The Jewel Golf Club

4.7011705882 4.7 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7050 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 1900 Clubhouse Dr, Lake City, MN 55041
  • (800) 738-7714
  • (651) 345-2239
  • jewelgolfclub.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Hale Irwin
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7050 yards 73.8 133
Blue 71 6669 yards 72.0 130
Blue/White 71 6401 yards 70.8 127
White 71 6014 yards 69.0 124
White (W) 71 6014 yards 74.1 127
Copper 71 5526 yards 66.8 119
Copper (W) 71 5526 yards 71.4 121
Red (W) 71 4907 yards 67.9 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

58 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks dinner  

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Reviews


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u1157700's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


Tenzin1518968's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i gave this course 5 star. we drop off our bag and lady came to greet us with big smile. than in pro shop a guy check us in. than again @1305 putting Green lady came back told us we can go a head tee off after one group even our tee time is at 1327. pace of play was great. Cart lady was super nice.. lot of drinking station thru out the course .. layout of the course was beautiful. it was a worth a drive to lake city to play at THE JEWEL GOLF COURSE.

we will be back ....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always in decent condition"


DonnRTaylor's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We try to play here every summer and make it a two round day. Pace of play is typically a little over 4 hours. Good course layout without any gimmick holes. We chose to play the combination tees for our group and we generally shoot in the mid 80's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Jewel"


u667213520's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a hard course to play the first time. There are so many holes that you don't know what's in front of you. And if you think that way on the front nine, wait until you get to the back nine. The day we played, the greens were perfect. They had an MGA event at The Jewel for three days, and we caught the course on the third day when there wasn't much play and the greens were perfect, fast, slick, and true. The course is excellent, but when you don't know what's ahead of you, it's a tough one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Mn Nat'l"


jdfarmin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautifully designed and maintained course. 5 sets of tees measuring over 7,000 from blacks. Ample bunkering, smooth and quick greens, fescue, water hazards etc. A true and fair test of a golfers abilities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Setting"


u00000874671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course, surrounded by bluffs with manicure fairways and greens. Pace of play was great.

One of the best courses in southern Minnesota.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



knserv1012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Minnesota Jewel"


u000002374014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a country club quality course. The back 9 is a must see for all golfers. Pick the tees based on your handicap. There's enough challenge for every level. The greens in early May were perfect. The fairways are spotless. Clubhouse matches the quality. The back patio is a great place to have a meal after a round. It's 2 hours from my house and I played there 5 times last season. And hope I can play as many rounds this. Any price and it's worth it for the pristine quality. But there are deals to be had.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's the greens"


u9290312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The whole course is in great shape but the greens were excellent, fast and true. The staff was friendly and helpful. Didn't linger in the lounge but it looked nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Appropriately named The Jewel"


djunge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing bent grass fairways, beautiful views from each tee box, great risk / reward shots, and the greens were fantastic.

Highly recommend The Jewel to anyone!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Really nice"


hammer6660's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in perfect condition. Would highly recommend. Great scenery and unique holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, among the best I've played"


tlm17's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Minneapolis Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Everything about The Jewel was first class.

Quality putting green, driving range and even a chipping green with a bunker to practice sand shots.

The conditions of everything on the course was excellent, which was impressive since it had just rained a lot the previous two days and the entire night before. We weren't even sure if the course would be playable that day. I was especially impressed by the great shape of the bunkers despite all the rain.

The greens were immaculate, rolled well and were slightly on the quick side, but each hole had at least a little break, which made us all miss a lot of putts.

The rough was surprisingly thick; thicker than I was used to.

I loved the course layout and variety of different holes and tee shots. Almost every shot felt uniquely different and interesting.

On the front 9, holes 1-3 and 8-9 were more of a treeless "links" style with plenty of bunkers, including fairway bunkers, whereas holes 4-7 were suddenly "back in the woods" with fewer bunkers.

The back 9 was more of a traditional layout with more water and scenic views of the surrounding terrain.

Six different tees to play from (Red, Copper, White, Blue and Black, as well as a Blue/White option) to offer an appropriate challenge for a wide range of skill levels.

Quality on-course amenities, like plenty of drinking water and actual bathroom buildings instead of, say, outhouses or nothing at all.

Nice clubhouse with bar & restaurant and outdoor patio on top floor overlooking the course. The chicken breast on my caesar salad after we played was surprisingly well-cooked; juicy & delicious. Although, someone in our group complained about the long wait at the turn for a hot dog.

They also had electric golf carts, which I always prefer over gas.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area for public play!"


u216332413's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

A round at The Jewel is always worth the drive. The only thing better is to play to course when the valley is in full fall color!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice"


Jason2862389's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great fairways, receptive greens and lots of wildlife


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2016

Happy to hear you had a great round and got a glimpse of the wildlife. See you again soon!


"Lovely course well maintained"


mstred41's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long tee shots needed to clear heavy rough in front of fairways. Large undulating challenging greens.

Fairways well mowed in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2016

Excellent! Glad the conditions were up to par. Come back soon.


"the cource"


u651884384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Jewel was in great shape and play was fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/01/2016

Happy to hear you loved the course! Come back and see us at The Jewel Golf Club.


"The Jewel"


u000001103148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and always presents a good challenge. Staff was friendly and polite.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/02/2016

Thanks for your feedback! Glad we could give you a bit of a challenge!


"Worth the drive"


DoubleD719's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Heard about this course through a friend, them saw it listed on the Top 50 list here on Golf Advisor. The course is a lot of fun, beautiful views of the surrounding area. I would recommend this to anyone who lives in the Twin Cities and looking for something different. I will definitely make it back to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day at The Jewel"


revcat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WE got a great rate, some mixup saved us even more money...the weather was fantastic, maybe the best day of the year. We got teamed up with a local golfer and had a great time talking golf the whole round. My wife shot her best round ever. And then we had a great meal at a nice restaurant on the lake, Nosh.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/02/2016

We are so happy to hear about your experience and that you have spent an excellent day with us! Thanks for the review.



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