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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6259 yards
Slope 132
Rating 76.6

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Tom Vardon (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18.62
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

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission.
Walking Allowed Yes

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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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