The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

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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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My friends and I have been going to the Bull annually to take advantage of their Steak N Play special for 5 years now and it's always one of my favorite golf days of the year.
Jack Nicklaus' only Wisconsin design never disappoints. The greens always roll beautifully but getting to them is always the most difficult part of playing the Bull. Every green is protected with a combination of elevation, bunkering, or water hazard. Your ball striking has to be on in order to play well here. Any miss and it could end up being a big number.
That being said, it's still great to embrace the challenge. Holes 5,6,7 are about as good as they get in the state, and for some reason, the Bull makes you feel good after dominating you all day.
It's right up there with the Kohler courses in regards to aesthics and facilities and with their 50/50 program, you never have to pay full price to experience high end golf.

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Incredible venue. A manager named Pat came up to us on the course and asked if we where enjoying ourselves.
How cool and professional was that!
The rest of the staff A+++++
I would highly recommend playing here.
An absolute destinations!!!!

Their practice area 2nd to NONE!!!!

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The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is a classic Jack Nicklaus design. Plan to encounter many strategic par 4s that will require correct club selection and accuracy off the tee. The course routing is very enjoyable, with both nines starting you comfortably in the open before heading into the tree lines area, which is where the teeth of the course can be found. Conditions, even in April, were fantastic all things considered. This was a very tough track, but one that left you rewarded when you executed good shots. Highly Recommend this course, truly a must play.

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