwolf and his Winnebago tribe resided in the Sheboygan River Valley. Today, melded into that very same river basin formed by the flows of glacial runoff, you’ll find The River and The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run.
Regarded as one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, Blackwolf Run has hosted a number of professional championships: the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 as well as the U.S. Women’s Open in 1998 and 2012.
Pete Dye designed one of the best golf courses in America on rich land once known by the Winnebagos and Algonquins for exceptional fishing and hunting. Intimidating to the professional, fair and dramatic for the amateur, this “beauty of the beast” measures 7,404 from the back tees with a slope of 151. Target landing areas, strategic bunkering, large undulating greens, and water or gorges on 14 of the 18 holes characterize the challenge of this championship course. The playing values of the River course are a match for its natural beauty.
In its brief existence, the River course has quickly earned a reputation as being among the country’s very best. Ranking #15 in Golf Digest’s 2017/2018 America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses and #19 in GolfWeek’s 2017 Best Resort Courses. GOLF Magazine says this course “must be considered the nation’s finest public-access course of modern times.”
Course stats: 18 holes, 7,404 yards, par: 72
Blackwolf Run – The River Course
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