Golf in the State of Wisconsin
Known for both cheese and golf and nicknamed the Badger State, Wisconsin is home to an incredible 430 golf courses. The state is also famous for production of both beer and milk, beverages obviously enjoyed on many 19th holes. The state's diverse geography includes highlands, plains, lowlands and a long stretch of Great Lakes coastline, third in length only to Ontario and Michigan. Located in the upper midwestern US, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior lie to the east and north, Iowa to the southwest, Minnesota to the west, and Illinois to the south.
The challenging 18 hole Meadow Links Golf Course in Manitowoc requires superior approach shots in order to achieve a respectable score. Petrifying Springs Golf Course calls itself "Kenosha's favorite course". Player friendly and accessible, South Hills Country Club, Franksville challenges any level of experience. The Platteville Golf and Country Club, Platteville can be found among the rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin and prides itself on its "exceptional golfing experience", including lush fairways and groundskeeping lovingly tended with close attention to detail.
Pro Andy North, born in Thorp, has been described as the greatest Wisconsin golfer, having won the US Open twice, and Sherri Steinhauer, from Madison, a three-time Women's British Open champion, the greatest female player. Hailing from Edgerton, Steve Stricker was at one time ranked #3 in the world and has played on winning Ryder Cup teams. Tommy Veech of Milwaukee was a contemporary of Billy Casper who once said "Tommy was my idol". "Steady Eddie" Terasa from Waukesha is "one of the most accomplished club professionals in state history."