It sports a thousand bunkers. This is not a typo: there are a thousand bunkers. As one of my least favourite talking heads just said, "Most golf courses have about sixty bunkers."
Who, in their right mind, designs a course with a thousand bunkers; bunkers that must then be maintained, let alone played from? Is it just me, or is that just a tad excessive?
Kohler golf is like Trump golf. It's go big or go home golf. It's excessive. It's brash. And, for the average Joe, it's not playable, not only as a golf course, but from a cost perspective. If I want to play the Straits, it will cost me $385.00. That doesn't include a caddie. The caddie, which is required if you're not playing twilight golf, is another $65.00. Throw in the tip, and it would cost my son and I about a thousand bucks to play one round at Whistling Straits. A thousand bunkers for two for a thousand bucks; is that not just a bit much?
I played the Old Course in St Andrews a few years ago for 54 pounds--about a hundred bucks. But then, the Old Course doesn't have a thousand bunkers. Thank goodness.