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Golf Courses - Top 25

Ranked by slope rating | List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Source: Minnesota Golf Association, golf course representatives, and websites. If you were not contacted for this list but would like to be in the future, please contact research@tcbmag.com.
Definitions: Slope rating is a measure of difficulty for the bogey golfer; the lowest slope rating is 55 and the highest is 155. Course rating is a measure of the difficulty of the course, in relation to par, for the scratch golfer.
Note: List includes golf courses that have the highest slope ratings for the longest men's tee at each 18-hole course.
Course name
Address
Phone • Website
Founded/
Club type
Slope rating/1
Course rating1
Tee name/
Effective rating date1
Yards/
Par
Price per 18-hole round
Per-person cart price/2
Caddies?2
Course architect(s)
Course profes- sional
Amenities
1
Hazeltine National Golf Club
1900 Hazeltine Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318
952-556-5400 • hngc.com
1962
Private
155
78.0
Tournament
7/29/08
7,674
72
$140
$26/
Yes, $20-$28
Robert Jones Jr.
Chandler
Withington
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, pro shop, conference facility, lessons, formal dining, banquets, weddings, private parties, clubhouse, leagues, locker rooms
2
The Wilds Golf Club
3151 Wilds Ridge
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-445-3500 • golfthewilds.com
1995
Public
154
74.4
Black
6/18/10
7,012
72
$30-$80
$10-$16/
No
Tom Weiskopf
Jay Morrish
Shad
Gordon
Bar and restaurant, full practice facility, lessons, formal dining, banquets, weddings, private parties, pro shop, locker rooms, patio, clubhouse
3
Spring Hill Golf Club
725 County Road 6
Wayzata, MN 55391
952-473-1500 • springhillgc.com
1999
Private
150
74.7
Pewter
4/1/12
7,042
72
$70
$25/
No
Tom Fazio
Jeff
Kringen
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, pro shop, lessons, clubhouse, locker rooms, patio
4
Cragun's Legacy Courses, Dutch Legacy
11000 Cragun's Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
800-272-4867 • craguns.com
1998
Resort
149
74.2
Black
9/23/10
6,879
74
$55-$95
Included in greens fee/
No
Robert Jones Jr.
Charles
Klecatsky
Bar and restaurant, marina, cabins and hotel rooms, boat rentals, club rental and storage, driving range, pro shop, conference facilities, lessons, pool and hot tub, spa, deli counter, formal dining, banquets, weddings, private parties
5
TPC Twin Cities
11444 Tournament Players Pkwy.
Blaine, MN 55449
763-795-0800 • tpctwincities.com
2000
Private
148
75.7
Gold
9/17/10
7,164
72
$136
Included in greens fee/
No
Arnold Palmer
Alan
Cull
Range, practice greens, restaurant, bar
6
Minnesota National Golf Course
23247 480th St.
McGregor, MN 55760
218-426-4444 • minnesotanationalgolfcourse.com
2008
Public
148
75.6
Black
7/21/11
7,230
72
$54-$89
Included in greens fee/
No
Joel Goldstrand
Kent
Baril
Play-and-stay packages, pro shop, bar and restaurant, banquets, leagues, lessons, walking trails, snowmobile access, marina, full practice facility
6
Rush Creek Golf Club
7801 Troy Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-494-0400 • rushcreek.com
1996
Public
148
75.6
Duncan
6/2/08
7,306
72
$49-$109
$19/
No
John Fought
Bob Cupp
Jay
Meyerhoff
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, golf academy, golf shop, banquets, conference facility, golf events
8
Windsong Farm Golf Club
18 Golf Walk
Independence, MN 55359
763-479-3535 • wsfarm.com
2004
Private
147
75.7
Championship
7/8/09
7,346
71
$85-$200
$30/
Yes, $25-$45
John Fought
Tom Lehman
Jim
Kidd
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, pro shop, lessons, limited private parties, clubhouse, locker rooms, patio
9
Willingers Golf Club
6900 Canby Trl.
Northfield, MN 55057
952-652-2500 • willingersgc.com
1992
Public
147
74.3
Black
6/12/12
6,809
72
$30-$64
Included in greens fee/
No
Garrett Gill
Ryan
Sabyan
Bar and restaurant, pro shop, banquets, weddings, lessons, full practice facility, clubhouse, leagues
10
Dacotah Ridge Golf Club
31042 County Hwy. 2
Morton, MN 56270
507-697-8050 • dacotahridge.com
2000
Public
145
74.8
Tournament
9/7/07
7,109
72
$37-$52
$16/
No
Rees Jones
Eric
Hildreth
Casino hotel stay-and-play packages, convention center, clubhouse, driving range, restaurant
11
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Dr.
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-233-5533 • mysticlakegolf.com
2005
Public
145
74.7
Black
8/23/10
7,144
72
$55-$85
Included in greens fee/
No
Gill Miller
Ben
Rosaasen
Range, clubhouse, located directly next to casino, restaurant
12
Blackberry Ridge Golf Course
3125 Clubhouse Road
Sartell, MN 56377
320-257-4653 • blackberryridgegolf.com
2000
Public
145
74.0
Black
7/1/12
6,992
72
$28-$33
$9-$15/
No
Joel Goldstrand
Gray
Gillian
Pro shop, bar and grill, banquets, leagues, lessons, driving range
13
Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
763-732-4105 • gvgcc.com
1914
Private
144
74.7
Blue
5/28/09
7,004
73
$94-$120
$21/
Yes, $30-$50
A.W. Tillinghast
Henry
Orme
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, lessons, indoor learning center, banquets, pro shop, weddings, locker rooms, pool, tennis courts, dining, receptions
13
Somerby Golf Club
975 Somerby Pkwy. NE
Byron, MN 55920
507-775-3700 • somerby.com
2004
Private
144
74.7
Gold
7/17/09
7,209
72
$85-$130
Included in greens fee/
Yes, $30
John Fought
Tom Lehman
David
Nordeen
Clubhouse, restaurant, banquets, locker rooms, spa, fitness center, wine cellar, tennis courts
15
Olympic Hills Golf Club
10625 Mount Curve Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
952-941-6262 • olympichills.com
1969
Private
144
74.6
Blue
5/30/08
7,029
72
$45-$75
$24/
No
Charles Maddox
Michael
Preuss
Pro shop, range, full practice facility, leagues, lessons, locker rooms, bar and grill, formal dining, banquets, weddings, private parties
16
Izatys Resort, Black Brook Golf Course
40005 85th Ave
Onamia, MN 56359
320-532-4574 • izatys.com
1999
Resort
144
74.1
Tournament
6/15/04
6,867
72
$29-$49
Included in greens fee/
No
John Harbottle
Tim
Murphy
Pro shop, bar and restaurant, banquets, weddings, leagues, lessons, driving range, hotel, pool, marina, townhome rental
17
Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN 55438
952-884-2409 • mvcgolf.com
1924
Private
144
73.5
Gold
11/1/11
6,804
73
$85
$20/
Yes, $16-$25
Seth Raynor
Rob
Hary
Driving range, locker room, pro shop, dining area, bar and restaurant, banquets
18
Minneapolis Golf Club
2001 Flag Ave. S
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-544-0021 • minneapolisgolfclub.com
1916
Private
143
74.7
Black
6/2/08
7,100
72
$75-$95
$23/
Yes, $25
Willie Parks
Donald Ross
Dan
Simpson
Full practice facility, pro shop, clubhouse, bar and restaurant, ballroom, formal dining, conference facility, leagues, lessons, private parties, weddings, banquets, locker rooms, pool
19
Legends Golf Club
8670 Credit River Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN 55372
952-226-4777 • legendsgc.com
2001
Public
143
74.4
Silver
9/15/11
7,063
72
$89
Included in greens fee/
No
Gill Miller
Dan
Dols
Practice facility, pro shop, locker room, fine dining, bar and restaurant, banquets
20
Deacon's Lodge at Grand View Lodge
9348 Arnold Palmer Dr.
Breezy Point, MN 56472
218-562-6262 • grandviewlodge.com
1999
Resort
143
74.1
Black
7/22/10
6,977
72
$59-$114
Included in greens fee/
No
Arnold Palmer
Mark
Neva
Full practice facility, driving range with short-game area, pro shop, lessons, clubhouse, leagues, bar and restaurant
21
The Bridges
22852 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987
507-452-3535 • winonagolf.com
1920
Public
143
73.9
Gold
9/1/11
6,795
71
$31
$17/
No
Ben Knight
Robert Jones Jr.
Bill
MacAskill
Practice facility, putting green, pro shop, event center, restaurant
22
Edinburgh USA
8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
763-315-8550 • edinburghusa.org
1987
Public
143
73.8
Black
8/28/08
6,888
72
$39-$62
Included in greens fee/
No
Robert Jones Jr.
Don
Berry
Full practice facility, pro shop, clubhouse, bar and restaurant, ballroom, formal dining, conference facility, private leagues, lessons, private parties, weddings, locker rooms, small fitness center
22
The Pines at Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
218-963-0001 • grandviewlodge.com
1990
Resort
143
73.8
Green
10/1/09
6,874
72
$49-$104
Included in greens fee/
No
Joel Goldstrand
Jack
Wawro
Full practice facility, bar and restaurant, pro shop, clubhouse, cabins, lessons, leagues, patio, weddings, private parties, banquets, formal dining, locker rooms, resort and golf packages, convention center, spa, fitness center, wine cellar
24
Burl Oaks Golf Club
5400 N Arm Dr.
Minnetrista, MN 55364
952-472-4909 • burloaksgolfclub.com
1979
Private
143
73.6
Blue
9/15/10
6,739
72
$55-$75
$18/
No
Mark Mitchell
Joel Goldstrand
Scott
Leer
Driving range, putting green, bag storage, locker rooms, restaurant and bar, banquet facilities, pro shop, lessons, clubhouse, weddings and other private parties, leagues and tournaments
25
Northfield Golf Club
707 Prairie St.
Northfield, MN 55057
507-645-4026 • northfieldgolfclub.com
1926
Public
143
73.3
Black
6/15/09
6,728
72
$50-$69
Included in greens fee/
No
Don Herfort
Kyle
Holmes
Pro shop, clubhouse, practice facilities, lessons, leagues, bar and restaurant, weddings, private parties, banquets, formal dining, locker rooms
25
The Minikahda Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
612-926-1601 • minikahdaclub.org
1898
Private
143
73.3
Blue
7/23/08
6,787
72
$75-$110
$25/
Yes, $20-$50
Donald Ross
Douglas
Nelson
Driving range, practice facility, pro shop, clubhouse, lessons, bar and restaurant, weddings, private parties, banquets, formal dining, locker rooms

1 The Minnesota Golf Association measures golf courses and assigns slope ratings to each golf course once every several years. The golf courses listed, and their corresponding rankings, were based on figures obtained from each course's most recent evaluation as of October 1, 2012.
2 Prices listed are for an 18-hole round