Royal Golf Club - Short Course
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Scenic but allows people to tee off late- very bad
Challenging, scenic course. We had a 3:50 PM start time on a fall Sunday afternoon. Sadly, the starter has NOT insisted people tee off on time so we were not able to tee off until after 4 PM. In part because we tied off almost 15 minutes late, we were only able to complete 13 holes. If we'd tee off on tied, we would have been able to complete at least one, and perhaps 2 more holes.
I've NEVER experienced, ever, in Mn - a golf course that does not insist people tee off on time. So this was a bad beginning (a key reason why this course does not get a 5.)
The course itself is scenic, hilly and challenging. There are several ponds in play, and a lake. Most of the greens are larger than average in Mn, and much more undulating. A series of tees provide opportunities for players at various skill levels.
There are many traps. While some courses have put out rakes despite COVID 19, this one has not. It did not appear that the traps were raked daily (another reason this did not get a 5