Southern Hills Golf Course

3.8300705882 3.8 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6343 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6343 yards 71.6 140
White (W) 71 6079 yards 76.0 139
White 71 6079 yards 70.4 138
Red (W) 71 4970 yards 69.8 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

25 out of 33 reviews


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u925484068's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

manger was awful, to sneak us out and was awful at doing that


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Updates and Overall Course"


u000005131446's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018

Reviewed on

The renovations in the clubhouse look awesome! They continue to add more beer options and keep the course in great shape. Friendly staff and great value go a long way to make this a regular stop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005131446's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Another apology"


u493906958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We have been long-term members 10+ years. Today again, someone interrupted our play. This has happened every single time we have played this year. Because there is league every night and the course is packed full on weekends there is not many available times slots for play. Nasty players that get in cheap ruin the game, there is absolutely NO benefit to being a member. I have been EXTREMELY disappointed these last couple of years. We continually get apologies from the staff (they are great) but it just can not make up for what we have experienced. We had such a bad experience in June, we did not play for a month and it just continues.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2018

They’ve remodeled the clubhouse and made some great improvements!


"Wide Open Spaces, Fast Greens"


5Mike113's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Southern Hills Golf Course features wide open fairways that challenge you to pull out the driver and let her rip. This is fine if you hit the fairways, which are generally smooth, gently undulating, and fast rolling. Miss a fairway and you run the risk of losing your ball in the rough, which is just high enough to swallow the ball, or in the “natural” grass areas which will make your ball disappear. At least twice when a member of our group hit a ball in the rough we were able to find three or four other balls, but not the right one. The greens are fast (when we played, a course employee told us that they were stimping at about 11½), most of them are slightly elevated above the fairway level, and most of them slope from back to front. The course employee warned us to leave our approach shots below the hole, and he was right. Downhill putts that missed the hole were almost impossible to stop until several feet past the hole. The course was designed by Joel Goldstrand, so there were blind tee shots, blind approach shots, and forced carries on several of the holes. The stage is set by the first hole, a 504 yard (from the back tees) par 5 that requires an approach shot to carry over a creek separating the green from the fairway. Complicating the shot is a bunker guarding the front of the green that must also be carried if the pin is anywhere near the center of the green. The second hole is a par 3, 194 yards from the back tees, that also requires you to carry the same creek you saw on the first hole as it meanders through the course. You'll see the creek for the last time on hole eighteen, a 514 yard par 5 that will require you to carry the creek on the second shot, leaving a mid to short iron to the green. Leave the approach below the hole and you might finish your round with a par. If you like a links-style course with little tree coverage and a wide open feel to it, you will want to give this course a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


CCdiet's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great people. Course in great shape.4 hour round


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


MNgolfLife1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course, although somewhat in the middle of no where farmington, is always busy because of all the special's this course runs which is nice. However if you are unlucky and have to pay full price I think you may find more value elsewhere. The course is always in pretty nice shape with the greens also in good shape. Pace of play is pretty good here for how busy the course gets some times, which brings me to one of my only other complaints in that the course is tightly packed together. often times greens back right up to a tee box so you have to watch out sometimes for people with a lack of distance control or wild shots. Overall 4 out of 5 stars because it is a fun, straight forward, fairly open course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"ok"


Loggersforlife's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

greens were punched and not sanded. pace of play was great, we got around in 2:45!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Your dollar goes a long way"


Jay5636750's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Southern Hills is one of the best courses I've played in its price range. Fairways are generally in great shape (except 16), and greens are about as true as you'll find in a public course. Course can challenge players of all skill levels; my only issue is that at only 6300 yards from the tips it's a bit too short for players who hit 250+ yards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"YUCK"


jeffewards11's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2015
Previously played Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Best feature of Southern Hills was EASY ACCESS to highway 3 to get me out of there!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

You should go back and play this course. They’ve made so many great improvements!


"Decent Course"


MNChazJC's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is just ok, holes are too tight. Some holes you basically share tee boxes and almost every hole is side by side with another hole. Course was in good condition and staff was friendly, but the way that the course is laid out, it's just not that great. I think it's a little over priced as well because you can go somewhere else a little better for the same price or maybe even a little cheaper than here. Plus don't bring a Discover Card, as they only accept Visa and Mastercard, which is a little ridiculous in this day in age.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Over priced and overrated"


bwood2060's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Slow greens. burn out rough. BUNKERS WERE NOT RAKED


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2018

You should go back and play this course. They’ve made some great improvements!


"Fun layout. Tough front, easier back nine."


Ryan9998798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hilly, fun layout with moderate difficulty unless your not hitting it straight that day then your in for a very tough day. The greens were the fastest I have played this year, which was suprising for late September. Overall, just a beautiful, fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Close to Twin Cities & Good Course Layout"


TJ6010272's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played this course before last week, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the course layout, and variations between holes. I would note that their fairways were a little longer than I prefer, but the greens rolled true and would suggest anyone get out here at least once, as its for sure worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


postyoats's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here years ago, and finally came back. course was in great shape. Got a really good rate, and it was worth it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love some of the views."


pbaune's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good late summer shape. All the greens rolled true with exception of #2. It was a little bumpy. I love the view to the west when on #12 (I think it''s 12). It over looks the entire golf course. The only thing I don't like about this course is that it's a Joel Goldstrand design. He loves the blind shot. All blind shots do is slow down play and create dangerous shots into the group in front of you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun hole layouts"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/5/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course structure makes playing the fairway easy and fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very nice"


u000007606232's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about my experience here was great except for the grounds maintenance vehicles. I'm not sure if it was time of day/year or what, but it felt like the mower and and groomer were following me through the whole course. The operaters themselves were courteous. So I guess it was just a little distracting. Overall good experience though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


guamguy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my best online buys. Very cordial staff and super greens. I'll be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"in good shape all in all greens need a little more work Pace of play not good they need a ranger on tne course"


easterlin63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play not good they need a ranger on tne course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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