Captain’s Course at Cascade Bay – Eagan, MN


Played September 7, 2015

Reviewed by Mr. Tee

As we whittle down the list of courses to play in our home state of Minnesota, we find ourselves in places where mini golf isn’t always the main attraction. Much like Grand Rounds in Minneapolis, Captain’s Course is part of a larger public city pool. We decided to finally check this 9 hole course off our list as the Summer of 2015 came to a close.


Par – August and September of 2015 found us playing a number of courses built by the Harris Miniature golf company. Like other courses built by Harris, it’s a solid green turf course outlined by red clay bricks with a few natural rock and wood based obstacles. The design of play is solid but no frills on the theming. Half of the course included a waterway that flowed out of a large waterfall that came in to play on the last few holes which is always nice. At $2 for one round or $4 for unlimited play, it’s an affordable option to add on to a day the pool. A middle of the road par.

We made it!
This wealthier suburb went all in on the waterpark
Hole 1 – You can see the traditional green rules sign by the Harris company near Mr. Tee
The Pink Putter tapping it in near the large rock obstacle

Flags in the hole and a flowing waterfall are always a good look
Lots of kids playing in swimsuits in the background
Tough hole to ace
The big umbrellas in the background offer a nice reprieve from the heat
The Pink Putter heading towards the end with the waterpark off in the distance
Fully accessible course that used different grades of turf to create natural border
Always nice to see a custom scorecard
Certainly not one of my best scores. Definitely not ready for the big leagues yet.

Captain’s Course Website


Connected to a larger waterpark
Well maintained and in good shape
Waterfall / waterway throughout 2nd half of the course


No frills on the theming
Few obstacles and no change in elevations
Not much variety of play
Only 9 holes

Nerdy Notes:

  • 9 holes. Par 19
  • $2 for one round or $4 for unlimited play for the day. Unlimited golf for pool season pass holders
  • Flags in all of the holes. Okay selection of balls and putters.
  • Food available on site.
  • Connected to larger Cascade Bay public pool.
  • Built by Harris Miniature Golf Company.

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