Best golf courses: Around Minneapolis-St Paul

Around Minneapolis-St Paul: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Minneapolis / St Paul
Palmer & Lehman

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay in consultation with Tom Lehman.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Minneapolis / St Paul
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1962); modifications by his son Rees Jones (2010).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Minneapolis / St Paul
Watson, Willie

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Original design by William "Willie" Watson (1911); remodelled by Donald Ross (1921); modifications by Brian Silva (2006).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Minneapolis / St Paul
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Tom Fazio

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Minneapolis / St Paul
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

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).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Gill-Miller Design.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Garrett Gill & Paul Miller of Gill/Miller Design.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Gill-Miller Design.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Garrett Gill & Paul Miller of Gill/Miller Design.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Gill-Miller Design.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Garrett Gill & Paul Miller of Gill/Miller Design.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Bobby Weed

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Original nine-hole layout dates from the 1960s; extended to 27-holes by Dr Michael J. Hurdzan (1990).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Cupp & Fought

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Co-designed by Bob Cupp & John Fought.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Arthur Hills
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Weiskopf & Morrish

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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