The 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills is fast approaching. Not only do we get a rookie venue, but a first-time state as well. Erin Hills is the course, and as you likely know, Wisconsin is the proud host state.
As expected, the swell of stories and insights have begun to flow across all major golf media outlets. This Open has been a long time coming, and the golf media is all in. From photo essays to detailed stories on how Erin Hills came about, we get a first-hand look at our hosts.
What to read?
Perhaps one of the best articles to read is ‘The Making of Erin Hills: The Complete Story’. A 7-part series written by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Gary D’Amato, it catalogs the history behind Erin Hills. D’Amato interviewed dozens of people for the series over the course of several years. And the end result is a detailed story of how Erin Hills was built.
Did you see that?
Of course, if you’d rather just look at some great photos, Golf.com has you covered. They provide a hole-by-hole portrait of the course, taken by different photographers at different times. Despite the uneven stylistic flow, you can still get a good picture of what to expect.
The 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills
This isn’t the first USGA event Erin Hills has hosted. They’ve actually hosted two other championship events; consider them auditions to host the big show. The good news? They passed with flying colors. The general opinion is holding that this should be a great championship, both for the viewers and the players. If you haven’t attended an Open before, it’s an incredible event, and one you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are still available so make sure you get yours!