Philosophy & Policies

Erin Hills provides golf in a simple yet nice atmosphere that encourages the spirit and camaraderie of this great game.


The fine fescue fairways provide a fast and firm-playing surface that puts the natural undulations of the property on full display. As the course is walking only, the golf is played in a traditional atmosphere with few artificial distractions. Professional caddies are available and highly recommended.

All requests for limited use of a designated Erin Hills’ 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 use by guests with disabilities and they are reserved on a first-come, first served basis (based on when the proper paperwork is submitted). Guests with disabilities who require the use of other mobility devices are encouraged to notify Erin Hills of their need for such use at the time of reservation, so that Erin Hills can determine whether the specific mobility device can be accommodated.

Policies of Erin Hills

Deposit and Cancelation Policy

View the deposit and cancelation policies of the 2018 season >

Lodging Check-In

Check-in time is 3:00pm.


To take advantage of the replay rate, replays may not be booked in advance and are based on availability only after completion of one 18-hole round on the same day.

Golf Club Rentals

The latest TaylorMade equipment is 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.

Rain Check Policy

During inclement weather conditions, cancellations will be accepted up until the scheduled time of play. Rainy weather itself may not dictate the closing of the course. Rain checks will be issued for holes not completed due to inclement weather. A pro-rated rain check becomes a form of future payment and does not alter any future booking policies. Refunds will not be given, nor will rain checks be taken in payment for retail items or food and beverage. Rain checks for individual base caddie fees are pro-rated for the first six holes of play only.

Rules of Play

Appropriate golf attire shall be worn at all times while on the golf course or practice areas. Appropriate golf attire includes a collared golf shirt and no denim jeans.

No children under the age of five are allowed on the golf course or practice areas at any time. Children from age five to twelve must be supervised while on the golf course or practice areas.

Management reserves the right to fill groups with fewer than four players at any time. All players must have their own set of clubs. Rental clubs are available upon request.

Generally, for course maintenance reasons, singles and two-balls are not allowed in the first hour of the day’s tee times.

Personal carry-on coolers are prohibited. All refreshments must be purchased on property.

Pull or push carts are prohibited.

All caddies must be employees of Erin Hills.

Metal spikes are not permitted.

Weapons and Firearms

All weapons and firearms are prohibited on this property.

Local Rules

The USGA’s Rules of Golf govern play. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or condition of competition is loss of hole in match play and two strokes in stroke play.

Water and Lateral Water Hazards

When a water hazard or a lateral water hazard is defined on only one side, the hazard is deemed to extend to infinity.

Ground under Repair —

is defined by white lines.

Seams of Cut Turf (Sod Seams)

Through the green, seams of cut turf (not the turf itself) are deemed to be ground under repair. However, interference by a seam with the player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under Rule 25-1. If the ball lies in or touches the seam or the seam interferes with the areas of intended swing, relief is available under Rule 25-1. All seams within the cut turf area are considered the same seam.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule

Match play — loss of hole
Stroke play — two strokes

Embedded Ball Through the Green

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.


  1. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if the ball is embedded in sand in an area that is not closely mown.
  2. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule makes the stroke clearly impracticable.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule

Match play — loss of hole
Stroke play — two strokes

Distance-Measuring Devices

For general play at Erin Hills (in a competition, please check with the Committee), a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Discontinuance of Play

When the Committee suspends play for a dangerous situation and the players in a match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7. The signal for suspending play due to a Committee has declared them open. 


Shoes with traditionally designed spikes regardless of composition (i.e. ceramic, plastic, etc.) or design (comprised entirely or partially of metal — if such metal may come into contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.

Penalty for Breach of this Condition: