Tuesday, June 13

2017 U.S. Open: Erin Hills Preview

HERE'S THE GOLF COURSE EVERYONE is talking about this week.

Or complaining. Or whining. Or cussing.

From the USGA Fact Sheet.

PAR AND YARDAGE                

Erin Hills will be set up at 7,741 yards and will play to a par of 36-36—72. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.

Erin Hills, located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee in the Kettle Moraine region, was designed by the team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten. The public facility opened for play in 2006. Covering 652 acres, the area was host to icy fingers and streams from the last glacier to cover south central Wisconsin. The course features bentgrass greens and fine fescue fairways. The design team oversaw a major renovation to the layout in 2010.

Based on the course setup for the championship, the USGA Course Rating™ is 78.4 and the Slope Rating® is 147.

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