Minneapolis Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Willie Park Jr. in 1916 and Donald Ross in 1920

Cost:  Private

Phone Number: (952) 544-0021

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Minneapolis Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 2001 Flag Avenue South, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

Photos:  See additional photos of Minneapolis Golf Club

Accolades: Ranked 14th in Minnesota on Golf Digestís 2013-14 Best in State rankings.

Signature Hole:  10th - 230 Yard Par 3

10th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (230 Yard Par 3)
10th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (230 Yard Par 3)

What to Expect:  Minnesota enjoys a nice collection of Donald Ross courses and the Minneapolis Golf Club is one of the most revered. The club opened in 1916 but relocated the next year to a larger parcel where Willie Park Jr. laid out the routing. The club quickly gained popularity and a larger clubhouse was required to accommodate the expanding membership. As such, the course needed rerouted and Donald Ross was employed to take on that project in 1919. The holes are laid out on gently rolling terrain that is comfortable to walk. The holes are tree lined and feature contrasting color heavy rough outside of the fairways that are wide enough to provide a variety of playing angles. The parkland layout has a very classic feeling with open fronts to greens and no waste areas and just two water hazards. Like most Ross courses, the holes are pleasant and subtle in their design but rarely spectacular. However, the back nine does begin with a par three that is spectacular in every way as it plays over water to a raised green. All in all, players who appreciate a pleasant walk on a very playable course with subtle design features will appreciate this track while players looking for dramatic holes and demanding carries will find themselves left wanting.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6983 74.7 143
Blue/White 72 6765 73.5 141
White 72 6517 72.2 138
Gold 72 6266 70.8 135
Red (Women) 74 5600 72.0 131


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  10th - 230 Yards

10th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (230 Yard Par 3)
10th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (230 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th - 454 Yards

18th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (454 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (454 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  3rd - 562 Yards

3rd Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (562 Yard Par 5)
3rd Hole at Minneapolis Golf Club (562 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  1st - 474 Yard Par

Bogey Beware:  7th - 452 Yard Par

Final Cut:    Grade B-

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