The Whistling Straits courses of the American Club at Kohler are the Irish and the Straits both designed by Pete Dye.
The Irish course is routed like an inland links with a few views of the Lake, and more playable without the dramatic and intimidating nature of the Straits. The golf course is routed over undulating fairways and through dunes with tall fescue alongside playing to large, sloping greens with significant sand bunkering throughout. Irish plays to 7,201 yards from the back tees 75.6/146, course/slope ratings with four shorter tees.
The Straits course is along the shores of Lake Michigan with a view of the Lake from every hole and eight holes directly on the Lake. It's routed over rolling linksland terrain with the fairways running hard and fast bordered by tall fescue grasses with over 900 sand bunkers throughout and the wind always a factor. The Straits Course is 7,201 yards, a 75.6/146, course/slope from the tips four shorter tees.