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Island View Golf Club

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3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
2.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
5.0
Amenities
2.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6578 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6578 yards 71.4 133
White (W) 72 6252 yards 75.9 135
White 72 6252 yards 70.0 130
Gold 72 5691 yards 67.6 125
Gold (W) 72 5691 yards 72.9 129
Red (W) 72 5335 yards 71.2 125
Scorecard for Island View 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
Black M: 71.8/138 480 391 519 158 385 191 390 374 398 3286 402 208 317 351 567 337 148 543 411 3284 6570
Green M: 70.3/135 W: 76.3/137 467 365 506 147 375 184 370 357 384 3155 363 179 303 335 547 327 130 533 370 3087 6242
Green/Gray M: 69.2/132 467 335 487 147 375 184 345 357 310 3007 343 179 303 335 497 327 130 514 330 2958 5965
Gray M: 68.5/130 W: 74.1/131 457 335 487 147 358 168 345 319 310 2926 343 160 303 310 497 313 130 514 330 2900 5826
Gray/Purple W: 74.0/126 457 335 427 147 358 138 290 297 310 2759 343 160 287 268 497 313 130 335 280 2613 5372
Purple W: 69.5/123 410 306 427 123 291 138 290 297 310 2592 286 127 287 268 416 298 130 335 280 2427 5019
Handicap 15 7 1 17 11 9 3 13 5 6 16 14 10 2 12 18 4 8
Par 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 7 1 17 15 13 9 11 5 12 18 10 4 2 6 16 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1962
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

4.0
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little sketchy around the edges

This course is basically a wooded farm course on rolling hills with push-up greens. Right now the course is not in as good of shape as I have seen it in the past. It has bluegrass fairways and the greens are all quite speedy but there is evidence of stress on many of the greens and the fringes. You have to allow for the bounce when hitting approach shots, as the greens are mostly all firm. The surfaces are all quite consistent and pretty speedy. There has been an attempt to lengthen the course by building some new tee boxes. Not a fan of either the new 10th box, as you are hitting your approach to one of the firmest greens with a long club, or the 18 box. When they redid pieces of this place they should have thought about the 15th hole, which is the cheesiest hole on the course. Additionally, tree trimming and or removal should be a priority here. The people here all are quite friendly and inviting, but if I was spending my dollars, I would spend a few more and head to Chaska Town course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast Greens, Challenging Course

Island View Golf Club is set on rolling terrain so there are moderate elevation changes, sloping fairways, and lots of uphill and downhill shots. With five sets of tees ranging from 6,570 yards to 5,019 yards, the course is playable for most skill levels. The fairways are lined with relatively short rough and moderate tree cover. You'll be able to find your ball but you'll probably have to punch back into the fairway. Water comes into play on about five holes and there are well-placed fairway bunkers on many of the longer holes. The greens provide a great deal of variety, some are slightly elevated with a false front and others allow run-up shots, some have berms or mounds as backstops to catch long approach shots, some are somewhat flat and others have significant slope. The one constant is that they are all FAST. Every member of our group agreed that these were the fastest greens they'd played this season. This sentiment was usually uttered when a putt went screaming past the hole after just being nudged downhill. One of the prettiest holes on the course is the par 5 third. From an elevated tee you have a view of water on the right that you'll have to avoid on your second and third shots. Trees framing the fairway will provide a spectacular view in the Fall. The 351 yard par 4 13th is an unusual hole because it requires two carries over the same body of water. Your tee shot will have to find the landing area between the pond on the right and fairway bunkers on the left. Except for an extreme left pin placement, you'll have to go over the water on your approach shot also. Take enough club, because a berm behind the green will stop any shots that go long. The 14th, a 567 yard par 5, has water on the right that may be distracting on the tee shot, but really shouldn't be in play. In front and left of the green is another pond that may be trouble if you don't keep your second shot toward the right side of the fairway. Only about a half hour from downtown Minneapolis, the views of the lake and the mature tree cover give the course a feeling of being quite a bit farther into the hinterlands. It's definitely worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Sneaky Good Track

Island View is a semi-private club in Waconia that offers a parkland experience with elevation changes and near-country club conditions. Original nine has a nice variety of holes; with the par 5 3rd and the downhill Par 4 5th as standouts. The back nine plays shorter and tighter with a strong finish with 17 and 18 playing back into the prevailing wind off Lake Waconia. Greens are either elevated or tilt from back to front, so staying below the hole is paramount.

Course renovations in recent years have resulted in bunker replacement, tree removal and updated routings of 13 and 15.

Island View represents a better golf course than Deer Run or Timber Creek in the west metro and would recommend to anyone looking for a good value and pace of play of at just about 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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