View from the 7th white tee at The Refuge Golf Club
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4.2
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.1
91.7%
Recommend this course
179 out of 194 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
2.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6534 yards
Slope 143
Rating 72.3
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The Refuge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - October
Architect Kevin Norby (2001) Don Herfort (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code A collared shirt and golf pants/shorts are preferred, but not required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Minnesota (2019 #24)

Reviews

4.2
194 Reviews (194)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 33
Bunkers 28
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 19

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Hello, Grant1818688. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Refuge Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Course was in great shape. The only issue was the pace of play. Never saw a ranger on course to speed up play was my only complaint.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 10/08/2020

Hi, u1333690508. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 10/05/2020

RGDF0FEFB51C94ABD3F9, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (763) 753-8383. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello, BradDunham. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing The Refuge Golf Club. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Thank you for your review, Jbaken. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW!!!!!

Nice course design with a great mix of holes. Unfortunately the pace of play is very slow out there. Waited 5-7 minutes on every tee. Many of the holes we had 4 groups on the same hole. Called the clubhouse 5 holes in and they did nothing. After 14 holes we called it and found a group of 5 holding up the whole course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi u314160508454. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The Refuge Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

Great course- great layout- poor pace of play. No ranger on the course led to a backup on hole 3 that lasted throughout the round

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Refuge Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi, u314160414761. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Refuge

Course was in pretty nice shape. Pace of play for a Thursday morning tee time was painfully slow- 4:40.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi u5414436. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (763) 753-8383 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 90
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course...

This is a bit of a drive for us, but well worth it.

Really enjoyed our day. Conditions were really good.

We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Love the course great layout friendly staff first time on the Coors definitely recommend this course to anyone

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hi, u492439171. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

The Refuge is always well maintained from the tee boxes to the green. The bunkers are some of the most forgiving in the state, ranks equally with courses that cost 2-3 times more!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, dmdboss. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Beautiful course. Wonderful with the fall colors. Slow round though, three groups waiting to tee off on some holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Hi u000001473400. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (763) 753-8383 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best value in Twin Cities

The course is laid out beautifully. There are a ton of trees and a few forced carries throughout the course. There are four sets of tees which allows golfers of all levels a fun round. The greens are very receptive, but tend to run true. I would say this is my favorite course in the north metro. The backside is quite a challenge and the course dares you to take out your driver. You need all the shots to get around this course with a good score!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us MBEARDS. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Refuge Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi 2hawks. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

I’m done playing here

The entire round was spent waiting. The whole course was stacked. The round took over 5 hours. Maybe space tee times a bit farther apart. Honestly, I want my money back. It wasn’t enjoyable to wait 10 minutes at every tee. You lost a loyal customer. By the looks of it, you lost a few yesterday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hello, PM1118. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing The Refuge Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Refuge

Course was in good condition. A couple low spots very wet from recent rain. A couple greens had some rough spots on them. In another week, leaves will be in full color and very scenic. Nice Fall round of golf!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Refuge Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great out of town course

Course is in great condition, forward tees give ladies a chance to keep up with the guys. Quite challenging for the guys.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Refuge Golf Club!

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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hi, sandytrz. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Commented on 08/27/2019

Hi, sandytrz. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Great course overall. It was maintained very nicely, and it had a nice level of challenge to it. Staff was all very friendly as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Hello, alexbrink. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at The Refuge Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Hi, haybudman. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Refuge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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