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3
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.7
Layout
0
33.3%
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1 out of 3 reviews
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4 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
50.0%
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2.3
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4 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
50.0%
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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 6613
Slope 126
Rating 71.2
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 6613 yards 71.2 126
White 73 6211 yards 69.4 122
Gold 73 5685 yards 67.0 117
Red 71 5122 yards 69.2 118
Scorecard for Hiawatha Golf Course
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: 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
Handicap 13 11 17 15 3 9 7 5 1 18 6 8 10 12 16 2 4 14
Par 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 37 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 73
Handicap (W) 3 5 17 13 9 11 1 15 7 2 8 16 4 14 18 6 10 12

Course Details

Year Built 1934
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

Policies

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

Reviews

2.3
3

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 1
Water Hazards 1
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 1
Beginners 1
Locals 1
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Poor

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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