Dakota Pines Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6740
Slope 135
Rating 73.3
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6740 yards 73.3 135
White 72 6382 yards 71.7 131
Red 72 5472 yards 72.5 132
Scorecard for Dakota Pines Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.4/133 415 325 525 425 415 190 480 440 160 3375 520 400 365 430 415 195 480 200 340 3345 6720
White M: 71.7/130 400 305 500 405 395 180 470 420 150 3225 510 380 330 410 385 180 460 185 320 3160 6385
Gold M: 69.6/126 366 290 490 375 390 160 455 345 140 3011 473 365 310 340 380 155 440 155 310 2928 5939
Red W: 72.6/130 382 280 450 340 350 150 405 345 140 2842 450 310 310 340 322 135 405 119 300 2691 5533
Handicap 5 17 9 7 3 11 13 1 15 10 6 16 2 4 12 8 14 18
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 17 9 7 5 11 13 1 15 8 16 14 2 4 12 6 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1947
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Former Private Course

Dakota Pines Golf Club has made the transition from being a private country club to its new identity as a somewhat upscale public course. The old clubhouse is still there, with its private club-style locker room and a really nice 19th hole with a patio overlooking the 9th hole so you can heckle your friends as they make the turn. The course itself is a traditional style layout, with moderately wide fairways lined with mature trees, well-bunkered greens, and a few ponds that for the most part don’t come into play. The course is set in an older housing development, but the houses that line the periphery of the course are mostly set back far enough that they aren’t a distraction. The course is moderately challenging, starting with the opening hole, a 400 yard (from the middle, white, tees) par 4. From the elevated tee you see a pond looming on the right, but it’s mostly a distraction that may lure you into aiming left and going into the fairway bunker on the left side of the fairway. If you find the rough, you’ll notice that it is at least 3 ½ inches tall, deep enough to swallow your ball and totally gnarly. Try to hit anything longer than a short iron and you may be hitting a second shot out of that rough. The greens on the course are quite firm, smooth, and moderately fast. Everyone in our group commented favorably on their condition. One of the most memorable holes on the course is the 380 yard (from the white tees) dogleg left par 4 14th. A large pond lies on the inside of the dogleg and the fairway narrows at that point. If you’ve placed your tee shot correctly, you can confidently go for the green. Otherwise you must take care to avoid the pond and the bunkers that protect the green both right and left. Par is a very good score on this hole. The downhill par 3 holes, numbers 6 and 15, are visually quite appealing. At 174 and 180 yards from the white tees they are also very challenging. Your tee shot on 15 must go through what looks like a chute of trees on both sides. The elevation change on these holes makes club selection critical. I enjoyed playing this course and hope that it will be successful under its new ownership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Walkable, straightforward, challenging but not impossible

Course name changed to Dakota Pines & is open to public play. If you like to walk & play golf, this course is excellent. Old style course - tree lined, smaller greens that roll fast. Everything is pretty much in front of you, except for a few sharp dogleg holes. You are likely chipping back to fairway if you miss it off T. Approach shots need to be accurate and greens 5, 8 & 14 have a lot of slope to them front to back. Greens are quick so be sure to hit some putts on practice green before round. I like this course a lot - challenging but fair. Pricing ($45 walking) is high relative to nearby course options. Overall course conditions are good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/04/2016

Played course again last weekend in July. Greens and some T boxes in poor shape. For what they charge, better value courses in the area.

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