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Area golf courses are ready for action

April 27, 2009

By Aaron Schultz
Sports Editor

The weather is nice, the grass is starting to turn green, and the area golf courses are all open. As sure a sign of spring as the baseball opener and the birds signing, golf is a very popular pastime.

Whether it is playing in a league, hooking up with some buddies and going once a week, or just hacking your way through nine holes twice a summer, golf is a great way to spend a nice spring (or summer) day.

No matter if you are serious about your golf, or just enjoy the relaxation of being outside for three hours, golf is fun for all ages.

Below is a brief round-up of the golf courses in our area, so get out and hit the links.
Cokato Town and Country Club
15256 Hwy 12 SW, Cokato (at west side of Cokato)
(320) 286-2007
www.cokatogolf.com
9 holes, par 36
Green Fees:
Mon.,-Sun.: 9 holes $17, 18 holes $25; ages 12 and under $12.
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $11, 18 holes $20, pull cart $3
Course length: 6,442 yards
Age of course: opened in 1929
Special Events:
Starting Friday, June 6 and every other Friday after that, there will be couples golf. Register at 5:45 p.m., with golf starting at 6 p.m.; shotgun start; 4-person scramble format; bring hors’ deourves for afterwards. This is not ncecessarily a competition, but fun! For more information, contact Kim Keithahn at (320) 296-1625.
Something unique: This is the 80th anniversity of the Cokato Golf Course, making it one of the oldest golf courses in our area.

Glencoe Country Club
1325 1st St. E., Glencoe (south of Hwy 212, right under the watertower)
(320) 864-3023
www.glencoecountryclub.net
18 holes; par 71
Green Fees:
M-F; 9 holes $15, 18 holes $20.
Sat.-Sun.-holidays; 9 holes $18, 18 holes $27
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $22, 18 holes $28; pull cart $2 or $3.
Course length: 6,011 yards
Age of course:
First nine holes were built in 1955, with the additional nine holes completed in 1993.
Special notes:
There are new membership specials which are available on the web site.
Something unique: The course was designed by Les Bolstad, the former Universtiy of Minnesota Golden Gopher golf coach, and a very well respected course designer.

Shadow Brooke Golf Course
3192 Hwy 7, Lester Prairie (just west of McLeod County Road 1 on Hwy 7)
(320) 395-4250
800-450-4250
www.shadowbrooke.com
golf@shadowbrooke.com
18 holes, par 71
Green Fees:
Weekdays: 9 holes $16, 18 holes $22
Sat.-Sun.-holidays: 9 holes $16, 18 holes $22
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $16, 18 holes $24
Course length: 6,349 yards
Age of course:
The course was built in 1993, with the back nine being added in 1996.
Special notes:
Thursday, June 11 the PGA Junior Group will be at Shadow Brooke; also, coupons for golfing are available on the course’s web site.
Something unique: The most noteworthy golfer to ever tee it up at Shadow Brooke would be Paul McCartney of Beatles fame, who was out for a round of golf about five years ago.

Whispering Pines Golf Course
8713 70th St. NW, Annandale (north of Hwy 55, east of County Road 6)
(320) 274-8721
877-352-9922
www.whisperingpinesgolf.com
18 holes, par 71
Green Fees:
Weekdays; 9 holes $16, 18 holes $22
Weekends and holidays; 9 holes $18, 18 holes $29
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $16, 18 holes $24
Course length: 6,421 yards
Age of course: built in 1986, with back nine added in 1998
Special Notes: Coupons are available on the course’s web site.
Something unique: Thanks to its proximety to all of the lakes, Whispering Pines sees a number of professional athletes frequent the course each year.

Pioneer Creek Golf Course
705 Copeland Road, Maple Plain (north of Hennepin County Road 6, southwest of Maple Plain)
(952) 955-3982
www.pioneercreek.com
18 holes, par 72
Green Fees:
Weekdays: 9 holes $20, 18 holes $33.
Weekends and holidays: 9 holes $20, 18 holes $39 before 2 p.m., and $33 after 2 p.m.
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $9, 18 holes $15
Course length: 6,291 yards
Age of course: built in 2001
Special Notes: Senior league play takes place every Tuesday morning.
Something unique: New this year, all of the carts now have GPS systems installed.

Meadow Links Golf Course
940 North High Dr. NW, Hutchinson (northwest of Hutchinson, south of County Road 8)
(320) 234-9533
9 holes, par 30
Green Fees:
9 holes $9, 18 holes $14.
Cart Rentals: $12 per cart.
Course length: 1,700 yards
Age of course: built in 1999
Special Notes: Memberships are available.
Something unique: Earlier this year, Riley Drew, using a seven iron on hole 4, had a hole-in-one.

The Greens at Howard Lake
5055 County Road 7 SW, Howard Lake (east of Howard Lake, west of County Road 7 and north of Hwy 12).
(320) 543-3330
9 holes, par 36
Green Fees:
Weekdays: 9 holes $12, 18 holes $16
Weekends: 9 holes $15, 18 holes $20
Cart Rentals: 9 holes $8 per person; 18 holes $10 per person.
Course length: 3,313 yards
Age of course: opened in 1995
Special Notes: Wednesday nights are league nights.
Something unique: The number seven hole is challenging, with a pond in front of the green.

Albion Ridges Golf Course
7771 20th St. NW, Annandale (north of Howard Lake on the east side of County Road 6).
(320) 963-5500
www.albionridges.com
Green Fees:
Weekdays: 9 holes $15, 18 holes $32.
Weekends and holidays: 9 holes $18, 18 holes $32.
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $14, 18 holes $22
Special Notes: There are three nine-hole courses at Albion Ridges:
• The Boulder Course: 3,312 yards; par 36; built in 2000.
• The Granite Course: 3,318 yards; par 36; built in 1991.
• The Rock Course: 3,237 yards, par 36; built in 1991.
Something unique: PGA professional Tim Herron golfed some practice rounds there prior to the Masters.

Island View Golf Course
7795 County Road 30, Waconia (east of Lake Waconia just off Hwy 5).
(952) 442-6116
www.islandviewgolfclub.com
18 holes, par 72
Green Fees:
Weekdays: 18 holes $48
Weekends: 18 holes $52
Cart Rentals:
9 holes $20, 18 holes $34
Course length: 6,552 yards
Age of course: built in 1960
Special Notes: Non-members must make tee times three days in advance.
Something unique: Tee times can be set up right on its web site for members.

Timber Creek Golf Course
9750 County Road 24, Watertown (east of Watertown on County Road 24).
(952) 955-3600
www.timbercreekgolf.com
18 holes, par 72
Green Fees:
M-Thurs.: 9 holes $20, 18 holes $28
Fri.-Sun.-holidays: 9 holes $22, 18 holes $35.
Green Fees with 1/2 cart:
M-Thurs.: 9 holes $31, 18 holes $42
Fri.-Sun.-holidays: 9 holes $33, 18 holes $48.
Course length: 6,556 yards
Age of course: built in 1988
Special Notes: Tee times available from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. off the back nine for $30 for two with a cart ($15 per golfer), $12 for walking.
Something unique: There is an online promotion where you could receive a free round of golf for your birthday on the course’s web site.

B’s on the River Edge
1455 County Road 27, Watertown (two miles north of Watertown on Carver County Road 27).
(952) 955-3343
www.bontheriver.com.
9 holes, par 36
Green Fees:
M-Thur.: 9 holes walking before 10 a.m. $5, 18 holes walking before 10 a.m. $10.
M-Thur.: 9 holes with 1/2 cart before 1 p.m. $15, 18 holes with 1/2 cart before 1 p.m. $22
Unlimited golf Saturdays and Sundays after 4 p.m. walking $15.
Course length: 2,821 yards
Age of course: built in 1968
Special Notes: The greens are bent grass, while the fairways are bluegrass.


 

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