Enger Park Golf Course - Back
|White (W)||36||3073 yards||38.2||125|
|Gold (W)||36||2939 yards||37.5||122|
|Red (W)||36||2789 yards||36.6||119|
|Blue M: 71.8/132||499||369||343||417||378||143||341||193||485||3168||6382|
|White M: 70.2/128 W: 74.2/133||485||335||326||393||355||122||325||174||472||2987||6060|
|Gold M: 68.7/124 W: 73.9/128||450||318||291||380||317||107||260||159||460||2742||5681|
|Red W: 71.7/123||413||285||269||324||286||101||244||121||453||2496||5285|
This course is awful
This course is in serious decline. According to an employee, the city won’t let them water or improve the course. It could be the worst course I have ever been on. Dried out, brown, fairways as rough as a plowed field, greens winter killed on one side (still) and not mowed on the other.
Old boys course
This was my first time playing Enger, and probably will be the last. The staff was very friendly at check in, but when we got to the box for our 1:00 tee time at 12:55, there were still three groups ahead of us waiting to go with no starter to be found. The pace was extremely slow as one of the groups had eight golfers and four kids who weren't golfing. The group behind us kept hitting into us and seemed generally disgusted that there were a couple of non-members playing "their" course.
The course itself was decent, the greens were still pretty shaggy and there were definitely some problem areas on a few of the fairways. The layout was fun though. A few tee boxes made you think twice about grabbing the driver, which is always a fun mental aspect to the game. The par 3s were a nice comfortable distance, none of those 200+ yard par 3s that require a perfectly struck iron.
In the last year this course has improved immensely. This review should be taken with a grain of salt as it just opened and considering the snow we had a few weeks ago, you can't expect the course conditions to be very good for at least the next few weeks. That being said, things were in much better shape than I expected. It was the first weekend of the season so there were a lot of people out, and with 9 holes not opened at the time, and it being twilight golf, things moved a little slowly. I'm sure once the seasons moves forward a bit and the starter gets the hang of things a bit more things will be more smooth. Otherwise I highly recommend this course for golfers of all ages and skill levels, it is challenging but not overly difficult, there is a lot of elevation changes, and some of the best views in town.
Avg cours, great location
Being in the center of Duluth makes Enger very convenient. The course is well maintained but that doesn't change the fact that it's built on a huge rock. The ground is very stiff making iron shots slightly more difficult (at least for me). I usually golf at the cheapest place that golf now offers and it is early Enger. It's a 3 star course with 4 star rates.
Ok but staff needs to figure out now Golf Now works
I play have played this course a lot since it is in my home town. I have always felt it is overpriced for the conditions it is in. It is built on the hills of Duluth and are subjected to harsh winters so it is very challenging to keep the conditions up. It was recently taken over by a private company and is slowly improving. That being said I was not impressed with the staffs friendliness. I went to check in, told them my tee time and said I booked a prepaid online tee time. He proceeded to tell me I owed money for the tee time and that I just paid the fees online. I told hime that it was completely paid online and that there were two types of ways to book through Golf Now. He then told me how thats how it looks but people get confused about that everyday and I really didn't pay. I showed him my confirmation and after speaking with a co worker and then a manager he let me and my partner play without having to pay anything extra. He made it sound like we were still wrong but was doing us a favor since our email said we had paid. I have booked over a dozen rounds through Golf Now and nobody else has had this problem. Even the other course in Duluth, that is run by the same company, does not have this problem. It was a good deal but I'll probably stick to courses where the staff members know what they're doing.
Used to be better maintained...
First off there was not a single spot of grass to hit from on the practice range. Blankets still on several greens, very rutted and patchy fairways. Played here a few years ago and thought it was great. The weather and floods must have really affected this place. Hopefully the course can recover soon.
This course is recovering slowly from severe weather.
This is an older course that experienced some torrential rainfall that caused considerable damage during the spring months and then suffered from an unusually hot and dry summer. With time and effort it could retain some of its original charm... it has some great views of Lake Superior!