White Bear Yacht Club

Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   White Bear Yacht Club Est. 1889

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White Bear Yacht Club: with a clubhouse located just a few yards from the edge of White Bear Lake, this highly-rated Minnesota course originally comprised nine holes laid out by Scotsman William "don't call me Willie" Watson. The full 18 was completed a few years later by another Scotsman, the much lauded Donald Ross.

From the get-go the layout heads inland away from the lake, and into pleasantly rolling terrain. The partly open and partly tree-lined layout measures just shy of 6,500 yards from the tips, and embraces plenty of strategically placed bunkering around the relatively small greens. There's not too much water to worry about. A 30-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, this private club is exclusively for the use of members and their invited guests.

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The course: 18 holes.
Designer: Founded as a sailing club in 1889, White Bear YC introduced golf in 1912 with a 9-hole course designed by William "Willie" Watson. Course redesigned and extended to a full 18 by Donald Ross (1915).
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Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.
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Who can play and When?
Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Published Ranking
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in Minnesota.
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Latitude: (45.091047)
Longitude: (-92.973368)
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