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