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4.6
88 Reviews (88)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.7
89.7%
Recommend this course
78 out of 88 reviews
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4.4
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
62.5%
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5 out of 8 reviews
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.0%
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22 out of 25 reviews
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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

4.6
88 Reviews (88)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are frustratingly fast & difficult. Fairways are friendly.

Like 2 others in our 4-some, this was my first time playing here. We thought the course was beautiful and in great shape, but none of us will come back because the greens are so difficult that they turned our game into a grind. You expect to see the pros at the US Open occasionally chipping onto an elevated green only to have their ball roll back off the green and down the hill, ending up 20 yards away...but it happened Way Too Often at the Royal Club. The greens are too fast and filled with so much undulation that a 10 foot putt could (and did) easily end up 15 feet from the hole.I'm an 8 handicapper, shot 86 at the Royal, but I felt like I shot 100. It's a nice course for the pros. Also they need some signage for new visitors. I couldn't find the bag drop because nobody was working. So I carried my clubs down to the pro shop...only to find out that the carts and the driving range are back UP by the parking lot where I came in. That was fun.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but try to avoid

The staff decided to push my tee time 40 minutes to let a party of 20 who showed without tee times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Total review

Tee boxes grass was too long.
Fairways nice.
Greens are so tricked up that 3 putts are the norm. Huge greens are way too undulating. I was looking for the clowns nose.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Perfect

Prettiest course in MN. The Queen's 9 is as picturesque as it gets !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

Great course and perfect condition. Greens were quick, fairways were immaculate. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant

I was pleasantly surprised by what a nice course this is. From layout to conditions I truly enjoyed my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a LITTLE OVERPIRICED AT RACK RATE FOR THE CONDITIONS

Played this course before. The amenities are very nice. However the tee boxes were really "beat" no other way to say it, Several greens had large areas of patch work done to them. Lots of brown, dying grass around tee boxes, etc. Not really in play but but not pleasing to the eye for a $100 round. Flags should be color coded, red-front, white-middle and blur-back pin placements. This is just lazy in my mind. They have stakes in the fairways on most holes showing flag placement but not all of them. Played with a Golf Now discount which helped. This is a beautiful place but not up to "par" with conditions at other places at this time of year. Beautiful Club House and outdoor balcony for the 19th hole. I've always loved this place but this time the grounds were not up to normal standards.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We experienced a great day of golf.

Loved the course. Will definitely be back. Joe and Nora

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging golf course

Played as a single getting paired up with 3 others. Course was in good shape, greens were holding approach shots and rolling nicely. Busy holiday weekend but managed to get around in just over 4.25 hours. Worth the drive out each and every time.

Played from the White tees which normally play from Blue, this completely changed my experience on the course. I’m a mid-single digit handicap so do generally play from back tees. Folks I got paired up with played from White so I joined them. The golf course seemed much more fair from White and just made the round more enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging layouts can confuse your brain but don’t sleep on those greens.
Great staff and very good pace of play.

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