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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 73
Length 6613 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2

Course Details

Year Built 1934
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Garrett Gill (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
4 Reviews (4)
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Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Gentle and friendly

This is a great course for new golfers. Not too many traps. Not too much water. Other than one long par 3, everything is appropriate. Can be a little wet... if it’s been raining for more than a day, expect some puddles on a couple fairways.

You could do a lot worse than playing here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Muni Has Seen Better Days

Hiawatha Golf Course is an old parkland-style muni that has seen better days. Established in the 1930’s, the course was partially flooded in 2014 and its future is currently being debated by the Minneapolis Parks Board. It is likely that the course will close or be reduced to a nine-hole track. With that background, I decided to play the course while I could. Unfortunately, my overall impression was not very positive. The fairways are sketchy at best, with many bare spots. The greens are in fairly good condition, but relatively slow on the day I played. My playing partner, a regular at the course, said that they are usually slow. Tree coverage is moderately light, and it looks as though a lot of trees have been removed over the years. Water is prominent, with large and small ponds and a creek that meanders through the course coming into play on many holes. The course is mostly flat, with minimal elevation changes. There weren’t any truly memorable holes, although several were fairly challenging, requiring a tee shot to avoid ponds both right and left of the fairway. Once that was done, however, the rest was fairly straightforward. Greenside bunkers were not too deep and not hard to escape, but many had weeds growing in them. I was disappointed with my experience, because I really wanted to like the course. But when there are other Minneapolis munis in much better condition, playing the course again is not very likely.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyed playing here but was busier than expected on a Friday afternoon around 1pm. The course seemed to be in pretty good shape overall with nice views along the lake.
Will be playing this course again this season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Time to close down the dying dinosaur

This course was once a nice place to come play a muni round after work in Minneapolis. It flooded and the fairways and rough and even teeboxes have never recovered.

It's kinda sad. the staff is really nice, the clubhouse is fine, the carts seemed to run... practice area is good.

just a waste of money and resources when there are other (better) mpls munis out there.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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