Our first stretch of mild March weather has prompted some golf courses across the state to open ahead of schedule or at least get ready for the season to start. As of Tuesday, there are two golf courses near the Twin Cities that are open for business, and more are scheduled to get their season started this week.
High numbers are never a good thing on the golf course. And that’s exactly what two local courses are dealing with. The damage to two Minneapolis courses pelted by June storms is now estimated between $3 million to $4 million.
The summer was going just great until June 15 for many golf course owners in the Twin Cities. Then the rain started falling, and it flooded two of the five public courses in the city.
The Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis opened in 1916. It’s one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi River.Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. was a regular stop on the PGA Tour from the 1930s through the ’60s and hosted two PGA Championships. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is all the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said.
Minnesota continues to wrestle with the damage being caused by flood waters. And that includes some popular Minneapolis Park Board golf courses.
For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.
If you play golf, you know it can be expensive. Even St. Paul is worried about its cost and is considering using private vendors to run two of its four golf courses because they’re losing too much money.
Golf fans know that Florida has more golf courses than any other state in the nation and Orlando is one of the world’s top destinations for a dream golf vacation.
The wait is almost over for golfers. Some courses around the metro area will be open for business this weekend.
It’s been a dismal spring for golf courses around the Twin Cities because of the cold and rain.
Golf season may not be year-round in Minnesota but when it’s on it’s good. What’s even better than the lush courses and tree-lined fairways is the surprise golfers feel when they realize most Twin Cities golf courses have a secluded, rural feeling. Here are some of the best golf courses in the area and you don’t have to drive very far.