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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7000 yards 74.6 133
Blue 72 6551 yards 72.6 129
Gold (W) 72 6191 yards 76.6 131
Gold 72 6191 yards 70.9 126
Maroon 72 5824 yards 69.3 123
Maroon (W) 72 5824 yards 74.9 131
Green 72 5301 yards 72.0 124
Scorecard for Wildflower
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: 74.6/131 348 523 422 423 473 428 172 535 192 3516 426 165 548 402 566 328 410 217 422 3484 7000
Blue M: 72.6/126 326 495 391 394 449 384 161 509 178 3287 406 154 524 359 540 302 386 201 402 3274 6561
Gold M: 70.9/125 W: 75.7/137 311 480 373 366 429 364 127 492 163 3105 386 138 502 344 520 281 376 184 375 3106 6211
White M: 69.3/123 W: 74.9/131 311 480 373 309 371 364 127 426 163 2924 331 138 431 344 460 261 356 174 375 2870 5794
Green W: 72.0/124 272 413 314 309 371 313 122 426 140 2680 331 100 431 296 460 223 293 163 324 2621 5301
Handicap 15 11 9 1 5 7 17 3 13 2 16 6 12 4 18 10 14 8
Par 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 36 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bluegrass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/15
Architect Joel Goldstrand

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.1
4 Reviews (4)
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Wildflower is absolutely worth the trip... truly.

Minnesota golfers will know the Joel Goldstrand name. For those of us in the desert SouthWest, think of a Gary Panks working in the Great Midwest, primarily the Land of 10,000 Lakes. North of the Twin Cities is The Links at Northfork, one of his better tracks and much further north in Nisswa is The Pines at Grandview Lodge, again a good example of Goldstrand's talents. But the best course that he designed , for my money, lies in between Detroit Lakes, MN and Fargo, ND, called Wildflower at Fair Hills. It would be consdiered the hallmark of an upper midwest take on "prairie links" design.

SIgnificant elevation changes, seemingly endless prairie grasses and sweeping vistas combine with solid bent grass green complexes and excellent turf conditions to provide a terrific test of golf. The routing even brings you some beautiful holes that have trees lining the fairways, tees or surrounding the greens. It's a great change of pace and makes the experience just that much more unique.

So, from Minneapolis to Detroit Lakes you are in for 3 hours-plus of driving. I am fully of the opinion that it should be done, but, then again, I have been known to drive 24 hours straight to play a round of golf ;) You will find also Detroit Country Club's Pine to Palm course a worthy track, as well, if you decide to spend a couple of days in the area. There's a whole lotta history in the Pine to Palm tournament, hosted by the course and played since 1931: Past champions have included John Harris and Bill Israelson, along with medalists like Terry Moores, Terry Loughlin and Tom Lehman. Go on, make the trip!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not sure it lives up to the greens fees

I was really excited going into this course but walked away feeling a little beat up and let down. The pro shop is very small and out dated. The staff was okay, insisting that I not tee off a minute before 6:29 am. Okay whatever, so I waited just to have to have the entire course to myself with no greens keepers in my way.
The course is really off the beaten path on County Hwy 20. As you turn into the course, directly across the street is the Fair Hills Resort and Ironman Golf Course. The signs around the course are really lacking considering all the elevation changes and dog legs out there. The front 9 is tight with many blind shots, the back 9 is more open and is a better track.
The difficulty here is the amount of blind shots w/out any GPS in the carts. The greens are very sloped too. I don't think there is one shot out there to an even surface. The course was shaggy in many places.
They need some water coolers and restrooms too. There was a 90 deg cart rule in effect which I couldn't understand. It didn't seem justified at the time, and for $65 I was going to drive on on every fairway as much as I wanted to.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/17/2016

Thank you, mtpingr, for your review. We are sorry your experience wasn't quite up to "par". You have made wonderful suggestions that our management team will take into consideration. Thanks for making the trip out to see us; we hope to see you again in 2016!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of my favourites in Minnesota!

Great course in Minnesota lake country. Every hole on the course is enjoyable. Some holes are for shot makers and others are for the long bombers. Greens are not huge but have some good undulations and are usually in great condition and quick. The course is wide open in most areas but there are a few stands of oak trees. The course has significant elevation changes and the layout is fantastic. I've been playing Wildflower for many years and it never disappoints. No flashy clubhouse here but the staff are friendly and the course is the reason to come here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/17/2016

SteinerLL, thank you for taking the time to write a review about Wildflower! We value your opinion and appreciate your recommendation to play Wildflower Golf Course. Hope to see you on the links in 2016!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course, challenging, great price

This is a great course, not for the faint of heart. It can be deceiving, and tricky especially when the wind is blowing.Cut out of the hillside of DL, there are plenty of ups and downs to contend with. Majority of the fairways are are fairly wide, with room to spray it alittle, but in saying that, being a links stlye course, you better have some extra balls somewhere. Greens are firm for the most part, but moderate to fast, in my opinion.
Now unlike the CC down the road, where the "Palm to Pine" is played, I think this course is well maintained, The CC is over rated, and they always allow 5sims to play.. just a side note.. wildflower.. great course, great price, and always a good time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/17/2016

Panaps, thank you for your kind review! We are honored to hear that Wildflower Golf Course is on the top of your list of courses in the Detroit Lakes area. Come visit us again, soon!

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