Replica Holes

Play Golf's Legendary Holes -- In One Day! Featured in Wisconsin Golfer Magazine!

Play the most famous holes in Championship golf in one day - right here in the heart of Wisconsin! The Castle Course features holes from Augusta National, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone, Oakmont, Oakland Hills, and Bay Hill. Take in the magic and play shot for shot against the pros!

16th Hole Par - 3 Augusta National
Castle Course 3rd 

 

 

Augusta National #16 known as Redbud— originally designed by Alister Mackenzie in 1933, It was redesigned in 1947 by Robert Trent Jones. It is a tremendous test of gold and the green slope will make your knees buckle if your approach shot does not land in the proper place. The 16th at Augusta with its Sunday back-left pin placement has been the deciding factor in numerous Masters. In 1954 Ben Hogan three­-putted to lose a playoff to Sam Snead. Jack Nicklaus Birdied the 16th on his way to his first Masters win in 1963 and his last Masters win in 1986. More recently the 16th was witness to what some say is one of the greatest shots in golf. The near impossible chip Tiger Woods holed to take the lead and eventually win his 4th Masters championship. Tiger was heard to say after the round, "That was probably the best shot I've ever hit.

 

5th Hole Par - 4 Oakland Hills

Castle Course 4th
 

Formally opened in 1918, Oakland Hills already enjoyed a certain degree of prestige. After all, the course was designed by the foremost golf course architect of his day—Donald Ross and the club had engaged, as it's first professional— Walter Hagen who had already won the United States Open. Although many tournaments have been held throughout the years at Oakland Hills, the one which gave the course its greatest reputation as "The Monster" was the 1951 Open. Ben Hogan won with a total of 287 by shooting a final round 67 after which he was quoted as saying "I am glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees." He also said that it was "The greatest test of golf I have ever played and the toughest course." the 5th hole at Oakland hills is the number 1 handicapped hole on the monster. It will probably be one of the toughest holes on the course and will be a tremendous test of golf.

 

 

16th Hole Par-5 Firestone Country Club

Castle Course 6th
 

The words Firestone South can conjure up fond memories for many golf fans. Few will forget Jack Nicklaus's magnificent comeback in the 1975 PGA Championship. Down by 5 strokes to Bruce Crampton, Nicklaus made an unbelievable par on the "Monster" 16th hole. He continued to his comeback to win by four strokes, collecting his 4th PGA Championship. A more recent memory might be from the 2000 World Golf Championship - NEC Invitational, where Tiger Woods hit the now famous "Shot in the Dark" on the 18th hole to secure his victory in the event. One of the longest par 5's on the PGA Tour, Firestone's 16th hole is a beautiful tree lined and narrow par-­-5 that plays mostly downhill. Firestone's South Course which was designed by Bert Way and was built in 1929. Is an annual stop on the PGA Tour and has hosted Major Championships for both the PGA and Champions Tour.

 

17th Hole TPC at Sawgrass - Par 3

Castle Course 10th
 

In 1978, The PGA tour members voted to purchase a 415-acre tract that is now the TPC at Sawgrass and contrast the first "Stadium Course" built specially for a PGA tour event. Conceived by former PGA commissioner Deane Beman and brought to fiery life by Pete Dye, one of the most influential architects of the last 50 years. No hole is more memorable, more photographed, more famous than the Par-3 17th at the stadium course. The 17th hole only 132 yards, was an accident, Dye originally intended there to be a small lake adjacent to the green. But the soil around the green site contained the best sand for filling in the fairways on the other parts of the marshy property. before anyone noticed, three-­-fourths of the area around the green had been removed. Pete immediately remembered a watery hole at the nearby Ponte Vedra Club, designed by Herb Strong, and the island 17th was born.

 

13th Hole Par-­5 Augusta National

Castle Course 11th
 

Augusta National #13 known as Azalea often viewed as the best designed hole in all of golf. It is said that Bobby Jones "Saw" this hole the first time he looked at the Fruitland Nurseries property that would become Augusta National. The final hole of what has become known as "Amen Corner." It was here in 1936 that Byron Nelson sank a 50-foot Eagle chip in his first Master's title. The hole is jealously guarded by a little creek that runs along the left side of the fairway before crossing just in front of the green and running past it to the right. Tee shots need to be hit long and straight just to reach the bend of this dogleg left. Many players face a difficult decision of whether to go for the green in two from a long distance. Curtis Strange calls the 13th "The Greatest Hole in Golf."

 

18th Hole Bay Hill - Par 4

Castle Course 18th
 

Built in 1961 and originally conceived as a private getaway for the original investors. In 1965 the investors invited Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Don Cherry and Dave Ragan for an exhibition match to promote the club. Arnold palmer fell in love with bay hill that day. Small wonder; he shot 66, seven strokes better than his nearest fellow competitor, Nicklaus. In 1976, Arnold palmer purchased the ball hill club & lodge and it has been the winter home of the palmer family ever since. The 18th looks simple on paper at 441 yards straightaway, but that's where the simplicity ends. With the lake, bunkers and mounds it becomes very easy to lose a championship on the 18th. Raymond Floyd once said " The hole borders on unfair." But, Robert Gamez recorded only a 2 on this same hole on the 72nd hole of the 1990 tournament to beat Greg Norman by a stroke.

 

3rd Hole Par - 4 Oakmont Country Club

Castle Course 12th
 

This turn of the century facility opened in 1903 and was designed by Henry C. Fownes and has been established as a National Historic Landmark. Oakmont has hosted many golf championships, including the National Amateur, The PGA Championship and seven U.S. Opens. Oakmont gained additional notoriety for its "Furrowed" bunkers during the 1973 U.S. Open. Johnny Miller established the U.S. Open eighteen hole record with a 63 in the final round in 1973, regarded by some as the finest round of golf ever played. The third hole, probably one of the better known holes in golf, is most famous for the massive bunker guarding the left side of the fairway. This bunker is known as the "Church Pews" for the rows of grassy mounds in the center of the bunker which cause the wayward golfer to pray for help.