I’ll admit it, I am crazy about golf. I enjoy watching baseball and football and enjoy even more having a deep discussion about baseball with other fans, but nothing is more satisfying to me than hitting the links. I work hard all week with my job and school, but I have no problem waking up at six a.m. to play a round of golf. I have been playing golf since 2000, and play anywhere from 1-3 times a week. What about the winter? I spend a few weeks in the winter playing golf in southern California. My opinion, however, is that Minnesota offers some of the most scenic golf in the country. I want to provide you with some recommendations for your next round.
Inverwood Golf Course, in Inver Grove Heights, is a fantastic place to play for the beginners and the more experienced. They offer an executive nine course for beginners and a championship eighteen holes for the more experienced. Although a bit pricey ($41.00 for the championship, and $15.00 for the executive), the course offers some fantastic views. Hole twelve, a par three, was ranked as one of the most scenic holes in the state! Go here for more information, http://www.inverwood.org/ .
River Oaks Municipal Golf Course, in Cottage Grove, is another bang for your buck course. (visit here for more information: http://www.riveroaksmunigolf.com/) This championship course is a par 71 with over fifty bunkers in play. The challenging par four hole ten with a 90 degree dog leg is extremely challenging. When walking up the eighteenth fairway, take a look behind you at the amazing view of the Mississippi River. At a rate of $38, this course has its fair share of business throughout the year which can lead to long wait times, but it’s a great experience for both beginners and experienced players.
Do you sit in your house all winter waiting for that first nice day to get out and play a round? It can be a bit annoying when we have our first fifty degree day, but our favorite courses are not yet open. Not to fear, Rich Valley is here! Rich Valley Golf Course is located in Rosemount. (visit here for more information: http://www.richvalleygc.com/) Rich Valley is notorious for being one of the first courses in the state to open. I have golfed here as early as the end of February. For $25, you can play a quick eighteen holes. The course offers three nine hole courses. You can choose which one(s) you want to play. The wide open course makes it playable for all levels, especially beginners. Do you love to golf, but not your spouse? Bring them to Rich Valley on a nice summer evening and grab a few beers from the clubhouse. Grab a cart and let them play this course. It’s a great date night course.
Hopefully these suggestions can help you when finding an affordable place to play this summer. Be sure to check out groupon for any great deals, https://www.groupon.com/local/minneapolis/golf. It’s time to get out and enjoy the Minnesota weather!