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Wisconsin golfers have many premiere courses to choose from

Posted at 7:56 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 20:56:30-04

WISCONSIN (NBC 26) -- At Mid Vallee Golf Course, the excitement related to having the Ryder Cup in Sheboygan county is growing.

"There's a lot of hype right now just because we don't know if it will ever be back here," says Scott VanDyke the Manager at Mid Vallee Golf Course.

VanDyke says this week they've catered to a handful of out-of-towners, who plan on taking in the action at Whistling Straits.

"We've had some guys from Oklahoma and Texas and a lot of locals as well," adds VanDyke.

Having the Ryder Cup take place just an hour from their course is good for business, but admittedly, VanDyke says Wisconsin has a lot to offer in terms of good courses.

"We do have a lot of great courses around. Not only Whistling but even locally here there's a lot of good courses," says VanDyke.

In 2019 Golf Digest recognized Wisconsin's golf scene by ranking 10 of the state's courses as the best in the nation.

"Everyone kind of thinks of Florida and California as being top," says Grant Aubry the club pro at Mr. Golf in the Village of Belluvue.

Aubry says with courses like Black Wolf Run, Whistling Straits, and Erin Hills Wisconsinites shouldn't have a problem finding a premiere course to play.

"Wisconsin having ten of the top 100 courses in the country is just insane. People are coming out from all over the country," adds Aubry.

Adding that while it may seem normal for a Wisconsinite to play a round at a premiere course, there are many places in the US where that's just not the case.

"If you go down to California, Florida, half of those courses are thousands and thousands of dollars to just get on and be a member at. It's really nice to get out and actually be able to place the nice courses."