What is the most memorable hole at The American Club’s golf courses?

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Larry Olmsted

All the holes on all four courses at The American Club have individual names, and the seventh hole on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits is aptly named “Shipwreck.” It is a long and challenging par-3 along the shore of Lake Michigan, with the green perched on the edge of a cliff. There are three tiers of sand traps terraced into the slope down to the lake. These are very intimidating because, if you land in one, it requires a hike down the steep slope and a very difficult blind recovery shot back up to the green well above you. From the forward tees it plays just 132 yards, but from all four other sets it is quite long, from 182 for the whites all the way up to 221 from the black tees. Add in the strong winds off the lake and this hole is both unforgettable and unforgiving.

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