Why are there no rakes at Whistling Straits?



Why are there no rakes at Whistling Straits?

There are no rakes at Whistling Straits, in keeping with the notion that this is a transplanted Irish links. It has too much rub-of-the-green for the comfort levels of many tour pros, which is what makes it a stern test for top events, such as the 2007 U.S. Senior Open and 2021 Ryder Cup. “Very scenic, but difficult, Pete Dye masterpiece.

Can You Drive on the Irish at Whistling Straits?

®and The Irish at Whistling Straits were designed as walking courses. There are no paved car paths on The Straits. The walkways linking the holes are gravel and grass, resembling country roads. Power cars are not permitted on The Straits but are available on The Irish by request. Golf cars are restricted to the paved pathways on The Irish.

What is the Straits at Whistling Straits®?

A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye, The Straits at Whistling Straits® was ranked #3 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, #5 in GolfWeek’s 2018 Best Resort Courses, and #21 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

What is the length of the Whistling Straits golf course?

The Straits Course is the flagship course at Whistling Straits. As of 2012, it had a length of 7,790 yards (7,123 m) and a par of 72.