Hiawatha Golf Course
|Blue M: 71.7/130||473||518||129||317||416||368||540||200||418||3379||501||388||168||485||350||164||412||395||371||3234||6613|
|White M: 69.9/126 W: 75.6/134||447||509||121||287||402||338||526||190||372||3192||471||378||151||476||297||155||385||383||323||3019||6211|
|Gold M: 67.4/122 W: 72.7/127||423||420||112||273||379||320||507||164||362||2960||439||322||142||441||278||130||365||324||284||2725||5685|
|Red W: 69.6/121||381||410||92||242||316||254||456||130||339||2620||390||316||136||403||247||120||333||292||265||2502||5122|
Muni Has Seen Better Days
Hiawatha Golf Course is an old parkland-style muni that has seen better days. Established in the 1930’s, the course was partially flooded in 2014 and its future is currently being debated by the Minneapolis Parks Board. It is likely that the course will close or be reduced to a nine-hole track. With that background, I decided to play the course while I could. Unfortunately, my overall impression was not very positive. The fairways are sketchy at best, with many bare spots. The greens are in fairly good condition, but relatively slow on the day I played. My playing partner, a regular at the course, said that they are usually slow. Tree coverage is moderately light, and it looks as though a lot of trees have been removed over the years. Water is prominent, with large and small ponds and a creek that meanders through the course coming into play on many holes. The course is mostly flat, with minimal elevation changes. There weren’t any truly memorable holes, although several were fairly challenging, requiring a tee shot to avoid ponds both right and left of the fairway. Once that was done, however, the rest was fairly straightforward. Greenside bunkers were not too deep and not hard to escape, but many had weeds growing in them. I was disappointed with my experience, because I really wanted to like the course. But when there are other Minneapolis munis in much better condition, playing the course again is not very likely.
Enjoyed playing here but was busier than expected on a Friday afternoon around 1pm. The course seemed to be in pretty good shape overall with nice views along the lake.
Will be playing this course again this season.
Time to close down the dying dinosaur
This course was once a nice place to come play a muni round after work in Minneapolis. It flooded and the fairways and rough and even teeboxes have never recovered.
It's kinda sad. the staff is really nice, the clubhouse is fine, the carts seemed to run... practice area is good.
just a waste of money and resources when there are other (better) mpls munis out there.