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|
Don't let the short course sneak up on you
This is a must play if you are in the area. I know the big course is across the street.
Great elevation changes.
Great routing on the par 4's Hole 10, 12 and 15
Great finishing Par 5 18th, downhill tight hole
I will definitely play again
Short tight Parkland layout
Great routing to fit the course on the property
Hole 2 and 4 are great par 4's tight and narrow
But you want to talk tight then look at Hole 6 down hill short par 4 that is reachable with OB and trees everywhere.
Many holes you may elect to play 3 wood or hybrid to stay in a good location to make birdie - You must resist the want to smash driver on some of the short holes if your accuracy is not your strength.
One of the best tournaments in the Midwest
Pine to Palm over 500 players try to qualify
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!