Revered for great routing, strategic merit, and scenic beauty, our effortlessly walkable 18-hole course boasts an incredibly forward thinking classic design featuring a compelling combination of distance, challenge and reward.
MGC's classic 100+ year-old turf was fully replaced in 2020 with pure bent grass on all tees, fairways and greens—providing vastly improved playing surfaces that are more disease-resistant and less susceptible to winter damage.
Course architect Jeff Mingay harmonized the original Willie Park Jr./Donald Ross design with modern enhancements that recapture original green contours, integrate more interesting hole locations and expand many of the fairways to enhance playability. Combine this with a state-of-the-art irrigation system and modern drainage system on the greens and our golf course is now best in class.
Minneapolis Golf Club is consistently rated among the best private clubs in Minnesota. To provide an enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels, MGC has four sets of tees on each hole. From forward tees, the course measures 5,419 yards; from the championship black tees, it plays to a very challenging 7,045 yards. To better appreciate this classic, traditional course, we invite you to take a hole-by-hole tour.
Our historic St. Louis Park location offers panoramic vistas of tree-lined fairways, vividly lush grass, and a magnificent Minneapolis skyline view. MGC's setting is also unique for what's not here: there are no power lines, no freeway noise, no congestion. This is a remarkable course renowned for its pristine conditions, acclaimed architecture, and consummate playability.
Beginning with our very first tournament in 1924, the Minnesota State Open, we've played a significant role in both amateur and professional golf. MGC first reached national prominence as host of the United States Amateur in 1950 and welcomed the PGA Championship in 1959.
MGC also hosted the Ryder Cup Captain's Challenge, the only officially sanctioned Ryder Cup event hosted in conjunction with the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. We're proud of our continued prominence in the sport, with up-and-coming players discovering us through U.S. Open Local Qualifying tournaments and a variety of Minnesota-focused events. MGC has also hosted qualifying events for both the USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur.
The Club has an exceptional short range with well-manicured bunkers that allows players to practice every shot imaginable from 120 yards and in. For the long game, MGC has a driving range and an expansive 12,000 square-foot putting green and chipping area that allows players to warm up and practice their skills on surfaces maintained to mirror the playing conditions on the course. Our indoor hitting bay features a ForeSight simulator that allows members to work on their game year-round.
Our friendly and inclusive golf culture allows players of all levels to enjoy a variety of social and competitive play, including several club tournaments and ongoing member activities and events. Among the most notable: Opening Stag, Arctic Close, MGC Invitational, Member-Member Tournament, Club Championship, Women's 18-hole and 9-hole Leagues, Men's and Women's Guest Days, Match Play Events, Men's Thursday Game, and Women's Tuesday Fun Night golf clinic. The Minneapolis Golf Club also has a comprehensive junior golf program for children to learn and enhance their enjoyment of the game.
Minneapolis Golf Club provides individual private lessons, group clinics and instruction, and Junior Golf Schools. Private lessons and services include:
V1 Video analysis
Detailed swing notes/video
Plan to help golfers reach their individual goals
Golf lessons are prioritized for MGC members and can be conducted on the driving range, putting green, short game area, indoor hitting bay, or on the course.
Please contact Ryan Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (952) 544-0021 for more information or to schedule lessons.