Blackwolf Run – River Course

Pete Dye knows what he wants. And what he wants, he puts on the ground as a golf vacation destination that golfers love. His creations could speak for themselves. In Wisconsin, four of their prized golf jewels are Pete Dye creations ranked amongst the top in America, and in the world. One of them is the River Course of the Blackwolf Run Golf Club.

The River Course plays for just 6,991 yards from the longest tees, par 72, shorter than the more famous Dye Courses in the area. However, none of its superb features indicate it being short on fun and challenge, and scenery. As its name implies, a scenic glacial river basin runs through the entire course that works both on the aesthetics and provide natural hazards too. Pete Dye has a way of elevating the challenge on all his creations. On this one, the level of difficulty is on a staccato, ending with a bang on the signature 18th: a par 4 closer that would not be called The Dyehard for nothing. With a combination like that, this course is more than likely to leave an impression on anyone’s golf vacation.

And the biggest names in the sport seem to agree. Golf Digest, for one, has rated that very elusive five-star rating for Places to Play list also ranked the River Course the 15th in Golf Digest’s List of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011/2012). The LPGA agrees too, as it has been the host of the 1998 Women’s Open, and is slated to host the same tournament again in 2012. Pete Dye truly knows what he wants, but more than that, he knows what golfers want – a most perfect site for unforgettable golf trips. And he delivers.


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