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4.7
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
89.3%
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96 out of 108 reviews
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4.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.7
20 Reviews (20)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.5
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The Royal Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2017
Fairways Bent Grass
Architect Arnold Palmer (2017) Annika Sörenstam (2017) Thad Layton

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $20
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Minnesota (2022 #23)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2021 #18)

Reviews

4.7
108 Reviews (108)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Bonus Golf

Late season bonus golf in MN, and this location was in fabulous shape. Greens were rolling fast and true. Tee Boxes in good shape. Fairways were manicured and consistent. Only down fall was the bunkers were rock hard and should have been marked as ground under repair. But golf in MN the 1st week of November after a snow fall, and couldn't have asked for much better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is a fun course to play for all. Many tees to play from. We played forward as it was a chilly fall day and it had just rained the night before. The layout is very nice although could use GPS on the carts with some playing tips (although you can find them on RC website so keep your phone handy). Not too tricky but nice to know distances to water, bunkers and bailouts. Greens are the defense of this course. Very undulating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value for a terrific course

Played the Queen’s Nine with a friend. Annika designed a challenging side with a good mix of water, bunkers, distance and hills. Undulating greens were tough but fair. Look forward to playing Arnie’s farewell nine along with an Annika reprise next time. Bravo!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day!

I could have played better but I still enjoyed my round! The course was in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Spend your valuable time and money elsewhere

Value: Poor; every opportunity that this course has to charge a fee, they ensured to go after every nickel. Our group felt as if this course was poorly managed. The range was in poor shape and you had to pay for range balls, as it’s not included in your tee time costs. If you want to have the flexibility of having your own cart, you need to pay double the cart fee, as the club charges truly per seat in the cart (another added expense layer) or they will force you to ride with random people. The cart types offered are gas or electric and are very basic. They are riding the namesake of some of the greats and that’s all that was great but not worth the fees.

Course conditions for mid-summer was nothing to admire and not photo worthy. Pace of play for a relatively short course: 5h 15m. This was unacceptable and our group considered stopping okay after 14 holes. The pin placement and green speeds were very difficult. For a non-tournament, the pins shouldn’t be placed wherever they were. Putting average is 1.78 and I was 3 putting all over the course.

Overall: go someplace else and enjoy your time

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very plush, greens rolled true and we’re fast enough to be fun but not mean.

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

Beautiful Course

Pace of play was fast but it’s a beautiful area. Hilly front nine and long stretched back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Royal Golf

The queens front and the kings back are my favorite 18 holes of golf. Each hole is its own creative expression of Annika and Arnie working together .it is a challenging course with his length in the front and undulation in the back, set against beautiful lakes and woods and extraordinary houses. If you go on the restaurant order, an Arnie Palmer, which is the best version of this iconic combination of lemonade and iced tea specifically designed at this course by the king himself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a nice time

I would NEVER pay full price. But I enjoyed the course. Played with complete strangers and everyone was really nice. Was an enjoyable experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top-notch course!

The Royal Club is a beautiful course with scenic views, and each hole is unique, fun to play, and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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