The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

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Trust the GPS on the carts... some holes look closer than they were but 99% of the time the GPS on the cart was right.

They would play this course again.

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We loved it and will try to play at least every other week rest of the season! Pace is always great here and the Nicklaus layout can’t be beat for location near Kohler courses!

They would play this course again.

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Played The Bull 5/16/19.
Rained for 2 hours medium amount and course was wet and cart path only. A lot of walking.
Course condition was very good but wet.
There are several par 5 holes where you have to hit an iron off the tee box as well as 3-4 par 4 holes where you have to hit irons off the tee box. This was not acceptable. A significant amount of blind tee shots as well as elevated greens. This was a nightmare for first time players.

The bottom line, do not play this course, horrible layout which is a shame since it was in very good shape.

They would not play this course again.

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Took a day trip from Chicago to play the Bull with some friends. Well worth the trip. Bought the top 100 special online before, which is the way to go.

Course really challenges you in a variety of ways, but its fair, and makes you think before judging the risk/reward of the shot. Lots of elevation changes and scenic views along the way. Rained all day before we teed off but course dried quickly and was in great shape.

They would play this course again.

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I made it a point to wedge in a late afternoon trip to The Bull on my Wisconsin excursion because I had heard so many good things about this course that often contends with the shadow of its’ more-famous neighbor down the street in Kohler.

So glad I did.

From grassy, tree-lined rolling meadows to holes carved from hardwoods, lakes, ravines, wetlands and the Onion River factor in on 16 holes.

The first two holes are pretty benign, and I was encouraged to be patient with my expectations. Sure enough from the fourth hole on, The Bull offers a variety of holes that offer a variety of strategy.

Risk/reward par 5s and a good mixture of long and short par 3 holes stand out. For me, however, it was the ability to use multiple clubs off of tee boxes. I pulled 4 and 5 irons a lot today to contend with narrow fairways on short par 4s. Likewise, properly placed drivers yielded significant advantages on several holes. A great example was the seventh hole.

No. 8 is one of the most interesting holes i’ve ever played. A par 5, with two fairways split by the Onion River offers choices. Likewise, the par-4 11th does the same with alternate fairways.

The Bull has a great finishing stretch of holes (Nos. 15-18). Fifteen is a short par 3 that is guarded by a pond. Sixteen is an old-school hole that offers a Pine Valley-esque approach shot to a small green guarded by large hardwoods and a ravine. Seventeen is a bomber’s delight par 5 and eighteen is a long par four that plays uphill and requires taking on the marsh if you are going to challenge the pin.

The fairways were lush and greens rolled very good. And you cannot beat a Top 100-rated Public Course in America that offers a $45 twilight rate.

In summary, this is an ultra-playable layout in great condition. No trip to Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits should not include a quick diversion to The Bull.

They would play this course again.

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