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Erin Hills
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Coordinates 43°14′42″N 88°23′42″W / 43.245°N 88.395°W / 43.245; -88.395Coordinates: 43°14′42″N 88°23′42″W / 43.245°N 88.395°W / 43.245; -88.395
Location Erin, Wisconsin, U.S.
Established 2006, 15 years ago
Type Public
Owned by Andrew Ziegler
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted U.S. Open (2017),
U.S. Amateur (2011)
Greens Bentgrass
Fairways Fine fescue
Website erinhills.com
Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan,
Dana Fry, Ron Whitten
Par 72
Length 7,731 yards (7,069 m)
Course rating 77.9
Slope rating 145

Erin Hills is a golf course in the north central United States, located in Erin, Wisconsin, in Washington County, 35 miles (55 km) northwest of Milwaukee. The course officially opened in 2006. It hosted the 117th U.S. Open in 2017. The announcement was made in 2010. It was the first USGA regular men's event ever awarded to a course owned by an individual. The 2011 U.S. Amateur, won by Kelly Kraft, was also held at Erin Hills.

History

Erin Hills was built by Wisconsin developer Bob Lang, who used his own money to fund the course. Designers included Dr. Michael John Hurdzan and his business partner Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten. Determined to bring the U.S. Open to Erin Hills and at the suggestion of USGA officials, Lang made many changes to the layout of the course, dramatically changing several holes. Lang's ultimate goal of bringing the U.S. Open forced him to sell the course, due to financial difficulties.

Andrew Ziegler purchased the course in 2009; as part of his commitment to upgrading the conditioning of the golf course, he said that Erin Hills would be operated on a "walking-only" basis starting in 2010. Unlike most modern courses, Erin Hills was not outfitted with paved cart paths. The average elevation of the course is approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, about 400 feet (120 m) higher than Lake Michigan to the east.

Grounds

The course includes a manor home specifically built as a hotel that includes a pub, and a refurbished barn available for private events. The grounds have been upgraded to include cottages for overnight stay. About four miles (6.5 km) to the east on higher ground is the landmark Holy Hill shrine, visible from the course.

Erin Hills' Irish-themed clover was inspired by the old bell on the course imported from Europe. Each petal was inspired from the iron art on the bell. The logo was designed by Brenda Williams, a competitive golfer from Minnetrista, Minnesota.

Major tournaments hosted

Year Tournament Winner
2025 U.S. Women's Open TBD
2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur TBD
2017 U.S. Open Brooks Koepka
2011 U.S. Amateur Kelly Kraft
2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Tiffany Joh

Scorecard

Erin Hills
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 77.9 / 145 553 358 476 439 505 237 607 492 165 3832 504 403 464 215 613 366 190 481 663 3899 7731
Blue 75.0 / 139 538 338 433 439 439 208 576 443 150 3564 476 353 434 193 507 356 180 447 637 3583 7147
Green 73.2 / 135 512 316 404 403 406 188 551 415 143 3338 455 315 388 170 507 346 167 434 622 3404 6742
Green/White 72.0 / 132 512 316 404 385 406 188 487 361 143 3202 421 315 388 170 507 346 140 434 542 3263 6465
White 70.3 / 129 485 316 366 385 359 176 487 361 138 3073 421 315 388 170 473 299 140 385 542 3133 6206
White/Gold 67.9 / 122 485 316 366 280 359 176 389 361 135 2867 298 315 319 152 438 299 140 322 506 2789 5656
Handicap Men's 3 13 7 11 9 15 1 5 17 4 14 10 18 2 12 16 8 6
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap Women's 3 11 7 9 5 17 1 13 15 4 12 8 18 2 10 16 14 6
White 75.3 / 131 485 316 366 385 359 176 487 361 138 3073 421 315 388 170 473 299 140 385 542 3133 6206
White/Gold 72.2 / 124 485 316 366 280 359 176 389 361 135 2867 298 315 319 152 438 299 140 322 506 2789 5656
Gold 69.2 / 118 386 223 299 280 320 124 389 239 135 2395 298 274 319 152 438 252 126 322 506 2687 5082

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