Situated west of Lake Michigan and north-west of Milwaukee, Erin Hills is a golfer’s paradise with bespoke accommodation, a championship golf course and fantastic resort facilities. The land appears flat all around but the golf holes seem to rise from the ground while the accommodation features commanding views over the countryside. An Irish Pub and golf clubhouse restaurant will satisfy your needs, whilst the practice facilities are almost as goof as the golf course. A true stay & play resort, Erin Hills accommodates golf groups of any size for either romantic getaways, golf friends or corporate groups. Other notable golf destinations in Wisconsin include SentryWorld golf course, Destination Kohler with its Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run golf courses, plus Grand Geneva and Geneva National Golf Resort; Erin Hills between all of them.
Home of the 2017 U.S. Open championship and the 2025 Women’s U.S. Championship, the Erin Hills Golf Course is listed as #9 best public golf course in the United States and #42 best overall by Golf Digest. It plays like a links golf course; its fairways etched through long grasses and an out-back-out routing. Set over rolling terrain, the golf course meanders over hillocks riddled with bunkers that are shaped like something you have never seen before. The course only opened in 2006, but its worth as a PGA Tour destination is represented by the tournaments that have played there and are scheduled to be played in the future.
The course measures 7,174 metres and 7,845 yards from the tips, but you can choose from many tees that can ultimately bring the course to a modest 4,969 metres and 5,434 yards. It has a par of 72, and was designed by Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten. The Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin is truly a bucket-list golf course and must be considered for your Wisconsin golf vacation.
2025 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
2017 U.S. Open Championship
2011 U.S. Amateur Championship
2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship
The Lodge at Erin hills
Supremely comfortable accommodation is found in The Lodge. Antique furnishings with Egyptian linen and wood finishes throughout the lodging make for a home-away-from-home at Erin Hills. Old-fashioned artwork and furniture that resembles a country inn from Ireland gives a charming aspect to the Lodge. Inside you will find modern comforts such as high-speed wireless internet, private baths, down comforters, and golf course views. Rooms come in variations of singles with a king or queen bed, a double with two full beds, a two-bedroom suite with queen beds, or an attic suite with four full beds. The Lodge rooms can accommodate singles to groups of 8 with ease.
Private Cottages at Erin Hills
Isolation from a busy world is highly sought after in the Erin Hills four-bedroom cottages. Individually designed, you can take your pick from a host of cottages named with Irish influences. Choose from royal County Down and Royal Portrush, Ballybunion and Lahinch or Waterville. All cottages have fireplaces, a wet bar, king beds and robes, wireless internet, sitting areas, private bathrooms and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Ideal for families, corporate groups or golfing friends, you will get homely attachments to the cottages at Erin Hills.
The Irish Pub & Terrace
A very relaxing atmosphere after a long day is found at Erin Hills’ Irish pub. The Resort’s Irish theme is reflected in its diverse collection of beer scotch, whiskey and wine. Gas firepits outside on a large terrace overlooking the 1st hole with TV’s inside to watch sports inside, and premium food & beverages served all-round. Fantastic company is all you need to complete the experience at Erin Hills.
Overlooking the magnificent Erin Hills golf course, the clubhouse has a covered outdoor patio with lounge and table seating, and inside seating, so you can make the most of the seasons. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will find everything you want and need at the Erin Hills Clubhouse restaurant in a relaxed old-world feel.
Introduced in 2018, the Kettle Loop at Erin Hills is a collection of five golf holes carved from the existing 18. It was designed for short-stay guests who did not have enough time to play a full round, but you can enjoy the loop as a fun late-afternoon golf option. Different tees and little-used tees will make the Kettle Loop feel entirely different than if you played the five holes while playing the entire 18, and it changes a lot between the 18. You are guaranteed to have a good time to settle scores or make bets with your friends or corporate golf group.
Erin Hills’ dedication as a resort to the game of golf is absolute. Its practice facilities are extensive, featuring a turf driving range with numerous tees that encircle no less than nine target greens and a short game area that is almost as good as playing the golf course. Two practice fairway bunkers at Erin Hills provide a great opportunity to simulate on-course conditions. The putting green is adjacent to the first tee, providing you with no excuse to avoid breaking out the putter before your round.
Drumlin Putting Course
Directly in front of the porch of The Erin Hills Clubhouse lies the infamous Drumlin putting course. A state-of-the-art putting area over 60,000 square feet in size. Undulations and ridges that wrap around the landscape make a riveting practice facility at Erin Hills, and it is completely complimentary.
How to Get There
Erin Hills is located just 45-minutes’ drive from Milwaukee. If you are flying in, we recommend going straight to Milwaukee and transferring by either rental car or group transfer. You can either drive along the 41 highway, before turning onto the 167 and arriving, or you can travel along the 94, before turning at 16, and 83 before you arrive. Driving time is similar between routes. Voyages.golf would be more than happy to assist with your travel requirements.