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Did you know: Erin Hills Golf Course | Golf News at Golfweek: When it comes to a course that is less than 10 yea...

Did you know: Erin Hills Golf Course | Golf News at Golfweek: When it comes to a course that is less than 10 yea...

ERIN, Wis. – For a course that is only 5 years old, Erin Hills understandably wouldn't yield many historical anecdotes. However, the site of the U.S. Amateur still offers some interesting facts, despite its relative youth. After scouring the course in search of interesting facts and stories, here’s what I came up with: During a course renovation in 2009 , the grounds crew laid out 24 1/2 miles of sod. The caddie barn is, in fact, a barn . Original owner Bob Lang was driving through Iowa when he stumbled upon a random barn. He had to have it, so he bought the building and had it disassembled to be trucked back to Wisconsin. This week, spectators are parking on an open piece of land on the golf course , then being shuttled to the course. Before the land was used for a parking lot, it was home to four houses. Erin Hills did not want any houses on the golf course, so one by on...

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