Mark Harris Group Erin Hills & whistling Straits Golf TRIP

MAY 15, 2023 - MAY 20, 2023 | 5 NIGHTS |  8 ROUNDS | 12 GOLFERS | $4,870.00 USD PP

Epic Golf Travel

October 14, 2023

Hello Mark!

Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!

Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.


At Epic Golf Travel, our motto, “The Best Golf Vacations on the Planet”, is our sincere promise to you to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every trip you take and every time you take one.


To this end, we spend more hours planning and executing your trip than any other golf tour company in the industry. For those who seek a genuine interest in their golf experience and fanatical attention to detail, we believe you’ll appreciate our absolute commitment to you and your golf travel plans.

The attached confirmed itinerary is based on 12 golfers traveling and includes 5 nights lodging in single guest rooms, 8 rounds of golf, caddie fees at Whistling Straits The Straits Course, cart fees at The Irish Course, The River and Meadow Valleys courses and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Your confirmed lodging has you staying 4 nights in Single King Guest Rooms at The American Club at Whistling Straits and 1 night in Single King Guest Rooms at The Lodge at Erin Hills.

Your confirmed golf has you playing a total of 8 rounds; 36 holes at Erin Hills Golf Club and 6 rounds at Whistling Straits;  36 holes on The Straits Course and 18 holes on The Irish Course, The River Course, the Meadow Valleys Course and their new par 3 course, The Baths. More information on your lodging and golf courses may be found below.


Here is your confirmed itinerary:

Monday 5/15:  Arrive Milwaukee / Transfer to Kohler / Check-in to The American Club
Tuesday 5/16:  Play The Irish Course / 8:30am on
Tuesday 5/16:  Play The Straits Course / 2:40pm on
Wednesday 5/17:  Play Meadow Valleys Course / 8:40am on
Wednesday 5/17:  Play The River Course / 2:40pm on
Thursday 5/18:  Play The Straits Course / 10:10am on
Thursday 5/18:  Play The Baths Par 3 / 4:45pm on
Friday 5/19:  Check-out of Kohler / Transfer to Erin Hills
Friday 5/19:  Play Erin Hills Golf Club / 11:36am on / Check-in to Erin Hills Lodge
Saturday 5/20:  Play Erin Hills Golf Club / 8:37am on
Saturday 5/20:  Depart Milwaukee for home


Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.


Your monies are 100% protected from any COVID related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled without penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19 that affect your lodging or golf.


When you're ready to book, simply click on the "Ready to Book" button and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.

I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.

Kind regards,

YOUR TRIP SUMMARY
DATES: May 15, 2023 - May 20, 2023
# GOLFERS: 12 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
6 Days / 5 Nights / 8 Rounds
GOLF: 8 rounds of golf... 36 holes on Erin Hills GC, 36 holes on The Straits Course and 18 holes on The Irish, The River, Meadow Valleys and The Baths courses
LODGING: 4 nights single lodging at The American Club at Whistling Straits night and 1 night single lodging at The Lodge at Erin Hills
TRANSPORT: Transfers between the airport and Sand Valley, Kohler & Erin Hills are available but NOT included
PRICE: $4,870.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $1,250.00 USD per person
TERMS: Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19 that affect your lodging or golf.

Trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you choose not to purchase insurance, the Cancellation Policy in the Terms & Conditions section of our website will apply.
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
8 rounds of golf... 36 holes on Erin Hills GC, 36 holes on The Straits Course and 18 holes on The Irish, The River, Meadow Valleys and The Baths courses
4 nights single lodging at The American Club at Whistling Straits night and 1 night single lodging at The Lodge at Erin Hills
Club storage, locker room, shoe service & full use of all practice facilities
Caddie fees on The Straits & Forecaddie fees on The Irish, The Rivers & Meadow Valleys are included at Whistling Straits (gratuity not included)
Riding cart fees included for The River Course, Meadow Valleys & The Irish Course
Gift bag with logo items included from Whistling Straits
Full Services of Epic Golf Travel Personnel before, during and after your trip including a web portal for individual online deposit and balance payments, arranging all golf, room, caddie and dinner reservations, rental car requests & airport transfer requests
Epic Golf Travel 24/7 Golf Concierge Service
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare
Caddie Fees (unless noted)
Gratuities
Any golf or lodging not listed above
Any food & beverage not listed above
Any trip incidentals

WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?

WE'VE BEEN THERE

We have real-world experience with each destinations and use our personal journeys to help create your custom trip.

THE EPIC TEAM

PGA Professionals and travel industry veterans combine for a perfect blend of golf knowledge and expertise.

THE TRIP PUZZLE

It's hard work fitting the pieces of your golf trip puzzle together. We make your trip 100% fun by doing it for you.

99.4%

of our clients would travel with us again

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YOUR GOLF COURSES

YOUR GOLF COURSES

ERIN HILLS

Host to the 2011 US Amateur & the 2017 US Open

Opened in 2006 and having already hosted a US Amateur and the US Open, Erin Hills has evolved quickly into a must-play championship venue.

On a rugged landscape formed by glacial action thousands of years ago, little earth was moved when forming the course, resulting in one of the most natural layouts to be found anywhere in the US.

Erin Hills enjoys exceptional terrain for inland links golf, with rolling dune-like hills, golden fescue, and uninhibited views across the course highlighted by a few select trees. The course tends to play hard and fast, reminding you of playing in Scotland or Ireland.

The setting at Erin Hills has a special feeling that is difficult to convey in words; you simply have to experience it for yourself.

WHISTLING STRAITS: THE STRAITS

18 holes, 72 par, 7,790/7,142/6,663 yards

If you didn’t know the history behind Whistling Straits, you’d believe that the 560-acres of land had been shaped by the hands of time. But you’d be wrong. Whistling Straits was the vision of Herbert V. Kohler, Jnr. who transformed a former airfield into one of the most dramatic courses on the planet.

In 1998, the course opened for play and even Pete Dye thinks that building Whistling Straits was a “once in a lifetime thing”. It took a few million dollars and a Herculean effort to build the incredible Straits course, which is sculpted for two miles alongside the Lake Michigan shoreline.

With an interesting figure of eight routing for both outward and inward nines, the layout is extremely well-balanced and utilizes the topography to its' full effect. Whistling Straits is an architectural engineering work of art and it’s and absolute must-play course.

WHISTLING STRAITS: THE IRISH

18 holes, 72 par, 7,201/6,750 yards

The Straits course gets most of the hype between these two co-located courses due to its major championship pedigree, but The Irish is a treat to play. The second Pete Dye layout at Whistling Straits sits just inland from the Straits, but boasts many of the same incredible features and challenges while still maintaining a personality all its own.

There are many holes that force strategy and some thought off the tee in terms of how aggressive you want to be. Hole 2 is a great example. You can try to be more aggressive off the tee, but you've got water down the left and a bunker on the right that comes into play if hit driver. How much are you willing to risk?

The greens are tricky, but extremely smooth rolling. Bunkers are used strategically in the all the best ways... to challenge you, to deceive you, and to punish you. The bunkers on this course are a little rockier than others in the area... really more waste areas than bunkers. Not many will allow your typical explosion shot. Overall, this course is a treat to play. The facilities are exceptional (as you'd expect) and the staff is very friendly,

BLACKWOLF RUN: THE RIVER

18 holes, 72 par, 7,404/6,865 yards

Designed by Pete Dye, both courses at Blackwolf Run are top notch golf courses but the River course is undoubtedly the flagship layout. There a number of refreshing aspects to playing at Blackwolf Run (apart from the clean, fresh air, of course) - a player may walk while carrying their bag, there are no houses or condominiums adjacent to the property, there is a choice of four tee boxes per hole and the course is kept in immaculate condition – none of which can be said for most resort courses.

Severe elevation changes are a feature as all eighteen holes wind their way round and about natural and man-made water hazards. Precise course management must be used at Blackwolf Run, as a poor decision will cost many shots to par. You could be in another world a long way from Wisconsin on the three holes around the turn on the River course – possibly the finest three at Blackwolf Run.

BLACKWOLF RUN: MEADOW VALLEYS

18 holes, 72 par, 7,250/6,830 yards

If there are two or more courses on a property, one is guaranteed to be overlooked. Such is the fate of the Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run. Though it’s not a major championship venue, it is a deserving Top 100 course in its own right, and it would be foolish to make a trip to Kohler without playing it.

Despite being on the same property as The River, The Meadow Valleys has a look that’s distinct from its Blackwolf Run sister. The Meadow Valleys is more open, offering many long views that allow you to see multiple holes. There are still plenty of elevation changes, but they tend to be more compact – an elevated green rather than an entire hole that plays uphill. The most obvious difference between the two courses is the lack of water at The Meadow Valleys – it’s only a substantial hazard on six holes.

THE BATHS PAR 3 COURSE

The Baths of Blackwolf Run is a 10-hole, par-3 course that is built on 27 acres between the first and 11th holes of Blackwolf Run’s Meadow Valleys course.

The hole lengths range from 60 to 160 yards, and though the layout features four water hazards (the “baths”), none of them require forced carries to play the hole.

Though the course was designed to be played as a 10-holer, the routing allows for both shorter and longer playing experiences. In addition to the short course, guests can enjoy a two-acre putting course, log cabin food-and-beverage station and ample outdoor seating around a firepit.

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YOUR LODGING

YOUR LODGING

THE AMERICAN CLUB

The flagship of the town of Kohler is The American Club, a luxury boutique hotel in which every bathroom is a one-of-a-kind showcase for Kohler’s highest-end spa and plumbing products.

Rooms feature heavy down comforters and high-thread-count sheets, wet bars and fine furniture from Kohler’s own lines. But it’s the bathrooms where the company makes its grandest statement. In the main building, they range from very impressive to over the top, each one featuring a signature Kohler “Shower Experience,” which might include steam, chromotherapy lights, massage jets or a combination, while many also have jetted tubs.

Kohler owns virtually every shop, restaurant and hotel in town. The result? A seamless town-slash-resort hybrid in which you can charge everything to your room, from meals at the off-premises Cucina Italian restaurant to classes at Yoga on the Lake. The American Club’s four-star Immigrant Restaurant offers fine dining with a nod to regional traditions, like local walleye, while the Horse & Plow pub serves homemade Wisconsin bratwurst and other hearty Midwestern specialties.

ERIN HILLS LODGE

The Lodge at Erin Hills is just off the 18th green and certainly resembles an Irish country inn, which was the intent, after all.

The Lodge features a variety of room options complete with antique furnishings, Egyptian linens, and private bathrooms.  There are also private four bedroom cottages overlooking the golf course on property. Each cottage offers spacious beds, private bathrooms, and a central great room complete with flat screen television, gas fireplace, wet bar, and comfortable seating.

The Lodge is a short walk down a few sets of stairs from the Clubhouse, and is situated between the practice facility and the first tee. The Irish Pub on the first floor has one main bar room, which extends into a back lounge with televisions and poker tables.

The pub leads outdoors to a porch with rocking chairs where you can smoke your cigar and tell tall tales about your shots of the day. You can also enjoy the sunset on the outside patio, which has tables and three fire pits overlooking the first hole.

 

COMMITTED TO THE PERFECT TRIP

A COMPANY OF GOLFERS

We've traveled the world playing golf.  We think just like you do, making us the perfect golf planning partner.

BESPOKE GOLF EXPERIENCES

We offer the finest resorts and golf courses in the world and customize each and every trip.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE

Our partners have been providing the highest level of service to their golf clientele for decades.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

You deserve a trip that is planned and executed perfectly, providing you with memories that last a lifetime.

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