Mark Harris Erin Hills, Sand Valley & whistling Straits Golf TRIP

AUGUST 29, 2023 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2023 | 6 NIGHTS |  8 ROUNDS | 16 GOLFERS

Epic Golf Travel

February 2, 2022

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. 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 16 golfers traveling and includes 6 nights lodging in single guest rooms, 8 rounds of golf, caddie fees at Whistling Straits Straits Course and Irish Course, cart fees at Blackwolf Run River, an embossed leather gift set for each player from Epic Golf Travel and numerous other inclusions listed below.

Erin Hills, Sand Valley, and Mammoth Dunes are walking-only golf courses, caddies are optional but highly recommended. Epic Golf Travel will be glad to arrange the caddies for your group, they are paid locally on the day of play and not included in the cost.

Your suggested lodging has you staying 1 night in The Cottages at Erin Hills, 2 nights at Sand Valley Resort, and 3 nights at The American Club at Whistling Straits.

Your suggested golf has you playing a total of 8 rounds; Erin Hills Golf Club, the Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes and par 3 Sandbox courses at Sand Valley and 3 rounds at Whistling Straits;  The Straits Course, The Irish Course and The River Course. Also included is a round on their new par 3 course, The Baths. More information on your lodging and 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 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 contained herein 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: August 29, 2023 - September 4, 2023
# GOLFERS: 16 Golfers
DAYS/NIGHTS
ROUNDS:
7 Days / 6 Nights / 8 Rounds
GOLF: 8 rounds of golf on Erin Hills GC, Sand Valley & Mammoth Dunes Courses, The Sandbox, The Straits, The Irish, The River and The Baths courses at Whistling Straits
LODGING: 1 night single lodging in (4) Four-bed cottages at Erin Hills, 2 nights in single lodging at Sand Valley Resort, and 3 nights single lodging at The American Club at Whistling Straits
TRANSPORT: Airport transfers; chauffeur service between Erin Hills - Sand Valley - Whistling Straits
Complimentary on-site shuttle service to all golf courses & resort amentities at Whistling Straits
PRICE: $7,375.00 USD per person
DEPOSIT: $1,875.00 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
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
8 rounds of golf on Erin Hills GC, Sand Valley & Mammoth Dunes Courses, The Sandbox, The Straits, The Irish, The River and The Baths courses at Whistling Straits
1 night single lodging in (4) Four-bed cottages at Erin Hills, 2 nights in single lodging at Sand Valley Resort, and 3 nights single lodging at The American Club at Whistling Straits
Club storage, locker room, shoe service & full use of all practice facilities
Caddie fees & Forecaddie fees included at Whistling Straits (gratuity not included)
Erin Hills, Sand Valley, and Mammoth Dunes are walking-only golf courses, caddies can be arranged - paid locally on day of play
Riding cart fees included for The River Course & The Irish Course
Epic Golf Travel embroidered leather gift set for each golfer
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

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%

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This six night, eight round golf tour includes some of the finest golf courses in America. You'll stay & play in style at Erin Hills, Sand Valley and Whistling Straits.

Wisconsin, with easy access through the Milwaukee airport and with 3 outstanding golf resorts just a few hours apart, has now joined that elite group of great American golf destinations. Every course you'll play is spectacular in its own way, with a history of hosting multiple major championships, being named Best New Course, being designed by the modern eras most famous architect or just being fun to play.

Erin Hills was only opened in 2006 but has already hosted the US Amateur in 2011 and the US Open in 2017. With fast and firm playing surfaces, it plays much like a traditional links course. Sand Valley was Golf Magazine's Best New Course in 2017. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the course features massive sand dunes, firm fairways and multiple strategic playing options. Mammoth Dunes was Golf Magazine's Best New Course the following year, in 2018. Designed by David McLay Kidd who designed Bandon Dunes, the course features dunes nearly 100 feet high. The Sandbox is Sand Valley's 17-hole short course. Holes range in length from 40 yards to 140 yards with a set of greens the likes of which you have never seen. The Straits Course at Whistling Straits is a remarkable golf course, having hosted the 2004, 2010 & 2015 PGA Championship. It most recently hosted the 2020 Ryder Cup won handily by the USA. The Irish Course at Whistling Straits is another Pete Dye gem and sits inland and directly adjacent to The Straits Course. As the name implies, the course plays fast and firm and demands many of the shots you're required to hit in the UK. The River Course at Blackwolf Run, part of the Kohler Resort, is yet again a Pete Dye design. With no houses on the course and natural and manmade lakes, the course is peaceful, beautiful and challenging. The Baths Course is the resorts par 3 course and it is one of the best in the country. The 10 hole course features hole lengths of 60 to 160 yards and 4 water hazards.

ITINERARY

AUG 29 Erin Hills Golf Club 2:15pm on Arrive Milwaukee, Afternoon Golf (4) 4-Bedroom Cottages
AUG 30 Sand Valley 12:00pm on Stay at Sand Valley Single King Lodge Room
AUG 31 Mammoth Dunes 10:00am on Par 3 Sandbox 4:00pm on Single King Lodge Room
SEPT 1 The River Course 12:00pm on Stay at Whistling Straits The American Club Single King Room
SEPT 2 The Straits Course 10:00am on Free Afternoon The American Club Single King Room
SEPT 3 The Irish Course 9:30am on Par 3 The Baths 4:10pm on The American Club Single King Room
SEPT 4 Depart Whistling Straits Airport transfer
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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.

SAND VALLEY

Golf Magazine Best New Course 2017

Sand Valley is the fifth course that the firm of Coore and Crenshaw has designed for resort maven Mike Keiser, and the first not located close to an ocean. No matter. It’s still on a thousand acres of rolling sand hills in Central Wisconsin, and Coore and Crenshaw were given carte blanche to route their course.

Given the name, many conclude Sand Valley is a combination of Nebraska’s Sand Hills Golf Club and New Jersey’s Pine Valley. But Sand Valley has its own personality, with some dual fairways, gigantic sand spits, enormous greens and even a hidden putting surface. Sand Valley was Golf Digest’s Best New Course of 2017.

MAMMOTH DUNES

Golf Magazine Best New Course 2018

David McLay Kidd, who designed Bandon Dunes twenty years earlier, began building a second 18 at the resort just before Coore and Crenshaw had completed their 18, Sand Valley. He gave his meandering layout enormous fairways, big accessible greens and visually-unique hillsides of exposed sand, “mammoth dunes” that became the course moniker.

The dune ridge which forms the dominant feature of the course is close to 100 feet high, making the course visually off the charts.

At Mammoth Dunes, Kidd will take you on a journey around a majestic landscape, and along the way his design skews toward helping, which increases thrill and enjoyment.

THE SANDBOX

The 17-hole short course by Coore & Crenshaw

The Sandbox provides an intimate connection to the sand county landscape of central Wisconsin. Located 50 yards from the Clubhouse and in the backyard of some of the lodges, The Sandbox plays through a restored sand prairie that sits within the same V-shaped sand ridge that frames Mammoth Dunes.

With holes ranging from 40 to 140 yards, the short course features the most unique green complexes on the property, including a biarritz, double plateau, lion’s mouth, and a redan.

Designed to be tackled with just a few clubs, the holes unfold over a sandy tract dotted with native scrub and situated next to the resort’s lodge, so it’s extremely convenient to access—and inspiring to play.

 

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.

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 COTTAGES AT ERIN HILLS

The Cottages at Erin Hills are a short stroll off the 18th green and certainly resembles an Irish country home, which was the intent, after all.

Each four bedroom cottage offers private bathrooms, antique furnishings, Egyptian linens, and the technology you need to stay connected to the rest of the world.

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.

 

SAND VALLEY LODGING

Guest Rooms, Suites & Cottages

GUEST ROOMS
With single king or two queen beds and a double vanity sink, each room comfortably sleeps two people or can be reserved by a single guest for a more spacious experience. With lower level rooms opening up to an outdoor porch area, and with upper level rooms offering superb views of Sand Valley or the Par-3 Course, you’ll feel immersed in the nature around you.

SUITES
The suites at Sand Valley are the ideal way to enjoy a getaway to Sand Valley. All suites have spacious bedrooms and common rooms, wet bars and in-room refrigerators, and easy access to outdoor space with fantastic views of the property. Choose from King Suites that accommodate a single or couple guest experience, the luxurious Crenshaw’s Cabin overlooking Sand Valley’s 18th hole or the 4-Bedroom Mammoth Suite, perfect for golf groups.

COTTAGES
The Glacial Lake Cottages serve as a luxurious and comfortable outpost nestled into the rugged sand barrens and oaks that surround them.  Located a short walk from the Clubhouse, there cottages provide convenience to the resort's amenities with the privacy needed to enjoy the serene setting. Each provides 4 single bedrooms with a full kitchen, living room, fire pits and outdoor amenities.

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.

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PLAYER GIFTS

PLAYER GIFTS

EMBOSSED LEATHER GIFT SET

Our embossed gifts are 100% full grain leather and made right here in the USA . They come with our logo embossed on each item and should give you years of service!

Each player will receive a valuables pouch, luggage ID tag, beverage koozie and a metal poker chip ball marker.

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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