White Bear Yacht Club

56 Dellwood Ave,

White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

  • Office

    +1 (651) 429 4567
  • Pro shop

    +1 (651) 429 4567
  • Fax

    +1 (651) 429 8046

About the course

  • 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).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6471
6266
5633
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
72.6
71.7
73.7

Location

Latitude:

45.091047

Longitude:

-92.973368

How to get there:

2.5 mi E of White Bear Lake / 14 mi NE of St Paul.

White Bear Yacht Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1889

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 Willie Watson. The full 18 was completed a few years later by another Scotsman, the much lauded Donald Ross.

From the get-go the "WBYC" 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.
List of courses: Around Minneapolis-St Paul

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Did you know?

Shortly after opening its Donald Ross-designed 18-hole golf course in 1915, White Bear Yatch Club engaged the services of Tom Vardon (brother of the six-time Open Champion Harry Vardon) as its professional. Tom stayed on at White Bear until his death in 1938. Amongst Tom's many achievements, his second-place finish in the 1903 Open Championship is notable ... the winner on that occasion? ... his brother Harry.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in Minnesota.

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