The Ponds Golf Club - Red Golf Course in St Francis, Minnesota, USA | GolfPass
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3.6
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
75.5%
Recommend this course
90 out of 114 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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3.7
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3380 yards
Slope 131
Rating 36.6
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Kentucky Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Garrett Gill (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
114 Reviews (114)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Ripoff

Charged for a cart even though we paid for it on a hot deal. Ridiculous

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun!

Had a fun round staff was friendly nice carts with GPS!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value

THE COURSE WAS FUN AND CHALLENGING GREAT STAFF AND AND A GREAT TIME!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course needs a lot of work

The fairways are very bumpy and it’s tough to drive a cart and not have your beverage spilling in the cup holder. One green had a full divot taken out, and was right in my line, of course. There were garbages overflowing because they apparently can’t even, at a minimum, collect the garbages at the tee boxes. Won’t be going back, but for a $20 tee time, you really do get what you pay for.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great time!

Great time cold drinks good food and friendly staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun track

Played 9 holes Monday can't wait to ho back and and try the other nines . Even won $200 .00 on pull tabs. Great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give me a burger

The course is what it is but when we are done we like to get lunch and a beer. Last year we played there and they didn’t have any foods so we didn’t go back and then this year we played there and we’re not gonna go back cause they don’t have any food girl that works there could make a sandwich or something I don’t know I’ll she does is complain about the wages for cooks well every golf course in dealing with the same problems so they want they need to have a amenities if they’re gonna keep their customers

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Course conditions were not as good as in the past. Tee boxes were muddy. I don’t know if they got recent rain that we didn’t get 15 miles south, or if they just overwater. Four of the white tees only had one marker....and all they are is a painted rock. Greens were freshly fertilized with granular. Bunkers were hit and miss. Some were maintained while others were not.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Love Garrett Gil designs...

I'm trying to play all the Garrett Gil designed golf courses in Minnesota... just for fun and because I enjoy his work.
I enjoyed the Red and White nines a lot. While the tee boxes need repair I heard they are going to be rebuilt. Not sure why this character "Par 6" has it in for the pro shop. He's not influencing any of us with his constant whining... "you reap what you sow". Change your attitude and people might treat you better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Impressed by the "Super".

Kudos to the Course Superintendent and his staff for keeping The Ponds in good condition throughout this summer's record setting (2021) HEAT and DROUGHT. I've been impressed.
Also nice to see some of the more heavily used Tee Boxes being expanded in size (at last). This should be a nice improvement once they are established.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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