As I am always an advocate of Midwestern golf, I’ll note that one of the region’s premiere resorts, The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin opened this past weekend. Other courses around the Great Lakes region are also putting out the flagsticks.
I had the this past summer to play Blackwolf Run at Kohler’s American Club this past summer and am anxious to get back to try Whistling Straits.
If you have not tried Midwestern golf, you are missing out. Another public access Wisconsin course, Erin Hills, is the site of this year’s US Open. I played Erin Hills on the same trip — organized for me by Travel Wisconsin — that I played Blackwolf Run. You can read my Erin Hills review at this link. It will be great to see Midwest[ublic access golf featured in our National Championship.
My home base, Michigan, also has a wealth of fine courses. Michigan, in fact, has more public courses than any other state. If you would like suggestions, you can browse all of my Michigan golf course reviews here.
I’ll single out a few resort course that I think are must-plays: Forest Dunes and The Loop at Forest Dunes; Boyne’s The Heather, The Moor, Crooked Tree and Bay Harbor; Treetops’ Masterpiece and Tradition; Gull Lake View’s collection of six courses and Arcadia Bluffs. Each of these locations has lodging and food and varying levels of service.
A couple of years ago, I also had the chance to visit the Eagle Ridge resort in Galena, Illinois and found that it’s four courses were a delight to play.
Visit the Midwest for golf this summer. I do not think you will be disappointed.