Columbia Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6371
Slope 122
Rating 70.0
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6371 yards 70.0 122
Blue (W) 71 6371 yards 75.8 131
White 71 6121 yards 68.8 119
White (W) 71 6121 yards 74.5 128
Red 71 5152 yards 64.6 111
Red (W) 71 5152 yards 69.3 117
Scorecard for Columbia 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: 70.4/123 379 390 148 513 202 518 450 120 396 3116 340 547 187 410 334 422 504 165 346 3255 6371
White M: 69.1/122 W: 72.3/123 365 380 129 500 191 508 436 102 380 2991 330 532 170 400 321 407 480 154 336 3130 6121
Gold M: 64.4/112 W: 69.1/118 355 370 105 487 156 467 383 102 315 2740 323 518 140 358 318 377 455 132 324 2945 5685
Red M: 62.3/107 W: 68.8/116 285 248 100 442 154 463 375 100 311 2478 249 476 135 355 305 375 370 137 272 2674 5152
Handicap 9 3 15 11 13 5 1 17 7 10 4 16 6 14 2 8 18 12
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 4 35 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 11 9 17 5 13 3 1 15 7 8 6 16 4 14 2 10 18 12

Course Details

Year Built 1919
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
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Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My "After work" track

Columbia is a nice golf course. It is a Minneapolis Parks course, so you know it is maintained pretty well. Heavy divots in some of the greens but that is not really the courses fault. Pace of play can vary, i have played here 9 times this season ranging from prime-time weekend slots to 6pm twilights. Just like other Minneapolis courses, it can get a little crowded. A little patience is needed at this course now and then but I can deal with that. Brand new Yamaha carts this year, very nice addition to Columbia. The staff is nice, I enjoy interacting with them and they help boost my opinion of the course. Frequent weddings about 25 yards off the right-side of the #18 green can turn your final approach shot turn into a mental game. Just have to trust your swing and let it fly. Valid concern about putting one in the crowd though. Course is a little loud for my liking. It is in a busy part of Minneapolis so you get heavy traffic noise and a train basically cuts the course in half.Clubhouse was nice but the training facility is by far their best amenity. Give it a try, I enjoy it even though its not overly tough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Traditional American Course

Columbia Golf Course is almost one hundred years old, and is a fine example of the traditional American golf course, featuring rolling fairways lined with mature trees. The course is in the middle of an urban area, but with all the trees and hills you don't notice much traffic or industrial noise. The course is relatively short and has four sets of tees ranging from 6,371 yards to 5,152 yards. However, there are three holes of 400 or more yards from the middle tees, so short hitters may have to rely on their short game to score well. Although there were quite a few walkers on the course, riding may be a better option for many golfers. The elevation changes and long distances between a few greens and tees may be a challenge for walkers. I played the course the first week of May, and was glad to see that the fairways were in very good condition. Unfortunately, the greens were very slow. Everyone in my foursome, having played other courses this spring with faster greens, had difficulty getting the ball to the hole. This may be due to the early season, and hopefully the greens will be faster in the summer. This would make Columbia a much more enjoyable experience.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Columbia review

When I played the greens were nice, some of the fairways were nice and others were pretty bad. The course was fairly easy and i had my current best score of the year on it so that was nice. I was stuck behind a 5 some of amateurs and that held us up for the entire front nine. Overall the course wasn't in the best shape that i've seen it in.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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