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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, on the 18th green of Erin Hills in Erin Wisconsin with the U.S. Open Trophy. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @GogBlogGuy.

The fall golf season in the Chicago area is starting to wind down. A little bit north of Chicago is the state of Wisconsin where the golf season is getting closer to closing down.

Several of the top courses and the destination properties in Wisconsin will be closing up their courses in the next 10-13 days or the end of October.

IT’S THE LAST TWO WEEKS to play  the 2020 Ryder Cup course Whistling Straits in Haven/Kohler. The Straits will close one week from Sunday. Kohler company has announced that both the Irish course and the original championship course at Blackwolf Run will remain open weather permitting into November. Both courses will have green fee’s of just $75.00

For more information on Kohler Golf visit or call (888)-293-7337.

Whistling Straits is getting ready to close for the season. #Kohlergolf

Erin Hills the site of this summers U.S. Open is still open for public play this month.

Erin Hills will be open through October 29th, and there are now specials to not only play the golf course, but spend the evening and enjoy the fine dining that is offered in the clubhouse.

The course has been home to three USGA national championships, and will likely host more championships in the future. Erin Hills is now one of only six courses with public access to host a U.S. Open. Set up your round at and or calling Erin Hills toll free number (866)-772-4769.

The Par 3, 5th hole on Sand Valley golf course at the Sand Valley Resort in Wisconsin.

SANDY VALLEY golf resort in the area of central Wisconsin, will remain open through the 29th of October.

The resort founded Mike Keiser a man who calls himself, a person who likes to build fun golf courses. has created another links style golf destination.

The resorts first course called Sand Valley, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw has had all 18 holes open all season long. The second course by Bandon Dunes designer David Kidd, called Mammoth Dunes, has had nine holes open for most of the summer. This fall some of the other nine holes have started to open for play.

The main clubhouse and practice area’s are now open, and a new Par 3 course is on the way. There is over night lodging on property in villas and or room in the clubhouse. Golfers on Golf will have a full report on Sand Valley next week after our visit.

For more information on this evolving golf destination see

Golf in Wisconsin is starting to shutdown for 2017, so go play while you still can.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.