Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns Erin Hills?
Andy Ziegler, Chairman of Artisan Partners Asset Management, of Milwaukee purchased Erin Hills in October 2009.
U.S. Open Championship
How do I volunteer for the 2017 U.S. Open?
Due to an overwhelming response, all future applications will be placed on a Waitlist and you will be notified should a position become available. To follow the developments as a spectator, we invite you to join our E-Club newsletter.
What championships has Erin Hills hosted and what do you anticipate for the future?
Erin Hills played proud host to the 2008 Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, conducted by the USGA. In 2011, Erin Hills was honored to host the oldest and most prestigious amateur event in the world, the United States Amateur Championship. The 2017 U.S. Open will be played at Erin Hills, the first ever U.S. Open hosted in Wisconsin.
What is the current rate for golf and are any group specials available?
Green fees and caddies rates can be found on our Rates and Reservations page. Our special events manager is happy to accommodate your group activity. Please see the Group and Meetings page for more details.
What options do I have for getting around the golf course?
Erin Hills is walking only. We highly recommend using one of our professional caddies or you may decide to carry your own clubs. Outside caddies and pull-carts are not allowed.
May I ride in a golf cart?
As a general rule, Erin Hills is a walking-only facility. All requests for limited use of a designated golf cart must be made at least two weeks prior to play and comply with the ADA Guest Golf Cart Policy. There are two carts on property available for ADA use and are reserved on a first-come, first served basis (based on when the proper paperwork is submitted).
Are rental clubs available?
Yes. We offer the latest TaylorMade equipment available for $75 per day. Choose between TaylorMade M2 woods and irons (each with mid-weight or light-weight shafts) and, for those wanting a stiff shaft, the TaylorMade M1 woods and PSI irons.
May our group play a fivesome?
No. Groups of five are not permitted.
Do you have twilight times available?
Erin Hills’ management believes that our guests should experience the entire golf course and therefore does not offer twilight tee times.
Does Erin Hills have locker rooms and showers available?
Erin Hills offers locker rooms for men and women with complimentary showers and amenities.
How long does it take to play a typical round?
Please plan on a four hour and fifty-five minute round of golf.
Do you offer memberships?
No. Erin Hills is a public course with no memberships.
Where can I find directions to the golf course and what are some travel times from various points of interest?
Our address is 7169 County Road O, Erin, WI, 53027. Please see Directions for specifics. Erin Hills is located 35 minutes northwest of downtown Milwaukee and 50 minutes from the Milwaukee airport. The golf course is 2 hours from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, one hour east of Madison, and 80 minutes southwest of Kohler.
What airports are nearby?
Hartford Airport (HXF), located 15 minutes from Erin Hills, has a 3,000’ runway. Waukesha Airport (KUES), located 25 minutes from Erin Hills, has a 5848’ runway. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is located 50 minutes from Erin Hills and is serviced by most major airlines. For a full list of airports and transportation services to Erin Hills please see Private Aviation and Shuttle Service.
What transportation services are available from the airports?
For ground transportation please click here. There are also several rental car companies offered at General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) and Waukesha airports.
How far is Erin Hills from Chicago?
Erin Hills is 112 miles from O’Hare Airport or approximately 2 hours driving time.
How far is Erin Hills from Kohler?
Can I ship my clubs to and from Erin Hills?
With airlines increasing baggage fees and the inconvenience of carrying clubs to and from the airport, you may ship directly to Erin Hills, and we can ship your clubs home for you as well. Please make sure all items are clearly identified with your name and contact information. Please see our Golf Bag Shipping page.
Will you store my clubs overnight?
Yes, securing your clubs overnight is a complimentary service.
Are there any other golf courses in the Erin Hills area that you would recommend I play?
Washington County Golf Course, an Arthur Hills championship design, is located in Hartford, 15 minutes from Erin Hills.
Does Erin Hills serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Our dining room is open one hour prior to the first tee time, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Can we bring our own food and beverages onto the course?
Carry-on food and beverages are prohibited.
Do I need a reservation to come out for a meal?
A tee time or reservation is required for all meals. Dining room reservations are available for July 1 or later dates only. Reservations can be made by calling 866-772-4769.
Does Erin Hills offer overnight lodging?
The Lodge accommodates golfers in 11 guest rooms. Seven rooms are singles, one double room (two beds); in addition, we also have two, two-bedroom/two bathroom suites and a three-bedroom suite with four beds. Our five cottages, each with a common area, provide four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
If the Lodge and cottages do not have any space available, where else could we stay in the area?
Hotels may be found in Hartford, Delafield, and Oconomowoc, which are all located within 20 minutes of the golf course.
What kind of private party and meeting space do you have available?
The Clubhouse features two Board Rooms that include a flat-screen monitor/television and internet connection. The rooms can also accommodate private parties. In addition, there is one private dining room in the Lodge. Each can accommodate up to 18 for dinner. For more information on Group/Corporate Events, please contact our Event Coordinator.
Does Erin Hills host weddings?
What is the Erin Hills dress code?
Our dress code policy states “Players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. Clothing worn by guests should be consistent with currently accepted golf fashion.” The management of Erin Hills reserves the right to interpret this regulation. Acceptable golf shirts at Erin Hills must have a collar, either a traditional fold-down, a raised crew neck, or mock turtleneck collar that clearly differentiates it from a tee shirt. No denim of any kind is allowed. Shorts must be Bermuda length. No gym shorts are allowed. No halter-tops are allowed. Metal spikes are not allowed. Cargo shorts, cargo pants or tennis shoes are not preferred. Baseball cap style hats must be worn in the traditional fashion with the bill facing forward.
What are your booking and cancellation policies?
If poor weather forces a player off the course, Erin Hills will issue a pro-rated rain check.