View from the 7th white tee at The Refuge Golf Club
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4.5
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
129
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.2
98.1%
Recommend this course
233 out of 249 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6534 yards
Slope 143
Rating 72.3
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - October
Architect Kevin Norby (2001) Don Herfort (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code A collared shirt and golf pants/shorts are preferred, but not required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Minnesota (2019 #24)

Reviews

4.5
249 Reviews (249)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 33
Bunkers 28
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 19

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2022

Thank you for reviewing us, u314162239665. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Refuge Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The course is challenging and beautiful, especially the trips between holes.

Of the half dozen courses I've played in Mn, this. is one of my two favorites.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/10/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/10/2022

Hi, ROCMON. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A must play.

I travel to Minnesota every summer. I play here everytime. I'm a single digit handicap that loves a great challenge. This is the best bang for your buck!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slowest round of regular golf of my life

Love this course however the round was over 5 hours long on a Tuesday afternoon. Unacceptable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/29/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000005173476. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. The Refuge Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

The course is in great shape pace of play was excellent we played at 8:15 Thursday morning

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/29/2022

Hello, Rick1265411. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at The Refuge Golf Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2022

Hi, Jeff2121896. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello Linderholm14. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Hello, BradDunham. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Refuge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awsome staff

Had a great day ! Cart kid mike helped my older grandpa carry his clubs from bag drop to cart as well as gave him a ice cold towel and water because of the heat. Truly a gem of a course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2022

u314162993410, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

AWSOME

Played in under 4hrs course was awsome! Joe in the proshop was great to deal with. Even took the time to look at my swing quick!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Thank you for your review, u314162990996. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162962700! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great staff that cares

Played with my old man and we truly enjoyed it. Bevcart girls are great. Even got a quick putting lesson from the guy in the shop! Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u314162990956! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2022

u314160721228, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Hi, u903002335. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hi, Paul1042977. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

luckyc77, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape for this time of year

Course was fun pace was great. Went in had a beer and dog after the staff were great

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Thanks so much for the great review, Rick1265411. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rainy day

Played in the rain on a terrible weather day but they can’t control that! Everything my about the course was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Thank you for your review, overtonluke01. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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