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3.7
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
61 out of 86 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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3.8
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6308 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.0
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Rum River Hills Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.7
86 Reviews (86)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

If price is your main concern, then this might be your place

I'll break this review down because it's not an all encompassing review for the rating.
Course: C- to D. If you don't hit it straight, or don't know where to hit it off the tee, you will struggle. You probably don't need a driver here either as even the Par 5's are short from the blue tees. Once you get to your ball, good luck having a good lie as the ground was firm for bouncing balls, but soft on approach shots. The greens are tough and not in good shape and the tees, especially on the Par 3's are in horrible shape. The landing areas were barren of grass and there were several holes where our group had to instill the "leaf rule" because the maintenance staff hadn't done any kind of leaf removal prior to the last week of warm weather here. For $40 (incl cart) this is a good deal if you don't care about the shape of the course.
Pro shop: F. This is still the original clubhouse/restaurant/pro shop its always been. You basically time warp to 1985 when you walk in. I was genuinely shocked to see a box of ProV1's for sale.
Pace of play was terrible and we were yelled at by 2 pro shop workers to get off the course after playing for 5 hrs (we had 1 hole left in a "last round of the year shotgun - not a scramble, just all players teeing off at the same time to make sure everyone finishes by dark").
The driving range was closed, so that wasn't great.
Their practice green is about 4 paces wide so you had 20+ groups of golfers all trying to practice putting and chipping on a sliver of a green. Not ideal
The only silver lining was the bev cart woman who had a great attitude and was really happy to see us every time she drove by, and she made sure we were staying hydrated as we saw her about 5-6x during our round.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Modestly Maintained But Playable

Tee boxes are in fair condition.
Fairway's are the condition of an average city course.
Green's are only fair.
Amenities need updating.
This course is worth about a $30-$35 green fee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first time playing for 10 years or more. course has matured and grown in well. enjoyed the round. played it in 3 1/4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

slow

Rum River is a great treat. However the pace of play is ridiculous. It is course that can easily be played in 4 hours or less. The pace can only be controlled by a ranger which most public courses in Minnesota lack. Lots of couples and newbies which can be painful to play behind. Covid has brought a lot of new golfers out which is great but be prepared for slow play. Course layout us very nice and getting a beverage while playing was easy as cart staff did a great job getting to all the players. In fairness to the course I Played on a Sunday which I try to avoid at all cost at most all Minnesota public courses. Other than pace of play course was fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid outting

It rained for a day and a half before my round. The rain let up 1 hour before my round and the course was still in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal, great day of golf

Great deal! $27 for 18 with cart. Course was in great shape. Cart service was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in beautiful shape.

Great course,2:55 pace of play for 18 holes, it was like the way golf was meant to be played!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Easy to get on

while most other courses are booked solid this course was easy to get on with short notice. no shortage of carts. pace of play was good. early season conditions were to be expected. and people were very friendly. always enjoy this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Double charged

I am currently trying ro obtain refund from the course or golf now as I was charged twice

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Pace of Play

They let two 5 somes out back to back; 10 guys in their 70’s. Well how do you think the pace of play was? Almost a 3 hour front 9. Then we skipped 2 holes just to get around them. From what I hear this is normal here; 5+ hour 18 holes

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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