6440 US 10 West
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 323-4800
Fax: (763) 323-0404
The course was designed by well-known architect Joel Goldstrand and is only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. This 9-hole course is a real challenge for golfers of all levels and expertise. Water comes into play on every hole and sand traps are strategically placed throughout the course. Tee Time Policy: Up to seven days in advance. For more than eight players a credit card and phone number are required. Greens fees: $12 Monday-Friday, $14 Saturday and Sunday. Discount Availability: Junior & Senior rates are available any time Monday-Friday and after 3pm on Saturday, Sunday & holidays for $9.
With an exciting Joel Goldstran Scottish links design, this course is considered to be the best new golf venue in Minnesota. The Links at Northfork is one of only 100 courses to receive Golf Digest's "Great Value" honor. The course plays 6968 yards and is nicely spotted with water hazards and sand traps. This course also features a three-hole practice loop.
Travel back to a time when working the farm was a true family affair and all the work was done by hand. Watch farmhands plow fields with oxen and horses at the Kelley farm or harvest vegetables from the garden. Dressed in clothes from the period, interpreters demonstrate how farming was done in the 1860s in this bit of living Minnesota history. Visitors get a chance to try their hand at some farm chores and then relax on the front porch. Animals on the farm are like those bred in the 1860s to do farm work or supply the family with food. The buildings, clothing and farm tools are true to the period depicted.
Fox Hollow Golf Club is a picturesque course lying along the tranquil Crow River. This scenic course is breathtaking and will challenge all golfers, beginner or veteran. Located in the northwest suburb of Rogers, just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.Carved into the countryside, the course ranges from open, rolling hills to tricky narrow, tree-lined fairways. The signature third hole offers an opportunity to tee off over the Crow River to a small, spectacular island green.The entire course is well maintained and the well-played shot is duly rewarded while the rough can be unforgiving on the errant attempt. Water comes into play on numerous holes and the greens are well protected by bunkers.
This park is 360 scenic acres spanning both sides of the Mississippi River. The showpiece of the park is the 1,000-foot dam built in 1914. Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is a hot spot for fishing, which can be done from shore, boat or platforms on the dam. Walleye, northern, bass and crappie are common.The Visitor Center includes live animal exhibits, an aquarium displaying native fish, an observation deck, information center and restrooms. Skis, snowshoes and canoes are available for rent. Picnic tables and grills are plentiful. Campsites are available, including a separate primitive site for canoeists. A handicapped accessible walkway across the dam connects the Hennepin and Anoka County sections of the park and provides an excellent view of the river. A fee is charged for parking and can be paid on a daily basis, or an annual pass, good at all county parks, may be purchased.
Located just 20 minutes north of the Twin Cities, Majestic Oaks features two 18-hole courses (Platinum and Gold), one executive 9-hole course, and a driving range. Each course has its own unique layout, designed to play comfortable for the beginner, yet challenge and bring back the most experienced players. The Platinum course is the most mature. Designed by Charles Maddox, it was ranked among Golf Digest's Top 75 Public Courses in 1990. From the back tees, the Platinum measures 6561 yards and has many holes carved out of huge beautiful oak trees. The Gold Course, while only five years old, is quickly gaining notoriety among Twin City golfers. This course is slightly smaller than the Platinum measuring 5879 yards. Course architect Garrett Gill used natural hazards and terrain in his design. Tee Time Policy: Four days in advance; credit card guarantee needed on weekends & holidays. Green fees: Gold: Nine holes $12 M-F, $23 Sa-Su; 18 holes $15 M-F, $27 Sa-Su. Platinum: Nine holes $13 M-F, $15.50 Sa-Su; 18 holes $26 M-F, $31.00 Sa-Su. Special nine-hole course: $8 M-F, $9 Sa-Su.
Located just 30 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, this course is part of Hennepin County's Baker Park Reserve. Spanning 210 acres, Baker National is comprised of a very challenging championship 18-hole course and an executive 9-hole course. The relatively flat 18-hole course allows the player a choice of 3 tee boxes with distances between 5400 and 6800 yards. Natural wetlands come into play on a few holes and are particularly treacherous on the 6th hole where water parallels the entire fairway.Based on its efforts to preserve the natural beauty of the course and the surrounding area, Baker National has been designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" from Audubon International.
First opened as a six-hole course in 1919, this course became nine holes a year later and 18 in 1923. The second shot on No. 10 provides a good view of Downtown Minneapolis. Larry Packard redesigned this course in 1965. The new additions include more water hazards, which now come into play on at least seven holes. The greens are extremely fast and sloping, and the fairways are narrow. Be careful not to slice your approach shot on hole #15, a 422-yard par 4, which has a pond sitting to the right of the green.
Comprised of an 18-hole championship and 9-hole executive course, Brookview provides an adequate challenge for the experienced golfer and an excellent facility for the novice to sharpen their skills, with three different tee boxes to choose from. These well-groomed courses boast of wide fairways, some lined with trees, thereby giving it a very picturesque feel. Most of the greens are relatively small and well protected by sand traps making approach shots and chipping quite tricky. To warm up before taking to the links, a driving range, chipping green and bunker are available.
One of five highly regarded Minneapolis public courses within minutes of downtown, this facility includes an 18-hole course and a 9-hole Par 3 course. The 18 holes not only have water hazards on nine holes, but also fifteen sand bunkers meaning shot accuracy is a must. The back nine is very hilly and the front nine is predominantly flat. The tree-lined fairways are narrow and the large greens are slightly sloped. This course's signature hole is #17, a 407-yard par 4, requiring a tee shot through a tunnel of trees and up a narrow dogleg right fairway, then a long approach shot to the green. The nine hole Par 3 Course was built on rolling hills and has many trees lining its fairways. The small greens are firm, so holding your shot will be difficult. Water comes into play on two holes. This course's signature hole is #4, a 104-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot to an island green. Season passes are available for unlimited golf play. Opens daily at 6am.
Francis A Gross Golf Course is one of five highly regarded Minneapolis public courses within minutes of downtown. When the workday is over and traffic is crawling toward the suburbs, many golfers choose to stay near the city to play golf. It has water hazards on a few holes and about ten sand bunkers incorporated into its design. The greens are small and the fairways are lined with trees. The signature hole is #3, a 179-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot to a severely sloped green from back to front. In addition, a deep ravine circles the green to catch wayward shots. Tee times can be made up to five days in advance.
An architecture-buff's dream, this library is an all-purpose learning center and inviting haven for Minneapolis residents and visitors alike. Completed in the spring of 2006, the building immediately garnered rave reviews for its innovative use of light and existing surroundings, making it one of the best examples of the city's varied architectural style. The library itself houses the fourth-largest collection of any metropolitan library in the country, as well as large special collections, public art, and educational centers (it even has its own coffee bar!).