Played on September 13, 2014
Review by Mr. Tee
This 24 acre pond and park was brought to our attention by our guest reviewer/designer Jared. We had meant to play the course with him but feeling spontaneous celebrating our three year anniversary, we decided to take it in on a rare warm Fall Minnesota day.
Par – If you’ve followed our blog at all, you’ll know that our bias leans towards kitsch / fun themed courses with lots of oversized obstacles. I gave the game of golf a try as a kid and it just never stuck. Mini golf was far more fun and less frustrating. All of this explains why we gave this a course our “average” rating of par. The course is meticulously landscaped and maintained. The real sand traps and large pond were a fun change of pace for us. The surrounding park is nice but it’s hard to ignore the massive condos and shopping malls outlining the whole area. If you’re a golfer, it’s definitely a good place to bone up on your putting skills. It definitely challenged us and I don’t believe either of us even got par on any of the holes. If you’re bringing kids that aren’t regular golfers or if you’re putting skills aren’t so hot, it could be a long frustrating experience.
Meticulously maintained fairways and rough
One of the few natural grass putting courses in MN
Surrounded by a lively park with a variety of outdoor entertainment
No fun obstacles or environments throughout the course
Felt too much like a small version of a real golf course
Course appeals more to golfers than players of varied skill levels
- $5 for 9 holes, $9 for 18 holes. 18 Holes, Par 51. 8 stroke limit
- Real “golf” putters versus mini golf putters.
- Flags in all of the holes
- Calls course “golf in miniature” versus mini golf.
- Open only through Summer to last weekend in September. Closes at sunset during the season.
- Large space for lawn games like croquet / bocce ball in the park
- Distance from tee to cup was between 57 to 125 feet
- Accessible to disabled