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September 2016

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Page 24 of 63 25 ularly from the clubhouse and the tees of 1, 4, 7, 13, 14, 17 and 18. It's a gorgeous track and one of the best challenges in the area. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms: There are enough trees, streams and ponds, and elevation changes at this spectacular and extremely challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the northern Kettle Moraine area to make you marvel at Mother Nature. It's less expensive and just as memorable as any of the four nearby Pete Dye courses owned by Kohler. Erin Hills: Very little earth was moved (by man) to build this huge brute highlighted by rolling hills and fescue meadows interrupted by a few trees. Next year's US Open will be played here. Because the only structures visible are the Irish manor-style clubhouse and the spires of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill, Erin Hills makes you feel you one with nature. Strong legs are suggested because this course is a monster. Caddies only. The Bog: An Arnold Palmer de - sign impeccably manicured that includes wetlands, woods, and a wildlife habitat. Brighton Dale Links: 45 chal- lenging holes in the midst of the bucolic Bong State Recreational Area. Broadlands: Not particularly scenic, but a fine, well-main- tained bent-grass layout that will challenge your complete game. Fire Ridge: Wonderful track without a weak hole in the bunch and superb conditions. Ironwood: 27 testy holes with undulating greens and some of the toughest rough anywhere. Lots of trees, wetlands, and roll- ing hills make this a fall favorite. Kettle Hills: Interesting and challenging layout among rolling hills covered in trees. Rock River Hills: Short, but tricky layout that sits aside the world-famous water fowl-inhab- ited Horicon Marsh. Windwood of Watertown: It isn't a long course, only about 6,200 yards from the tips, but it's still a handful, starting with small, true greens with lots of slope. SPORTS g By Jerry Slaske KEY Milwaukee Golf Editor

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