University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course
|Maroon (W)||71||6259 yards||76.6||132|
|White (W)||71||6059 yards||75.7||131|
|Gold (W)||71||5411 yards||72.2||123|
|Maroon M: 70.5/126 W: 76.6/132||370||190||386||359||167||326||476||195||480||2949||344||356||417||536||310||390||377||145||435||3310||6259|
|White M: 69.7/124 W: 75.7/131||363||175||370||355||159||306||464||185||472||2849||339||347||411||525||280||390||374||135||409||3210||6059|
|Gold M: 66.7/111 W: 72.2/123||345||140||352||340||135||294||450||178||444||2678||281||268||351||430||268||305||314||120||396||2733||5411|
Short but Challenging Course
The University of Minnesota Les Bolstad golf course is a relatively short (6,288 yards from the back tees) track that may not challenge longer hitters, but will hold the interest of the average player. The fairways are tree-lined, undulating, and moderately wide. Elevation changes are not severe, but must be factored in on quite a few holes.
Most of the holes are fairly straight or slightly bending, with only four holes being true doglegs. The greens are nicely contoured; however, since we played during the third week of April, they were not yet in the best condition. I would expect that they would be moderately fast and rolling true by Summer. There are a number of holes where the green is not visible from a long approach distance, so those playing the course for the first time may want to take a cart so they can drive up to take a look. Having read reviews of this course on other sites, there seems to be a definite diversity of opinion about it, and many folks apparently don't like it. However, everyone in our foursome takes the opposite viewpoint and will continue playing it and enjoying it.