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Tee Time
Five public golf courses within driving distance of Milwaukee

By ALEINA McGETTRICK
Photos Courtesy of Kohler Co.

June 2016

In a city like Milwaukee, finding outdoor to-dos isnít difficult during the summer months. Festivals, music events and #lakelife activities abound, and one of the areaís most popular summer sports ó golf ó becomes a nearly weekly (if not daily) pastime. Whether youíre new to the sport or a seasoned pro, here are five public golf courses fit for all experience levels.

Destination Kohler

Kohlerís courses were created by legendary golf designer Pete Dye. "Our facilities offer four distinctly different playing experiences for our guests ó The Straits and The Irish at Whistling Straits and The River and The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run," explains Dirk M. Willis, PGA director of golf. "All are major championship caliber courses, offering the professional and amateur player unique challenges." A teaching program for each course is also available through the Kohler Golf Academy; players of all experiences levels are encouraged to participate. 419 Highland Drive, Kohler, (855) 444-2838 or americanclubresort.com

Brown Deer Park

Designed in 1929 by George Hansen, the Brown Deer Park Golf Course has seen numerous golf pros, from U.S. Bank Championship players to Tiger Woods when he made his pro debut. With that in mind, this is a course even expert players deem

difficult. An insiderís tip to keep in mind when playing the course?

Watch the front pins and play in the middle down the greens. 7625 N. Range Line Road, (414) 352-8080 or milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com

Washington County Golf Course

The Washington County Golf Course is situated just an hour from downtown Milwaukee and is as beautiful as it is challenging. The course has hosted several PGA events and now offers the opportunity for golfers to experience championship-level play. Whether youíre a beginner or a pro who needs a quick brushup, lessons and fittings by resident golf professional Craig Czerniejewski are also available. 6439 Clover Road, Hartford, (262) 670-6616 or golfwcgc.com

Brighton Dale Links

Located in Kenosha County,

Brighton Dale Links is a juxtaposition of challenging, tree-lined courses surrounded by a spectacular natural setting. The course as a whole is made up of 45 holes and consists of wetlands, trees, bunkers and hilly

terrains. There are three courses

players can choose from ó White Birch and Blue Spruce are both 18 holes, while Red Pine is a nine-hole course. 830 248th Ave., Kansasville, (262) 697-4653 or golfbrightondale.com

Kettle Moraine Golf Club

An 18-hole golf course, Kettle Moraine Golf Club is a combination of woods and wetlands, and its scenic 6,406 yards of terrain cater to players of all skill levels. The golf club offers several other amenities, including professional golf instruction on the practice green and individual and group lessons by PGA professional Rick Callies. W365 S4299 Highway

67, Dousman, (262) 965-6200 or kettlemorainegolf.com

 


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