THE STRAITS at WHISTLING STRAITS

Arguably the greatest championship course in the United States, the Straits at Whistlings Straits has hosted the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the2007 U.S. Senior Open, and in future site of the Ryder Cup 2020. The Straits Course runs along a two-mile (3 km) stretch of Lake Michigan, the course features vast rolling greens, deep pot bunkers, grass-topped dunes and¬†winds that sweep in off the lake. At 7,514 yards, it is the second longest course to host a major. The seventeenth named “Pinched Nerve”, the unofficial signature hole, is the most difficult par-3 on the course. At 223 yards, with towering sand dunes and the lake to the left leaves golfers with no option but to go straight for the green.