Erin Hills sold by developer for $10.5 million

Erin Hills Golf Club, a much-lauded course in Erin, Wis., has been sold by developer Bob Lang to Artisan Partners Limited Partnership CEO and co-founder Andy Ziegler.
 
The purchase price, according to the local register of deeds, was $10.5 million, with  approximately $500,000 additionally going to Lang for a portion of the property he owned.
 
Erin Hills was designed by the firm of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, along with architect and journalist Ron Whitten. Opened in 2006, the course was named “America’s Best New Course” the following year by Golf Magazine. It has already hosted the U.S. Women’s Public Links Championship last year, is set to host the U.S. Amateur championships in 2011 and has been mentioned as a potential U.S. Open site in the future.
 
Ziegler, who purchased the course on his own, independently from the Artisan Partners investment firm that he and his wife founded, said the course will remain open to the public.
 
Lang recently upgraded a number of the course features at the behest of the USGA, but this summer’s dry weather negatively impacted the grow-in of the course’s fescue turf. Ziegler said the turf will be improved, and to preserve the course’s conditioning, no golf carts will be allowed.  

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Played Erin Hills in September. Should have been closed to the public. Overrated and in Terrible shape. if they ever plan to bring a US Open, getting in to and out of the course site will be ridiculous.

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