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The world’s most elite golfers have made their way to Kohler, Wisconsin for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

We were fortunate enough to attend a practice round this week where we watched this talented field while basking in the sun…with a bloody mary in hand.
PGA Championship Bloody Mary

When you attend events like these, you can expect to shell out some cash for food and beverages while captive on the course. Thus, $11 for a standard bloody mary was no shock to me.

MIX: Unsure, but the bartender in the Wanamaker Club made it spicy to my specification

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Lime and two olives

PRICE: $11

We enjoyed being able to sip on a bloody mary while out on the links. The last bloody mary we had at a golf tournament was at the Ryder Cup in 2012. This one was certainly “on par” with the “Best Bloody Mary at Medinah.”

Toward the end of June, I attended a conference in Kohler, Wisconsin. I stayed at the beautiful American Club resort and was able to play golf at both Blackwolf Run and the Irish Course at Whistling Straits. I also so happened to squeeze in some time to have a few bloodies. Read on.

The Horse & Plow


The Horse & Plow is an upscale pub located at the American Club resort. I had dinner there late one evening and couldn’t resist sampling their Bloody-and I’m glad I did.

Spice: Not spicy hot, but good.

Mix: The description says “house-made tomato juice ran through the garden”

Chaser: Small Miller Lite

Fixin’s: Lemon, Celery, Pickle, Olives, Brussels Sprout, Onion & Pepperocini

Price: $9

Here’s another photo, courtesy of Jason Oates, a fellow Bloody fan that I met at the conference:


The next day, I had a bloody while playing at Blackwolf Run; however—and this is so unlike me—I neglected to take a photo. In my defense, it wasn’t anything special as it was made from the drink cart and thus, limited in quality.

The following day I made sure to get to the course early so I could try a Bloody made at the bar at the Whistling Straits pub.

Whistling Straits Pub


Spice: Nice blend of spices.

Mix: Unsure.

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s: Lemon, Lime, Pickle, Olive

Price: Unknown (drinks provided as part of our package)

The moral of the story? If you’re looking for a good Bloody Mary in Kohler, be sure to check out the Horse & Plow. You won’t be disappointed. And, as far as on the course Bloody Marys go, the ones at Blackwolf Run & Whistling Straits are average—nothing special but they will hit the spot just the same.