Sneaking in a Little Golf…In Milwaukee

Erin Hills
When squeezing in a round on a work trip or planning a quick loop with friends, Erin Hills is one to mark atop your list. This Hurzdan Fry Whitten design is just 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, making it an easy trip for players staying in the city and in search of tournament-quality golf. Erin Hills hosted the U.S. Open in 2017, the first time the event had been held in Wisconsin, and at 7,735 yards from the tips you can see why it made the cut for the notoriously challenging tournament. Despite being relatively open, there’s all sorts of trouble you can get into. It may not be for everyone, with a hefty green fee ($295 in season) and walking-only policy, but if you’re up for both, it’s well worth the drive. The course, clubhouse and caddies are all top-notch, and an 18-hole putting course is set to open in August. The grounds also has lodging, including suites and cottages, for overnight stays.