US Open Hole By Hole Guide Erin Hills

The US Open pitches up at Erin Hills in Wisconsin this year.

It will be the first time a major has been staged at Erin Hills and the first time the US Open takes place in the state of Wisconsin.

The course measures just over 7,800 yards off the back tees and can play over 8,000 yards long, however don’t be fooled by the length as the fairways and wide and generous and extremely firm.

It is laid out over rolling Wisconsin country farmland, with lots of undulations and whispy grass, giving it a linksy feel.

It will be the first time since 1992, when Pebble Beach’s second hole played as a par 5, that the US Open is staged on a par 72 course.

Erin Hills hosted the 2011 US Amateur Championship where Kelly Kraft beat the world number one amateur Patrick Cantlay in the final.

The course features four holes of 600 yards, including the 660 yard par-5 18th, which follows a tough 480 yard par 4.

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 1

Greeting the players for their first tee shot at this year's US Open is this challenging Par 5. Normally a good chance for a birdie, but most of the field…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 3

The wetland on the left and left and right fairway bunkers challenge the tee shot, requiring players to hit a pinpoint shot if they wish to have a good position…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 4

There's no let-off for the players as they make their way to the fourth hole, as this is widely regarded as the most demanding hole on the course.

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 5

With its fairway flowing over the natural contours and the surrounding openness, the 5th hole best captures the character of Erin Hills, as a course very reminiscent of a links…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 8

With its right-to-left dogleg and left-to-right slope of the fairway, the 8th is the tee shot where the player who has the ability to shape his shots at will, although…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 9

The treacherous back-left bunker is key to this hole as it is not visible from the tee and many players whose tee shots looked good in the air walk away…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 10

The player needs to hit his tee shot down the hill. The closely mown area right and behind the green can be used to work the ball with a longer…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 12

The 12th hole is yet another that showcases the drastic contours of Erin Hills. The tee shot, towards a narrow left-to-right 90° fairway, must reach the plateau to afford the…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 13

Standing over the ball, the player’s eyes are drawn immediately to the expansive bunker left of the green, to which a swale in the left side of the green directs…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 15

The 15th hole at Erin Hills presents the player several options – to lay up short of all the bunkers, to place the tee shot in the middle of the…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 16

At first glance one might think that left is a good place to miss the green in that the hill should kick balls down towards the green. However, there are…

Erin Hills Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 17

With the green tucked behind a hill on the left, a tee shot down the right provides the golfer with a clear view of the green on this, the final…