steve boulanger WHISTLING STRAITS & erin Hills Golf Trip Proposal
JUNE 10, 2023 - JUNE 16, 2023 | 5 NIGHTS | 6 PLUS ROUNDS | 4 GOLFERS | $5,480.00 USDpp / $5,325.00 USDpp
November 29, 2022
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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. Because of the time we spend, this sometimes comes at a cost, so working with us may not be for everyone or for every trip. But 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 schedule is based on 4 golfers traveling and includes 5 nights lodging, 6 rounds of golf plus 1 round on the par 3 course, The Baths, caddie fees at The Straits, forecaddie & cart fees at The Irish, The River, and Meadow Valleys, and numerous other inclusions listed below.
Erin Hills is a walking-only golf course. Epic Golf Travel will reserve caddie services on your behalf, the fee & gratuity is paid locally.
Your suggested lodging has you staying 4 nights in (4) Prairie Guest Rooms at the Inn on Woodlake in Kohler - located 3 minutes from Blackwolf Run & 20 minutes from Whistling Straits and 1 night in a Two-Bedroom Suite and Double Room at The Lodge at Erin Hills. More information on your lodging may be found below.
Your suggested golf has you playing 2 rounds at Erin Hills and 4 rounds at Whistling Straits; The Straits Course, The Irish Course, The River Course, and Meadow Valleys. Also included is a round on their new par 3 course, The Baths. Caddie fees are included for your rounds The Straits (gratuity not included) and cart & forecaddie fees are included for your rounds on The Irish, The River, and Meadow Valleys (gratuity not included). Erin Hills is walking-only and Epic Golf Travel will arrange caddie services - the fee & gratuity is paid locally. More information on your golf courses may be found below.
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 Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can 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.
This trip itinerary is a quotation only and therefore remains subject to availability.
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|YOUR TRIP SUMMARY|
|DATES:||June 11, 2023 - June 16, 2023|
|# GOLFERS:||4 Golfers|
|6 Days / 5 Nights / 6 Plus Rounds|
|GOLF:||6 rounds of golf on Erin Hills (2 rounds), The Straits, The Irish, The River, and Meadow Valleys. 1 round on The Baths par-3 course.|
|LODGING:||4 nights single lodging in Prairie Guest Rooms at Inn on Woodlake at Whistling Straits and 1 night lodging at The Lodge at Erin Hills in a Two-Bedroom Suite and Double Room (double occupancy)|
|TRANSPORT:||Airport transfers can be added at additional cost. Complimentary shuttle service provided to all resort golf courses while guests of Inn on Woodlake|
Two-Bed Suite at Erin Hills - $5,480.00 USDpp (2 Golfers)
Double Room at Erin Hills - $5,325.00 USDpp (2 Golfers)
|DEPOSIT:||$1,350.00 USD per person|
|TEE TIMES:||Tee times will be booked as close as possible to your group preferences|
|TERMS:||Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can 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|
In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a deposit reflected above is required, with the balance due 60 days prior to travel.
Each golfer may make their online payments individually.
WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?
WE'VE BEEN THERE
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THE EPIC TEAM
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THE TRIP PUZZLE
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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.
THE INN ON WOODLAKE
Well-appointed lakeside property located in Kohler Village, this hotel has a five-star spa and easy access to the four Kohler golf courses.
The Inn on Woodlake blends modern-day ambiance and convenience for golfers visiting Whistling Straits. All 121 rooms feature the signature Kohler shower experience with multiple fixtures. The black-and-white room décor is simple but contemporary: crisp white duvets, upholstered headboards, and white tiled bathrooms.
A five-star spa, complete with a European-inspired swimming pool and the latest in Kohler fixtures, and sports club that features an indoor pool, racquetball courts, and dozens of classes, round out the amenities.
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.
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