Detroit Country Club - Pine to Palm Course
|White (W)||71||5839 yards||74.0||128|
|Green (W)||71||4966 yards||69.0||117|
|Blue M: 69.5/131 W: 75.4/131||511||371||222||417||507||282||286||174||419||3189||390||366||487||338||156||357||288||175||360||2917||6106|
|White M: 68.6/125 W: 73.9/128||501||363||213||401||467||276||275||162||396||3054||376||355||434||333||151||351||277||160||349||2786||5840|
|Green M: 64.7/117 W: 69.0/117||433||294||167||310||401||252||257||150||345||2609||301||289||369||289||141||285||257||142||284||2357||4966|
Another Example of Tom Bendelow's Brilliance
Detroit Country Club's Pine to Palm Course in Detroit Lake, Minnesota is one of those courses ALL of us knows... a terrific track miles from the masses. DL is only about an hour away from Fargo, ND, but from the Twin Cities it's closer to three and a half to four hours. It's worth the drive, though. It is also the perennial site for the week-long Pine to Palm Golf Tournament, one of the state's biggest amateur events being played for the 86th time this year.
Mr. Bendelow's work of a century ago (actually 1916) is just good golf. The course is very straight forward: It plays to a par of 71 and is only 6100-plus yards from the Blue tees, but has a strong 128 slope at that length. Tree lined, lush fairways with thickish rough, combined with small, well-sloped greens with good speed, you can see Mr. Bendelow's skill in this design, just as you can with his designs at Medinah #3, Beverly Country Club and Birmingham Country Club.
One final note: If you are going to be in the area for a couple of days, make sure to play Wildflower at Fair Hills, too, for a completely different experience - Prairie links style golf with almost 100 feet of elevation change. Staff at both courses are terrific and you'll become a lifetime fan of the Detroit Lakes area, guaranteed!