Erin Hills Golf Course (host of last year’s U.S. Open) is a beautiful, but extremely challenging, course that is a gem deserving of the buzz its receiving in the golf world. Situated 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the 7,812-yard, par-72 track lies in the small town of Erin, Wisconsin. The course’s dramatic landscape takes advantage of the natural slops of the land, which makes for exciting but tricky lies and stances. It boasts a course rating of 77.9 and a slope of 145. During the 117th U.S. Open, the course played 7,693 yards. The course was easily among the most challenging courses I have ever played.
Arriving at Bandon Dunes golf resort feels as though you have traveled to Scotland or Ireland. The courses at Bandon Dunes are designed to capture the natural environment of the magnificent southern Oregon Coast. The courses have huge sand dunes, large pine trees, and tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort has four championship courses and offers an unparalleled links golf experience in the United States. The namesake course, Bandon Dunes, offers the most amazing scenery of the group, and arguably the country.