“Twenty thousand years before the first golf shot was struck on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, and half a world away, geologic forces of incomprehensible size and scope were slowly and inexorably shaping the land that would become Erin Hills Golf Course, host of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship.”
—EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE
Written by Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal- Sentinel, author of six previous books, and member of the Golf Writers Association of America Board of Directors, the book reveals the fascinating and captivating story of this spectacular property golf course that many golf course architects and developers coveted.
Photography was done by Paul Hundley, who captured many stunning and dramatic golf course photographs for the book. Hundley started photographing the golf course years before it was developed and captures not only the spectacular prairie beauty of Erin Hills—it also follows all of the changes on its way to hosting the U.S. Open.
Erin Hills Golf Course, designed by Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten, has risen to No. 8 as America’s Best Public Golf Course according to Golf Digest.
USGA’s Executive Director Mike Davis praised the course by saying, “From a championship standpoint, Erin Hills is truly one of the most fabulous sites I’ve ever seen.”
The 2017 U.S. Open will be the first for the state of Wisconsin.