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3.8
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
79.4%
Recommend this course
72 out of 101 reviews
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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.4%
Recommend this course
10 out of 14 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.8
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6308 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.0
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Rum River Hills Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.8
101 Reviews (101)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great greens

The greens were in top shape. They looked smooth and flush. They were fast but not hard. You could go for the greens on approach shots. They read very true; if it looked like your ball would break, it did.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
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First Time Playing

Bummer

My brothers and I went there for my dads birthday. His first birthday since he passed away. Looking forward to some time on the course. Got there and we sat in the office for a good 10 min before someone showed up. Was explained that they are plugging the front 9 so had to play the back twice. Not a big deal but they could have told us ahead of time. I’m guessing they didn’t decide to plug the front 9 on a whim. Played through 16 holes and was told we needed to skip hole 17 and go to 18. Still had over 30 minutes of daylight left. Drove the cart in and parked it, the guy came out and asked if I would go put it away for the night. I was asked to do his job. Went inside for a bite to eat and was served cold brats and was told they weren’t able to heat them up.

It’s an OK course if you have zero expectations for customer service and don’t mind doing a little extra work so the golf course doesn’t have to. If you do have the slightest expectations I would go elsewhere

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Front nine less playable than back

Several holes on front nine have limited landing areas which are blind from tee unless you’ve played it before. Hit to the fairway marker on #7 and found ball had rolled into water. Unfair.

Pace of play was quite slow on second nine. Several groups very loud including one group blasting country music from their cart. Very annoying and distracting.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice fun course

Didnt have drink cart out...but was very nice and fun .some greens are damaged, but overall. Fun couse

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Course

Great layout. A very fun and sometimes challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

If price is your main concern, then this might be your place

I'll break this review down because it's not an all encompassing review for the rating.
Course: C- to D. If you don't hit it straight, or don't know where to hit it off the tee, you will struggle. You probably don't need a driver here either as even the Par 5's are short from the blue tees. Once you get to your ball, good luck having a good lie as the ground was firm for bouncing balls, but soft on approach shots. The greens are tough and not in good shape and the tees, especially on the Par 3's are in horrible shape. The landing areas were barren of grass and there were several holes where our group had to instill the "leaf rule" because the maintenance staff hadn't done any kind of leaf removal prior to the last week of warm weather here. For $40 (incl cart) this is a good deal if you don't care about the shape of the course.
Pro shop: F. This is still the original clubhouse/restaurant/pro shop its always been. You basically time warp to 1985 when you walk in. I was genuinely shocked to see a box of ProV1's for sale.
Pace of play was terrible and we were yelled at by 2 pro shop workers to get off the course after playing for 5 hrs (we had 1 hole left in a "last round of the year shotgun - not a scramble, just all players teeing off at the same time to make sure everyone finishes by dark").
The driving range was closed, so that wasn't great.
Their practice green is about 4 paces wide so you had 20+ groups of golfers all trying to practice putting and chipping on a sliver of a green. Not ideal
The only silver lining was the bev cart woman who had a great attitude and was really happy to see us every time she drove by, and she made sure we were staying hydrated as we saw her about 5-6x during our round.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Modestly Maintained But Playable

Tee boxes are in fair condition.
Fairway's are the condition of an average city course.
Green's are only fair.
Amenities need updating.
This course is worth about a $30-$35 green fee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first time playing for 10 years or more. course has matured and grown in well. enjoyed the round. played it in 3 1/4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

slow

Rum River is a great treat. However the pace of play is ridiculous. It is course that can easily be played in 4 hours or less. The pace can only be controlled by a ranger which most public courses in Minnesota lack. Lots of couples and newbies which can be painful to play behind. Covid has brought a lot of new golfers out which is great but be prepared for slow play. Course layout us very nice and getting a beverage while playing was easy as cart staff did a great job getting to all the players. In fairness to the course I Played on a Sunday which I try to avoid at all cost at most all Minnesota public courses. Other than pace of play course was fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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