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Whistling Straits No. 1

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Photo gallery of the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisc.
Whistling Straits Hole 1

The first hole of the Straits Course at Whistling Straits.

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Hole No. 1
  • Name of hole: Outward Bound
  • Par: 4
  • Yards: 408 (Note: Yardages used in this gallery are those that were in play at the 2010 PGA Championship)
The Whistling Straits Web site describes the Straits Course this way: "Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits Course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline."

That rugged terrain was fashioned by man, however. Before the land was acquired to be transformed into a links-looking golf course, it was pretty flat and featureless. The land was an airfield once upon a time.

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